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?
[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
[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.
Ammunition must be shipped separately from
packages that contain firearms (including handguns).
We cannot ship ammunition to the following:
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
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
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.
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: http://www.atf.gov
ATF Compilation of the various state laws:
ATF Firearms Division Main Page: http://www.atf.gov/content/Firearms/firearms-industry
ATF Frequently Asked Questions - Unlicensed Persons