I’m a British citizen planning to visit a friend in Texas. He has firearms and the space to safely use them, and since this is something of a novelty to me I’m hoping we can do a bit of shooting while I’m there. However, I don’t want to burn up a load of his ammunition in what’s essentially a favour to me - trying to reimburse him in cash seems in rather poor taste, so ideally I’d like to arrive at his farm with a box or two in the car, and leave any leftovers with him. Think of it like bringing a bottle to a party :-).
Is this possible? I know Texas has quite relaxed firearms laws, but I can’t find anything definite on restrictions (or lack of them) around buying or transporting ammunition.
Assuming the answer isn’t “No, only Texas residents can buy ammunition there”, is there anything else I should know? Thinking particularly of legal stipulations like not leaving the car unattended, or maximum quantities, or not being allowed to carry ammunition in the same vehicle as (sealed bottles of) alcohol, or any other non-obvious quirks.
I’ll be driving a hire car, obviously. I’d be buying either in Austin or, if being in a city means additional restrictions, in one of the small towns I’d pass through on the way to my friend’s farm.