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I've been stocking up on pretty much everything I think I'll need due to the election etc. but one thing thats been a little hard to do is get 30 round mags.

I live in MD and as far as I know you can only get 20 round mags here but if I buy them out of state I think its ok (as long as they were made before the law took place, which I think was in the 90's)

I'd like to get some 30 rounders but not too sure how.

I can go out of state and get them, but I don't know any out of state stores that stock them (most of the ones I know are hunting stores and don't stock AR stuff).

Should I just stock up on 20 rounders or try and hunt down some 30's? I'd like to get some 30's but 20's would be much easier to obtain as I could order them from anywhere and get them shipped to me.

How would I legally go about getting some 30's (any gun shows in south central PA???).

Or should I just stick with stocking up on 20's?

I love this state :mad:
 

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I would say keep getting what you can get, if it's only 20's so be it! If the chance for 30's come up get them too!!! I wouldn't wait and then not be able to get anything but 10's or worse none at all.
 

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I would say keep getting what you can get, if it's only 20's so be it! If the chance for 30's come up get them too!!! I wouldn't wait and then not be able to get anything but 10's or worse none at all.
True. I was just hoping to get some 30's...
 

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High Capacity Magazines: Maryland passed its own 'ban' in 1996 and only magazines with capacities of 20 rounds or less are allowed to be sold or transferred. The good news is 20 round USGI/Colt magazines are the most reliable, and preferable for prone shooting. If you want 30 round magazines you are going to have to drive to PA, DE, WV, or VA to legally purchase them. There is no law prohibiting ownership, you just can't buy, sell, or take possesion of them within the state.


The Maryland AR15 Shooters Site
 

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Does anyone in your family live out side of the state? ;)
 

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Just have them buy them and you could pick them up from them or have them ship them to you. Personally, I don't know the laws in your state, maybe you don't either. :lol:
 

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Personally, I don't know the laws in your state, maybe you don't either. :lol:
High Capacity Magazines: Maryland passed its own 'ban' in 1996 and only magazines with capacities of 20 rounds or less are allowed to be sold or transferred. The good news is 20 round USGI/Colt magazines are the most reliable, and preferable for prone shooting. If you want 30 round magazines you are going to have to drive to PA, DE, WV, or VA to legally purchase them. There is no law prohibiting ownership, you just can't buy, sell, or take possesion of them within the state.


The Maryland AR15 Shooters Site

Here are the Maryland law on mags....in case you missed them a few posts above. ;) :lol:
 

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if you can get some 20 round magpul p-mags i will trade you some magpul 30 rounders or aluminum 30 rounders w/magpul anti-tilt followers
 

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if you can get some 20 round magpul p-mags i will trade you some magpul 30 rounders or aluminum 30 rounders w/magpul anti-tilt followers

Are you going to meet him outside of Maryland to do the trade ?

see my post on the Maryland laws on 30 round magazines.
 

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Mvician ... I see where you're going with this ... I'm with you. The less people buying those 30 rounders than more for you and me !! :lol:
 

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Nope, just trying to point out that the way for him to buy them is by going out of state to buy them. He said he works outside of MD, so he can buy them there, or have them sent to his work address if he can recieve mail at his work place. Then he can legally bring them back into MD. Any mag he buys in state has to be 20 rnds or less. He can not take possesion (trade), buy or sell 30 rnd mags within the state of MD.

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I live in the adjoining state of Virginia and can buy any AR-15 magazine I want (for now, at least). My Rock River Arms LAR-15 came with one NHMTG 30 rd mag which works very well. NHMTG supplies mags to Armalite, Colt, Rock River Arms, and Wilson Combat. I ordered extra 30 round and 20 round NHMTG mags and found out that I like the 20 round mags even better than the 30 round mags.

20 round mags are more compact, don't get bumped as easily, don't get in the way when shooting from a bench rest, and don't get in the way when shooting prone. For semi auto fire, they still have ample capacity. They are plenty big enough to grab when changing mags (5 or 10 shot mags are too small).

Patrick Sweeney says 20 round mags are better for the above reasons and also because he says they are "nearly indestructable, unbelievably reliable" and he recommends stocking up on them.

Let's say you are shooting your AR-15 at range in Maryland and an off duty cop sees you testing your stack of 30 round mags. He may feel that it his duty to find out how you got them. Why risk the hassle when 20 round mags are better?

Here is a good place to buy them.
44MAG.com-AR15 Magazine 20rd Straight Body NHMTG
 

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Let's say you are shooting your AR-15 at range in Maryland and an off duty cop sees you testing your stack of 30 round mags. He may feel that it his duty to find out how you got them. Why risk the hassle when 20 round mags are better?

It's none of his business. They are legal to own. Dealers won't ship to a MD address anyway. ;)
 

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Mvician ... I see where you're going with this ... I'm with you. The less people buying those 30 rounders than more for you and me !! :lol:
Nope, just trying to point out that the way for him to buy them is by going out of state to buy them. He said he works outside of MD, so he can buy them there, or have them sent to his work address if he can recieve mail at his work place. Then he can legally bring them back into MD. Any mag he buys in state has to be 20 rnds or less. He can not take possesion (trade), buy or sell 30 rnd mags within the state of MD.

:cool:

I think he was joking. ;)
 

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I'm going to Cleveland. I know of a house that has a box full of 30 rounders waiting for me to pick them up. :D
 

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I at least put an order through for a bunch of 20 rounders but like someone said above 20 rounds for a semi-only gun isn't too bad. Just doesn't have that mall ninja effect lol.

I'm going to try and look around on my way home from work this week for some 30's. Only problem is most of the gun shops I know of are more hunting/fishing type shops and most likely won't have anything for AR's, and if they did they're probably sold out. But, it won't hurt to check 'em out.


All you guys with your CCW and 20+ mag posts are killin' me... must be nice lol.
 

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And thanks mvician,
I know I couldn't obtain them in this state but wasn't sure what the rules were as far as bringing them in from other states. Its good to know now.
 
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