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Shipping carrier rules on guns and ammo

FedEx, UPS, and USPS have different policies for different things. Certain things can only be shipped through an FFL.

GunTab has reviewed the policies of each of the major shipping carriers to determine which shipping services can be used for each type of firearm-related item. GunTab provides this guidance with the warning that it may be incomplete or out of date. It is your responsibility to know and follow laws and policies that apply in your jurisdiction.

Ammunition

Handgun ammunition

Ammunition designed for use in a pistol or revolver.

Long gun ammunition

Ammunition designed for use in a rifle or shotgun.

Firearms

Handgun (pistol or revolver)

Pistol. A weapon originally designed, made, and intended to fire a projectile (bullet) from one or more barrels when held in one hand, and having (... see full definition.

Long gun (rifle or shotgun)

A rifle or shotgun. Rifle: 'A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designe... see full definition.

NFA firearms

Any other weapon (AOW)

Any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive, a pistol or r... see full definition.

Machine gun

Any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by ... see full definition.

Short-barreled rifle (SBR) or shotgun (SBS)

A short-barreled rifle or short-barreled shotgun. Short-barreled rifle: 'A rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches in length, ... see full definition.

Frame/Lower/Receivers

Handgun frame/lower/receiver

That part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock and firing mechanism, and which is usually threaded at its forwar... see full definition.

Long gun frame/lower/receiver

That part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock and firing mechanism, and which is usually threaded at its forwar... see full definition.

Others

Parts and accessories

Magazines

A detachable ammunition storage and feeding device for a repeating firearm.

Silencer/Suppressor

Any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, an... see full definition.


Primary sources

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