a reply to: worldstarcountry
Nope explosive shells are not illegal to do any of those things ...
You need the right paperwork to own and buy and the proper licensing to manufacture and sell but honestly the second two are not actually all that
hard or expensive to become legal to do.
And yes I actually know where you can buy them if you actually really want some...
They're out there, hell I've physically seen and held an entire belt box load of privately owned grenades for the mark 19 the guy had sitting on a
tripod in the corner of his walk in safe.
Surprised the holy living bejesus out of me.
His response: you don't even want to know how much that single box cost me!
So they're legal, they exist, you can get them, but it's crazy expensive just like even solid shot for 40mm bofors guns which people Also own and
There's also some weird peculiarities etc about the laws around boomy stuff and explosive ammunition too wherein under certain physical amounts of
explosive charge in each individual shot they're legal too.
My biggest point though is while far more of this stuff is legal than people think, it's a side of the hobby where whoops can very easily get you 5-15
in prison and there is absolutely NO sense of humor or grey area between legal and prison!
That can hardly be considered encouraging people to go play with this stuff Willy nilly!
However, I also believe that it's very important for people to realize that there are legal ways to do this stuff if they really really feel that need
for boom in their lives!
That's the counterpoint to the whole do you want to turn this place into Belfast/Beirut don't tell anyone argument....
There's going to be a certain number of people who are going to pursue stuff like this REGARDLESS OF LEGALITY!
For a great majority of them, knowing that there are ways within the means and reach of a committed individual as well as the true magnitude of
trouble you can get yourself in "before you've even done anything wrong" is more than enough to convince people to go the legal route!
A legal route which will btw by default expose them to and inform them of the resources out there, procedures, and etc to keep them and everyone else
I guess because I don't see anything wrong with people being curious where you'd rather tell people it's illegal to be curious in the naive belief
that if you just hide certain knowledge away good enough bad stuff won't happen...
This is stupid and doesn't work