LAPD has sent out a memo notifying officers that they can no longer carry any handgun magazines with a capacity of more than 18 rounds, on or off duty.

It seems to be an oddly specific number, until you remember that the LAPD has been armed with the FN 509 MRD-LE for over a year and a half now, a pistol which is being sold by FN for LEO use only. The FN 509 is considered by California to be safe for cops to own by the state, but not for the subjects that they rule over. The FN 509 can accept FN’s 24 round magazines, which is where I think that this memo came from.

The handgun is being restricted by FN to Law Enforcement only, but the only differences that I can see with this handgun and the FN 509 MRD are that the LE version has a flat trigger face, the LE handgun ships with 17 round magazines, while the “normal” version’s magazine capacity is only 15 rounds, 10 in CA.

I also want to note that LAPD uses the Speer G2 ammo as their duty ammo. I have blogged on that ammo before, it’s quality stuff. (They used to use Winchester SXT)

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Tree Mike · October 3, 2023 at 6:51 am

They should be restricted to 10 rounds, no matter the weapon system.
Commiefornia refugee, not missionary.

Andrew · October 3, 2023 at 8:16 am

It’d be nice if FN and everyone made LE “equal” to those they are supposed to “Service and Protest”.
So, 10 round mags, bullet buttons, whatever the “normal” folk have.
No “LE Exemption”.
I mean, at least they’re “being made close to Mundanes” but there ought be no “LE/.mil/.gov Exemption”

Jonesy · October 3, 2023 at 10:20 am

Weird that they would put out a memo on this…why? Is it ideological or are the higher cap mags less reliable? There is no reason given.

SoCoRuss · October 3, 2023 at 12:04 pm

If the peasants are limited then all cops active and retired should be limited also, no exceptions. That includes security details for the commie pols and celebrity’s also. No large cap mags and no automatic weapons. There lives are no more valuable than the sheeples.

joe · October 3, 2023 at 7:32 pm

they have slug shotgun cadre?…

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