Smokin Gun Worx follows State and Federal laws for US Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents with respect to the shooting, purchasing or possessing of firearms and ammunition.

Illinois residents need a FOID (Firearm Owner’s Identification) card which we can help you apply for free of charge from us. We only charge what the state requires from them. Out of state customers are required to show a Driver’s License to prove residency and age.

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Purchase of Ammunition

How old do you have to be to buy ammunition?

For Illinois residents you may purchase rifle ammunition with a FOID card at age 18 but not handgun ammunition. At age 21 you may purchase rifle or handgun ammunition with a FOID card

Please see below for information regarding persons under age 18 and out of state residents.

Do I need a gun license to buy ammo?

Illinois residents need a FOID card in order to purchase ammunition. Out of state residents may purchase ammunition with a driver’s license or state ID. See further guidelines based on age below.

Guidelines for Purchasing Ammunition Based on Age and Residency

Under Age 18: A parent or guardian may purchase the ammunition for an individual under age 18. Illinois parents must have a FOID card. Out of state parents need a drivers’ license or state ID.

Age 18 – 21: For Illinois residents, you may purchase rifle ammunition with a FOID card but not handgun ammunition. Customers out of state who are age 18 through 20 may buy ammunition with a driver’s license or state ID.

Over Age 21: With a FOID card you may purchase rifle or handgun ammunition. Without a FOID card you may not purchase ammunition. Out of state residents may purchase ammunition with a driver’s license or state ID.

Non-Immigrant Alien: NO

 

Purchase of Firearms

Guidelines for Purchasing Firearms Based on Age and Residency

Under Age 18: A parent or legal guardian may purchase a firearm in their name if their child is under 18. The Parent must have a FOID card and a driver’s license or state ID. Out of state parents need a driver’s license or proper state ID

Age 18 – 21: In order to purchase a rifle you must be 18 and older with a valid FOID card. Out of State people MUST have a driver’s license or state ID.

Over Age 21: Illinois residents may purchase rifles or handguns with a FOID card and driver’s license. Out of state residents need a driver’s license or state ID.

Non-Immigrant Alien: NO

 

Using The Shooting Range

 

Guidelines for Using the Shooting Range Based on Age and Residency

Can I use the shooting range without a FOID card?

You may use the shooting range without a FOID card if you are accompanied by a person with a FOID card. You can also shoot on the range if you are an out of state person as long as you have a Driver’s License or State ID. Please read below for the full guidelines based on age and residency.

Under Age 18: May use the range with a parent or guardian. The parent from Illinois must have a FOID card. If out of state they must have a driver’s license or state ID.

Age 18 – 21: May use the range by themselves with a rifle only and understand all safety rules with a FOID card. Without a FOID card, you must be with a person with a FOID card or an out of state person with a Driver’s License or State ID.

Over Age 21: Illinois residence needs a FOID card to shoot by themselves on the range. Out of state residents only need a driver’s license or state ID. Without a FOID card, Illinois residents may shoot in the same lane with another FOID cardholder or an Illinois residence may shoot with an out of state person with a driver’s license or state ID.

Non-Immigrant Alien: May shoot with a passport or driver’s license & can understand English.

 

Rental of Firearms

Guidelines for Renting Firearms Based on Age and Residency

Under Age 18: A parent or guardian may rent and shoot with the child. Parents of children must have a FOID card if they live in Illinois. Out of state people under 18 need to be with their parents who have a driver’s license or state ID.

Age 18 – 21: You may rent a rifle with a FOID card but not a handgun. If you don’t have a FOID card, you must be with a person who has a FOID card or a person from out of state with a Driver’s License.

Over Age 21: Illinois residents may rent rifles or hand guns with a FOID card. Without a FOID card, they may rent under a person who does have a FOID from Illinois or an out of state person with a driver’s license or state ID.

Non-Immigrant Alien: May rent with a passport or driver’s license & can understand English