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Old May 16, 2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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How many bullets can I legally carry?

I was thinking about getting a CHL in Texas. I was looking at the handbook of laws on the DPS web site. I could not find anywhere in there how many bullets you can carrry in your gun. I was told that the limit is 10 per magazine. My question is does anyone who has a CHL in Texas know for sure what the rule is?
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Old May 16, 2009, 06:54 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with any state that has a limit on the amount of carried ammunition. I seriously doubt Texas has any regulation.
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Old May 16, 2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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Some states (New York, California, New Jersey, and Hawaii) have a restriction to 10 round magazines. Most other states you can carry as many as will fit in the magazine.

Double check with your state regulations to be sure.
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Old May 16, 2009, 07:33 PM   #4
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The correct answer is 'however many you can physically carry'.

But did you intend to ask about cartridges?
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Old May 16, 2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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here in Texas it's as many as you can possibly carry.
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Old May 16, 2009, 07:39 PM   #6
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This is why 9mm is soooo much better then .45acp- just think of the weight difference when carrying 300-500 rounds

I haven't heard any restriction in Kali, if you have preban mags, flaunt'em

I'd think that LEO would be very concerned if he found that you had 23 mags circling your waist though.
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Old May 16, 2009, 07:44 PM   #7
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How many bullets can I legally carry in my gun?

Thanks for the input. I am looking everywhere on the net and just can't find the answer. I guess I will ask a CHL instructor. I would like to carry my glock 23 with my hi cap mag of 13 rounds of gold dot ammo.
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Old May 16, 2009, 07:54 PM   #8
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As far as I know, only Virginia has regulations on how much ammo you can carry IN your firearm (20 rounds).

I can tell you 100% for sure, Texas has no limit.
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Old May 16, 2009, 08:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input. I am looking everywhere on the net and just can't find the answer. I guess I will ask a CHL instructor. I would like to carry my glock 23 with my hi cap mag of 13 rounds of gold dot ammo.
Maybe you literally need slapped in the face with the answer then.

the answer is that there's no limit in texas

maybe you dont speak english

in spanish:
no hay límite en Tejas

in french:
il n'y a aucune limite dans le Texas

in german:
es gibt keine Begrenzung in Texas

in japanese:
テキサスに限界がない

I've even taken the liberty of posting the answer in large underlined text and multiple languages for easier finding. If you are still having trouble, I suggest an eye doctor.
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Old May 16, 2009, 08:14 PM   #10
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Thanks for being a Jerk.

So.....I will just risk breaking the law because you say it is OK. I was just wanting someone to site a web page or statue not just "I THINK SO". Sorry judge I thought I could because some guy on a forum said so.
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Old May 16, 2009, 08:51 PM   #11
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This is why 9mm is soooo much better then .45acp- just think of the weight difference when carrying 300-500 rounds .
Thats all? Hell, I carry that much for my BUG that I carry in the house...you must live in a good area

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Old May 16, 2009, 08:51 PM   #12
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you're welcome

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Originally Posted by drpepper421000
My question is does anyone who has a CHL in Texas know for sure what the rule is?
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Originally Posted by farmerboy
here in Texas it's as many as you can possibly carry.
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Originally Posted by drpepper421000
So.....I will just risk breaking the law because you say it is OK

You are a victim of your own sloppiness and poor planning.

Since there is no magazine restrictions in texas, you are asking someone to post a link to a law that doesnt
exist. There is also no law that restricts things like finger grooves on your grip, but to ask someone to prove it would be a waste of time.

first step, think
second step, talk

you mixed up those steps somewhere.

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Old May 16, 2009, 09:04 PM   #13
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This is why 9mm is soooo much better then .45acp- just think of the weight difference when carrying 300-500 rounds
And contemplate the answer to the question, "which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead."
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:11 PM   #14
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lol, MrNiceGuy... you should consider a name change.
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:13 PM   #15
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:21 PM   #16
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chuck norris would be saddened by this topic.
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:31 PM   #17
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drpepper,

Here in Texas it's not how many rounds you can carry, nor how many guns you can carry. It's if you can conceal them. You must conceal them from the view of a 'normal person' (whatever that is) and if you are spotted and they call the cops, you can be charged with failing to conceal the gun.

Now there is also the thought that carrying a whole lot of ammunition will become heavy and thus a real drag after a while.

This is why people prefer ligher guns, and lighter ammo (you will find a 8 round .45 auto weighs much less when loaded with 185gr JHPs than when loaded with 230gr slugs.

Anyway, here in Texas carry what you fell like and after a while when the weight gets to be a drag, find what you can realistly carry and conceal.
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:31 PM   #18
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Thank you all.

I was trying to ask a simple question simply. I was told that I would be limited to 10 rounds in my weapon. I am not saying this person is right, that I can only carry 10. I thought that I would ask you fine folks. I was wanting someone from Texas who has been through the class for a CHL to give me a simple answer. Yes you can carry as many rounds you want in your weapon or No you may only carry this amount.

Thank you all.

and I also understand some may say if you need 100 rounds to hit something then you don't need to carry. I wan't to carry my glock 23 .40 with my 13 round mag or my glock 26 9mm with 10 rounds.

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Old May 16, 2009, 09:36 PM   #19
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I have my CHL in TX. You can legally carry as many guns and as much ammo as you want. AS LONG AS YOU CAN KEEP THEM CONCEALED.
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:41 PM   #20
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Thank you sir, my question is answerd

Thank you sir.
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Old May 16, 2009, 09:42 PM   #21
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When I first saw the post, the answer that immediately came to my mind was "as much as I could put in my pockets".

I'm not from Texas but I spent a summer in boot camp there!
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Old May 16, 2009, 10:29 PM   #22
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I've had a CHL in TX since they passed the law.

Assuming you have a CHL in TX.
  • There is no legal limit to the number of rounds you can carry on your person.
  • There is no legal limit to the number of rounds you can put in a magazine that you are carrying as a reload for your carry handgun.
  • There is no legal limit to the number of loaded magazines you can carry.
  • There is no legal limit to the number of rounds you can put in the magazine of a handgun you are carrying.
  • There is no legal limit to the number of handguns you can carry on your person.
There is no law that says any of those things, that is why you couldn't find a law limiting the number of rounds. What is not limited by law is legal. It is the absence of laws providing limits that is the proof that there are no limits.
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Old May 16, 2009, 11:36 PM   #23
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This is why (some) people prefer ligher(sic) guns, and lighter ammo (you will find a 8 round .45 auto weighs much (really???) less when loaded with 185gr JHPs than when loaded with 230gr slugs.
Yes, I have my TX CHL. I qualified with my G-23 in 2002 and have carried it with 13+1 rounds legally (there is no law in TX limiting the number of rounds in your concealed weapon). I no longer own a Glock--my choice, not the state's.

Many people in TX carry a K-T P-11 (I owned one for a while), various Para double stacks from 10-16 rounds (yes, I've owned and carried one or two of those too). I also owned (and carried) an HK P7M13 (13 rounds of 9mm).

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Old May 17, 2009, 12:53 AM   #24
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This is why 9mm is soooo much better then .45acp-
Implying because a 9mm holds MORE rounds; it's soooo much better.

I was in a public rest room one time with a few people doing their business. A gentleman with his young son (Probably around 8 years old) was waiting for his son to finish at the urinal. When the young boy finished, he started to walk out of the rest room. His father made eye contact with another man standing at one of the sinks, and became embarrassed. The father called over to his son; "Kevin, you forgot to wash your hands". Then still embarrassed, the father said to the other gentleman; "I try teaching my son to wash his hands after using the bathroom". (As if he was redeeming or rationalizing his position with his son). The other gentleman simply replied; "I teach my son NOT to pee on his hands".

The purpose of my story is; while SOME people may think that a 9mm is soooo much better than a 45acp because it holds more bullets; I simply say to you; "Learn how to shoot your weapon and hit your target; and you won't need more than the 7 rounds that an average 45acp carries". In other words; if you can't hit your target with 7 rounds, you have no business with a gun in your hands. And this is not "Die Hard", "Lethal Weapon", or some "John Wayne" Hollywood movie where it's you against a gang of bad guys where you're dropping clips, reloading, and diving across the hood of a car. If you want to dream those scenarios, it's definitely entertaining. But that isn't real life. I teach martial art classes. I consider myself quite accomplished. I had a student ask me; "What do you do if a bad guy pulls out a gun and demands your wallet." My answer was quite simple. "I GIVE HIM MY WALLET". Every scenario is different. There is a time to every purpose under heaven.

I'm not dogging the 9mm. No, it's not a preferred weapon of mine. But that's not the point. But saying that it's a "Better" caliber simply because you can carry MORE of them is lame. For that type of logic, you should get a ruger 22LR. You can get 30-50 round magazine for them. Just like you can get 10+ round magazines for 45acp. If someone wants to say that the 9mm is better than a 45acp because it's usually smaller, lighter, less recoil, etc... that's fine. Whether I agree or not doesn't matter. But to say it's better because it holds more rounds is futile. That simply means that the person handling the weapon doesn't know how to shoot; if they need more rounds.
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