TW 017 - Shipping Firearms

Shipping Firearms

-        Why ship rather than fly

-        Intrastate – not a “transfer” needing an FFL

-        Interstate – to yourself or FFL only

o   To you, c/o the other person (not a transfer if unopened)

o   Shipping to someone else - change in control

-        Keep box un-taped for possible inspection.

-        Insert FFL

-        DECLARE firearm

-        Handguns – non-FFL use UPS or FedEx only

-       Ammo – Use UPS or FedEx only – GROUND.

o   Must be marked ORM-D/diamond

-       No law that I know of about ammo and firearm in same box (rules only)

-       USPS – US Mail

o   Long-guns only for non-FFL

o   Best for price/insurance

o   No ammo

o   Include a “Return Service Requested” endorsement.

o   Ship using Priority Mail Express.

o   Signature is required and must be used at delivery

-       UPS – FFLs only (their rules)

o   Should not identify firearm (label/box)

o   Handguns overnight

o   Ammo ground-only marked 66lb max

-       FedEx

o   No markings (must not)

o   Ammo in separate package

o   Store/Center dependent

o   Have copy of FFL


-       Use/Get FFL