Shipping firearms to Best of the West Arizona is an easy and painless process however there are a few things you should know:
Our shipping address is:
Best of the West Arizona, LLC
1661 N. 94th St.
Mesa, AZ 85207
It is always recommended that you pack your rifle in a hard case as well as in a like-sized cardboard box securely taped on each end. Be sure to pack any voids with appropriate packing materials. Also, be sure nothing is loose inside your rifle case that could move around and potentially scratch or otherwise damage your firearm. Be sure your rifle is unloaded, bolt removed and anything loose is packed in bubble wrap.
If you are sending ammo it will need to be shipped separate as federal law does not allow ammo and firearms to be shipped together.
Federal Firearms License (FFL) may request a copy of our firearm dealer license in which case they can request a copy via emailing us at: email@example.com. **Assure your FFL includes customer information and a copy of their FFL inside the rifle case.
**If you send your rifle to us without using an FFL....Be sure to send us the name and address of the FFL you want the rifle returned to. WE MUST RETURN ALL RIFLES TO AN FFL. Every FFL has their own policies on transfers. Be sure to call them and ask about transfers and fees.
Specific shippers, such as US Mail, FedEx, and UPS, have different rules related to firearms and ammunition. Please review their websites for guidelines about shipping firearms and ammunition.
Rifles or shotguns can be shipped by UPS ground service.
UPS will accept shipments of ammunition. Special labeling is required.
Rifles must be sent in a hard case and packaged in a cardboard box.
Due to new UPS rules---UPS HUBS will not allow customers to bring a rifle to their location and package it onsite. You must pack and create a label BEFORE taking it to a UPS HUB.
US Mail - Unlicensed persons:
Unlicensed persons can ship a rifle or shotgun by US Mail.
Postal regulations allow the Post Office to open your package for inspection.
Ammunition cannot be shipped by US Mail.
US Mail - Licensed persons:
Licensed persons can ship rifles, shotguns, or handguns by US Mail.
To ship a rifle or shotgun, you need only inform the Post Office the package contains a firearm.
You can search the US Post Office Postal Explorer site for specific USPS regulations.
FedEx - Licensed persons:
FedEx will allow a licensed person to ship firearms. Contact the carrier for details and to arrange shipment.
FedEx - Unlicensed persons:
FedEx will not allow an unlicensed person to ship a firearm.
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.
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.
Still have questions about shipping a firearm to us? Email us at the address above.
More Info Below...
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).
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 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.
When in doubt, we suggest arranging for transfer through a licensed dealer. Violation of these laws is a felony, and penalties for violation are severe.
If you do not have a Federal Firearms License:
Any shipper who does not have an FFL is considered to be an unlicensed person. Unlicensed persons must ship modern firearms to a licensed FFL dealer only. If the buyer is not licensed, they will need to make arrangements to have the item shipped to a licensed FFL dealer in their state.
Before you ship a gun, the buyer must fax or mail you a copy of the dealer's signed FFL license. You can only ship the gun to the address on the license. You should take the copy of the signed FFL with you when you take the item to be shipped in case the shipper wants to see it.