CIF Tactical Shipping Information
ATF Firearms Shipping Regulations
Customer Shipment to
» A non-licensee may mail (using USPS) a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a FFL licensee [CIF] in any state. Complete handguns cannot be sent via USPS. A common or contract carrier [USPS/FedEx] must be used to ship a complete handgun. A non-licensee may not transfer any firearm to a non-licensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that long guns 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.
Customer Shipment to CIF via FedEx or
UPS (COMMON OR CONTRACT CARRIER)
» A non-licensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee [CIF] in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a complete 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) and 922( e), 27 CFR 178.31]
Incomplete firearms, such as parts, barrels, slides, AR15
upper receivers, stripped pistol/rifle serialized frames - do not have to be sent via UPS/FedEx.
They can be sent via USPS as firearm parts.
FFL to FFL shipments of handguns can be made via USPS priority box, a $10-$25 (without insurance)charge anywhere in the continental USA. If you choose to elect this route - it would present the least expensive round trip.
Shipping to CIF™
When shipping firearms, please remove scopes, slings, ammunition and accessories. Package carefully, securing each piece in bubble wrap. Please include CIF order form indicating the service you require, a daytime phone number and method of payment. Insure your package adequately and request a signature.
DIRTY firearms will be charged a $30 cleaning fee. Please ensure that your firearm is properly cleaned. Please do not use oils or lubricants on cleaned firearms.
CIF™ Flat Rate Return Shipping to Customer
FedEx Complete Handguns $70.00 (FedEx next day air, not
FedEx Insurance $1.00 per $100
FedEx Partial Handguns $30.00 (FedEx ground, not including insurance)
USPS Complete Handgun $35.00 (Ground - not including insurance, FFL to FFL)
USPS Insurance $2.00 per $100
USPS Handgun Frame $20.00 (Ground - not including insurance)
USPS Handgun Slide $20.00 (Ground - not including insurance)
USPS Barreled Actions $35.00 (Ground - not including insurance)
USPS Long guns complete $40.00 (Ground - not including insurance)
USPS Small parts $15.00 (Ground - not including insurance)
Return Shipping Charges must be added to the invoice payment.
THE BEST OPTION FOR CIF CUSTOMERS IS FOR THE CUSTOMER TO PAY FOR AND OBTAIN RETURN MAILING LABEL AND POSTAGE AND/OR PROVIDE CUSTOMER FedEx ACCOUNT