California: Where to Buy Regular/Full Capacity Magazines

**Update** 8/17/2020

Several legal authorities have weighed in now and it seems that Freedom hasn’t come to California, yet. According to CRPA, the group that brought this lawsuit against the state of California:

“Today’s opinion, however, should not be read as immediately ending the ban on acquiring magazines over 10 rounds. While possession of these magazines remains legal under the injunction issued by the district court in 2017, it is unclear whether today’s decision lifts the district court’s 2019 order staying the injunction that would have halted the enforcement of the manufacture and acquisition ban. According to the terms of that order, it remains in effect “pending final resolution” of the Duncan appeal.”

bad news in a good way

Bottom line, since the state of California, can still appeal the decision — “final resolution” has not been met. Thus, the stay remains in place until either Judge Benitez lifts it himself or California accepts the defeat.

Many companies are still taking orders for California residents looking to buy magazines, but most of them are putting these orders on hold until the legal battle is finished.

If you’re looking to get magazines when/if the ban is lifted, you might want to place those orders now if you can.

Locking in your place in line could be the differences between getting mags or having to wait months longer for a restock!

**UPDATE** 8/14/2020

A NEW RULING HAS BEEN ISSUED!!

The 9th Court of Appeals has AFFIRMED the lower court’s ruling. This should mean that magazines of ALL sizes will be once again legal in the State of California to buy, sell, trade, manufacture, and more!

BUT — we’re waiting on that to be confirmed. The lower court’s stay is still in effect and so might be blocking this from happening for now.

There are retailers that are taking orders RIGHT NOW:

We will be updating this as we know more!!

Now retailers are double-checking with their lawyers and some have begun selling/shipping to California residents.

This is our running list!

Palmetto State Armory

One of the first to come out and stand with California is Palmetto State Armory.

psa ussr

They’ve been pretty on top of shipping this craze from what we’ve heard. Although a lot of the good stuff is getting snatched (like the D-60) as soon as they are stocked.

PMAG stocks look good though.

Here’s some of our favorites:

Check out their full magazine selection HERE.

Rainier Arms

Rainier Arms

Woo! Another major retailer joins in with Rainier Arms announcing that they will also be shipping to CA!

Here is all of their magazines and in case you’re wondering.

Brownells

Brownells Logo

As of early Monday morning Brownells started taking phone orders for California, but now their website is updated also so you can place an order like normal!

Current Coupons:

  • VTG for $25 off $250
  • VTH for $50 off $500

PMAGs for Glock and AR-15s are IN STOCK.

See the rest of their magazines here.

Primary Arms

Check out all their magazines here.

However, it looks like the most popular 5.56 options are OOS. Plenty of handgun and 7.62 mags though.

Tactical Shit

LOADS of magazine in stock, go go go!

Other Stuff to Know

Not legal advice…do your own research…

You probably won’t be able to stick those 30-rounders into a magazine-locked rifle.

It will have to be featureless.

Featureless AR-15
Featureless AR-15

Why?

A fixed magazine rifle that accepts more than 10 rounds is part of the AWB, CA Penal Code 30515. This was not touched in Friday’s ruling so it is still in effect.

Strike Industries Megafin Featureless Grip
Strike Industries Megafin Featureless Grip

We go over how to make your AR-15 featureless in our Complete Guide.

If you have a registered assault weapon…you should be in the clear for regular capacity magazines. Because it can’t become assault-ier.

Conclusion

It’s only begun…and we’ll keep updating/validating. If there’s any we missed please let us know in the comments below.

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52 Leave a Reply

  • Dan MacPherson

    California has no intention of complying with this ruling. They will stymie it in court and wait for Biden to be elected then we will be right back at square one. They could care less what the ruling said. Vote people!!!

    1 second ago
  • Keith P.

    keepshooting.com is shipping so-called high capacity mags to California. I have been ordering products from them for years, and always been satisfied with their products and service. They're sold out of some popular items, naturally, but do they have some mags in stock for Berettas, Glocks, 10/22s, AKs, and ARs. Get 'em while you can.

    1 month ago
    • Keith P.

      Update: They have restocked on many items, and continue to ship to CA.

      2 weeks ago
  • Pat Selmser

    I just recieved an order from Brownell less than 2 weeks ago. Ordered 40 stripper clips,,, its probably just just the full capacity mags they won't ship. They are takin orders for them though and will ship if and when the ban is legally lifted

    1 month ago
  • Blake Ussery

    Brownells will NOT ship to CA

    1 month ago
  • Lisa

    If they appeal it goes to the Supreme Court where it will be judged also as unconstitutional and it will become a federal judgement impacting the whole nation. So let them bring to the Supreme Court and let The nation be free and freer and freer from all these violations of the 2cd amendment and let’s get America unwrapped from bad anti gun anti police players.

    2 months ago
    • 4Assed

      You realize that its your beloved police who will be enforcing that anti gun legislation we're trying to avoid here, right?

      2 months ago
  • KSchwartz

    Looks like none of the vendors are shipping high capacity magazines to California, indicating "the legal transfer/possession of standard capacity magazines in California cannot happen until the case’s mandate has been issued, which has not happened yet"

    2 months ago
    • BB

      You can have them in your possession

      2 months ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      Ya :( that seems to be the case for now.

      2 months ago
      • KSchwartz

        I do have one order showing shipped, although I am pretty sure that status is an anomaly. We'll see - fingers (and toes) crossed!

        2 months ago
        • That one

          What will it mean for those folks like you who failed to cancel in time and recieve the shipment ? Will you be prosecuted and warrants issued via subpoena of online records ?

          2 months ago
          • Johnny

            Screw em!

            2 months ago
  • B-Robb94

    I can't find decent priced M1A mags anywhere that is taking orders atm:/

    2 months ago
  • Urban no one

    Thank you Pew Pew for using the correct terminology! So many articles even in conservative magazines are using the left's lingo, (extended, high capacity, increased capacity). We can allow ourselves to use their fanciful terms!

    2 months ago
  • nah-im-good

    Just ordered $1000 worth of mags I otherwise wouldn't of bought.

    2 months ago
  • Art

    1) The ruling was by a 3 judge panel from the 10 judge court. It will almost certainly be appealed and heard by the full court. 2) The panel was careful to state that their ruling does not impact other jurisdictions outside the 9th Circuit.' 3) Given the likelihood of appeal to the full court, the panel has not reversed Judge Benitez's stay on his own ruling. Meaning that functionally nothing has changed, but there is real hope.

    2 months ago
  • Mike Ryan

    How do you think this will affect Massachusetts magazine bans?

    2 months ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      For now, it should not impact Massachusetts at all. This was a 9th ruling affirming a California federal court's ruling -- to my understanding, that means the impact is limited to CA only.

      2 months ago
      • Daniel Sutherland

        The only way I could see this affecting Massachusetts is if the California government tries to take it higher and it goes to the Supreme Court where (hopefully) it gets reaffirmed as unconstitutional and then made the law of the land. Otherwise I can't see how.

        2 months ago
        • David

          If it goes the way so many of us hope, then it can be used as "precedence" for litigation in other states. If not, then it is moot until SCOTUS can be enjoined to take up a case and once and for all uphold the Constitution as intended, written, and historically recognized.

          2 months ago
  • steve

    I'd like a list of companies that will still ship high capacity mags to my socialist state of NJ. Gun Clip Depot stopped.

    3 months ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      Sorry, we don't have that info :(

      3 months ago
  • Al Ca Law Abiding Citizen

    Now that Cali banned sales again yesterday at 5pm.Can we use our HCMS at a public gun range?

    1 year ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      Yes, they are grandfathered in now.

      1 year ago
  • EveryGunPart.Com

    EveryGunPart.Com has Glock 9mm KCI mags in stock still!

    1 year ago
  • California gun owner

    I received my 50rd and 100rd drums today and all my other standard plus larger capacity mags are already shipping. I’m good to go. Glad I ordered immediately.

    1 year ago
  • Mike

    Hell, I thought this was an April Fool's prank when I first saw this. Come on NYS!

    1 year ago
    • Andrew Tai

      It was March 29th when I ordered but I thought someone started a prank early...

      1 year ago
  • Sam

    ETS is

    1 year ago
  • Rob

    Brownells is now shipping standard capacity magazines to California.

    1 year ago
  • Jonathon

    Hello everyone my name is Jonathan and I just wanted to join in on this conversation just to get some updates. I work at a gun store in California. I just wanted to add to this conversation and let everyone know be very cautious about this because us being a firearm vendor we usually get updates on any changes on firearms laws when we usually get them right away. but the thing is we haven't gotten any updates on letting us know if there's been any changes from what info we have accumulated it's legal to buy extended round magazines but there has not been any confirmation on if you're able to use them or not. so I just want to let my fellow gun owners know be cautious around the subject at the moment it's a little early to tell what the actual truth is. yes I do understand that a lot of the news outlets are saying their legal again but that does not mean they're legal to use it might mean they're only legal to buy and that is something that California has done in the past. So my recommendations just be cautious do your research and have fun!

    1 year ago
    • Eric Hung

      Good points, Jonathon!

      1 year ago
  • Thrax

    How about other 10-round-mag states like NJ? I do not think this affect other states at all does it?

    1 year ago
    • Lolly

      Well NJ had to essentially the same case put in front of the third circuit recently and it was upheld. There are a score of similar cases headed to the SCOTUS and if that fails, Trenton is on the hit list.

      1 year ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      This has no impact outside of CA.

      1 year ago
      • Shepherd of Fire

        Sometimes, Constitutional Federal Court decisions have an effect on The Law Of The Land..... sometimes.

        1 year ago
        • David, PPT Editor

          Not this time :(

          1 year ago
  • EveryGunPart.Com

    EveryGunPart is accepting orders, we announced it yesterday on Instagram. We will be adding more inventory as soon as we can, keep checking the site.

    1 year ago
  • Jim Hovater

    I've had good luck with Thermold mags for the Mini i-14. Sportsman's Guide has them 3/$23.

    1 year ago
  • Hammer

    States cannot violate the Constitution, period. Doesn't matter which Article or Amendment we are talking about. "The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed."

    1 year ago
    • Shepherd of Fire

      I concur!

      1 year ago
  • Albert

    CONGRATULATIONS California; NOW, quit voting DEMOCRAT; you get 'free sheet' and you give up FREEDOM in exchange; NOT a good deal.

    1 year ago
  • Christopher

    Would someone mind explaining why we can't stick the 30rd mags in a mag-locked rifle and why it has to be featureless?

    1 year ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      A fixed magazine that accepts more than 10 rounds is part of the AWB, CA Penal Code 30515. This was not touched in Friday's ruling so it is still in effect. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=30515.&lawCode=PEN

      1 year ago
  • Tommy

    Actually Palmetto and Rainier were some of the last to declare today. The first were armsunlimited, jesticearms, and rtgparts. Prepper gun supply was selling then canceled everyones order.

    1 year ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      Prepper has not canceled orders, they sent an email letting people know that they will be shipping the orders but aren't taking new CA orders until those are fulfilled.

      1 year ago
  • Ronny

    We at ArmsUnlimited.com were the first to announce we'd be selling magazine to California on Friday immediately after the court order was announced...

    1 year ago
  • Harold Callahan

    Congratulations Californians. I can't wait to see where this goes. Whether the decisions stands, and becomes the defacto law of the land, or ends up at SCOTUS, and then really becomes the law of the land (fingers crossed), this is a great step in the right direction. And my understanding is that the Judge's written decision was very thorough and scholarly, removing a lot of room for future debate on the matter. I have always kept 2 10rd mags for the occasions that I visit CA, so at least I could have something. If all goes well, I look forward to framing them, and hanging them on the wall, to serve as a reminder to my kids and grandkids to never let this happen again.

    1 year ago
    • C ruiz

      Note...voting really does matter.... 10 years ago the ninth circuit would never have done something like this .....but Judge Lee was a Trump appointee and judge Callahan was a Bush appointee. Trump is smart as a whip. He is appointing young conservs to the bench. Both California senators opposed Judge Lee which in the past apparently he would not have been appointed but you got a love Trump he just doesn't care about protocol or past procedure

      1 month ago
  • maurice

    I ordered some Big Sticks from Palmetto and standard capacity g19 mags as well. It is a freaking beautiful day to be a Californian! Also got a 50rd Drum for 9mm and 12rd g26 mags as well. drum magazines.com has the drums and also robertrtg.com has mags too.

    1 year ago
  • 8mmMauser

    Omg... its like Christmas and my birthday rolled into one.

    1 year ago
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