What can be shipped to restricted states varies greatly depending on the state and the distributors. Some distributors will ship to some restricted states provided we have cleared it to ship with the FFL dealer. In these cases, the FFL dealer is going to remove the restricted magazines or pin the magazine to make it compliant, or the customer is Law Enforcement and exempt from the restriction. Some distributors will not ship to restricted states regardless of exemption. For firearms not in our local inventory, some distributors require we have it shipped to us first, and then we will ship it to your FFL. The point is... there are a LOT of variations from distributor to distributor and state to state. We have 10+ distributors feeding products to our website, so there can be a LOT of different scenarios. Some dropship, and some don't. Some ship to restricted states, and some don't. All we can do is the best we can do to get you the restricted firearm you want within the boundaries of the law and by avoiding any potential liability. We can't break the law, and we won't put our liability at risk. For restricted items that can be shipped, we will need to mark your account with us as exempt from state restrictions.
We are asked many times why a firearm that is approved by a state is being restricted by us. We do not decide what is restricted and what is not restricted. The states, manufacturers, and distributors make those determinations. We simply comply. In most cases, if a firearm is approved but is shown restricted, it is likely because that particular SKU is restricted. The packaged SKU may include a restricted magazine capacity or there may be some other reason it is restricted. It is also possible it has recently been added to the approval list, or that is has simply been restricted in error. With all the constant law changes and particular quirks of some laws in some states, it is very difficult for us to keep up with all the various state laws. We encourage you to speak with your local FFL dealer to find out if the restricted firearm you are considering can be transferred to you. If you have verified with your FFL dealer that they will transfer the firearm to you, and it does not fall under any other reason it cannot be shipped to your state, we will be happy to set your account to ignore state restrictions upon request.
Most distributors will not dropship to Alaska, which means the item must ship to us first, which also means there will likely be extra shipping fees you must pay. For items in our local inventory that are small enough to ship USPS, there may not be any extra shipping fee, depending on the item. For any item that must ship via UPS or FedEx, there will likely be extra shipping fees. Shipping charges to Alaska may not be reflected during checkout. Each order will be reviewed.
Most distributors will not dropship to Hawaii, which means the item must ship to us first, which also means there will likely be extra shipping fees you must pay. For items in our local inventory that are small enough to ship USPS, there may not be any extra shipping fee, depending on the item. For any item that must ship via UPS or FedEx, there will likely be extra shipping fees. Shipping charges to Hawaii may not be as reflected during checkout. Each order will be reviewed.
Illinois laws are complex and highly segregated by districts and municipalities. Here is a link that covers some of the Municipal Ordinances: https://isp.illinois.gov/Foid/MunicipalOrdinances. In particular, Cook County and Chicago are very strict, as are some other areas.
All sales are currently suspended to Minnesota unless you are an FFL dealer. The state is requiring us to collect sales tax, and due to the complex structure of their sales tax, we have not been able to comply. At some point, we hope to resolve the issue.
Unfortunately, we can no longer ship hi-cap magazines into the state of Washington unless we have LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) credentials on file for the person making the purchase. If we ship restricted magazines, this could be seen as aiding in the “importing” of an illegal magazine. The law prohibits any individual other than law enforcement from “importing” the item into the state (this means having it shipped into the state). Our distributors will no longer ship any restricted magazines to Washington, even for LEO. If a person is LEO and provides credentials, and it is an item that is NOT in our local inventory and must be ordered from one of our distributors so that we can ship it, there will be an additional $15 shipping charge for this service. We understand the magazines may be pinned or removed when they arrive, but shipping the restricted magazines into the state may still be seen as aiding in the “importing” of an illegal item when we ship it. We cannot risk the liability this imposes. Therefore, going forward, if we have a firearm that has more than 10 round magazines included, they must be pulled from the firearm case/box, and the firearm will be shipped without the restricted magazines. We will not ship magazines to another location in an attempt to avoid the law. In addition, since our distributors are no longer shipping restricted magazines to Washington and will not pull the magazines, we will have to order firearms that are not in our local inventory and pull the magazines before we can ship the firearm. In summary, any item we must order because it is not in our local inventory, whether it is for LEO, or if we pull the magazines, will incur an additional shipping fee. For firearms that can be shipped from our local inventory, there is no additional shipping fee, although we will still need LEO credentials on file, or the magazines will be pulled. The $15 additional shipping charge can be paid by using the following link: https://www.familyfirearms.com/product/15.00-shipping-payment#product_detail (If you have already placed your order, please reference your order number).