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Original Thread by McCroskey can be found at this location. The original thread is closed and is continued here.


The retailers below are confirmed or have been reported to me as willing to ship ammunition directly to addresses within the City of Chicago (zip code beginning with 606##).

Feel free to post any retailers who have shipped or willing to ship ammunition to addresses within the City of Chicago (zip code 606##). 

I'll continue to update the list below with the most current retailers mentioned.


At the bottom of this post, I have also included legal rebuttal to typical reply's from vendors that give reasons for not shipping to Chicago.


If you encounter any problems, please this bring to my attention.

Ammunition Retailers Who Will Ship (alphabetical order)
AE Ammo


Ammo Supply Warehouse
Anacortes Gun Shop

AngelFire Ammo

Atlanta Arms
Bone Frog Gun Club

Boss Shotshells

Brownell's (some people now report successfully ordering ammo, Brownell's have been flaky about this in the past)

Bud's Gun Shop
Buffalo Arms
Buffalo Bore
Cajun Ammo (changed to Gear Fire)

Canoe Club USA

Chestnut Ridge (rifle ammo has been successful, need someone to try handgun ammo)

Civilian Marksmanship Program eStore

Click Click Boom Boom (good for shotshells)

Defender Ammunition

De Leon Pharmacy and Sporting Goods


Everglades Ammo
ExoticAmmo (a good source for unusual ammo, like less-then-lethal shotgun rounds, net rounds, tracers, etc.)

Firearms Depot

Gad Custom Cartridges (good source for obsolete calibers) (check BBB before purchasing)
Great Lakes Ammunition

Gun Powder Nation

Gunzone Deals

KIR Ammo
Lanbo's Armory

LG Outdoors

Madison Guns
Mass Ammo
Military Shooters

Old Western Scrounger

Patriots Ammo & Arms (see this post before purchasing)

Red River Reloading

Rogers Sporting Goods
Selway Armory

Shaw Armament Systems

Simmons Sporting Goods

Super Vel Ammunition

SWFA Outdoors
The Battlefield Armory

Top Gun Supply

True Shot Gun Club
Underwood Ammo


White Birch Armory

Wild Horse Ammunition

Lost Causes
The following online sellers should be considered "lost causes", either due to their ongoing refusal to ship to Chicago, or their inconsistency in shipping to Chicago for some people versus refusing to do so for others. Please note that the below vendors have been contacted multiple times already and doing so again is unlikely to achieve anything positive.

2ammo (ships to FFL)

Able Ammo (ships to FFL)

AIM Surplus


Ammo Freedom



Ammunition Depot

Ammunition Fairy


Beebe Family Arms & Munitions (shopbfam.com, ships to FFL)


Bereli (ships to FFL)

Carolina Munitions (20230126 - BBB)

Cheaper Than Dirt

Civilian Arms (ships to FFL)

Clark Armory

Field Supply (ships to FFL)

Flip Ammo

Freedom Munitions

Global Ordnance

Gman Sporting Arms (ships to FFL)

Graf & Sons

Gun Run International


Impact Guns

J&G Sales (ships to FFL)

Lowest Ammo
Lucky Gunner

Mack's Prairie Wings (ships to FFL)

Midway USA

MMI Ammo

Natchez Shooters Supplies

Optics Planet (shipping integrity issues, see post on June 14, 2022 at 02:08 PM, and June 21, 2022 at 07:09 PM)


Palmetto State Armory

Powder Valley

Recoil Gunworks

Saint Barb's Bullets



Skogen's Gun Supply

Southern Munitions
Sportsman's Guide

Sportsman's Warehouse

Steel City Ammunition

Surplus Ammo

Tactical Surplus USA

Tactical Defense Solutions


Trigger Depot

Trop Gun

Youngblood Tactical





Legal References

Thread References:







References to statute 430 ILCS 65/13.1 [https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/043000650K13.1.htm], with the new Public Act 102-538 [https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=102-0538] is effective August 20, 2021.

This references the possession and transportation of ammunition by a holder of a valid FOID card. This is a requirement by ammunition sellers that buyers will have to provide proof of a valid FOID.

In the past, Chicago Ordinance O2013-6015 [https://chicago.councilmatic.org/legislation/o2013-6015] references Chicago Municipal Code 8-20-100(b) which read “No ammunition may be sold or otherwise transferred within the city, except through a licensed weapons dealer, or as otherwise allowed by this code.”

Currently, the Chicago Municipal Code 8-20-100 has been amended and no longer contains this language [https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/chicago/latest/chicago_il/0-0-0-2644532].
This was amended by Chicago Ordinance O2014-4271 on June 25, 2014, it removed the restriction to purchase ammunition within Municipal Code 8-20-100. [https://chicago.councilmatic.org/legislation/o2014-4271].



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On 3/28/2022 at 10:58 AM, DocHoliday said:

Tactical Defense Solutions has refused to ship ammo to my Chicago address in the past. 

Thank you DocHoliday.


Tactical Defense Solutions moved to Lost Causes


Their Terms and Conditions specifically state "Ammunition sales to the city of Chicago or Cook County must be shipped to an FFL. No exceptions."

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Strange about Steel City - stated policy on their website for ammo is:  

  • Illinois— No sales to the city of Chicago or Cook County. All other Illinois residents must email us a copy of their FOID card in addition to their State ID. Ammunition must ship to an address on one of these ID’s.
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On 4/10/2022 at 11:56 AM, ChangeLogg said:

Thank you HelloAll and gunuser17.


I sent them an email for confirmation, since their policy states they will not ship to Chicago





Confirmed with phone call and verified it was not a typo. Steel City Ammunition does not ship to Chicago addresses.

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Thank you HelloAll!!


I called Steel City Ammunition again to clarify their contradicting information on their website and the email above.

Their representative did not give a definitive answer if they will or will not ship to a Chicago address.

They seem receptive, and I will revisit to verify policy changes.


Thanks again!


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Also Optics Planet is infamous for it's terrible track record. Even though they may technically ship to Chicago, they are known to receive payment for orders for ammo they claim to have in stock, only to NEVER ship the item. They'll email you with delay notices for months and months on end, Reddit is full of horror stories. I feel they should just be taken off the list. They're a bait trap.

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