Firearms Shipping Policy

Federal Law requires that all modern firearms be shipped to a holder of a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL) only. The recipient must have an FFL; however the sender is not required to have one. Any person who is legally allowed to own a firearm is legally allowed to ship it to an FFL holder for any legal purpose (including sale or resale).

Here is exactly what the ATF 'Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide' (ATF P 5300.4) says:

(B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier?
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 178.31, 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30]

(B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service?
A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms.

[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]

Knives, air guns, accessories, and most gun parts need not be shipped to an FFL holder. We say most gun parts because each firearm contains at least one part that the ATF considers a firearm. This part is typically the part that contains the serial number. This part must be treated as a complete firearm when shipping the item.

Ammo Restrictions

Ammunition must be shipped separately from packages that contain firearms (including handguns).
You must be 18 or older to purchase shotgun or rifle ammunition and 21 or older to purchase handgun ammunition. All ammunition must be shipped Domestic Ground. Shipping not available for International, DC, and MA residents. Residents of CA, DE, IL, NY and OH, may have additional restrictions. Always make sure you use the correct ammunition for your firearms. Check your state and local laws for any other applicable firearms and ammunition regulations.

We cannot ship ammunition to the following:
• Massachusetts
• District of Columbia
• Hawaii
• Alaska
• P.O. Boxes
• APO/FPO Addresses
• International Addresses
• U.S. Territories
• U.S. addresses having zip codes beginning with (606, 607, 608)
• U.S. addresses having zip codes beginning with (100, 101, 102)

Illinois residents must provide a copy of your valid FOID card and driver's license to purchase ammunition. This is for orders with shipping and/or billing addresses within Illinois.

Illinois FOID submission Fax: 469-322-2657

Firearms and ammunition cannot be returned. Issues with malfunctions or defects must be handled by the manufacturer under warranty.

Returns are only authorized on firearms that are returned to us
due to a background check denial. The firearm must be received back to us in the original condition, directly from the original receiving FFL.

To request a return due to background check denial please email us for return authorization. Your purchase price, minus any return shipping costs (if applicable) and a 10% restocking fee, will be credited back to your card upon our inspection of the item.

Other Product Returns
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you desire to return another item, please contact us via phone or email with the product information, date of purchase, and the reason for the return. Please keep all packing material and documentation in the event your purchase has to be serviced or returned to the manufacturer. If you return the merchandise without authorization, you will be charged a 30% restocking fee. No returns after 15 days for any reason. Customers will be responsible for any shipping costs associated with returned items.

Federal and State Law Resources

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) has a very comprehensive site containing information about the various Federal and state laws regulating firearms. Please refer to the ATF information for legal questions regarding firearms.

ATF Home page:

ATF Compilation of the various state laws:

ATF Firearms Division Main Page:

ATF Frequently Asked Questions - Unlicensed Persons