We are licensed firearms importers, and will gladly work with you to bring your firearms into the country. The majority of imports we process are from the United Kingdom, but any other country that permits exporting is fully possible.
If you are importing from the UK, we arrange 3-4 group shipments yearly. This significantly lowers the cost of importing by grouping the export paperwork fees and shipping costs together, at the cost of having to wait for all guns in the group to arrive at the exporter. On average, the cost of importing a gun as a part of a group shipment from the UK is $600-$700 plus any applicable Duty.
- Our fees for importing are $400/gun.
- All charges owed to the foreign exporter.
- Actual shipping costs of your guns to the United States. In some cases, a foreign country will only allow exporting via limited carriers. For example, any exports from Spain are required to fly Iberia Airlines, which only services NYC, Chicago, and Miami. In these cases, you will be also be responsible for shipping from the airport of arrival to Denver.
- Customs Broker Fees average $750-$850 / shipment
- Duty - Typically under 4% of the value of the firearm, but varies from shipment to shipment.
- Shipping, handling, and insurance from our shop to your local FFL averages $50.
On average, total costs range from $1,500 to $1,800 for a single gun. In cases where multiple guns are imported, these prices can be somewhat lower, as shipping can be combined.
The process for importing
Once we have all of the necessary information, we will submit the import request paperwork to the ATF. Approval for an import from the ATF generally takes 9-12 weeks. We typically receive approval faster than that. In order to submit the paperwork we will need the following information:
- Name and address of the Manufacturer
- Unit Cost
- Status of gun (new or used)
- Type (Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol)
- Gauge or Caliber
- Overall Length
- Barrel Length
- Serial Number
- Your full name and address.
- Name and address of the foreign seller
- Name and address of the foreign shipper
On ATF approval for the import, we will forward the information to the foreign exporter, who will submit the paperwork to his or her government for approval. Waits for this have been anywhere from 1-4 months, although we have seen longer in special cases.
The foreign exporter can then send the shipment to the US, where our Customs broker will clear it through Customs and deliver it to us.
We will then process, stamp, and ship it to your local FFL holder where you may take possession of it. All imported firearms will be stamped with the importers name and address. It may be done below the wood line so as to be less noticeable, but absolutely must be done in all cases in order to comply with federal law.