AP ammunition in rifles
I have ben doing some research on this as I don't want to break any laws. It is legal in rifles, specifically 5.56 and 7.62. NOT in pistols as I understand it.
If you are NOT a (FFL) licensee under the Gun Control Act (an individual):
It is: ok to OWN AP ammo
ok to SELL AP ammo
ok to BUY AP ammo
ok to SHOOT AP ammo
NOT ok to MAKE AP ammo (18 USC sec. 922(a)(7))
NOT ok to IMPORT AP ammo (18 USC sec. 922(a)(7))
The definition of AP ammo is at 18 USC sec. 921(a)(17):
"(B) The term `armor piercing ammunition' means-
(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and
which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other
substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass,
bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or
(ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and
intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25
percent of the total weight of the projectile.
4) CONSTRUCTION - The bullet must either have a core made ENTIRELY out
of one or more of the listed metals, or be a full jacketed type bullet
with a jacket comprising more that 25% of its weight.
5) Hardness of the bullet is irrelevant.
6) Ability to actually penetrate any kind of soft body armor is irrelevant
As far as I know its still legal if its legal in your home state. Some of the more anti-gun leaning states have prohibitions against it.
Here in Arkansas we can still buy it at gunshows in bulk,and sometimes it can be suprisingly cheap.
I've got some in .30 and in .50. Its good accurate stuff.
I looked, in AZ it's legal.
Unless there is a local ordinance of some sort, you ought to be good to go.
Thank you Quonset Hut. (I lived in one often)