Brownells Resumes Standard Capacity Magazine Sales To California


GRINNELL, Iowa (August 14, 2020) – In the wake of a ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Brownells has resumed selling its full lineup of rifle, pistol and shotgun magazines to California customers.

Known as Duncan vs Becerra, the case against California’s ban on standard-capacity magazines was brought by the California Rifle & Pistol Association.

The Ninth Circuit applied strict scrutiny in its decision and ruled firearm magazines, including those of 30-rounds capacity or more, are “protected arms under the Second Amendment.”

The entire ruling can be read at the United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit site.

Effective immediately, Brownells will once again ship magazines to California customers.

To see Brownells full lineup for popular magazines for AR-15 style, AK-47 style and other commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles and pistols, visit the magazine section of the Brownells website


  1. If you think the post office is backed up now, give it a few days.
    The last time it was legal to own standard capacity magazines in California it’s estimated that more than 1 Million were shipped into the State within a week.
    With the Floyd riots fresh in peoples minds I wouldn’t be surprised if Brownell’s sells out before noon today.

    • I did a little poking around on the usual sites and there’s not a high cap magazine to be had. Checked X-Products and their drums are 6 week lead time.

  2. I am sure the good folks @ Shawn’s favorite firearm dealer PSA will step up!

    Seriously,I hope they do as they are the largest purchaser from PMAG,this includes all other dealers combined.For a long time you could get PMAGS or aluminum if you wished from them 10 for 89 bucks delivered,in the good ole days!

    In all fairness the folks @Brownell would come in very close during sales price wise in the good ole days.


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