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Old 10-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default What's with all of thses online ammo sellers requiring you to be 21 to buy ammo?

Last I checked, it was 21 for handgun ammo and 18 for rifle.

I'm 20 and just bought my first gun (a 10/22) and I think it's pretty ridiculous that I can't legally buy ammo online for the gun that I just bought.

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Last I checked, it was 21 for handgun ammo and 18 for rifle.

I'm 20 and just bought my first gun (a 10/22) and I think it's pretty ridiculous that I can't legally buy ammo online for the gun that I just bought.
IIRC, and ammo that can be used in either a rifle or a pistol, has an age limit of 21. online, i don't know how they could verify your age.

i have bought ammo from MidwayUSA and MidSouth Shooters Supply and i can't recall that anything about my age came up, other than it required an adult signature upon reciept when shipped.
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22 lr causes heartburn for some retailers because it can be used in either a hand or a long gun. Some vendors play it safe and enforce the more stringent interpretation of the rule. Shop around and buy from those that give you the best service at a price you can except.

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In the case of a multi- purpose round, like .22 LR, it can be sold at 18 IF the seller has cause to believe that it will be used in a rifle.

However, your issue here is NOT with the seller, it is with the transporter. Just hopped on live chat with UPS, and asked them the definition of ADULT as in Adult Signature Required (how ALL ammo and guns are shipped) Here is the answer- copied and pasted.

The person who signs for an Adult Signature Required package must show government issued photo ID that proves age of at least 21 years old.

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However, your issue here is NOT with the seller, it is with the transporter. Just hopped on live chat with UPS, and asked them the definition of ADULT as in Adult Signature Required (how ALL ammo and guns are shipped) Here is the answer- copied and pasted.

The person who signs for an Adult Signature Required package must show government issued photo ID that proves age of at least 21 years old.
I respect your posts. I don't know about WVA but in Va we don't require any signature at all. My delivery of some .308 ammo was sitting on the front porch. And all the ammo must be delivered by UPS and UPS only. No other carrier can provide this service.

I drove/delivered for Fedex Ground for 5 years. They started Signature Required about the 2nd year I was there. We never asked for ID but did implement the signature required service. Users paid extra for this service.
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By the way, HotFudge. By the time there is any .22 LR ammo available, you may be 25 - so age should not be an issue

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By the way, HotFudge. By the time there is any .22 LR ammo available, you may be 25 - so age should not be an issue
thanks alot! and i'll be 55!
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When you order ammo with a credit card Midway can see how old you are. Many ammo vendors want a copy of your drivers license on file before they will accept your order.

Hell, I can remember when stores kept a notebook that you had to sign to buy rifle/pistol ammo or a 25 lb bag of sugar.

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Hell, I can remember when stores kept a notebook that you had to sign to buy rifle/pistol ammo or a 25 lb bag of sugar.
You must be pretty old I don't remember that.

25# sugar? What are you making? You could make lots of this - sugar, little coffee, vanilla bean and Christian Brothers Brandy. I'll come over and we can discuss it. We are just up the street.

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