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Importing ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hoplophile, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Hoplophile

    Hoplophile Member

    Dec 23, 2007
    How is it done? Do I just call 1-800-RUSSIA and ask for Wolf? I assume there are crazy, insane legal loopholes to go through. I wonder how much a cargo container of ammo costs. I'd make good money if I raised the price 1c a round.
  2. olyeller

    olyeller Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    ask the BATF
  3. evan price

    evan price Mentor

    Dec 7, 2005
    http://www.ohioccw.org/ Ohio's best CCW resour
    You need an end-user certificate from your government to supply to the country exporting the ammo. You need a permit from the State Department to import the ammo. You need BATFE permission to get the permit from the state department. You need a bonded customs warehouse to accept the ammo for BATFE to inspect before you get to touch it. You need enough cash to pay for the ammo, the shipping, plus whatever bribes are necessary to get it safely onto US soil.

    First, you need to get Wolf or whomever to actually talk to you. They already have a US Distributor and will most likely tell you to talk to them- they have a contract to be the exclusive importer of Wolf ammo, for example with a guaranteed markup.

    If you chose to find another ammo supplier, better be sure they are not on some Homeland Security watch list or you might have your transaction denied- after you pay for it, of course. Plus you need to make sure that they give you what you pay for. The international arms market is orders of magnitude more different than going to a gun show!

    Now, let's assume you want to resell it: BATFE will require you to have a license to resell ammunition. Your state will require you to have a business with all the proper paperwork. You'll want liability insurance in case your Kyber Pass ammo blows up somebody's gun.

    And there's always the chance that while your cargo is en route, the ship founders and they declare general average, or the boat sinks and the cargo is lost- what do you know about maritime cargo shipping and insurance?

    Or the .gov decides to ban importation of ammo and suddenly you own ammo you can't land on US Shores. What then?

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