Armor Piercing Laws: Any Convictions?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by fflincher, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. fflincher

    fflincher

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    In a fit of nostalgia I bought a Charter Arms .44 Special Bull Dog.
    Haven't had a .44 Special for 25 years.

    Digging deeply, I recovered some .44 S ammo, including some I quit using
    because it is, I recall, "armor piercing". I tried to research the
    prohibition and failed to find clear guidance. When I packed it away,
    I was afraid using it could make me a criminal.

    Will you please re-inform me as to the federal law and tell whether
    any successful prosecutions have been made of citizens using it for
    self defense? I do not think my state, Texas, has a law addressing this.

    Thank you for all you do for us!
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    Quick Google search for arrests for armor piercing ammo turns up almost 2 million links. IMHO, best thing to do is take that ammo to a range (with a VERY sturdy backstop!) and turn it into once-fired brass.
    Best,
    Mas