You can buy it, you can own it, you can even shoot it, all 100% legaly. The ammo companies just wont sell to ya. When a po po department orders too much of the LEO ammo and dont take the full order the rest can be sold to anyone. I got a bunch of HST for my 45GAP I got for $27.00 a box of 50. Its just hard to get and there is never a consistant supply. Get it when you can!!