ATF Firearms Shipping Regulations

Customer Shipment to CIF via USPS
A non-licensee may mail (using USPS) a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee [CIF] in any state. Handguns cannot be sent via USPS. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a 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
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 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]

Non firearms, such as parts, barrels, slides, AR15 upper receivers etc - do not have to be sent via UPS/FedEx.

Handgun Shipments Tips:
To save on shipment cost,  remove the barrel, slide spring, magazine and the firing pin which are key components and field strip the handgun. If the barrel is also getting refinished, send it in a separate small box or envelope and label your boxes "A" and "B". Send the disassembled firearm (sans key component(s)) via FedEx or USPS ground.

FFL to FFL shipments of handguns can be made via USPS priority box, a $25 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 our order form indicating the service you require, a daytime phone number and method of payment.  Insure your package adequately and request a signature.

CIF™ UPS Return Shipping to Customer

FedEx Complete Handguns   $70.00 (FedEx next day air, incl. insurance)
FedEx Partial Handguns       $30.00 (FedEx ground - key component like a firing pin not shipped)
USPS Complete Handgun     $25.00
Handgun Frame                  $20.00 
Handgun Slide                    $15.00 
Barreled Actions                 $15.00
Long guns complete            Flat Rate + 15.00 Handling fee
Small parts                        Flat Rate + $5.00 handling fee

Parts are charged flat rate according to size and weight via USPS 3 days service. Expedite/overnight service can be provided per customer request. Customer pays for insurance upon request.

Return Shipping Charges will be added to the invoice.