AR-15 Green Tip Ammunition Already Classified as Armour Piercing

    Townhall and others report that M855 “Green Tip” may already be classified as armour piercing by the BATFE …

    When you take a look at the 2005 ATF Regulation Guide, you’ll see an exemption for AR-15 “green-tip” ammunition, which means it exempted from the definition of “armor piercing” and therefore is legal on the federal level.


    When you look at the last page of the new, most recent ATF 2014 Regulation Guide, which was published in January, there is no longer an exemption for AR-15 “green-tip” ammunition.

    You can still buy it online. Take a look at IronSights for a list of retailers still stocking the round.

    Thanks to HK and others who sent this in.


    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!