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Just tried to order from Mid South who I had ordered from several times in the past, and they suddenly can't ship to me based on "local law" but could not specify what law they were referring to. I asked for them to have a representative follow up and I'd be happy to set the record straight with them, but it looks like for now, they're not shipping to Chicago anymore.

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I am SHOCKED if this is indeed true. I was going to order from them in a few weeks but I never had an issue either with them. I even made buddies with one of the ladies in the office and she was able to send all my ammo to my work address. I explained to her that I lived in a condo building that was not secure if a package was left and she had NO issue sending ammo to my work. She even told me to write "send business class" so that the package will not arrive on a Saturday or Sunday.

 

Let's not take the off our list just yet.

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Their website won't allow me to order any ammo with a city address. I called and asked why, and that's what the woman told me. I have ordered from them before, and as I said, I asked what law they were referencing, and she said she didn't know. I won't hold my breath, but maybe they'll get back to me and it gets straightened out. It would be a shame to not be able to use them, and I won't shop with anyone who won't sell me ammo that is perfectly legal for me to purchase.

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So Mid South just wrote me back, and apparently, all of these sites are all aggregating their data from Lucky Gunner, because that's literally what she sent me, a PDF that is from Lucky Gunner. It's in reference to Ordinance O2013-6015 which has been off the books for I believe 4 or 5 years.

 

Lucky Gunner needs to get leaned on to stop spreading false and incorrect information about what laws are not on the books, and haven't been for years.

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So Mid South just wrote me back, and apparently, all of these sites are all aggregating their data from Lucky Gunner, because that's literally what she sent me, a PDF that is from Lucky Gunner. It's in reference to Ordinance O2013-6015 which has been off the books for I believe 4 or 5 years.

 

Lucky Gunner needs to get leaned on to stop spreading false and incorrect information about what laws are not on the books, and haven't been for years.

 

 

I cannot stand that guy! He is: smarmy, obstinate, and passive aggressive, and absolutely refuses to listen. My contacts with him date back to 2015, and though I sent him a copy of the updated ordinance, he simply refuses to look at it and keeps insisting the old, outdated ordinance is still in force. This same exact guy runs both Lucky Gunner and Bulkammo. I can't figure out if he has some kind of grudge against Chicago and this is how he gets his jollies, or if he's really this dense.

 

So, if people are suddenly changing their policy, I guess we know who to look at.

 

Unfortunately there's not much I can do about the Lucky Gunner guy spreading misinformation. If you want to provide Mid South with updated info, here's a link to the OLD ordinance, which dates to 2013. The pertinent subsection is 8-20-100, appearing on page 6-7:

 

https://pic.datamade.us/chicago/document/?filename=O2013-6015&document_url=http://ord.legistar.com/Chicago/attachments/41a80b93-ff97-4113-8fd7-2f73b4992b16.pdf

 

In 2014, the city amended 8-20-100 further, which totally changed it to a ban on sales of weapons at gun shows, the below archived link shows the amendments Rahm Emanuel proposed and got passed:

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20161020134225/https://blogs.chicagotribune.com/files/chicago-gun-shop-ordinance.pdf

 

The link to the official current Chicago code is below. Click and scroll down to 8-20-100:

 

http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/title8offensesaffectingpublicpeacemorals/chapter8-20weapons?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0

 

Which says:

8-20-100 Sale or transfer of firearms at gun shows prohibited.

No firearm shall be sold or otherwise transferred by any person at a gun show. For purposes of this subsection, “gun show” means a temporary exhibit or gathering where firearms or ammunition are sold, leased, or otherwise transferred.
(Added Coun. J. 7-2-10, p. 96234, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 7-6-11, p. 3073, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 1-17-13, p. 45370, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 9-11-13, p. 59869, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 6-25-14, p. 83727, § 8)

 

I don't see a blasted thing about ammunition there!

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Corrected link is as follows:

 

http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/municipalcodeofchicago?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il

 

I forwarded that on to MidSouth, and will let everyone know if/when they respond. What can we do about Lucky Gunner spreading this misinformation, and why would other companies be using them as a legal source instead of just looking up the current municipal code, which is pretty easy to do?

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I live in the suburbs of cook and lucky gunner sold me 1k rounds of 9mm blazer brass delivered to my door

 

That's not the City of Chicago.

 

 

They have not responded to the information that I have provided them after almost two weeks and a follow up email, so I'd take them off the list of companies who will sell to the city.

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I live in the suburbs of cook and lucky gunner sold me 1k rounds of 9mm blazer brass delivered to my door

 

That's not the City of Chicago.

 

 

They have not responded to the information that I have provided them after almost two weeks and a follow up email, so I'd take them off the list of companies who will sell to the city.

 

 

Lucky Gunner is on the list of Lost Causes (down below the list of confirmed shippers). They wouldn't listen to me or even to Valinda, so as far as I'm concerned there's really no more point in trying.

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That's not the City of Chicago.

 

 

They have not responded to the information that I have provided them after almost two weeks and a follow up email, so I'd take them off the list of companies who will sell to the city.

 

 

Lucky Gunner is on the list of Lost Causes (down below the list of confirmed shippers). They wouldn't listen to me or even to Valinda, so as far as I'm concerned there's really no more point in trying.

 

Sorry, I quoted wrong, I wasn't trying to deal with Lucky Gunner, but MidSouth Shooters.

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I am a competition shooter and live in Bridgeport. I can confirm that Atlantaarms.com and evergladesammo.com are two places that ship ammo right to my door. There are very few places that sell major power 9mm for competition but thankfully, these two ship to my door. they also sell regular minor power ammo also.

 

Targetsportsusa is my goto for everything else shipped right to my door.

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I don't think that Bridgeport is a Chicago area code?
​What say you all?

 

 

I am a competition shooter and live in Bridgeport. I can confirm that Atlantaarms.com and evergladesammo.com are two places that ship ammo right to my door. There are very few places that sell major power 9mm for competition but thankfully, these two ship to my door. they also sell regular minor power ammo also.

 

Targetsportsusa is my goto for everything else shipped right to my door.

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I don't think that Bridgeport is a Chicago area code?

​What say you all?

 

 

I am a competition shooter and live in Bridgeport. I can confirm that Atlantaarms.com and evergladesammo.com are two places that ship ammo right to my door. There are very few places that sell major power 9mm for competition but thankfully, these two ship to my door. they also sell regular minor power ammo also.

 

Targetsportsusa is my goto for everything else shipped right to my door.

 

 

ChicagoRay... I just gotta ask, how long have you lived in Chicago? I think you might need to bone up on all things Chicagoistical to justify your screen name!

 

Bridgeport is a neighborhood smack in the geographical center of Chicago.

Home of numerous mayors, including the Daley family.

Kinda near Sox Park.

 

Target Sports is also my go to shop. They deliver to my door in Old Irving Park, another Chicago neighborhood.

 

Funny what ya learn here that ya didn't know before...

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As far as I can tell from their website, Ammunition Depot, located in FL, also DOES NOT sell ammo to Chicago or Cook County, but does to other IL residents with a FOID -> https://www.ammunitiondepot.com/content/9-shipping-and-returns. I didn't check to see if their policy changed, but that's what is on their website as of today.

 

I can confirm that Ammuniton Depot still has a hard policy of not shipping to anyone in Cook County (let alone Chicago). They will only ship to an FFL dealer (I was told this directly by their customer service rep via email). As such I would like to recommend they be put on the "Lost Cause" list. Frankly speaking, in my view any company that does not care about what is and isn't a law/ordinance doesn't want our (Chicago and greater Cook County residents) business.

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I guess it depends on whether they mean the Bridgeport neighborhood in Chicago or the town Bridgeport in southeast Illinois. Targetsportsusa so far doesn't care and ships to Chicago as others have reported.

 

It could be Bridgeport, CT... unless used in the context of a thread specifically dedicated to on-line ammo sales in Chicago!

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You guys are funny. Yes. I meant Bridgeport the neighborhood. Just south of Chinatown and in between Armour square and Mckinley park, and back of the yards. Right in the middle of the city and basically where shootings often happen.

 

Targetsportsusa ships right to my door as I have already indicated. For my other specialty ammo, Atlantaarms and evergladesammo also ships to my door with adult signature. I used to get ammo only when it’s on sale at cabelas Hammond but why drive there when I’ve found places that ship right to my door?!

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I'm looking to buy bulk 9mm (ideally 147 grain, but I'd get 124 or 115 grain if priced right). I can walk into a big box store right now and buy 100 rounds of brass-cased 115gr for around .16 each (plus tax). Is there anyone out there who can beat that right now (free shipping, specials, etc)? Shipping would (obviously) be to a 606 zip.

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I'm looking to buy bulk 9mm (ideally 147 grain, but I'd get 124 or 115 grain if priced right). I can walk into a big box store right now and buy 100 rounds of brass-cased 115gr for around .16 each (plus tax). Is there anyone out there who can beat that right now (free shipping, specials, etc)? Shipping would (obviously) be to a 606 zip.

 

I usually check out wikiarms and then check it against our vendor list to see who is GTG.

 

https://www.wikiarms.com/group/9mm

 

If you see a price you like and the vendor isn't on our list you can also check their website for shipping policy and if they don't say they won't ship to Chicago you can always give them a try and see what happens. Worst case scenario is they refund your money or deny the transaction. I've found a couple good vendors that way. If you do find someone good, please let us know so I can update the list.

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I'm looking to buy bulk 9mm (ideally 147 grain, but I'd get 124 or 115 grain if priced right). I can walk into a big box store right now and buy 100 rounds of brass-cased 115gr for around .16 each (plus tax). Is there anyone out there who can beat that right now (free shipping, specials, etc)? Shipping would (obviously) be to a 606 zip.

 

Target Sports ships to Chicago

 

Here's the cheaper stuff...

 

If you join Prime Ammo you save a little bit more, they send you a gift near the end of your annual membership and shipping is always free no matter how small your order is. Good deal if you buy lots of ammo.

 

I like the Speer Lawman 124 and 147 which runs around .20 per.

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