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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 9/24/2003 8:07:54 AM EST
I realize the Bushmaster, Oly and T-C make .223/5.56 pistols.

Why did they ATF exempt this ammo when they went ballistic over 7.62x39 steel core?


Link Posted: 9/24/2003 11:29:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2003 11:29:53 AM EST by Troy]
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 6:16:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2003 6:25:36 PM EST by CRC]
So it WAS banned and classified as AP ammo at one point until the ATF exempted it? CRC
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 7:28:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 7:33:20 PM EST
More correctly it was listed under "Title 18, UNITED STATES CODE, CHAPTER 44 as amended by Public Law 103-322 The Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (enacted September 13, 1994) 18 U.S.C. CHAPTER 44 § 921(a)(17)(B) the term 'armor piercing ammunition' means --" as armor piercing. then ammended "NOTE: THE FOLLOWING CARTRIDGES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE DEFINITION OF ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION: 5.56MM (.223) SS109 and M855 Ammunition, Identified by a green coating on the projectile tip. U.S. .30-06 M2 AP, Identified by a black coating on the projectile tip." SS109 and M855 should have never been listed in the first place. I think the M2 was reclassified because it was not designed with the intent to be used in a handgun. Anyway, smoke up Johnny and shoot bunches of the stuff. MM
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 7:41:54 PM EST
Thanks Troy. My dad had some AP .30/06 once and I've seen it at gunshows. I knew it was AP. CRC
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