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    Hey there guys,


    While searching for an AR-15 I've seen multiple uppers available in 9mm, 45acp, etc. I've thought about getting one of these due to ammo prices today.

    This begs the question, when you own a carbine/rifle in a caliber like this (say a .44 mag lever action, 9mm AR, etc.) am I allowed to buy ammo for it? (I am under 21)


    I know I am not allowed to buy ammunition that is soley (sp?) for handguns but obviously this wouldn't be for a handgun. Toward that point also, what rounds are there these days that don't come in a full-size rifle? Is this even a enforceable regulation?



    Any help on whether or not I'd be able to purchase these "pistol" rounds for a full-size rifle would be very helpfull!

    Thanks,

    Jon
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    Nope, you can't buy pistol ammo retail. Get a dedicated .22 upper and buy the federal bulk packs at walmart. This seems to be the best way to go these days with the price of ammo.

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    I guess I've never quite understood this issue. You can get .22 rimfire ammo that works in both handgun and rifle. But you can not buy handgun ammo, that works in a rifle, because it could also be used in a handgun?

    While I agree with Tom, I think I would change my focus and get in to reloading by looking for used reloading gear. It's a good time in your life to step up to more involvement in your shooting life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    I guess I've never quite understood this issue. You can get .22 rimfire ammo that works in both handgun and rifle. But you can not buy handgun ammo, that works in a rifle, because it could also be used in a handgun?

    While I agree with Tom, I think I would change my focus and get in to reloading by looking for used reloading gear. It's a good time in your life to step up to more involvement in your shooting life.


    I already have a reloading set-up. Most of the calibers I shoot are fairly pricey. (300 RUM, 375 H&H, .44mag, 10mm, etc.)

    I was mainly looking at picking up ammo in 1-200 round lots in 9mm or the like. If I end up getting a carbine I'd be looking at the 9mm and I've found a place in town that sells it for $11 a box. With the price of lead right now and then the price of dies, it would be easier (and cheaper in the short run. Free brass from the already-loaded ammo) for me to just buy preloaded stuff.


    Thanks for the info guys, really appreciate it. I guess I will have to go out and drop some dough on the lead and die set.



    Jon
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