Items considered Hazardous Materials by the carrier are not allowed to be shipped via GunBroker.com Shipping. These materials require proper identification, classification, packaging, markings, labeling and documentation, and must be delivered directly to the carrier.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted certain exceptions to "Limited Quantity" Hazardous Materials packaging, labeling and shipping requirements due to the nature of the consumer packaging and the size of inner containers.
To meet the exception for Limited Quantity (Ltd. Qty.), ammunition must be shipped via ground and only within the 48 contiguous United States. The package requires the "Limited Quantity Diamond Label" on at least one side or end of the outer container. The total package weight cannot exceed 66 pounds. Limited Quantity does not require Hazardous Materials shipping papers when transported via ground.
Note: Guidelines and definitions for Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials vary by carrier. Please review each carrier's service guidelines for specific details.
For information about FedEx guidelines for Hazardous Materials, see:
- FedEx Information on Hazardous Materials
- FedEx Information on Current Requirements: Changes to ORM-D HazMat Classification
Information on shipping Limited Quantity (Ltd. Qty.)/ Ammunition is contained within the Hazardous Materials section of the FedEx Service Guide. These sections include Acceptable Materials, Packaging, and Marking and Labeling Guidelines.
Labels for Ammunition Shipments:
As of January 1, 2014, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a Striped Diamond label for ammunition shipments. (These labels replace the old ORM-D labels.) You are required to use one of the larger labels on one side of any package containing ammunition. If the package is too small for the larger labels, you are permitted to use one of the smaller labels.