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Old January 5, 2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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Just moved out of California. New magazines?

I recently purchased my first handgun when living in California, a M&P 9 that only came with two ten round magazines. Now that I live in Arizona, will I be able to use standard capacity magazines with the gun (17 rounds)? It will probably stick out a little, but I'm okay with that as long as it works.
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Old January 5, 2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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Why would a standard capacity round stick out? That's what the gun was designed for. Your ten rounders are just neutered.
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Old January 5, 2013, 07:18 AM   #3
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Hate to say it but good luck trying to find magazines.
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Old January 5, 2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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Hhmmm....Yes, what he said. CA & other states' limited-capacity magazines have the same external specifications as the standard-capacity magazines; the limited magazines are fixed so they can't accept a full complement of cartridges.

I'm afraid that you may have made your escape from CA a little late in terms of re-supplying with magazines. Everyone's forting-up (i.e., siege mentality). If you're lucky, you may be able to find ammunition for what you have.

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Old January 5, 2013, 10:05 AM   #5
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What they said ^. Congratulations. I'm still here and it still blows.
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Old January 5, 2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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Feels good moving out of CA doesn't it , The last time I crossed the border was a great day
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Old January 5, 2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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Old January 6, 2013, 04:46 AM   #9
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Welcom back to America, from occupied, Communist territory. You may have to spend a few extra bucks, to get the standard cap mags, but they will fit flush just fine. I know, it will take some re-education, but you'll get there.
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Old January 6, 2013, 10:52 AM   #10
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Old January 6, 2013, 06:31 PM   #11
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rambutan316, If you call Midway you can put M&P 9mm 17 round magazines on backorder. Won't get charged until it ships, but they are allowing them to go on backorder with the current buying frenzy.
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Old January 6, 2013, 06:46 PM   #12
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Phew, you just made it. Welcome to America, Ram. Your standard cap magazines will be on backorder but order from MidwayUSA, Brownell's or CheaperThanDirt and you'll get them in reasonable time.
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Old January 7, 2013, 09:15 PM   #13
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Couldn't he modify his CA compliant magazines to allow the extra rounds now that he is back on US soil?
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:08 AM   #14
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Can you get 40S&W mags for the same gun?
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:26 AM   #15
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Couldn't he modify his CA compliant magazines to allow the extra rounds now that he is back on US soil?
M&P restricted-capacity mags don't use crimped full-length steel bodies like some older 10rd mags. Instead, the actual magazine body is only long enough to accommodate 10 rounds, and the bottom 1/4-1/3 of the mag is solid molded plastic- essentially an extra-thick floor plate.

It would be easier to build new 17rd mags from scratch than to modify an M&P 10rd mag.
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Can you get 40S&W mags for the same gun?
Based on attending a big gun show this past weekend and perusing various online sources, it's hard to get ANY >10rd mag for ANY commonplace new-production pistol right now.
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Old January 8, 2013, 04:13 PM   #16
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Old January 9, 2013, 01:50 AM   #17
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Thanks for the tips, everyone! I plan on ordering some from Midway as soon as they become available. Plus, I'll still have my ten rounders for backup/spares
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Old January 9, 2013, 11:18 AM   #18
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S&W is sold out online. I placed an order in dec when they still were listed as in stock and have not received it. Their phone supports is , when going through the automated system and you inquire about a magazine you ordered they just simply say all magazines are sold out.
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