Is it allowed to ship a firearm?
This question can only answer your countries gun law!
In Austria it is allowed to ship unloaded firearms with the Austrian Post AG.
Here you need to make sure to ship it as EMS + Value Parcel.
In the Value Parcel option every post officer and driver has to sign for the parcel, so it is assured that the parcel can’t get lost on its way.
When we ship it back to the customer we add the option “In person” wich assures that only the gun owner can receive the package containing the gun and no one without a gun license can open the package and possess a gun.
Is a shipping from another country possible?
As said before the countries law will answer this question.
In most EU countries, Swizerland and Liechtenstein it is allowed to ship guns, but a certified logistics partner is required.
In case you want to ship from one of these countries, its best to give the firearm to an arms dealer who has a permission (in Austrian gun law its § 37 Abs. 2) to ship without needing further export-/import license, as those licenses cost a lot of money to the customer.
As far as we know some countries require to disassemble the firearm and ship the gun relevant parts separately, so in case one parcel gets lost, the gun could not be used.
For shipping from other countries please feel free to contact us, so we can arrange the licenses and the shipping for you.
How must the wrapping/packaging look like?
The firearm must be wrapped in air bubble film and be placed in a carton box in a way it would withstand a fall from one-meter in height, as it could always fall off the truck while loading.
Its best to use a hard gun case (like the original Glock box for example) – wrap this case in air bubble film and put it in a carton box, so it is even more protected.
NEVER ship ammunition with your firearm, as therefore are other rules and laws as for the gun shipment.