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I've been kicking around the idea of picking up a P90 (I guess I watched too much Stargate... heh) and I was wondering about the ammo situation here, with getting SS190 instead of the civvie stuff.

Legally, you can truly get anything, including new production full autos, if you're a class III dealer (which is very difficult/expensive, but possible).

Anyway, going back to what you cited:

"(B) The term `armor piercing ammunition' means-

(i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and
which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or

(ii) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and
intended for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile.
Wikipedia says: "The SS190 bullet has a steel penetrator and an aluminum core."

1. It does not seem to violate part (i) as the core is aluminum, not iron? Is that right?
2. It does not seem to violate part (ii) as it's not greater than .22 caliber. Or is it? 5.7mm = .224". Is the definition here .2200000000"? I don't understand the definition of "larger than .22 caliber".

If it's just a case of FN trying to be politically correct... that would mean without any paperwork or class III stuff you could legally load your own SS190 rounds, or a 3rd party manufacturer could make them, right?

Anyone want to contact the ATF and check for sure? I guess I could ;)
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