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Old 03-17-2012, 01:38 AM
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Hey all I was wondering what the legality of Fired off rocket launchers as the local gun/surplus stores have things like fired off LAW rockets, AT4s, and in one case a Stinger Missile launch tube(with trigger and sight). I know that they are legal in some places to own but I'm not 100% on how.

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Old 03-17-2012, 03:06 AM
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Probably the way you can buy a grenade launcher but need to register the grenades as destructive devices. You can buy the tube but the rockets are gonna be trickier.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:51 AM
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If what I have read on the various surplus forums such systems once fired are legally the same as expended brass.

Basically LAW rocket launchers and AT4 systems once they are fired are legal for civilians to own without a permit.

Today I found a used Stinger Missile Launcher in a local gunstore. it was one of those things where one asks is it really legal?
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:57 PM
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If what I have read on the various surplus forums such systems once fired are legally the same as expended brass.

Basically LAW rocket launchers and AT4 systems once they are fired are legal for civilians to own without a permit.

Today I found a used Stinger Missile Launcher in a local gunstore. it was one of those things where one asks is it really legal?
Well all it is now is a fiberglass tube...
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:01 AM
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Looking again in some places like Kommiefornia* those fiberglass tubes are as illegal as the anti-aircraft missiles they once held.


* yes I know I deliberatly slured the name of california but I don't have any really good feelings for a place that voted in Moonbeam brown twice.
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Looking again in some places like Kommiefornia* those fiberglass tubes are as illegal as the anti-aircraft missiles they once held.


* yes I know I deliberatly slured the name of california but I don't have any really good feelings for a place that voted in Moonbeam brown twice.
Hey, I live in California and don't have many good things to say about the state government, so you aren't alone, my friend.
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Hey, I live in California and don't have many good things to say about the state government, so you aren't alone, my friend.
I was born and raised in California. I moved up to Oregon a little more than a year ago. I'm loving it up here as it's like California when I was a kid, there's so much more freedom to do what you want up here.
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From what I've read you actually cannot use a LAW/AT4 more than once because the tube cannot handle the stress of more than one shot. Also I've never heard of the practice of reloading used tubes either.

So it's even more useless then spent brass.
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From what I've read you actually cannot use a LAW/AT4 more than once because the tube cannot handle the stress of more than one shot. Also I've never heard of the practice of reloading used tubes either.

So it's even more useless then spent brass.
I have heard of people reloading the tubes on a LAW rocket. It's extremly rare as it's dangerous and not worth the effort in most cases. As you said the launchers are intended to be one shot and toss.
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