Here is our expert guide to shipping firearms and ammunition securely in Canada
1. Choose a reliable shipper like VEXSL
When shipping firearms and ammunition, it’s important to use a carrier that has experience handling these types of items. Look for a company that has specific policies in place for shipping guns and ammo, and make sure they comply with all applicable regulations. As a uniquely veteran-owned and operated company, VEXSL knows how to handle and secure firearms & ammunition like the back of our hand.
2. Use a sturdy shipping container
Firearms and ammunition should always be shipped in a secure, sturdy container that can withstand the rigors of shipping. A hard-shell case with foam padding is a good option for firearms, while ammunition should be packed tightly in a sturdy cardboard box.
3. Declare the contents of your shipment
When shipping firearms and ammunition, it’s important to declare the contents of your shipment to the shipping company. This ensures that the carrier is aware of what they’re transporting and can take the appropriate safety precautions.
4. Ensure proper labeling
Firearms and ammunition should be clearly labeled on the outside of the shipping container. This helps to ensure that the carrier is aware of the contents and can handle the shipment accordingly.
5. Choose the right shipping method
There are a few different shipping methods available for firearms and ammunition, including ground and air transport. Choose the method that best fits your needs and budget, but always make sure that the carrier complies with all applicable regulations.
- Certain types of firearms and ammunition may be restricted or prohibited in certain provinces or territories. Make sure you’re aware of any local restrictions that may apply to your shipment.
- You may need to obtain a permit or license to ship firearms and ammunition in Canada. Check with the appropriate authorities to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation before shipping your items.
- If you’re shipping firearms and ammunition across the border into the United States, you’ll need to comply with both Canadian and U.S. regulations. Make sure you understand the requirements on both sides of the border before shipping your items.
What is the shipper’s responsibility?
You have a responsibility to ensure that your shipment complies with all applicable rules and regulations and is acceptable for transport (packaged appropriately, properly identified and labeled and accompanied by all required documentation).
Don’t require a full truckload trailer?
We provide flexibility with our Secure Less Than Truckload service, saving you on cost and hassle. We ship your product direct to our facility or your final destination, ensuring it arrives securely.