Many people who grew up during the Great Depression hoard food. Those who grew up during the 1994-2004 ban on modern firearm features hoard magazines. They also treat magazines as durable rather than disposable parts. With that in mind, Black Dog Machine is now making 26-round rimfire magazines with steel feed lips.
As you can see, the stainless steel feed lips are quite massive and won’t wear out from use. These magazines are also much easier to load than the older, all-plastic model. I didn’t need a mag loader to fill them to capacity.
For range use, when the ease of loading trumps resistance to dust, they are now also making Gen.3 magazines with open sides. These hold 32 rounds and can be loaded in moments.
And while we are on the topic of government restrictions, here’s a list from Black Dog Machine web site of which states and cities prohibit what kind of magazines:
Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds: California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York
Prohibits magazines over 12 rounds: Washington DC
Prohibits magazines over 15 rounds: New Jersey
Prohibits magazines over 20 rounds: Maryland
Prohibits magazines over 31 rounds: Ohio
Illinois does not have state laws on magazines but the following cities have restrictions:
Prohibits magazines over 15 rounds: Aurora
Prohibits magazines over 12 rounds: Chicago
Prohibits magazines over 16 rounds: Franklin Park
Prohibits magazines over 10 rounds: Oak Park
Prohibits magazines over 35 rounds: Riverdale
This is a terrific illustration of the arbitrary nature of gun control laws…made worse only by the viciousness with which they are enforced.