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Magazine ban effects on competitions

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by chowser2, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    Has anyone considered the effects of these awb or magazine bans and how they are going to change competition shootings in the future. They are going to have to start reducing allowed rounds when not all competitors can get to the same capacity or limit which guns are allowed if certain guns are no longer available

    Just pondering
  2. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    Guess I'll have to take up Cowboy Action Shooting........
    scarnose and (deleted member) like this.
  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Really no way to know until someone actually presents a bill for consideration.
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    In most of the competitions there are not the same number of rounds in the mag right now................
  5. Outrider

    Outrider Oregon Active Member

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    During the Clinton AWB, some competitive shooting was more of a gear game than a competition to determine the best shooters. Individuals who could afford mags that held over 10 rounds used them in competition and people who couldn't afford or find mags that held over 10 rounds were stuck with 10 rounders.

    Some of the competitions I went to back then had rules limiting how many rounds could be loaded into a mag to 10 in order for the competition to be neutral. At those, if you loaded more than 10 and were caught you were disqualified. That said, there were plenty of competitions where no effort was made to ensure that everyone started with the same number of rounds in their mags. For those, the prevailing opinion was you should get the right gear or buy the mags that hold more than 10 rounds.

    This time out, with Feinstein's proposed ban on transfer of grandfathered mags, who knows...
  6. nwsam

    nwsam Idaho Falls, ID Member

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    Wouldn't affect the IDPA matches I shoot, because to make it a level playing field across the country standard service pistol and enhanced service pistol are limited to 10+1. Not that I'm in any way shape of form in support of a ban! Just 'cause I shoot competitions with 10+1 doesn't mean I actually want to carry that few.
  7. no excuses

    no excuses Rainier OR Member

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    or people who cannot get the larger cap mags they can compete in limited 10 in USPSA
  8. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    Production class also is limited to 10 rounds.
  9. Michael

    Michael Oregon Member

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    I had wondered if they kept those 10 round rules in place after the ban sunset! I usually carried a "real capacity" mag for my 1st mag (loaded to 11), then used 10-rounders for my reloads so I was sure I didn't cheat by mistake!
  10. lonegunman

    lonegunman Eastern Washington Active Member

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    There are plenty of rules to work around mag bans and capacity limits. The lead bans and attacks on the sale and possession of ammunition is another danger. With a .05 cents per round tax or another fee to fund gangbanger medical the price of a 270 shot match could double or triple.

    There is nothing as dangerous as a socialist trying to help, beware.