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Firearm & Ammunition Ordering Guidelines

Firearm Ordering Guidelines

All NFA Rules Apply. These items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the ultimate consignee or end-user(s) herein identified. They may not be resold, transferred, or otherwise disposed of, to any other country or to any person other than the authorized ultimate consignee or end-user(s), either in their original form or after being incorporated into other items, without first obtaining approval from the U.S. government or as otherwise authorized by U.S. law and regulations.

Handling firearms or firearms parts can expose you to lead and other petroleum products known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov (CA Health and Safety Code Section 25249.6).

Buying a Firearm

  • Once you select the firearm you would like to purchase, add it to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  • During the checkout process you will need to enter your payment information, and FFL Dealer information as the shipping address or in the "Notes" field during checkout (See FFL Frequently Asked Questions for more information) and then submit your order.
  • When we receive your order, we may contact you regarding your order/FFL dealer. Please ensure you have provided a valid phone number for your order.
  • All firearms must be shipped to your local FFL dealer to be picked up in person after passing the ATF Form 4473 NICS Federal Background Check.
  • Once your firearm has been shipped, we will provide tracking information. Please contact the receiving FFL dealer to inquire when the firearm will be ready for pickup.
  • The receiving FFL dealer will generally charge a small fee to provide this service to the customer.
  • If you have any questions about this process, contact us: email info@ShopSimpsons.com or give us a call at 803-774-3440 and we will gladly assist you!

Larger or heavier than standard firearms may incur additional transfer fees.


FFL Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy a firearm online? Yes, however, when a firearm is purchased we cannot ship it directly to you. A firearm must be shipped to a licensed firearms dealer, where you can pick it up.

Can you ship a firearm to my house? No, we do not ship firearms to residential addresses, even if you have a FFL.

What is an FFL? An FFL is a Federal Firearm License. These licenses are commonly held by gun stores, pawn shops, and sporting goods stores.

How do I choose a FFL to have my gun shipped to? Currently, we do not have an FFL lookup tool on our site. The easiest way to look up an FFL dealer near you is through fflgundealers.net. After you have selected the FFL dealer you would like your merchandise shipped to, please put the FFL dealer's name and contact phone number in the notes section of the checkout page.

Do I have to contact the FFL dealer?No, you are not required to contact the FFL dealer. However, it is best practice for you to contact the FFL dealer that you have chosen to ensure they accept firearms transfers.

What if the dealer does not accept my firearm, or the dealer is unavailable when the package arrives? If the firearm is returned to us for one of these reasons, additional shipping charges, restocking fees and/or return fees may apply.

Do I have to fill out a background check? Yes. Any necessary paperwork and background check is completed between you (the buyer/transferee) and the receiving FFL dealer. This is typically done when you pick up your firearm, not when you order.

How will I know when my gun is ready to be picked up? When we ship your firearm, your contact information will be included in the package. Dealers will use this information to notify you once the firearm is ready to be picked up.

Some dealers may require extra time before a firearm is ready to be picked up. If you see that the package has been delivered, but you haven't received a call, please contact the FFL dealer to inquire when the firearm will be ready.

Can I return a firearm? You can return a firearm to us provided that you haven't picked it up from your dealer.

While the firearm is still in the possession of your dealer, please inspect the firearm thoroughly to ensure that there are no visible defects. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, please contact us before picking up the firearm from your dealer. We can arrange to have it returned to us, and upon delivery and careful inspection of the firearm, we will provide you with your choice of either a replacement, if available, or a refund of the firearm.

Return shipping costs and/or a restocking fee of up to $50 per firearm may be deducted from your refund depending on the reason for return.

You can reach our online sales team at 803-774-3440 Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. We will be happy to work through any issues you may have.


Ammunition Ordering Guidelines

You must be 18 years or older to purchase rifle ammunition.
You must be 21 years or older to purchase handgun ammunition.

If you live in AK, CA, CT, DC, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, or NY, please read our ammo shipping guidelines below before placing your order.

All California ammunition orders need to be shipped to an FFL and will be charged a 25% restocking Fee. See below for more information.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

We will not ship ammunition to the following areas:
Alaska — No gun sales. Ammunition must be shipped to a freight forwarder.
California — No sales to Avalon, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco.
Connecticut — No sales without a valid permit.
Hawaii — No gun sales. Ammunition must be shipped to a freight forwarder.
Illinois — No sales to Cook County and Chicago. FOID and ID required elsewhere.
Illinois residents purchasing ammunition within or outside the State of Illinois must provide the seller with a copy of their valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card or valid concealed carry license and either an Illinois driver's license or Illinois State Identification Card prior to the shipment of the ammunition. The ammunition can only be shipped to an address on either of those 2 documents.
Maryland — No sales to the City of Annapolis and Montgomery County
Massachusetts — No sales. We will not ship ANY items to the state of Massachusetts.
New Jersey — Handgun ammo: Email us a copy of your Firearms ID. We must ship to the address on the FID.
New York — No sales to New York City, or its five Burroughs. For all other NY residents Ammo shipments must go to an FFL dealer or registered seller of Ammunition. Need a file copy of FFL/SOA.
Puerto Rico — No gun sales. Ammunition must be shipped to a freight forwarder.
Washington D.C. — No sales. We will not ship ANY items to the District of Columbia.

We will not ship projectiles to the following areas at this time:
Alaska
Hawaii
Massachusetts
New York City
Washington D.C.
Cook County and Chicago, Illinois
Avalon, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Franciso, California
Any U.S. Territory

Residents of Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut must submit a copy of their FOID/FID/Permit to info@ShopSimpsons.com. The customer is responsible to know and follow all federal, state, and local guidelines when purchasing ammunition.