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Old February 14, 2019, 04:43 PM   #1
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Sig P365 Legal in Most States?

The P365 ships with 10 rd mags, yet a 12 rd is available. Is the 365 generally legal where handguns with mags greater than 10 rd capacity are banned? Iow, if you run the 365 with the 10 rd mag is it generally legal?
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Old February 14, 2019, 05:27 PM   #2
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Doesn't matter what is available, what matters is what it is sold with, in states that have those laws. If its sold with a state legal size magazine, the law is complied with. If you go somewhere and get a magazine that is not legal in your state, then you're breaking the law if you possess it in that state. In the gun, or not. Look how the law is written, it does matter.

Some places (like California) have other, additional requirements. The gun not only has to be magazine size compliant, but also has to be on their approved for sale list. If its not on that list (in places that have them) then even if it meets magazine capacity limits, its still not for sale in that state.
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Old February 15, 2019, 06:52 PM   #3
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..appreciate the input 44AMP. The reason I ask is that I heard our newly elected Democrat Illinois governor claim he & his band o' gun-grabbing goons will probably look @ banning high-capacity mags in 2019. I figure these folks figure anything over 10 rds is high-capacity. I'd love to pick up the 365. ..just not sure if it's likely to be on their Banned List.

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Old February 16, 2019, 06:21 AM   #4
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I think 44 AMP pretty well nailed it. From what I've seen about IL recently, I'd be very cautious about getting anything with >10 rounds right now. The governor & legislature look ready to ban anything with a trigger.
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Old February 16, 2019, 07:51 AM   #5
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Its not the gun they are banning, its the magazine.

In new york, at frist it was a max of 7. My son in law posted on social media. "we don't care about killing the first seven, its the last three we are trying to save".

It did get raised to 10 since most 22s and a lot of other guns have 10 round magazines. I can carry a Bertta 92 as long as its a 10 round magazine.

Yes even 10 + 1 is allowed.

This is all in NY state.

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Old February 16, 2019, 08:50 AM   #6
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I will say, as far as the 365 is concerned, the added length of the 12 round mag makes it fit my hand perfectly.
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