August update on the 10/22 magazines: the new bulletin from the RCMP can be condensed to a new official understanding that any 10/22 magazine which has the capacity to hold more than 10 cartridges is considered a prohibited device. From the RCMP bulletin:

“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.”


10/22 magazines with capacities above 10 rounds were pulled from a number of retailers in July as prohibited devices.steel_lips

We had been referencing RCMP Special Bulletin #72, which outlines magazine guidelines for more information previously.

We now also have the aforementioned Canadian Firearms Program 10/22 bulletin which is not in the Special Bulletins section at this time but was recently posted on their homepage. In these situations, historically the RCMP have in the past issued Special Bulletins or have updated existing Special Bulletins with amended content.

The RCMP bulletin advises owners of the affected magazines to dispose of the magazines or to pin them to hold 10-or-less rounds to comply with 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 (SOR/98-462).

RGSL continues to stay apprised of any changes. We will post updates for students here, in classes, and on our social media channels. Stay tuned!

[Edited on August 13, 2016 to reflect the July 27, 2016 CFP Bulletin]

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