Illinois State Restrictions

DISCLAIMER

We will not modify a firearm from its manufactured packaging in order to make it compliant with your state laws. We will also not ship firearms to a third party to be modified or changed in any way from manufactured specifications. The firearm you purchase must be compliant AS IS from the manufacturer before we will ship.

Information regarding State and local restrictions, laws and ordinances presented on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the present time. Laws and ordinances for firearms, ammunition, and certain other items are however, subject to change, without notice to us.

STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS

  • Customer must have FOID (Firearm Owner’s ID) to purchase ammunition anywhere in Illinois. It must be faxed or emailed to us prior to shipment.
  • Prohibited: Any handgun having a barrel, slide, frame or receiver that has a die casting of zinc alloy or any other non- homogenous metal, which will melt or deform at a temperature of 800 degrees F or less including: Cobra, Phoenix Arms, Heritage Arms, Hi-Point, Walther rimfire pistols, and GSG rimfire pistols.
  • ALL MUZZLELOADERS / BLACKPOWDER FIREARMS (handguns, long guns) MUST SHIP TO AN FFL DEALER.
  • Stun Guns and TASERs require an FFL Transfer.

FOID cards can be sent to (ffl@gunbuyer.com / Fax 855-772-5673)

CITY OF CHICAGO

No Firearms. No Ammunition.

Accessories will ship to Chicago with the exception of:

  • Collapsible, folding or thumbhole stocks
  • Flash hiders
  • Batons
  • Magazines exceeding 10 rounds
  • Accessories capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand

COOK COUNTY

(excludes City of Chicago, which has its own restrictions)

RIFLES

  • Semiautomatic rifles are prohibited.
  • AR or AK pattern receivers are prohibited.
  • Lever-action rifles of any caliber with a tubular feeding device are permitted.
  • Bolt-action rifles of any caliber with a fixed or detachable magazine that does not exceed 10 rounds are permitted.
  • Pump-action .22LR rifles with tubular magazines are permitted.
  • Single-shot rifles are permitted.

SHOTGUNS

Prohibited: a semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:

  • Only a pistol grip without a stock attached;
  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; A folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock;
  • A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; or
  • An ability to accept a detachable magazine.
  • Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder is prohibited.
  • Any shotgun with a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds is prohibited.

HANDGUNS

Prohibited: are semiautomatic pistols that have a detachable magazine AND two or more of the following:

  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand
  • A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock
  • Barrel shroud
  • Muzzle brake / muzzle compensator
  • Capacity to accept a detachable magazine outside the pistol grip

ACCESSORIES / AMMUNTION

  • Box-type detachable magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds are prohibited only for long-guns. No collapsible, folding or thumbhole stocks.
  • No flash hiders.
  • No accessory capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand.

CITY OF AURORA

RIFLES

  • Semiautomatic rifles are prohibited.
  • AR or AK patterns receivers are prohibited.

SHOTGUNS

  • Semiautomatic shotguns are prohibited.
  • Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder is prohibited.
  • Any slide-action shotgun with a magazine capacity of 15 rounds or fewer is permitted.

HANDGUNS

Prohibited are semiautomatic pistols that have a detachable magazine AND two or more of the following:

  • An ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip
  • Threaded barrel
  • Barrel shroud
  • A manufactured weight of fifty (50) ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded
  • A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm

ACCESSORIES / AMMUNTION

  • Long-gun magazines with a capacity of 15 rounds or more are prohibited.
  • Batons are prohibited.

CITY OF HIGHLAND PARK

RIFLES

Prohibited:

  • AR or AK patterns receivers are prohibited.
  • A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine, that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition.
  • A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a magazine with capacity over ten (10) rounds (detachable or otherwise) AND one or more of the following:
  • Only a pistol grip without a stock attached.
  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand.
  • A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock.
  • A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel.
  • A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator.

Additionally, the following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof are specifically prohibited:

  • AK, AKM, AKS, AK47, AK74, ARM, MAK90,
  • Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;
  • AR10;
  • AR15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR; AR70;
  • Calico Liberty;
  • Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU;
  • Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC;
  • Hi-Point Carbine;
  • HK91, HK93, HK94, or HKPSG
  • Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;
  • Saiga
  • SAR8, SAR4800;
  • SKS with Detachable Magazine;
  • SLG 95;
  • SLR 95 or 96;
  • Steyr AUG;
  • Sturm, Ruger Mini14;
  • Tavor;
  • Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson
  • 1927 Commando; or Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).

Permitted:

  • A .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device.
  • A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.

SHOTGUNS

Prohibited:

  • Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:

  • Only a pistol grip without a stock attached
  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
  • A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five (5) rounds;
  • An ability to accept a detachable magazine.
  • Additionally, the following shotguns or copies or duplicates thereof are specifically prohibited: Armscor 30 BG;
  • SPAS 12 or LAW 12;
  • Striker 12; or
  • Streetsweeper

HANDGUNS

Prohibited:

  • A semiautomatic pistol that has a fixed magzine, that has the capacity to accept more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition.
  • A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:
  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
  • A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
  • A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the Firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;
  • A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator;
  • The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.
  • Additionally, the following pistols or copies or duplicates thereof are specifically prohibited: Calico M-110;
  • MAC-10, MAC-11, OR MPA3;
  • Olympic Arms OA;
  • TEC-9, TEC-DC9; TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10; or UZI

ACCESSORIES / AMMUNTION

Prohibited:

  • Any magazine with capacity of more than ten (10) rounds.

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXEMPTIONS

FOID required for Law Enforcement ammunition purchases. It must be faxed or emailed to us prior to shipment.

City of Chicago:

  • NO LEO exemptions (even with department letterhead).

Cook County:

  • Law Enforcement Officers may purchase restricted items for DUTY USE ONLY and must submit a purchasing officer statement on their department letterhead. LE letterheads must be submitted for each purchase.

City of Aurora:

  • Law Enforcement Officers may purchase restricted items for DUTY USE ONLY and must submit a purchasing officer statement on their department letterhead. LE letterheads must be submitted for each purchase.
  • Private Security Contractors, Private Detectives and Private Alarm Contractors may purchase restricted items for DUTY USE ONLY and must submit a copy of their FAC (Firearms Authorization Card). Note: FAC is not the same as a FOID card.

City of Highland Park

  • Active law enforcement officers may purchase restricted items for DUTY USE ONLY and must submit a purchasing officer statement on their department letterhead. LE letterheads must be submitted for each purchase.