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Armed-Citizen 09-27-2012 07:13 PM

handgun ammo purchase question
Is there a certain rule or excuse that justifies someone who is younger than 21 be able to purchase handgun ammo for a pistol caliber carbine?

c3shooter 09-27-2012 07:50 PM

You could call it that. It is the Federal law that covers the sale of ammunition. It states that to purchase ammo for a rifle or shotgun you must be 18, for other 21, HOWEVER- dual purpose ammo (such as .22 LR) MAY be sold to someone at 18 IF it is for use in a rifle. Before most dealers will sell an 18 yr old .44 magnum ammo, they will want some proof that the 18 yr old HAS a .44 Mag carbine.

WalMart or other large retailers have a corporate policy chiseled in granite, and will say no, but a local dealer WHEN APPROACHED correctly, probably will.

Armed-Citizen 09-27-2012 09:16 PM

thanks for the input. was asking this because I'm buying a ruger pc (9 or .40, hopefully i find a .40) soon and I'm not 21 yet so saw the ammo buy as an issue due to the fact its a pistol caliber. hopefully when i go pick it up il buy some ammo or in future time, just show them my receipt or something

jjfuller1 09-27-2012 09:21 PM

it pays to chat up the local wallyworld guy. i always say its for a rifle no matter what caliber i buy. the guy is nice enough to sell it. but for most ammunition you can find the best price online. so my suggestion is save money and reasearch a lot of different online store prices. wait till yo have actually purchased whatever weapon needs the ammo and then buy online that same day

locutus 09-28-2012 08:32 PM

Just keep the bill of sale in your wallet. And when asked, show them the BOS and say it's for this weapon.

Old_Crow 09-28-2012 10:37 PM

You could just start reloading ammo. No one bothers you and you shoot all you want. You can get a starter kit for the price of a case 9mm ammo.

7.62 Man 09-28-2012 11:06 PM

I think in Indiana you can purchase pistol ammo at 18, but you can't buy a pistol until 21.
You can have a pistol given to you and have a license to carry a handgun at age 18.

c3shooter 09-28-2012 11:20 PM

7.62, what I quoted was FEDERAL law- applies in all 57 states. 18 US Code 922

(b) It shall be unlawful for any licensed importer, licensed
manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to sell or
deliver -
(1) any firearm or ammunition to any individual who the
licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is less than
eighteen years of age, and, if the firearm, or ammunition is for
other than a shotgun or rifle, to any individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable
cause to believe is less than twenty-one years of age;

LongRifle50 09-30-2012 03:59 AM

Lol @ 57 states. Did you and Obama go to the same school?

c3shooter 09-30-2012 05:36 AM

You mean there are NOT 57 states? :confused:

But our beloved Fuhrer.... uh President... said there was. You must be mistaken. :rolleyes:

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