California: Where to Buy Regular/Full Capacity Magazines

**UPDATE** California’s week of magazine freedom is over. Check out our CA Mag Ban Summary for the current status of mags and what it means for you.

Californians can rejoice…they got back a little bit of their gun rights back.

On March 29, federal courts ruled that CA’s ban on regular/full capacity magazines violated the 2nd Amendment.  See more info (NRA-ILA).

Regular Capacity Mags
Regular Capacity Mags

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.

Oh yesss….

Kid in a Candy Store
Kid in a Candy Store

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:

  • $20 off $200 and free shipping: M8Y
  • $15 off $150 and free shipping: NCS

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.

Gun Mag Warehouse (Cutoff)

A great place to find some more obscure pistol mags.

Edit: Has cut off CA as of midnight of April 5th. It’s been a good run!

Check out all their mags here.

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.

Even More Retailers

The floodgates are open and the folks at Calguns are busy validating new retailers and even physical location stores in CA.

Check out their list here.

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.

28 Leave a Reply

  • Al Ca Law Abiding Citizen

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

    6 months ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      Yes, they are grandfathered in now.

      6 months ago
  • EveryGunPart.Com

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

    6 months 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.

    6 months ago
  • Mike

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

    6 months ago
    • Andrew Tai

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

      6 months ago
  • Sam

    ETS is

    6 months ago
  • Rob

    Brownells is now shipping standard capacity magazines to California.

    6 months 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!

    6 months ago
    • Eric Hung

      Good points, Jonathon!

      6 months ago
  • Thrax

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

    6 months 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.

      6 months ago
    • David, PPT Editor

      This has no impact outside of CA.

      6 months ago
      • Shepherd of Fire

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

        6 months ago
        • David, PPT Editor

          Not this time :(

          6 months 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.

    6 months ago
  • Jim Hovater

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

    6 months 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."

    6 months ago
    • Shepherd of Fire

      I concur!

      6 months ago
  • Albert

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

    6 months 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?

    6 months 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

      6 months 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.

    6 months 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.

      6 months 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...

    6 months 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.

    6 months 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.

    6 months ago
  • 8mmMauser

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

    6 months ago
New to Guns ? Check out our beginners guns video course. Start Now