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Buying Ammo in Illinois

NOTE: The details and information pertaining to Illinois ammo laws are meant as a reference point only. As you're likely aware, Illinois firearm laws change frequently so be sure to consult your local law enforcement agency or a lawyer before making any final firearms related decisions.

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Illinois Ammo Laws

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The State of Illinois has several ammo laws that shooters need to be aware of. First, like the federal government, the state prohibits armor-piercing ammunition. Next, Illinois requires residents to obtain a Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card in order to buy ammo legally. Even if you are buying ammo outside the state, you will need a FOID card and a driver's license or state-issued identification card before you can receive the ammunition.

There is a statewide limit on magazine capacity (15 rounds for handguns, 10 rounds for long guns). There is also a state-wide ban on the sale of .50 BMG ammunition.

There are several Illinois cities that greatly restrict ammunition sales to the point that we are unable to ship to their residents. There are also a number of local restrictions on magazine capacities.

On top of these state and local laws, all federal laws also apply.

Restrictions On Online Ammo Sales In Illinois

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Lucky Gunner is happy to serve our fellow shooters in most parts of Illinois. Here's what we need:

  • Snap a photo of your valid state FOID card and send it over to us
  • Take a photo of your a driver's license or valid (non-expired) state identification card.

Unfortunately, we are unable to ship ammo to the following Illinois cities due to local laws:

  • Chicago
  • Chicago Heights
  • Cicero
  • Evanston
  • Norridge
  • Schaumburg
  • Thornton

We cannot ship handgun magazines holding more than 15 rounds or long gun magazines holding more than 10 rounds to Illinois. We also cannot ship .50 BMG ammo to Illinois.

Please note that the following local magazine restrictions are also in place in Illinois:

  • Aurora (15 rounds)
  • Cook County (10 rounds)
  • Highwood (10 rounds)
  • Highland Park (10 rounds)
  • North Chicago (16 rounds)
  • Oak Park (10 rounds)

Our Average Ammo Shipping Speeds To Illinois

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Shipping to your door from Lucky Gunner generally takes a few days. If you're near a major city, we generally deliver ammo to Illinois in 3-4 days!

Illinois CCW Gun Laws

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Here's a run-down on all the CCW laws in Illinois, broken down by municipality.

Illinois FFL Dealers

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Need to transfer a firearm in Illinois? Here's a list of all of the FFL dealers in Illinois, sorted by location.

Federal Representatives From Illinois

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Here's a current list of the representatives from Illinois to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. These people vote on federal judges who directly impact your 2A rights!

Where To Shoot In Illinois

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Use this handy tool to locate shooting ranges in Illinois.  Sort by distance from a particular zip code or by a list of amenities.

Illinois State Firearm Associations

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These are the Illinois-specific firearms groups which protect your rights:

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