glock23 wrote:Mags over 10-rd capacity are illegal to import, so leave them at home or disassemble them into a "parts kit" while in CA. They're also illegal to "manufacture", so don't assemble them until you leave the state.I planning to drive to vegas and will be going through CA. Should I leave my 13rd mags at home along with my hollow points?I will put my pistol in a locked case and bulltes seperate bag and no loaded mags.
Hollow points are legal, so don't worry about those. I think the only rounds prohibited are "armor piercing" rounds, tracer rounds, and explosive rounds.
A locked case is the safest way to transport, but not the only way. You can open carry, but be careful of where/how you carry. http://www.californiaopencarry.org/ has lots of resources on the laws we have to deal with here.
There's no requirement to separate your ammo, except that in incorporated areas, you cannot have a loaded firearm. This means you can't have an unexpended round "in a firing position" or in a magazine attached to the firearm in a way that allows loading. Feel free to have the unloaded firearm and full mags right next to each other.
For traveling through, I recommend simply locking your unloaded gun and ammo in a case and having it accessible from the driver seat. This case can be any fully-enclosing, "secure" container, except that container cannot be your glove box or console (though your secure container can be put in these places once locked).