Nevada does not:
- Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
- Obligate ammunition purchasers to obtain a license; or
- Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers.
Regulation of Unreasonably Dangerous Ammunition
Nevada prohibits the manufacture or sale of any “metal-penetrating bullet” capable of being fired from a handgun.1 A “metal-penetrating bullet” means a bullet whose core reduces the normal expansion of the bullet upon impact, and is at least as hard as the maximum hardness attainable using solid red metal alloys, and that can be used in a handgun.2
Persons Prohibited from Purchasing/Possessing Ammunition
In Nevada, a person may not sell or otherwise dispose of any ammunition to another person if the seller or transferor has “actual knowledge” that the person:
- Is under indictment for, or has been convicted of, a felony in Nevada, any other state, or under federal law;
- Is a fugitive from justice;
- Has been adjudicated as mentally ill or has been committed to any mental health facility; or
- Is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.3
See our Ammunition Regulation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 202.273(1).
- Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 202.273(4).
- Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 202.362(1).