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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by IncredibleGord, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. IncredibleGord

    IncredibleGord Well-Known Member

    What would stop an 18yr old from buying handgun ammo from cheaperthandirt.com?
  2. thebigc

    thebigc Well-Known Member

    federal law unless its for a pistol caliber carbine or rifle ;)
  3. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    They require a copy of photo ID by Federal law in order to ship.

    Now, nothing would stop said 18-y-o from faxing a copy of Dad's DL.

    Honestly, an 18-y-o with a pistol? More dangerous than an 18-y-o with a shotgun?

    Only a problem because it has been made into a problem.
  4. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    Pretty much. I haven't ordered ammo from them because it dramatically inflates shipping costs. I don't like the idea of paying an extra $7 for shipping because I add a single box of ammo to my already $70 order. I just go to Cabela's for my ammo. It's a LOT cheaper than CTD once you factor in shipping increases.
  5. IncredibleGord

    IncredibleGord Well-Known Member

    I have a Glock 32, my dad knows that I have guns, but I don't want to tell him I have a pistol. Not because of the fact that it's a pistol, but that It was really expensive, when I should be saving money to move out. So, I can't get him to buy me ammo. I looked up carbines that take .357 sig, and only found one factory model- the Vector Arms MP5 .357 sig. Say I had one of these carbines, I could buy ammo from a gun store for it? What about midwayusa? I hate having to do all of this stuff. It's not illegal for me to own the ammo. I hate silly laws. The guy who works at me local gun store even agreed with me about how stupid the law is, and that I just need a friend who is 21.

    (Please no ageist comments about an 18yr old owning a pistol. These laws are BS, and infringe my RKBA as a qualified Adult from the USA.) ;)
  6. biggiesmalls

    biggiesmalls Well-Known Member

    go to a gun show. i don't think they ever check ID there. that being said, .357sig can be used in pistols, and that's all that matters for it to be called pistol ammunition. owning a vector MP5 clone won't change the fact that you are trying to buy pistol ammunition. i agree that its a stupid law, especially when guys are denied at walmart all the time for buying .22lr because it can also be used in pistols. if you get a 21yo friend to buy it for you, do not talk or express interest or an opinion on the ammo. hell, don't even walk in with him.

    i THINK aimsurplus only wants you to fax a drivers license to them and they will waive the adult signature upon delivery, but i'm not 100% sure. but i'm sure they don't carry .357sig.
  7. Seenterman

    Seenterman Well-Known Member

    Umm, No?
    I ordered ammo from them like 2 months ago and I never had to send them a copy of my photo id. Im not even sure I would If asked, im not down with that stupid policy.
    Then again I only .223 ammo and that not primarly used in pistols (well AR pistols) so maybe that had something to do with the no ID?
  8. Vector

    Vector Well-Known Member

    I've never ordered ammo over the internet, or the phone for that matter. I suspect it varies from state to state, but do you need to provide anything to the dealer if you want to only buy ammo?
  9. Bozo

    Bozo Well-Known Member

    I have bought ammo from several on line dealers and they never asked for proof of age. Some do and some dont.

    Just fess up to your dad that you own the pistol. He wont be mad forever. Besides it would be better that he knows about it.

    I will not tell you to try other dealers on line in hopes you can buy it because that would not be right.

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