How To Ship Your Firearm

Guns.com has made it as easy as possible for you to ship your gun for payment. We pay for all shipping charges and will even send you a box if you need it! Once you accept an offer from us, simply follow the below instructions to easily ship your gun out.

 

Shipping Instructions

 

Once you complete your seller information and select your shipping preference, we will email you when to ship your firearm. 

 

Please reference the shipping instructions for the preference you selected:

 

I selected to send my firearm using my own packaging 

I selected to have Guns.com send me a box to use 


USING YOUR OWN PACKAGING AND BOX:

 

  1. Ensure the firearm you are sending to Guns.com is the correct firearm by checking your offer number, make and model.
  2. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction and keep your finger off the trigger.
  3. Make sure the gun is unloaded & remove magazine. Never send Guns.com ammunition. 
  4. Please follow the appropriate packing instructions for depending on whether or not you have the original packaging/case. 

 

My Firearm Has Original Packaging/Case

My Firearm Does NOT have Original Packaging/Case

Place the firearm and any accessories into the original packaging or case

Securely wrap the firearm in bubble wrap or other suitable material

Wrap any accessories separately with bubble wrap

Wrap any accessories separately with bubble wrap

Place original packaging or case and any wrapped accessories into a plain cardboard box

Place wrapped firearm and accessories into a plain cardboard box

Use bubble wrap or other suitable material to ensure both your firearm and accessories are secure inside the plain cardboard box

Use bubble wrap or other suitable material to ensure both your firearm and accessories are secure inside the plain cardboard box

 

  1. Make sure your firearm and any additional accessories fit securely inside the plain cardboard box. 
    1. Use any extra bubble wrap to ensure your firearm does not move around inside the box and could pass a “shake test”.
  2. Use packing tape to seal the box.
  3. Print your shipping label which is located in your “Sell Your Gun Dashboard”.
    1. Open your Offer ID & click “Download” next to your tracking number.
    2. Apply the return shipping label to the outside of the box.
  4. Drop off package at UPS Customer Center. 
    1. You can find the UPS nearest you by clicking here and filter by “UPS Customer Center” under Location Type. You can also call UPS directly at 1-800-742-5877.

 


Using Guns.com packaging and box:

 

  1. Ensure the firearm you are sending to Guns.com is the correct firearm by checking your offer number, make and model.
  2. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction and keep your finger off the trigger.
  3. Make sure the gun is unloaded & remove magazine. Never send Guns.com ammunition. 
  4. Insert the provided Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI) into the empty chamber/ breech of the firearm.
  5. Please follow the appropriate packing instructions for if you have the original packaging/case or not:

 

My Firearm Has Original Packaging/Case

My Firearm Does NOT have Original Packaging/Case

Place the firearm and any accessories into the original packaging or case

Securely wrap the firearm in bubble wrap or other suitable material

Wrap any accessories separately with bubble wrap

Wrap any accessories separately with bubble wrap

Place original packaging or case and any wrapped accessories into the shipping box sent you from Guns.com

Place wrapped firearm and accessories into the provided Guns.com hard case

Use bubble wrap or other suitable material to ensure both your firearm and accessories are secure inside the plain cardboard box

Place the hard case into the provided cardboard box

 

 

Use bubble wrap or other suitable material to ensure both your firearm and accessories are secure inside the plain cardboard box

 

  1. *Long guns may require partial disassembly or removal of barrel to fit inside hard case or cardboard box. 
    1. If this is necessary, please ensure all parts are wrapped separately and securely with bubble wrap
  2. Make sure your firearm fits securely inside the cardboard box. 
    1. Use any extra bubble wrap to ensure your firearm does not move around inside the box and could pass a “shake test”.
  3. Use the provided tape strips to seal the box.
  4. Apply the return shipping label onto the outside of the box.
  5. Drop off package at UPS Customer Center. 
    1. You can find the UPS nearest you by clicking here and filter by “UPS Customer Center” under Location Type. You can also call UPS directly at 1-800-742-5877.

 

 

At UPS and Need Permission to Ship?

 

Guns.com has arranged with UPS for the allowance of handguns to be shipped via 2nd Day Air service.  Should a question arise about this policy, please reference the below UPS letter to the UPS Customer Service agent. 

Click here to download permission to ship letter.

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