armor piercing ammunition meaning
A projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium. Such term does not include shotgun shot required by Federal or State environmental or game regulations for hunting purposes, a frangible projectile designed for target shooting, a projectile which the Secretary finds is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes, or any other projectile or projectile core which the Secretary finds is intended to be used for industrial purposes, including a charge used in an oil and gas well perforating device. 18 U.S.C.
- And the armor piercing ammunition that has been banned for use in handguns can be legally purchased and used in rifles.
- To match foreign developments and potential treaty violations, in the 1930s the US developed a series of new guns firing " super-heavy " armor piercing ammunition; these included the 8-inch ( 203 mm ) / 55 caliber gun Mark 12 introduced with in 1937.