State-by-State Guide to Ammo Shipping Restrictions

Ammo Shipping Restrictions By State

Thinking of buying ammo online but are not sure what your state restrictions are? 

Let’s break down what you need to know about ammo shipping laws in each state, making your online purchases smooth and stress-free.

HOP Munitions Shipping Policy For Ammunition

General Info

HOP Munitions exclusively utilizes UPS for all deliveries. 

As a customer, when you agree to purchase products from HOP Munitions, you understand that the company holds no liability for any packages lost or stolen after leaving our facility.

For updates on the whereabouts of your order, please refer to the tracking number provided. In instances where the tracking information indicates a successful delivery but you have not received your package, we encourage you to get in touch with us for further assistance.

Additionally, we have a strict policy regarding ammunition sales; all purchases are final and non-refundable.

Age Restrictions

Federal law 18 USC 922(b)(1) and 27 CFR 478. 99(b) requires that you must be 21 years or older to purchase handgun ammunition and 18 years or older to purchase rifle ammunition.

State Restrictions specific to HOP Munitions

We DO NOT ship to New York, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington DC, or the City of Chicago. We require the FOID identification to ship to Illinois and New Jersey.

  • Connecticut: State-issued ID and Certificate/Permit is required
  • Illinois: FOID card and State issued ID is required
  • Massachusetts: Firearms ID is required
  • New Jersey: Firearms ID is required

Additionally, we now ship to California. The laws for buying ammo online in California are now surprisingly simple as of January 31, 2024. Just meet the following three guidelines to legally buy ammunition and have it shipped directly to you without a background check.

  1. Be a California resident
  2. Be 21 years of age or older to buy handgun ammunition
  3. Be 18 years of age or older to buy rifle or shotgun ammunition

In some states, to legally possess firearms or ammunition, you must obtain a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. The State Police issue this card to any qualified applicant.

Ammo Shipping Restrictions By State

The list provided includes Washington D.C., which is not a state but the federal district where the U.S. capital is located. 

The list includes Washington D.C. along with the 50 states due to its unique set of laws and regulations, including those related to ammunition.

This inclusion is common in lists detailing laws and regulations to provide comprehensive information across all U.S. jurisdictions.

  1. Alabama: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  2. Alaska: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  3. Arizona: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  4. Arkansas: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  5. California: Ammo shipments must be sent to an FFL unless the recipient has an FFL03 and a COE.
  6. Colorado: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  7. Connecticut: FOID required for ammo purchases; no dropship ammo.
  8. Delaware: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  9. Florida: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  10. Georgia: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  11. Hawaii: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  12. Idaho: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  13. Illinois: FOID card required for ammunition purchases.
  14. Indiana: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  15. Iowa: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  16. Kansas: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  17. Kentucky: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  18. Louisiana: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  19. Maine: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  20. Maryland: No sales of ammo to Annapolis.
  21. Massachusetts: State-issued ID and FOID are required for ammunition shipments.
  22. Michigan: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  23. Minnesota: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  24. Mississippi: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  25. Missouri: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  26. Montana: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  27. Nebraska: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  28. Nevada: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  29. New Hampshire: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  30. New Jersey: FOID and state ID required for ammo purchases; no dropship ammo.
  31. New Mexico: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  32. New York: Ammo shipments must be sent to an FFL, or the customer must provide a valid state-issued ID and can only ship to the address on that ID.
  33. North Carolina: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  34. North Dakota: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  35. Ohio: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  36. Oklahoma: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  37. Oregon: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  38. Pennsylvania: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  39. Rhode Island: License required for purchase of ammunition; resident must be 21 years or older and possess a valid pistol or revolver safety certificate.
  40. South Carolina: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  41. South Dakota: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  42. Tennessee: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  43. Texas: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  44. Utah: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  45. Vermont: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  46. Virginia: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  47. Washington State: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  48. Washington D.C.: No sales of ammo or projectiles.
  49. West Virginia: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  50. Wisconsin: No specific ammunition restrictions.
  51. Wyoming: No specific ammunition restrictions.

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