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.