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#6075725 - 12/09/15 07:23 PM handgun owneeship
eddie4529 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
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Loc: fort worth, texas, 76111
So i was reading that because im 19 i cant purchase a handgun at a licensed retailer or store but i can purchase one from a private seller or receive one as a gift is this true? I knew i couldnt buy one because im not 21 but i thought that was with private or licensed sellers

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#6075743 - 12/09/15 07:30 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
KRoyal Online   sleepy
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Yes it's true, but you won't be able to buy ammo for it.
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#6075801 - 12/09/15 07:57 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
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Not even from a private seller also? Or that doesnt apply to ammunition

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#6075809 - 12/09/15 08:02 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
KRoyal Online   sleepy
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Yes, you can buy ammo from an individual. you can't carry it anywhere though until you're 21.
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#6075840 - 12/09/15 08:20 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
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Pretty easy to buy the ammo, and when, if they even do ask, tell them it's for a carbine.

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#6075855 - 12/09/15 08:27 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
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Pretty sure you can buy rifle and shotgun ammo at 18 and pistol ammo at 21 regardless if it's for a carbine in pistol caliber or not, it is a federal law.
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#6075893 - 12/09/15 08:47 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: erathar]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: erathar
Pretty easy to buy the ammo, and when, if they even do ask, tell them it's for a carbine.


Kroyal is right. The gun its fired in doesn't change what classification of ammo it is.
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#6075899 - 12/09/15 08:49 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
erathar Offline
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So is .223 considered handgun ammo?

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#6075948 - 12/09/15 09:11 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
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No it is a rifle round.
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#6075998 - 12/09/15 09:34 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
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Depends on where you go. I used to buy 9mm as a 19 year old. Just showed the manager at the old walmart a picture of me with my 9mm rifle. And told him they already violated the law when they sold me .22 ammo that I used in my pistol. Might not work for you tho.

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#6086309 - 12/15/15 08:08 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
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Loc: Argyle
Buy a 9MM rifle, buy the ammo for the rifle.

Decide to shoot it in your pistol when you get to your car.

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#6086516 - 12/15/15 09:45 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
erathar Offline
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You can't do that. It was already stated above.

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#6088291 - 12/16/15 07:13 PM Re: handgun owneeship [Re: eddie4529]
tehachapi Offline
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Registered: 03/18/13
Posts: 169
Loc: Harris County
As always check this yourself in depth. Perhaps a letter or inquiry to the NRA-ILA.

You can legally buy reloading components in Texas. Cases, primers, powder and bullets, you can load you own cartridges legally. It is legal for an 18-20 year old citizen to be in possession of ammunition, the restriction is on selling it.

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