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A Guide to Purchasing Firearms Online


This guide was created to give you information regarding purchasing a firearm online. No matter where you live in the United States, we must ship your firearm to a Federal Firearm Licensed Dealer (FFL). You are required to check all local and state laws prior to placing any order. You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a handgun, stockless shotgun, complete AR or AK receiver, and/or any stripped lower receiver. You must be a legal resident of the state in which you wish to transfer the firearm (except for active duty military personnel). For example, you may purchase a firearm from our website and have it transferred to you state of residence. Firearms cannot be sent to a non-resident state.


Purchasing a firearm on our website:


Arrange the transfer with a local FFL dealer. You will use the dealer’s information as the shipping address. After selecting the FFL dealer, you can provide them with our contact information, so the shipment can be coordinated. All FFL information can be sent to Our online customer services hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST and Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST. Copies of FFL’s can be sent to our address below:


Hammond Tactical Solutions, Inc.

FFL Department

2225 Sycamore Street, Suite 630

Harrisburg, PA 17111


Phone Number: 717-802-824 | Fax: 717-802-8247


Please Note: We cannot legally ship a firearm without a valid FFL. If we find that the FFL you have selected no longer has a valid FFL, we will contact you to assist you in finding another FFL.


We must ship to an FFL holder:

Federal law requires all modern firearms be shipped to a holder of a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL). Any person who is legally allowed to own a firearm is legally allowed to ship it to an FFL holder for any legal purpose (including sale or resale).

Here is what the ATF "Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide"' (ATF P 5300.4) says:

(B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier? 
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee 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), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 178.31, 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30]

(B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service? 
A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns 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.

[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]

The section of the US Code governing modern firearms is called Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition (CFA). This code is available online:

When in doubt, we suggest arranging for transfer through a licensed dealer. Violation of the CFA is a felony, and penalties for violation are severe.

Antique firearms:

Antique firearms need not be shipped to a licensed dealer. They can be shipped directly to the buyer. Click here for a definition of Antique firearms.

Knives, air guns, accessories, and most gun parts:

These items need not be shipped to an FFL holder. Note, however, that each firearm contains at least one part the ATF considers a firearm, typically the part containing the serial number. This part must be treated as a complete firearm when shipping the item.


Ammunition must be shipped separately from packages which contain firearms (including handguns). Special labeling is required. Some shippers treat ammunition as dangerous or hazardous materials. Guidelines vary by carrier, so please check directly with the carrier for specific details.

Other rules:

  • You must inform the carrier the package contains a firearm. 
  • The firearm cannot be shipped loaded.
  • Ammunition may not be shipped in the same box as the firearm.