Video: Shooting a Glock 19 With a 31-Round Magazine

Quick quiz:

The perfect number of bullets in the magazine of a handgun is --

A) Zero. Bullets and handguns shouldn't be sold to anyone but cops.

B). Ten. That's the maximum in California, and was the maximum under the expired federal assault rifle ban.

C). 16. This is roughly a normal magazine load for many 9mm handguns. Any fewer would require a plastic plug in the magazine to take up the extra room. Besides, having the magazine stick out below the butt of the gun is excessive.

D). 31 or higher. Your fingers don't get as sore when loading them.

As you probably know, Jared Loughner used a 31-round magazine for his Glock when he shot Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other people on Saturday, leading to calls that maybe such an accessory should be banned (again).

Even gun enthusiasts may not be familiar with the large-capacity clip, so we found a video of someone using one at a range. This gives you an idea of how the shooting sounded:



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Ed Chiarini
Ed Chiarini

add up the reported shots (per wounds) and guess what?  You get 33.  One too many.  Wellaware1.com for the truth.

NO pima sheriff press release says 31 clip and one in the chamber.

Zehenderh
Zehenderh

31 rounds in a magazine should be against the law. There is no reason for this. I have a concealed weapons license and to me this is so stupid and should be banned

Phonse
Phonse

Correction: The magazine, itself, holds 30 rounds!

reality check
reality check

The government has the right to ban wepons. You can't have machine guns, rocket launchers, or tanks. If 32 round mags were not available the shooter might have only got 10 rounds out. I'm all for sportsmen having guns. I see no need for the general public to have assault riffles or hand guns that hold 32 rounds. Ammo should be sold by the goverment to sane people that have taken gun safety courses. right now it is given out like candy at Walmarts.

some of these gun nuts want to take us back to the bad old days where everyone wore a gune on their hip.

More people are killed by accidental shootings than saved protecting their homes from intruders.

Linuxlorax
Linuxlorax

What a stupid and asinine article. This author is a puppet who only wants to take rights way from those who have done nothing wrong. American's need to stand up to this sort of ignorance. They will never let off on their attacks on our personal liberty and freedoms. What a maroon.

2ndamendment
2ndamendment

You are a liberal a**hole who wants to punish those of us who enjoy shooting as a sport and hobby because of some left wing nut job who happend to use a particular weapon to kill people?!?! Why not ban high powered rifles like the kind that killed JFK or MLK? Oh thats right because its idiotic. You sir are a moron just like the rest of the left wing radicals.

Brian ONeil
Brian ONeil

Wow, you really don't know anything about the Second Amendment or guns.

The only surveys put out where a firearm is used less than 700,000 times a year in self-defense are those generated by organizations whose stated intend is gun control.

The government does not have the right to ban weapons. This is expressly forbidden in the Second Amendment. If you studied your history at all, you would know that the express intent of the Second Amendment is so that the citizen population could rise up against the government when it no longer represented the people. Most people consider this pretty radical, but since the first attempt at government in the United States failed, the founding fathers never thought our current form of government would last as long as it has. And since there is no guarantee that it will last that long in the future the Second Amendment is designed to preserve the right of the people to replace their government by force if need be.

Also, you can have machine guns, and such, they simply require a Class III license.

Just because you are ill-informed, and don't see the need for you to exercise your Constitutional right, does not give you the right to try to take away other peoples rights. More people are killed in the name of religion than anything else, does that mean you think the government needs to regulate religion?

Svenstrs
Svenstrs

wow, talk about going from zero to 60 fast! Where did anyone say anything about banning guns in this blog or the comments?

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