Shipping Firearms

If you are sending your firearm to Grayguns, it is really important for you to read everything on this page.

Under federal law, any lawful gun owner may ship an unloaded firearm to Grayguns – or any other FFL holder – via a common carrier like FedEx for purposes of repair or modification and receive it back directly to your residence. You do not need to ship your pistol through a dealer unless your local or state laws require it. You may be able to save money by shipping through your local FFL. See below for additional information.

Your securely packaged unloaded pistol should be taken directly to a FedEx service center for shipment. Affiliated shipping agents such as mailbox stores and copy centers are not permitted to accept firearms. You are required by law to notify the counter person of the contents of your package.

Be sure to insure your package for full replacement value. FedEx requires handguns to be shipped overnight. Selecting a slower service will save some money but may result in a denial of your insurance claim in the event of a loss.

When we return your firearm, it must be shipped to your residence or your local FFL.

Unless you have a FFL do not ship handguns to Grayguns through the US Post Office.

Our shipping address is…

97 S 7th Street
Reedsport, OR 97467

What else should I know?

  1. Check with your friendly local FFL dealer to see if they will ship your firearm to us by US Postal Mail. This may save you money as compared to shipping FedEx Priority Overnight.
  2. Unless there's been an alternative arrangement, return shipping has been included in your estimate. For those of you making alternative arrangements for return shipping, the return label must be for FedEx Priority Overnight, Adult Signature Required. No exceptions. Direct signature required is not the same and cannot be used for shipping firearms.

Does FedEx really require overnight service?

Per the 2021 FedEx Service Guide, Page 144, Firearms, Section C. (Emphasis added.)

Firearms must be shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight service. FedEx Express cannot ship or deliver firearms C.O.D. Firearms shipments cannot be placed in a FedEx dropbox. Firearms shipments are not eligible to be held at Location facilities.

Pistol Magazines

You may wish to send a couple of pistol magazines with your firearm. That is fine, but if you live in a state that restricts the sale, ownership, or possession of what your state deems "high capacity" magazines, do not send us those magazines.

What about UPS?

Since we've moved our operation to Reedsport, Oregon, we're finding the FedEx service is much more reliable than UPS and we have a very good relationship with the FedEx team in our area.