Oregon prohibits any person from making, selling, buying or possessing any handgun ammunition (principally for use in pistols and revolvers) where the bullet or projectile is coated with Teflon or any chemical compound with properties similar to Teflon, and which is intended to penetrate soft body armor, and where the person intends that the ammunition be used in the commission of a felony.1 Federal law also prohibits certain kinds of armor-piercing ammunition.

Oregon does not:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers;
  • Restrict locations where ammunition may be possessed; or
  • Require the safe storage of ammunition.

See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Or. Rev. Stat. § 166.350. ⤴︎