What are AGE LIMITS for …

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Frequently Asked Questions: What are AGE LIMITS for …

Federal law governs FFL dealers. State law repeats that, and imposes similar restrictions on private businesses and individuals.


You must be 18 to buy a long gun or ammunition for it.


You must be 21 to buy a handgun or ammunition for it, including reloading components.

If you are 18, a parent or grandparent may give you a handgun using the intrafamilial transfer rules.

Rifles, Shotguns and other Firearms

You must be 21 to buy a lower receiver which is neither a rifle nor a handgun.

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