SHIPPING & RETURNS
SHIPPING A FIREARM - FFL'S AND TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
Summit Gun Broker will ONLY transfer ownership of a firearm to individuals or agencies in possession of a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL). This means we cannot ship directly to you unless you are an FFL holder.
If you do not hold a valid FFL, Summit Gun Broker will transfer your purchased firearm to your choice of a licensed gun dealer in your state.
It is your responsibility:
to ensure that a firearm is legal to own in your state.
to contact the FFL and let them know you're purchasing a firearm from us.
to complete all required paperwork when you pick up your purchase from your local dealer.
Be aware that it is customary for your local dealer to charge a transfer fee at the time you pick up your purchase. This transfer fee is strictly between you and your local dealer. Please check with your local dealer concerning their policies. You do not pay Summit Gun Broker the transfer fee.
The buyer is responsible for contacting their transferring FFL to request they send a copy of their FFL to us. If you you have used the same FFL dealer in the past, we will already have the FFL on file.
Our contact information is as follows:
Summit Gun Broker is not responsible for uninsured items lost or damaged in transit. If you would like to review the total shipping charges for your order, click "checkout" to preview the order. You can preview the order including the ship to address, and the shipping charge before you click to confirm your order. The shipping and handling charge covers the cost of standard shipping. If you require expedited shipping, the shipping fees will be greater. You must contact us for a quote if you require expedited shipping. Expedited shipping only applies to transit times, not the processing time. We do NOT ship to PO Boxes.
Orders process and ship within 7-10 business days upon receipt of full payment and a valid FFL if applicable, NFA items excluded as they will be shipped after approval from the ATF.
RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY
Returns are ONLY accepted for merchandise found defective immediately upon receipt and returned within 20 calendar days of receipt.
New accessory items that have been opened from the manufacturer packaging will not be accepted for return.
Returns will NOT be accepted for any accessories that have been installed/mounted. Most accessory items have a manufacturer warranty. Please contact the manufacturer if there are any issues with / post installation.
Original shipping charges are NOT refunded if the item is NOT found to be defective. Customers will be responsible for return shipping in these cases.
All Ammunition Sales / Ammo Components are Final and Non-Returnable.
Scopes / Optics Sales - Customers must work through the manufacturer if a defect is not identified immediately upon receipt.
NEW FIREARM RETURNS
Please take your time to inspect all firearms thoroughly BEFORE proceeding with the transfer. Once a new firearm is transferred to you, it is considered used, even if unfired. Consequently, we cannot accept returns on firearms once they have been transferred into your possession. Also, we DO NOT reimburse FFL transfer fees on returned items. **Upon discovering a defect AFTER the transfer, the firearm MUST be returned directly to the the manufacturer for replacement or repair (in accordance with manufacturer's warranty policy). By sending a defective firearm directly to the manufacturer, you can avoid the unnecessary transfer fees associated with returning the firearm to us through your local FFL dealer. Manufacturer repaired firearms can be returned directly to the customer without additional FFL transfer or associated fees. Summit Gun Broker will provide a prepaid label to ship the firearm to the manufacturer, if a prepaid label is not covered under their warranty.
In the case of failed background checks and incorrect ordering original shipping charges are NOT refunded if the item is NOT found to be defective. Customers will be responsible for return shipping in these cases.
Used Guns: Customers have 20 calendar days from the date of transfer to request a return. Summit Gun Broker will accept a return on your used item for a full refund during this time frame if the item is malfunctioning.
If items are found defective upon receipt, Summit Gun Broker will provide YOUR CHOICE of a replacement item (pending availability) or full refund AND pay the return shipping cost. For your added convenience, Summit Gun Broker will also arrange for the defective items to be picked up and returned to us by the original shipper (for firearms only). PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RETURN
BY LAW YOU MUST SHIP FIREARM TO FFL DEALER
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).
Here is what the ATF "Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide"' (ATF P 5300.4) says: (B9) May a non-licensee ship a firearm by carrier?
A non-licensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 178.31, 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30] (B8) May a non-licensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service?
A non-licensee 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 non-licensee may not transfer any firearm to a non-licensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms.
[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]
The section of the US Code governing modern firearms is called Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition (CFA). This code is available online: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_09/27cfr478_09.html
When in doubt, we suggest arranging for transfer through a licensed dealer. Violation of the CFA 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.
Alaska: Due to shipping restrictions, Summit Gun Broker does not ship to the state of Alaska.
California: Due to local regulations, Summit Gun Broker does not ship ammunition to Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco or Avalon. We can however, ship to the rest of California, but it must be through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL).
Connecticut: Due to local regulations, Summit Gun Broker can only ship ammunition to residents of Connecticut if they provide a valid ammunition certificate or a valid permit to carry a pistol / revolver or a valid long gun eligibility certificate.
Hawaii: Due to shipping restrictions, Summit Gun Broker does not ship to the state of Hawaii.
Illinois: Due to local regulations, Summit Gun Broker does not ship ammunition to the City of Chicago. We can however, ship ammunition to the rest of the state of Illinois, but you must provide a photo of your valid state FOID card & photo of your driver’s license or valid state ID card.
Massachusetts: Due to local regulations, Summit Gun Broker does not ship to Massachusetts.
New Jersey: Summit Gun Broker can ship ammunition to residents of New Jersey; however, some calibers require a valid copy of your firearms purchaser identification card or valid copy of your permit to purchase / carry a handgun. (example: .223, 5.56, 300 BLK, .308, 7.62x51 have no requirements) No Hollow Point ammunition.
New York: Due to local regulations, Summit Gun Broker does not ship ammunition to New York City or the surrounding boroughs. We can however, ship ammunition to the rest of the state of New York, but it must be through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL).
Washington DC: Due to local regulations, Summit Gun Broker does not ship to Washington D.C.
If you live in any of the following states below, Summit Gun Broker can ship to you without any known restrictions:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.