March 1st, 2008 09:22 AM
Do accessories need to be purchased through a dealer?
Are things like magazines - both handgun & rifle - available without having to go through a dealer? Could I order, for example, a 16 round mag for a xd9sc from the internet and have it shipped directly to my home? Or 20 round M1A mags, etc?
How about parts, like barrels, ammo tube extenders (for a shotgun), etc?
I guess the more general question would be, where can I find this info written down somewhere?
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March 1st, 2008 09:43 AM
Yes it is perfectly legal to order these items over the internet. Most of the places on line that you will be ordering from have store front locations as well, and they are aware of what is legal and what is not legal to ship to your state. To be safe though check yourself to be sure what you want is legal to have in your state.
March 1st, 2008 10:35 AM
It is hard to research law for actions that are "Allowed", rather than disallowed.
Originally Posted by dang.45
Since accessories are not "firearms" they are not regulated on a federal level (any more), but if your state has laws regulating "hi-capacity" magazines or other AWB type bans; you will have a problem.
You can order anything and receive it via mail as long as it isn't the serialized receiver/frame. You can order a full handgun slide assembly (slide, barrel, spring, etc) and it isn't a "firearm". But you can't order only the frame, since the frame is considered the "firearm".
Same goes for AR uppers and many other firearms parts.
March 2nd, 2008 12:17 AM
Yes...handguards, sights, vert grips, mags, holsters, grips...the like, are free to be bought and sold at will....it's like a freedom ....gov't hasn't regulated it (yet). Yay free market!
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March 2nd, 2008 12:50 AM
Federal regulations prohibit carrying guns and gun parts on airlines. While boarding in Houston I was stopped for having an empty magazine in my briefcase. After some discussion about whether it was an accessory or a gun part, I lost the argument and TSA said that it was a gun part. Therefore, I was given the choice of throwing it in the trash can or mailing it back to myself. Of course I mailed it back to myself at a cost of $10.00. Later I got a "do not do that anymore" letter from TSA.
Originally Posted by American Pit Bull
In summary, what may not be considered a gun part in shipping regulations, will be considered a gun part in other U.S. regulations.
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