California Large Capacity Magazines
With limited exceptions, California law prohibits any person from manufacturing, importing into
the state, keeping for sale, offering or exposing for sale, giving, or lending any large capacity
magazine. Cal. Penal Code § 12020(a)(2), (b). A "large capacity magazine" is defined as any
ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds, but does not include
any .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device, any feeding device that has been permanent ly
altered so that it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds, or any tubular magazine that is
contained in a lever* action firearm. Section 12020(c)(25). California does not ban the possession of
large capacity magazines.
Upon a showing of good cause, the California Department of Justice may issue permits for the
possession, transportation, or sale of large capacity ammunition magazines between a licensed
California firearms dealer and an out* of* state customer. Section 12079(a). This requirement applies
for only the out* of* state importation and exportation of large capacity ammunition magazines,
including the transportation of such magazines as necessary to complete a transfer to or from an out
of state source. See Cal. Code Regs. tit. 11, § 978.40.
Large capacity magazines may be manufactured for any federal, state, or local government or law
enforcement agency, or for use by agency employees in the discharge of their official duties,
whether on or off duty. Section 12020(b)(30). Large capacity magazines may also be purchased or
loaned for the sole use as a motion picture, television or video prop. Section 12020(b)(31), (32)(A).
Such magazines may also be resold to law enforcement agencies, government agencies, or the
military, pursuant to applicable federal regulations. Section 12020(b)(32)(C).
For additional large capacity ammunition magazine regulations, see Cal. Code Regs. tit. 11, §§
Here is what most businesses state about shipping to California. Do what you want but, personally I wouldn't do it.
Shipping Restrictions by State
Below are the shipping restrictions that apply to magazines, firearms, dummy guns, and ammunition. If you have any questions beyond what is listed here such as specific restrictions for dummy guns and NFA items, please call 440.285.3481 and speak with our compliance department for further information.
--Cannot ship magazines over 10 rounds, unless you can supply these 3 documents:
-Copy of customer’s high cap mag permit
-Copy of FFL Dealer’s License For Shipment
-Copy of FFL Dealer’s California Central Registry Letter
--Cannot ship the following firearms:
Any other assault rifle*
--Cannot ship dummy guns (imitation firearms)
No handgun ammunition unless shipped to FFL holders
QKShooter, thanks for the info. I will not be shipping to CA.
Besides, ebay just canned my listing and sent an email about no mags over 10 rounds. So I guess I will see about Gunbroker.
Just did a search on EBay.....
ar15 magazine in Other | eBay
Looks like they are ALL NEWLY LISTED,probably won't last long
Originally Posted by Crowman
I just searched "Magpul"
There is a bunch ah stuff listed
I prefer Armslist. No need to try to bend/break rules on Ebay.