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Can someone clear this up

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Vincent Vash, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. Vincent Vash

    Vincent Vash Member

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    I have been reading alot, and I am trying to find the right answer to the question:

    For private sales, what is the age requirements? I know at a gun store its 18/21 but some people tell me in a private sale its 16/18 (long guns/handguns)

    What is the actual rule?

    Also, another quick one:

    Do ranges in general prohibit FMJ rounds or are they ok in general?
     
  2. freakshow10mm

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    Federal law is 18yo for long gun and 21yo for all other firearms (including handguns, pistol grip only shotguns, and receivers).

    State law varies.
     
  3. WeedWacker

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    Full metal jacket = FMJ and AFAIK they are fine. Some places don't allow steel ammo. Wolf 7.62x39 FMJ is steel (not talking just the casing here) and I can't shoot it at the indoor range but it's fine at the outdoor range.

    The indoor range also prohibits the use of shot. Slugs only.
     
  4. Vincent Vash

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    I understand fed. law but my question is that for regulated sales only or private sales as well?
     
  5. freakshow10mm

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    Dealer sales only. Private sale is regulated by the state.
     
  6. Vincent Vash

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    ah, ok. I think private in ME is 16/18, but I will check. Thank you.
     
  7. freakshow10mm

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    Private is usually 18/18.
     
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    As regards a range. It is ALWAYS RANGE RULES. If in any doubt ASK. Some ranges do not have a backstop suitable for FMJ.
     
  9. Shadow 7D

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    Some do, but steel or tomboc (sp) jacket can spark in the bullet catchers, other it wears out the backstop quicker. I know many indoor ranges where I lived would allow pistol, full lead bullets from lever actions, and .22 rilfes only.
     
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