GUN Early stages of looking for a home defense handgun

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  1. P-chan

    P-chan New Member

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    I've read all the FAQ's but I have a more specific question about capacity. Is handgun magazine capacity regulated by the fed govt'? State? Most handguns I see have magazine capacity of 10 rounds. Obviously if I can't put an assailant down by the time I've emptied 10 rounds, I'm probably doing something wrong, but let's say it's a zombie attack and I want a gun with a 15+1 or greater capacity. Legal? Options?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    No federal regulations but some states and cities do have limits. www.packing.org will give you a good run down on state and some local laws.
     
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    Here's a short list I found, not sure if it's completely up to date or not though.
    • Hawaii: No magazine above 10 rounds.
    • Maryland: No magazine above 20 rounds.
    • Massachusetts: No magazine above 10 rounds.
    • New Jersey: No magazine above 15 rounds.
    • New York: No magazine above 10 rounds.
    • Washington DC: No magazine above 10 rounds.
    • Chicago, IL: No magazine above 12 rounds.
    • Aurora, IL: No magazine above 15 rounds.
    • South Bend, IN: No magazine above 15 rounds.
    • California: No magazine above 10 rounds.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    And some of them you can still get mag's over that if they were manafactuered before a certain date.
     
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    We need to know your state to provide accurate information.
     
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    Sorry! I live in Columbus, Ohio.
     
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    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    you need a 12ga not a handgun
     
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    2323.32 Unlawful possession of a large capacity magazine.
    (A) No person shall knowingly possess a large capacity magazine.
    (B) (1) This section does not apply to law enforcement officers of the United States, this state, or city, and members of the armed forces of the United States or this state, if such person is authorized to possess such large capacity magazine and is acting within the scope of his duties.
    (2) This section does not apply to a large capacity magazine which belongs to a firearm or which is possessed by the owner of a firearm which is registered with federal authorities under the National Firearms Act (26 U.S.C.A. Secs. 5801-5871), or if the large capacity magazine belongs to or is a part of an assault weapon that is lawfully possessed by the person under Section 2323.31(B) or has been rendered totally inoperable or inert and the firearm cannot be readily rendered operable or activated and which is kept as a trophy, souvenir, curio or museum piece.
    (C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of unlawful possession of a large capacity magazine, a misdemeanor of the first degree. (Ord. 2535-94; Ord. 1154-05 § 1 (part).)

    This (and packing.org) doesn't define a "large capacity magazine". Does "large capacity" refer to 30+ cap magazines, 20+, 10+, or what? :o
     
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    I agree, but I'm also going to have a handgun. Not only for home defense, but there is a good shooting range about 10 minutes from my house and I'd like to take some courses there with the GF.
     
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    large capacity is usually 10+ but you need to contact a local leo dept for confirmation
     
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    You should be good, I believe your state legislator passed a bill early this year or late last that would restrict communities from making any firearms laws stricter than those of the state or fed. I think it applied to both concealed carry and magazine bans. Certainly research more but I think you're good.
     
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    use a larger caliber if you are worried about fighting off king kong
     
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    serbu shorty
     
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    this is absolutely fucking worthless for ANYTHING more then 1 shot.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I wish people would stop saying shit like that
     
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    put a knoxx breacher pistol grip on it :o
     
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    I saw a clip (magazine?) add-on for the Remington 870's as well, which would hold 5-6 rounds and snap-in like most semi-auto rifles... can't find it now though... :wtc:
     
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    You should get a handgun you enjoy shooting, maybe some form of 9mm auto.

    Then go to the range and take some shooting lessons.

    You need to be proficient at handling firearms anyways, this is as important as the choice of pistol.

    After you log in some range time, and maybe take a defensive pistol shooting course, you'll be in a good position to determine for yourself which is the "best" home defense handgun, FOR YOU, which takes into account where you live, which gun(s) you shoot well, and which caliber(s) you shoot well.

    And lastly, you should buy a 12ga shotgun first, and have that around until such time as you do become proficient with your handgun.



    But if you just want my choice, P220 in 45.
     
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    Explain. Would it be better to just come in and ask " I need a handgun for home defense that will hold 15+ rounds, is this legal/which gun????"
     
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    That would be fine too. There is a common misconception that there is absolutely no reason to fire more than 10 rounds and that just isn't true. Handguns are weak weapons and its common to put multiple rounds into someone to stop them. Its hard to hit moving objects under stress, so much so that police hit rates are usually around 20%. Firing more than 10 rounds doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong at all.
     
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    I completely agree, I just didn't want to come in asking about hi cap mags and have gun crew jump in my shit with "If you can't hit a bad guy with 10 shots, /yourself...." :rofl:
     

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