Shipping Ammo???

Shipping Ammo???

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    Question Shipping Ammo???

    Is it possible for a civilian to ship ammo through the mail or UPS/FedEX? IF if so, is it easy to do or do you have to jump through hoops to ship it? Do I have to do everything through a gunshop with a FFL? The reason I ask is that friends and family in Florida have no problem buying ammo at the local Walmarts/gun shops and the prices are very good. I will be flying down to Florida at the end of March and I would like to pick up a bunch of ammo and ship it to my house. It would be nice to pick up some ammo at a good price, but I don't want to become Public Enemy #1 on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Thanks for any suggestions.---Sturgis


    P.S.-- We can no longer order ammo online in NY State, but we can have ammo shipped directly to a licenced gunshop (FFL). How much do gunshops usually charge for having out of state orders shipped to their stores? I'm sure that some of the local shops will charge me through the nose for their services, thus eliminating any possible savings by ordering online. The ammo prices in NY are through the roof and certain ammo is impoosible to find at the local shops. Thanks again for any suggestions/info.---Sturgis
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    No problem shipping it with UPS, other than their extortionary pricing. They'll want to label it with the ORM-D small arms ammunition tag, but there's no hazmat fee associated with assembled smokeless ammunition.

    You can probably bring a small quantity back with you on the airplane; check to see your airline's rules. There's usually a weight limitation of about 11 pounds.
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    You're in NYC. I wouldn't presume to know "Draco's" mind in that Draconian place, with respect to arms or ammo.

    How about asking "Draco"? I'm assuming that the statutes and ordinances have specifics as to what constitutes lawful shipment. Perhaps speaking with your sheriff or police departments, to clarify.

    Of course, recognize that the whole point is to get you on "the list" as an offender, with these awful statutes. Caution is due, even when simply posing a question to "the authorities" regarding such stuff. You never know what it might dredge up, what "list" you might get on.

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    Cancel the flight. Rent a car. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    No problem shipping it with UPS, other than their extortionary pricing. They'll want to label it with the ORM-D small arms ammunition tag, but there's no hazmat fee associated with assembled smokeless ammunition.

    You can probably bring a small quantity back with you on the airplane; check to see your airline's rules. There's usually a weight limitation of about 11 pounds.

    I was at a CVS store when they got a delivery in. The box was marked ORM-D. I asked the clerk why the label on a pharmacy delivery and she didn't know. Turns out ORM-D is the symbol for any hazardous material, ammo, battery, spray cans. I have seen this for decades and never knew what it meant. Google answered the question.
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    I've shipped 1000 round boxes to my son in IN from here in FL. No problem, just walk into the UPS store pay for the shipping, which wasn't too bad, and it's on its way. I couldn't do it at any UPS store, I had to go to a regional terminal.
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    A few of the UPS store clerks are libtards and refuse to accept the shipment. It's not UPS policy though. I've shipped ammo many times. Just mark the box ORM-D on 2 sides. No problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    A few of the UPS store clerks are libtards and refuse to accept the shipment. It's not UPS policy though. I've shipped ammo many times. Just mark the box ORD-M on 2 sides. No problem.
    Did you mean to type: "Mark the box ORM-D" ????
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    A little review here...
    I didn't mark the box with anything. Local UPS stores won't touch it, and don't lie about what's in the package. The 'regional offices' will ship it in a heartbeat...no problemo.
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    1. You must go to a UPS hub office and not to a "UPS Store", etc.
    2. Either you or the clerk at UPS must mark the box "ORM-D Cartridges, Small Arms." UPS has such stickers already made but I usually do this myself. You can find the required format on the Net.
    3. Your shipment must go UPS Ground.

    The restrictive contents do up the price a little but it's not like buying a house or anything. You'll be ok.

    ETA: They look like this: http://cdn.firearmstalk.com/forums/a...abel-d1893.gif

    If you ship a lot of ammo, you can buy a roll of these from a lot of gun sites. UPS has their own version. For the guy who ships 1-2 times a year, you can literally just take a marker and write the words inside and above a rectangle that you draw on the box. It doesn't have to be pretty. Must be on at least 2 sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Did you mean to type: "Mark the box ORM-D" ????
    Yes, I'd did. Fixed it thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    I was at a CVS store when they got a delivery in. The box was marked ORM-D. I asked the clerk why the label on a pharmacy delivery and she didn't know. Turns out ORM-D is the symbol for any hazardous material, ammo, battery, spray cans. I have seen this for decades and never knew what it meant. Google answered the question.
    ORM-D = "Other Regulated Materials - Domestic"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    ORM-D = "Other Regulated Materials - Domestic"
    Yup. We use it to ship aerosols. It's not technically hazmat it restricts transportation to ground only.

    We had a couple of "ground" shipments to Hawaii attempt to board an airplane. Needless to say the FAA was less than happy about this. We have since updated our system to decline ground shipments to Hawaii. ;)


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    Even with the cost of shipping the box via UPS, I will save a bunch of money because of the inflated ammo prices in NYC and the upcoming NY State charge for doing a license check for all ammo purchases. Gonna bring back a few boxes on the airplane, too. 11 lbs is the limit for the plane. Thanks for all the replies.---Sturgis
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