I was planning on purchasing a couple boxes of Lehigh Defense - Xtreme Defense in .380 but I couldn't find a place on their website to submit a photo of my FOID/DL. While looking I came across their shipping policy page and for Cook County, IL (where I live) it literally says "No ammo without FFL". What freakin nonsense is this? Not only is there no restriction (other than sending in your FOID/DL and it being shipped to the address listed on your ID), but there has NEVER been a law/bill/statute requiring ammo to be sent to an FFL. Have any of you successfully purchased from Lehigh Defense before (via their website or otherwise), or tried and were not successful? I sent an email to their customer service/sales rep to ask about this policy they have listed, but I thought I'd toss out another line here to see if anyone else has encountered this.
I have tested extensively both Lehigh Defense's versions of their Xtreme Defense and Underwood Ammo's version of the Lehigh projectile, in both gelatin and, more important, in pig carcasses along with various barriers and protection.
Hands down, the hotter versions that Underwood produces, in .380 through .45, do more tissue damage and have better penetration than the Lehigh versions. Not that the latter are bad, by any means, but Underwood has maximized the terminal ballistic performance of almost all of Lehigh's projectiles.
Plus, they are an Illinois-based company, and they are very easy to order from. They also have great prices for their ammunition.
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