FedEx Shipping Terms
Conditions - Firearms
Procedures for Shipping Firearms
FedEx EXPRESS rules:
FedEx Express can only
accept and deliver firearms between areas served in the U.S. under the
following conditions: (1) you agree to tender shipments of firearms to us
only when either the shipper or recipient is a licensed manufacturer,
licensed importer, licensed dealer or licensed collector and is not
prohibited from making such shipments by local, state or federal
regulations; (2) the shipper and recipient must be of legal age as
identified by applicable state law.
Firearms must be shipped
via FedEx Priority Overnight service. FedEx cannot ship or deliver firearms
C.O.D. or with a signature release. Upon presenting the package for
shipment, the person tendering the shipment to FedEx is required to notify
the FedEx employee who accepts the package that the package contains a
firearm. The outside of the package must not be marked, labeled or otherwise
identify that the package contains a firearm. Firearms shipments cannot be
placed in a FedEx Express Drop Box.
You also agree not to ship
loaded firearms or firearms with ammunition in the same package. Ammunition
is an explosive and must be shipped separately as dangerous goods. The
shipper and recipient are required to comply with all applicable government
regulations and laws, including those pertaining to labeling. The Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can provide assistance.
FedEx Ground will transport firearms (excluding handguns), but only
1. Licensed importers,
licensed manufacturers, licensed dealers, licensed collectors, law
enforcement agencies of the U.S. or of any department or agency thereof, and
law enforcement agencies of any state or any department, agency, or
political subdivisions thereof; or
2. Where not prohibited by
local, state and federal law from individuals to licensed importers,
licensed manufacturers or licensed dealers for the purpose of repair or
customizing (and return of same).
3. Firearms must be
shipped via the FedEx Delivery Signature Options Direct Signature Required
or Adult Signature Required options and are not eligible for signature
release, driver release or indirect delivery.
4. FedEx Ground will
transport small-arms ammunition, when packed and labeled in compliance with
local, state and federal law, and the Hazardous Materials section of this
5. FedEx Ground will not
accept for transport handguns, assembled or disassembled.
6. Firearms and ammunition
must be shipped in separate packages.