Originally Posted by Alleycat
Iíve never heard of a pistol bullet needing to have lead in them to be legal. I could be wrong. If so, Barnes is in trouble.
The definition of ap ammo is at 18 USC 921(a)(17):
"(B) The term `armor piercing ammunition' means-
(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and
which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other
substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass,
bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or
(ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and
intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25
percent of the total weight of the projectile.
While the language says "intended for use in a handgun" the ATF has "interpreted" this to mean, if it can be used in a handgun then it IS handgun ammo.