Magazine Restriction Policy
Certain U.S. jurisdictions restrict the sale and transfer of firearm magazines and other firearm accessories. Military and law enforcement are typically exempt from these restrictions. Magpul Industries does not process sales or shipments prohibited by law. The party receiving these items must immediately return the items for a full refund if the intended sale or transfer is prohibited by law. Any intermediary party distributing or selling Magpul products to an end-user is exclusively responsible for verifying that the sale/transfer is not prohibited by law.
There are certain exemptions to each of these magazine capacity restrictions that allow active law enforcement, military personnel and other specifically authorized persons to purchase restricted magazines. Please contact Customer Support at 877-4MAGPUL if you are attempting to complete a purchase under a qualified exemption. No state has an allowance for warranty replacement of restricted magazines to be shipped to consumers.
States restricting magazine capacity include:
|California||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Colorado||Prohibits magazines over 15 rounds|
|Connecticut||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds and purchase of ANY capacity requires verification|
|Delaware||Prohibits magazines over 17 rounds|
|Hawaii||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Illinois||Prohibits long gun magazines over 10 rounds and handgun magazines over 15 rounds|
|Maryland||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Massachusetts||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|New Jersey||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|New York||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Oregon||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Rhode Island||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Vermont||Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds and handgun magazines over 15 rounds|
|Washington||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
Local governments restricting magazine capacity include:
|Washington, D.C.||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Aurora, IL||Prohibits magazines over 15 rounds|
|Cook County, IL||Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds|
|Deerfield, IL||Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds|
|Highland Park, IL||Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds|
|Highwood, IL||Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds|
|North Chicago, IL||Prohibits magazines over 16 rounds of center fire ammunition|
|University Park, IL||Prohibits rifle magazines over 10 rounds|
|Buffalo, NY||Prohibits rifle and shotgun magazines over 5 rounds|
|Rochester, NY||Prohibits rifle and shotgun magazines over 5 rounds|
- Local laws are not included in this list if the state law is more restrictive.
- Connecticut Residents: While all magazines over 10 rounds are restricted in Connecticut, 10-round magazine buyers must provide two forms of documentation to complete a sale: (1) proof of a government issued ID that includes a photo and date of birth that verifies the listed purchaser is 18 and older; AND (2) one of the following five valid permits/certificates issued by Connecticut: a) valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver; b) valid permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver; c) a valid eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver; d) a valid long gun eligibility certificate; OR a valid ammunition certificate. Please call our Customer Service Dept at 877-4MAGPUL to validate your documents and place an order. For more information about Connecticut’s state restrictions on ammunition magazines, the relevant legal provision can be reviewed here.
- California Residents: The case Duncan v. Becerra, (Case No.: 3-17-CV-1017-BEN-JLB) focuses on the constitutionality of CA’s magazine ban. On November 30, 2021, the full (en banc) 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling from the court that overturned CA’s magazine ban. Plaintiffs have made statements that the November 30th ruling will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Oregon Residents: Due to the ongoing legal filings and unknown outcomes, Oregon customers must be aware that even if they have placed an order, Magpul could possibly suspend or cancel the order if it has not been shipped, for compliance with Ballot Measure 114.
- Pittsburg Residents: On April 2, 2019, the city of Pittsburgh, PA passed a city ordinance banning the use of magazines in public spaces. The ordinance includes a prohibition on sales of magazines over 10 rounds but due to state preemption laws, this section will not go into effect until such a ban is made permissible by the State Supreme Court or General Assembly.
Important Export Restrictions
Commodities, products, technologies, and services listed herein are subject to one or more of the U.S. export control laws and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It is unlawful and strictly prohibited to engage in conduct requiring a license or other approval from the proper U.S. Department without such license or approval. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, the export, or attempt to export or otherwise transfer or sell any commodity, product or technical data, or furnishing any service to any foreign party, whether abroad or in the United States.
Furthermore, U.S. law prohibits the sale, transfer, or export of items to Embargoed Countries and entities on the Department of State’s List of Debarred Parties, the Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List, and the Department of the Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to be aware of the Lists of Embargoed Countries, Debarred Parties, Denied Persons, and Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. These Lists can be found at the applicable U.S. Government agency website.
Having lawfully received your web purchase, the Buyer and Entity and/or Person(s) listed in “Ship to” (1) assumes all responsibility to further comply with the requirements imposed by all applicable laws, regulations and administrative policies and (2) certifies that it will so comply. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. The export control laws and regulations are complex; therefore, any summary of such laws and regulations provided herein is not comprehensive and is not to be taken as legal advice or counseling.
Some items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the ultimate consignee or end-user(s) herein identified. They may not be resold, transferred, or otherwise disposed of, to any other country or to any person other than the authorized ultimate consignee or end-user(s), either in their original form or after being incorporated into other items, without first obtaining approval from the U.S. government or as otherwise authorized by U.S. law and regulations.
Export Administration Regulations Controlled Product (EAR)
Some items are controlled for export by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) under the Commerce Control List (CCL). These controls take the form of export regulations and license requirements. As part of the express consideration provided for receipt of Magpul’s goods, technical data and/or services, you, our customer, acknowledge that the export, re-export or other transfer, directly or indirectly, of the goods, technical data and/or services provided by Magpul in violation of U.S. law is prohibited. Customers acquiring controlled goods, technical data and/or services from Magpul shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary U.S. or other government authorization required to ensure compliance with applicable export laws.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations Controlled Product (ITAR)
Some items are controlled for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These controls take the form of export regulations and license requirements. As part of the express consideration provided for receipt of Magpul’s goods, technical data and/or services, you, our customer, acknowledge that the export, re-export or other transfer, directly or indirectly, of the goods, technical data and/or services provided by Magpul in violation of U.S. law is prohibited. Customers acquiring ITAR goods, technical data and/or services from Magpul shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary U.S. or other government authorization required to ensure compliance with applicable export laws.
For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies please consult with your export control administrator or contact: