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Oklahoma bans the possession, carrying, use, attempted use, manufacture, importation, advertising for sale or sale of any “restricted bullet.”1

A “restricted bullet” is a round or elongated missile with a core of less than 60% lead and that has a fluorocarbon coating, designed to travel at high velocity and capable of penetrating body armor.2

Oklahoma also prohibits carrying a concealed handgun loaded with ammunition larger than.45 caliber.3

In 2011, Oklahoma enacted a law prohibiting certain conduct relating to fraudulent purchase of ammunition. See our Oklahoma Trafficking section.

Oklahoma doesnot:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • License persons who purchase or possess ammunition;
  • Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers; or
  • Prohibit persons who are ineligible to purchase or possess firearms under state law from purchasing or possessing ammunition, although the federal ammunition purchaser prohibitions  apply.


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  1. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, §§ 1289.20, 1289.21.[]
  2. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1289.19.[]
  3. Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1290.6.[]