Age Restrictions

  • Under Federal law, the minimum age to purchase firearms and ammunition from an FFL is 18.
  • If the firearm is other than a rifle or a shotgun, or ammunition for other than a rifle or a shotgun, the minimum age is 21 [18 U.S.C. 922(b)(1)].
  • Ammunition that is interchangeable between rifles and handguns may be purchased by a buyer who is at least 18 years of age if they will use the ammunition in a rifle.