Quick question for those buying online . How do the sellers verify that you're 21 when buying handgun caliber ammo ? Just curious .
From 1968 until (can't recall the year) 1980's , we (gun shops) were required by the 1968 GCA to keep a ledger of ammunition sales . Name , age , ammo description . The ammo that fit both handgun & long gun was sort of a gray area . We just asked the customer what kind of gun he was buying it for . If he was 19 and buying 357 mag ammo and said it was for his Marlin 1894 lever , we sold it . By the 1980's the feds finally acknowledged that the ledgers hadn't contributed to any prosecutions so they removed that stipulation . We still have to ask to see ID and what kind of gun if they're under 21 .Some places require that you send in a photocopy of your DL. That said, I didn't know you had to be 21 to buy handgun ammo. I thought it was 21 to purchase a handgun. There are a variety of long guns that use handgun cartridges. I remember buying handgun ammo well before I was 21 for both long guns and a handgun that was gifted to me when I was about 18.