What does it take to be approved?Don't bother trying to get a .45 in MD, they are not on the 'APPROVED' list. They wont be introduced for a hearing until April and can not be approved until at least June. I have one sitting at my dealer and cant get the paperwork done. Thanks, Maryland!!!
The ability to take hi-caps is not the issue.
Maryland has this procedure as a result of a bill passed some years ago that was meant to ban saturday night specials and other 'dangerous' pistols. Despite the hysteria that accompanied the new law, very few pistols have been disapproved or banned.
That is a matter of how easy the review boards are. That can always change now that the have the procedure in place.
What it does mean currently is that it takes a long time to get new models on the market in MD.