M203 and ammo legalities?


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Krauser
July 12, 2006, 04:27 AM
Haha. I 90% think I already know the answer, but does anyone know the legalities of owning an M203 with an M4A1 in Alaska or how to go about owning one? Or where/if you could even buy/have 40mm HE rounds?

Man oh man. I feel like I'm asking "Is it legal to tie up an innocent person and kill them?"


But yeah. Anyone?

Thanks.

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otomik
July 12, 2006, 04:32 AM
it's totally cool but it's a niche thing, very expensive and no explosive rounds. looks like there would be other legal hurdles with the large caliber and short barrel.
http://www.mr40mm.com/page2.html

if you're just in it for looks I think the airsoft versions aren't bad and look like they could hook on to a real AR without too much trouble at all.
http://www.airsoft-guide.com/default.asp?view=69

essentially though, it looks like all it adds functionally is a large underbarrel weight to tame the mighty recoil of .223 ;)

Dr.Rob
July 12, 2006, 04:38 AM
37mm underbarrel tear gas launcher = OK in some places.

40mm greande launcher = Destructive device and rigidly controlled. Each grenade also = destructive device. Would be very pricey to shoot if you aren't a class 3/military dealer.

mrmeval
July 12, 2006, 04:39 AM
It's horribly expensive.

Get a 37mm, there are a bazillion legal rounds for it and it fits exactly like the M203.

orangelo
July 12, 2006, 10:56 AM
Perfectly legal as long as you are in a NFA destructive device ok state. You just pay the $200 transfer tax to ATF and wait a few months for them to approve the transfer to you before you can take possession.

The ammo however is harder to come by. Each explosive round is also a DD and also has a $200 transfer tax and you go through the same approval and transfer process as the launcher itself. Plus most vendors that sell the HE rounds simply will not do business with a civilian even if it is perfectly legal.

The blue chalk practice rounds go for around $20 a pop I think and you can reload them. They aren't destructive devices and you can buy those from anyone that has them for sale.

Sam
July 12, 2006, 12:35 PM
If you want looks get the airsoft.
if you want effect get an M79 a much better launcher than a 203.

Sam

Diomed
July 12, 2006, 11:46 PM
Plus most vendors that sell the HE rounds simply will not do business with a civilian even if it is perfectly legal.

Is there anyone who will?

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