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Old January 18, 2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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Buying ammo in Illinois without a FOID?

I am planning a trip to Chicago this weekend.

Now I am trying to find out if I can buy ammo there along the way (if I can find any) As a MO resident.

From what I am reading a non-resident from a neighboring state can buy rifle or shotgun ammo but not handgun?

I specifically am looking for .22lr - that can be handgun or rifle ammo.

Any ideas? I'd like to know if it is even possible before wasting my time stopping at every Walmart along the way.
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Old January 18, 2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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I can't 100% answer your question because I have to show my FOID 80% of the time weather I am buying ammo in IL or IN.

If your driving to Chicago just take a slight detour to Indiana and get what your in need of. Cabelas is a short trip East of Chicago on I80/94.

Heck if your driving why not just stop in MO before you cross state lines?
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Old January 18, 2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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Heck if your driving why not just stop in MO before you cross state lines?
Everywhere here is sold out.
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Old January 18, 2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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Non state residents can buy ammo without FOID.
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Old January 19, 2013, 12:29 AM   #5
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Walmarts in Cook County do not carry ammo.
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Old January 19, 2013, 12:39 AM   #6
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Walmarts in Cook County do not carry ammo.
I figured that.

There are about 10 along I-55 on the way there though.
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Old January 19, 2013, 12:41 AM   #7
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Everywhere here is sold out.
Good luck finding .22LR here in Illinois. In the past 10 days or so, I have checked two gun shops, 3 or 4 WalMart, and my local WalMart almost daily. The only .22LR available is CB shorts. Not that I need .22LR, I have probably 4k rounds. I’m just getting a kick out of looking for it. Kind of making a game out of it….. Simple things entertain me.
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Old January 19, 2013, 12:52 AM   #8
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Good luck finding .22LR here in Illinois. In the past 10 days or so, I have checked two gun shops, 3 or 4 WalMart, and my local WalMart almost daily. The only .22LR available is CB shorts. Not that I need .22LR, I have probably 4k rounds. I’m just getting a kick out of looking for it. Kind of making a game out of it….. Simple things entertain me.
I figured this as well.

I only have 1000 rounds though and could use some more.

I thought it could break up the drive and make it go faster if I had a quest.
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Old January 19, 2013, 01:46 AM   #9
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Dick's down in Bradley Illinois right off I57 had 22lr in stock although it was a little high in price but not stupid high.
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Old January 19, 2013, 11:27 AM   #10
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Walmart was the only place around here (Kane county) that had any real selection. When I went yesterday after work, the girl the was stocking the ammo case. They had everything I wanted. Cabelas was even sold out of 30-30. Go figure.
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Old January 19, 2013, 03:19 PM   #11
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Had a few boxes of Winchester super-x at Joliet walmart. Would not sell it to me.
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Old January 22, 2013, 02:54 PM   #12
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Yes, they are pretty strict about ammo in IL.

But Indian, my daughter could throw a box up on the counter at Cabelas and they wouldn't even question it - most of the time.

I swing by there all the time, but they did card me once I think because of seeing I was from Illinois for handgun ammo. Not recently though.

I have plenty of .22 and load my own 9mm so I am not sure what the shortage is about. Big buying spree? Why would ammo be out, the proposed new laws would really only affect high capacity magazines and big ar-15 style weapons which I don't really have anyway.
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