Crean Hill Gun Club

Serving the Sport Shooters of the District of Sudbury Since 1965

The legality of Ruger 10/22 magazines that may contain more than ten rounds of .22 LR


 ammunition has been ruled on by the RCMP.  


Following is an excerpt from the RCMP web-site outlining its position on these 


magazines as of July 27, 2016.  

 

"The maximum capacity of a cartridge magazine is set out in Part 4 of the Regulations


 Prescribing Certain Firearms and other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons,


 Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, 


Restricted or Non-Restricted (the Regulations) under the Criminal Code. 


Pursuant to the Regulations, a magazine that has a capacity which exceeds the 


maximum permitted capacity is a prohibited device.


Specifically, paragraph 3 (1)(b) of the Regulations prohibit a cartridge magazine that is 


capable of containing more than 10 cartridges of the type for which the magazine was 


originally designed and that is designed or manufactured for use in a semi-automatic 


handgun that is commonly available in Canada.



22 Long Rifle calibre magazines designed or manufactured for 10/22 platform rifles are 


also inherently designed or manufactured for 10/22 platform handguns. 


Because 22 Long Rifle calibre 10/22 platform magazines are designed or manufactured


 for use in a semi-automatic handgun, they are prohibited devices if they are capable of 


containing more than 10 cartridges. 


The 10 cartridge limit for the 10/22 platform applies irrespective of the type of firearm it 


is used in."


For more information on this issue, please go to the RCMP web-site page that deals 


with this issue.  A link to that site is provided below.