Missouri generally prohibits the knowing possession, manufacture, transportation, repair or sale of a bullet or projectile that explodes or detonates on impact due to an independent explosive charge after being shot from a firearm.1

Missouri prohibits anyone from recklessly selling, leasing, loaning, giving away or delivering ammunition to a person who is intoxicated.2

Missouri also makes it a violation of state law for anyone to violate the federal law prohibiting a person under age 18 from possessing handgun ammunition and prohibiting the sale or transfer of handgun ammunition to a person under age 18.3.))

See the section entitled Firearms Trafficking in Missouri regarding a law prohibiting certain illegal sales of ammunition.

Missouri does not:


  1. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.020.1(4). ⤴︎
  2. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.060.1(3). ⤴︎
  3. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.080 (referring to 18 U.S.C. § 922(x ⤴︎
  4. Although Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.060.1(1) penalizes anyone who knowingly sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers ammunition to any person who, under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.070, is not lawfully entitled to possess such, Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.070 does not prohibit the possession of ammunition by any individual. ⤴︎
  5. Missouri prohibits the possession or use of armor-piercing ammunition in the commission or attempted commission of a crime. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 571.150. ⤴︎