Can I Buy Ammo?

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE TO PURCHASE HANDGUN AMMUNITION AND AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO PURCHASE RIFLE AMMUNITION.

TAKE TIME AND PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR STATE / LOCAL LAWS
Ultimately it is the buyers responsibility to know and comply with their federal, state, and local laws governing the purchase and ownership of ammunition.
Any orders placed by the customer that does not meet these legal requirements will be automatically canceled and refunded the purchase minus a 4% transaction fee. Why is there a 4% transaction fee?
For all online orders using a credit card we get charged a fee by credit card companies for each transaction, we will not absorb this fee due to customers not knowing their state laws.

For more information on guns and ammunition laws in your state, visit the NRA-ILA state laws page.


No FFL / FOID emailing, faxing, or uploading required to buy ammo in most states!


If applicable, we must have a valid/current copy of your F.O.I.D. card and state issued ID or Drivers License. When receiving the information by email we would prefer that it is a jpeg picture, however we will accept almost any format.
You may email your F.O.I.D. card and state issued ID or Drivers License to customerservice@rareammo.com




Magazine and Ammunition shipping Restrictions by State
Alaska  No shipments
California (Statewide - unless area noted)  No Ammunitions feeding devices over 10 Rounds
 No Tracer or Incendiary ammunition
  - Beverly Hills  No Ammunitions Shipments
  - Marin County  CCW card must be e-mailed (on file)
  - Oakland  No rifle Ammunition Shipments
  - San Francisco  No "prohibited" Ammunitions Shipments (Black Talon or similar)
  - Los Angeles  No Ammunitions Shipments


Colorado No feeding devices over 15 rounds 
    (NOTE: Metal machine gun links are considered "feeding devices" due to altering to make them into capacities over the limit)

Connecticut  A valid permit to carry, permit to sell, eligibility certificate, long gun eligibility certificate, or ammunition certificate & legal photo ID that shows date of birth and photograph must be e-mailed. 
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds 
    (NOTE: Metal machine gun links are considered "feeding devices" due to altering to make them into capacities over the limit)
Hawaii  No Shipments
Illinois (Statewide - unless area noted)  FOID card or valid concealed carry license & Illinois drivers license or ID must be e-mailed (on file) 
    (NOTE: ammo can only ship to address on drivers license or ID) 
    (NOTE: Metal machine gun links are considered "feeding devices" due to altering to make them into capacities over the limit)



  - Aurora  No feeding devices over 15 rounds (long guns only)
  - Chicago  No feeding devices over 15 rounds (shotgun only)
  - Franklin Park  No feeding devices over 16 rounds (long guns only)
  - Oak Park  No feeding devices over 10 rounds (long guns only)
  - Riverdale  No feeding devices over 35 rounds (long guns only)


Maryland  No feeding devices over 10 rounds
Massachusetts  Copy of Permit must be e-mailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds


New Jersey  FPID card must be e-mailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 15 rounds


New York (Statewide)
 Ammunition purchases must be sent to a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) Dealer, who will facilitate the transfer of the ammunition to the purchaser
  - New York City  Copy of Permit must be emailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds
  - Manhattan  Copy of Permit must be emailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds
  - Bronx  Copy of Permit must be emailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds
  - Brooklyn  Copy of Permit must be emailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds
  - Queens  Copy of Permit must be emailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds
  - Staten Island  Copy of Permit must be emailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 10 rounds
  - Buffalo/Rochester  Copy of Permit must be emailed (on file)
 No feeding devices over 5 rounds for a rifle and 17 rounds for a handgun


Ohio (Statewide - unless area noted)  No feeding devices over 30 rounds
  - Cincinnati  No feeding devices over 10 rounds for a rifle and 15 rounds for a handgun
  - Cleveland  No feeding devices over 20 rounds for center fire and 30 rounds for .22 caliber
  - Columbus  No feeding devices over 20 rounds for center fire
  - Dayton  No feeding devices over 10 rounds for a rifle and 20 rounds for a handgun
Washington DC  No Ammunitions Shipments
Firearm Possession prohibition
Federal law (18 U.S.C. § 922[g][1-9]) prohibits certain individuals from possessing
firearms, ammunition, or explosives. The penalty for violating this law is ten years
imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. Further, 18 U.S.C. 3565(b)(2) (probation) and
3583(g)(2) (supervised release) makes it mandatory for the Court to revoke
supervision for possession of a firearm.
Specifically, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1-9) prohibits the following from possessing, shipping/
transporting, or receiving any firearm or ammunition.
(1) a person convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year;
(2) a person who is a fugitive from justice;
(3) a person who is an unlawful user of or who is addicted to a controlled substance;
(4) a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been admitted
to a mental institution;
(5) an alien who is unlawfully in the United States or who has been admitted to the United
States under a nonimmigrant visa;
(6) a person who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
(7) a person who, having been a citizen of the United States, renounces his citizenship;
(8) a person subject to a court order that was issued after a hearing in which the person
participated, which order restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening
an intimate partner or partner's child, and which order includes a finding that the person
is a credible threat to such partner or partner's child, or by its terms prohibits the use,
attempted use or threatened use of such force against such partner or partner's child;

(9) a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence;

Possession of a firearm may be either actual or constructive. The latter has been defined
as follows: "Constructive possession exists when a person knowingly has the power and
intention at a given time of exercising dominion and control over the object or over the
area in which the object is locate...." (See U.S. v Booth, et.al. 111 F.3d 2 [1st Cir.
September 1997]). If you know the firearm is present in your residence, vehicle, etc., and
if it can be shown that you have the ability to access and exercise control over that
firearm personally or through another individual, then you could be considered to have
constructive possession of the firearm. You would then be subject to new criminal
charges and/or revocation of supervision. For these reasons, all firearms are to be
removed from your residence during the term of supervision.

Any other question can be answered by emailing us at CustomerService@RareAmmo.com

Updated: 1/20/2017

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