Gun Laws

US State: Abbreviation: Ammo Laws Restrictions On Online Ammo Sales Our Average Ammo Shipping Speeds
Alabama AL Alabama law prohibits the possession or sale of steel teflon-coated handgun ammunition designed to penetrate bullet-proof vests (armor piercing). However, this prohibition does not apply to the possession or sale of teflon-coated lead or brass ammunition designed to expand upon contact. Many rounds marketed as "armor piercing do have a bullet that designed to expand upon impact so make sure you know what you're purchasing with these rounds before buying. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammunition to all areas of Alabama with no known restrictions at this time. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is very fast. We generally get ammo from our warehouse to your door via UPS or FedEx in two days!
Alaska AK Alaska is one of the best states in the union for gun owners. Alaska does not require a license to sell ammo and has no state-level restrictions on armor-piercing rounds, although there are some federal laws on armor-piercing ammmunition that still apply. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship to Alaska at this time due to a combination of regulations and shipping constraints. We hope to find a solution to serve Alaska shooters very soon.
Arizona AZ Arizona state laws are generally among some of the best for gun owners and recreational shooters in the United States. You do not need a license to buy or possess ammo and no records of ammo purchases are required by law in the state. While there are no state-level restrictions against armor-piercing ammo, there are federal laws that still apply to these rounds for Arizona residents, so be sure you are familiar with what is allowed and what is not allowed before buying when it comes to specialty rounds, please. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammunition to all areas of Arizona. There are no known restrictions at this time for most full metal jacket and jacketed hollow point rounds. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is very fast. We generally get ammo from our warehouse to your door via UPS or FedEx in four to five days!
Arkansas AR Arkansas state laws are among some of the best for gun owners in the union. Generally, you cannot buy steel teflon-coated handgun rounds or other armor-piercing ammunition but rounds that are designed to expand upon impact are legal. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammunition to all areas of Arkansas with no known restrictions at this time. Just place your order on the site and if you have it in by 3 p.m., your order will be on a FedEx or UPS truck headed your way that night! Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is very fast. We generally get ammo from our warehouse to your door via UPS or FedEx in about two days!
California CA There are a number of laws pertaining to firearms ownership and buying ammo in California, making it one of the most difficult states for gun owners in the nation. Generally, you can buy ammo in California if you are over 21 years old and are legally eligible to purchase and/or own a firearm.

Armor piercing rounds are generally not legal in California and state law will not allow the purchase of 50 BMG ammunition. Additionally, there are restrictions on magazines that do not allow you to buy magazines larger than 10 rounds.
Instant Ammo is able to ship ammunition to most areas of California but there are certain restrictions in the following cities/areas:

We cannot ship ammunition to the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Carson or Sacramento due to local laws.
Certain islands on the southern coast of California are only accessible by boat or air. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship ammo to these areas as well.
Shipping to California from Instant Ammo generally takes about 5 business days depending upon your proximity to a major metro area. Rural residents may have a slightly longer wait as UPS and FedEx transit times are typically longer the farther from a metro area you live.
Colorado CO There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Colorado aside from a 15-round magazine limit, enacted in 2013 by the state. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Colorado with no known restrictions in place at the moment. Magazines, however, are a different story. Colorado state law does not permit the sale of magazines that hold more than 15-rounds of ammunition in a caliber larger than .22. We wish we could ship these magazines to our fellow sport shooters in Colorado but if we were to ship them, we'd risk punishment by the government that could jeopardize our ability to serve shooters in other parts of the country.
Connecticut CT Connecticut state laws are somewhat more restrictive than the majority of the states in the United States. In Connecticut, you cannot buy ammo without a handgun carry permit, gun sales permit, or long-gun/handgun eligibility certificate. Ammunition certificates are issued by the state's Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Like many other states, armor piercing rounds without an expanding bullet are not legal. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammunition to our fellow shooters in Connecticut so long as they meet the following:

The ammo purchase must be made by someone at least 21 years old.
The buyer must hold at least one of the following which is valid and non-expired: valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued under CT law; valid permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver issued under CT law; valid eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver issued under CT law; valid long gun eligibility certificate issued under CT law; or valid ammunition certificate issued under CT law.
A valid, non-expired driver's license, passport, or other government issued ID. Please note, military IDs are not permissible because of laws that will not allow copies of such IDs to be made.
Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is very fast. We generally get ammo from our warehouse to your door via UPS or FedEx in about four days!
Delaware DE There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Delaware, woohoo! You must be at least 18 to buy ammo in the state of Delaware, or 21 to purchase from Instant Ammo online. Good news, Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Delaware with no unusual restrictions in place. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is very fast. We generally get ammo from our warehouse to your door via UPS or FedEx in three to four days!
District of Columbia DC The District of Columbia has very strict and unusual ammo laws compared to the rest of the country. It is illegal to have ammo if you don't have a registered firearm in D.C. and you also cannot purchase ammo that is not in the caliber as your firearm or the same gauge as your shotgun. Magamines that hold more than 10 rounds are also illegal in the District of Columbia. Sorry, due to Washington D.C.'s local laws Instant Ammo cannot ship ammo to Washington, DC.
Florida FL There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Florida. In the state, you must be at least 18 to buy ammo or 21 to purchase from Instant Ammo online. Great news! Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Florida with no unusual restrictions in place. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is very fast. We generally get ammo from our warehouse to your door via UPS or FedEx in two to three days!
Georgia GA There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Georgia. You must be at least 18 to buy ammo in the state, 21 to purchase from Instant Ammo online. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Georgia with no unusual restrictions in place. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is very fast. We generally get ammo from our warehouse to your door via UPS or FedEx in about two days!
Hawaii HI If you have a criminal history or are a fugitive, there is a good chance you cannot buy ammo in Hawaii. Also, Hawaii has some unusual ammo transportation rules. For instance, all ammo must be confined to an individual's business or home. If you carry ammo away from that location, it must be in an enclosed container. Sorry, Instant Ammo is currently not able to ship to HHawaii bbecause of a mix of regulations and logistics limitations. We're hoping to find a way to get ammo to our friends on the island soon.
Idaho ID There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Idaho, good news for sport shooters! Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Idaho with no known restrictions, you just need to be 21-years-old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo generally takes less a week. If you're near a major city, we can get you your ammo in 4-5 days!
Illinois IL Illinois requires residents to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card in order to buy ammo legally. Even if buying ammo outside the state, you'll need that FOID card and a driver's license or state-issued identification card before you can take shipment of ammunition. Additionally, you must be 21 years old to get a FOID card in Illinois, which for all intents and purposes makes 21 the legal age to buy ammo. Instant Ammo is happy to serve our fellow shooters in Illinois who don't live in the City of Chicago. Here's what we need:

Snap a photo of your valid state FOID card and send it over to us
Take a photo of your a driver's license or valid (non-expired) state identification card.
Unfortunately, if you live in the City of Chicago, we are unable to ship you ammo because of the laws your city has in place. Sorry!
Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo generally takes a few days. If you're near a major city, we generally deliver ammo to Illinois in 3-4 days!
Indiana IN There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Indiana, good news! No worries! Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Indiana with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo generally takes just a couple days. Most of our Indiana customers receive their ammunition in 2-3 days!
Iowa IA There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Iowa, so ammo up! Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Iowa with no known restrictions and we're happy to do so! Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo generally takes less than a week. We get most customers in the Hawkeye state their ammo in 3-4 days!
Kansas KS Excellent news! There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Kansas. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Kansas with no unusual restrictions. So long as you're 21-years-old and agree to our terms and conditions, we're honored you'd do business with us! Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo generally takes less than a week. If you're near a major city, we can get you your ammo in 3-4 days!
Kentucky KY here are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Kentucky, great news from the Bluegrass State! Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Kentucky with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo generally takes less than a week. We generally get ammo to our friends in Kentucky in 2-3 days!
Louisiana LA There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Louisiana. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Louisiana with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo generally takes just a couple days to get to Louisiana. Depending upon where you live in the state, expect 2-3 days for delivery!
Maine ME There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Maine. Keep in mind, all federal ammo laws still apply. Good news, Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Maine with no known restrictions so long as you're 21 years old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Maine. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Maryland MD There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Maryland. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Maryland with no known restrictions. All ammo customers must be at least 21 years old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Maryland. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Massachusetts MA Massachusetts is very strict compared to other states when it comes to buying ammo. In MA, you need to have a license to buy or possess ammunition. To buy ammo in the state, you must be at least 18 for long gun and at least 21 years old to buy buy handgun rounds. Sorry, Instant Ammo is not able to ship ammo to Massachusetts due to the state's strict laws.
Michigan MI There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Michigan; Michigan does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to customers 21-years-old and older in Michigan with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Michigan. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Minnesota MN There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Minnesota; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Minnesota customers 21-years-old and older with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Minnesota. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Mississippi MS There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Mississippi; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Mississippi with no known restrictions. Note: customers must still be at least 21-years-old to order ammunition. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Mississippi. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-3 days from when you place your order!
Missouri MO There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Missouri; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Missouri customers 21-years-old and older with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Missouri. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-3 days from when you place your order!
Montana MT There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Montana; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Montana with no known restrictions so long as customers are 21-years-old or older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Montana. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 4-5 days from when you place your order!
Nebraska NE There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Nebraska; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to shooters 21 years old and older in Nebraska with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Nebraska. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 4-5 days from when you place your order!
Nevada NV There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Nevada; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Nevada with no known restrictions. Please Note: All customers must be 21-years-old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Nevada. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 4-5 days from when you place your order!
New Hampshire NH Great news! There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of New Hampshire; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to New Hampshire with no known restrictions so long as the customer is 21-years-old or older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to New Hampshire. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 4-5 days from when you place your order!
New Jersey NJ New Jersey mandates in order to buy handgun ammo you have to have a Firearms Purchasr Identification Card, a permit to purchase a handgun or a carry permit. You must also be at least 21-years-old in New Jersey to buy ammunition. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to New Jersey; However, the state requires the following:

All customers must have a valid New Jersey Firearms Purchasing Identification Card (sometimes called a "FOID card").
Due to that law, Instant Ammo requires we have a copy of your carry permit on file before we can ship ammo to folks in New Jersey.
Getting us a copy of your firearms ID is easy and can be as simple as taking a photo of your card with your smartphone and can be sent to us via email or fax.
Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to New Jersey. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
New Mexico NM There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of New Mexico; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to New Mexico with no known restrictions so long as the customer is 21-years-old or older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to New Mexico. We'll have the rounds in the hands of FedEx or UPS the same day you order if you place your order by 3 p.m. (Eastern time). Expect your ammo to get to your door between 4-5 days from when you place your order!
New York NY (visit site) New York's SAFE Act makes ammo purchases much more difficult than other states for shooters, which you'll see in detail below. State law also mandates gun owners hold no more than seven round in a magazine, despite the fact that seven round magazines largely are not avaiable for sale. In New York, larger 10-round magazines are legal but they may not be loaded with more than seven rounds when the gun owner is not at a gun range. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to New York but we must ship through an Federal Firearms Licensee or what the state calls a "Registered Seller of Ammunition".

Here are the steps to order ammo online for New Yorkers:
Shipping to your FFL from Instant Ammo is fast to New York. Expect your ammo to get to your FFL 3-4 days from when you place your order!
North Carolina NC There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of North Carolina; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Generally, that makes ordering online fairly easy. Great news! So long as you are at least 21-years-old, Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to North Carolina with no known restrictions. Unfortunately, we cannot sell ammo to our fellow shooters under 21. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to North Carolina. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-3 days from when you place your order!
North Dakota ND There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of North Dakota; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to North Dakota with no known restrictions to customers 21-years-old and older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to North Dakota. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Ohio OH There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Ohio; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. If you're at least 21 years old, Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Ohio with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Ohio. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-3 days from when you place your order!
Oklahoma OK There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Oklahoma; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo and there are no known unique city-level laws that restrict ammo sales. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to customers at least 21-years-old in Oklahoma with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Oklahoma. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Oregon OR There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Oregon; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Oregon with no known restrictions for customers 21-years-old and older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Oregon. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 4-5 days from when you place your order!
Pennsylvania PA There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Pennsylvania; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Pennsylvania with no known restrictions for customers at least 21-years-old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Pennsylvania. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Rhode Island RI There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Rhode Island; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Rhode Island customers who are 21-years-old or older with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Rhode Island. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
South Carolina SC There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of South Carolina but the same federal ammo laws that apply all over the United States are in place. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo our fellow shooters in South Carolina so long as they are at least 21-years-old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to South Carolina. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-3 days from when you place your order!
South Dakota SD There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of South Dakota; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Of course, federal ammo laws still apply. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to South Dakota shooters 21-years-old and older with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to South Dakota. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Tennessee TN There are no known unusual or especially strict ammo laws in the state of Tennessee; Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Tennessee with no known restrictions to all of our fellow Tennesseans that are at least 21-years-old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Tennessee. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 1-2 days from when you place your order!
Texas TX There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Texas; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Texas with no known restrictions for customers 21-years-old and older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Texas. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-4 days from when you place your order!
Utah UT There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Utah; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Utah with no known restrictions for customers 21-years-old or older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Utah. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 4-5 days from when you place your order!
Vermont VT There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Vermont; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Vermont with no known restrictions so long as you are 21-years-old or older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Vermont. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Virginia VA There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Virginia; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Virginia with no known restrictions for customers 21-years-old and older. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Virginia. You can expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-3 days from when you place your order!
Washington WA There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Washington; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Washington with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Washington. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 5-6 days from when you place your order!
West Virginia WV There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of West Virginia; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to West Virginia with no known restrictions for customers at least 21-years-old. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to West Virginia. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 2-3 days from when you place your order!
Wisconsin WI There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Wisconsin; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to customers 21-years-old and older in Wisconsin with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Wisconsin. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 3-4 days from when you place your order!
Wyoming WY There are no known unusual ammo laws in the state of Wyoming; the state does not require a license to purchase ammo. Instant Ammo is able to ship ammo to Wyoming with no known restrictions. Shipping to your door from Instant Ammo is fast to Wyoming. Expect your ammo to get to your door between 5-6 days from when you place your order!