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My wife just said to me. I don't get it. If they don't have the ammo you want can't you just buy it online or have the store order exactly what you want? Ah, if only common sense was alive in massachusetts!
I've never been checked for my badge but I do understand (2nd hand info) that Atlantic Tactical does this now for all ammo sales (reported in another LE forum). Nobody asked me for ID at Riley's LE shop but I also didn't buy anything there the one time I was in that shop (it's in back and to the right of the retail shop). AAA Police Supply never asked for ID, but they knew me (they were our PD's supplier) and it's probably been 8+ years since I was in there.
The HST I did buy was by mail order (LE supplier) as nobody in MA had the stuff in 50 rd boxes but that was a number of years ago too.
Correction needed here:
Yesterday I stopped in at Atlantic Tactical and spoke with Andy (Asst Mgr). I was told that ammo will be sold to anyone with a MA Resident LTC/FID, EXCEPT the Ranger series of ammo due to a contractual restriction to sell only to LE.
I wonder if it's exempt from the federal excise tax?
This is the First year with my concealed carry and my newly built AR-15 which was a blast to build I would recommend building your own rifle to anyone getting into the AR. My problem is acquiring the ammo I want. Am I in a unique period where ammo is hard to get, or is this a recent problem. With my 9mm range ammo is plentiful without a doubt but I have been trying to acquire some HST 9mm for carrying and I cant believe how hard it's been to locate? Why HST? I've watched a lot of videos and it seems like a superior ammo. I'll leave it at that. And now with my AR complete 5.56 ammo seems to be my new hurdle. Can it really be so hard to keeps ammo in stock? Seriously, are manufacturers having a problem making it fast enough? I just don't get it. I don't even own a 22 LR but it's like a common joke at the store about not being able to get it. The shelves are bare. Is this a massachusetts thing or a supply issue?