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Wisconsin prohibits the possession or use of an armor-piercing bullet during the commission of a crime, if the possessor: 1) has a handgun loaded with an armor-piercing bullet or a projectile or projectile core with a muzzle velocity of 1,500 feet per second or greater; or 2) possesses an armor-piercing bullet.1 “Armor-piercing bullet” is defined as a projectile or projectile core that may be fired from any handgun and that is constructed entirely from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper or depleted uranium.2

Wisconsin does not:

  • Require a license for the sale of ammunition;
  • Require a license or permit to purchase or possess ammunition;
  • Require sellers of ammunition to maintain a record of the purchasers; or


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  1. Wis. Stat. § 941.296(2).[]
  2. Wis. Stat. § 941.296(1)(a).[]