Well as some of you may recall, I am looking to pickup my first gun. I am looking to pickup a 12 gauge and was doing a little "price shopping" for some thing in some local stores and online and I have a question. This might sound stupid, but is it illegal in New York (upstate, NOT NYC) to sell anything other then "field loads" ??? I was trying to compare some ammo prices, and I seriously could NOT find slugs or buck shot at any of the 3 stores. Is this stuff that usually stays behind the counters, or do I have to "special order" it from the store?