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Can an individual ship ammo to himself or another person?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Lumino, Feb 26, 2006.

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  1. Lumino

    Lumino Member

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    I'm attending an advanced defensive handgun course in another state and am having an order of ammo shipped to a relative's home. I'm sure I ordered more than I'll use. The question is, can I ship the remainder back to my home, in another state?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

    Lumino----
     
  2. Crosshair

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    From what I understand, you CAN NOT ship it USPS. You can however ship the ammo via UPS Ground or Fed Ex ground. However, we better let others that might know a little more detail chime in.
     
  3. gezzer

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    There is no Federal License needed to deal in ammunition. State laws, depends
     
  4. Parruthead

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    You can ship ammo UPS Ground only it has to have a ORD-M sticker on it they 'll provide. I had to drop mine off directly to a ups site though not a Pack N Go type place. Cost me about 10.00 to ship a 5 lb box of ammo.

    Hope this helps
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  5. asknight

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    Crosshair +1. You will have to clearly mark it ORM-D and pay a $20 hazmat shipping surcharge.
     
  6. Lumino

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    Parruthead and asknight - thank you. This is what I was looking for. Appreciate your responses.
     
  7. Merkin.Muffley

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    There should not be a Hazmat fee if the ammo is in it's original packaging. Hazmat charges apply to primers and powder.
     
  8. asknight

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    Merkin, you may be correct but I have noticed that some vendors charge hazmat on regular ammunition shipments and some do not. MidwayUSA typically ships UPS and does not. NatchezSS typically ships FedEx, and does.

    In attempting to read through FedEx's hoopla, it is so convoluted that I can't determine whether I can send without hazmat or not. It does state it as listed as "Dangerous Goods", and can be rejected on a whim if they're not comfortable shipping it.
     
  9. 2TransAms

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    I just went through this myself. I had to drive it 45 minutes away to a UPS "staffed center",meaning the actual UPS distribution hub. No can do at Kinko's or the little UPS shops by the grocery store. I marked it

    Cartridges-
    Small Arms
    |ORM-D|

    and off it went for 9 bucks and change.
     
  10. Merkin.Muffley

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    The question being asked wasn't about a vendor shipping ammo, it was an individual. If vendors are charging hazmat on loaded factory ammo - I'd let them know you won't do business with them. The poster asking about this was clearly an individual - not a vendor - there should not be a hazmat charge on ammo.
     
  11. mp510

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    Ship it UPS ground, with the appropriate markings from a UPS hub, and everything should be a-ok. The only thing that they will usually need to do is get adult signature required (which is a good idea even if they don't force you to get it).
     
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