Ammo Transfers

Ammo Transfers

Ammo Transfer Fee and Handling Fees

WHO can BUY or SELL Ammo? –

All sales of ammunition in California must be processed by or through a California licensed firearms dealer or licensed ammunition vendor beginning January 1, 2018.

Sales between two non-licensees must be conducted through a license vendor (similar to California’s firearm private party transfer requirement).


While ammunition may still be purchased over the internet, the transfer to the Buyer must be conducted by a licensed vendor.  This means out-of-state sellers of ammunition will be prohibited from sending ammunition directly to non-licensed customers in California.


Buyers ARE liable for sales tax therefore the Buyer must pay the sales tax for the ammunition. Buyer must show the original invoice for the order showing sales tax has been collected, or Sierra Shield will charge sales tax based on current retail pricing.  Sierra Shield is not liable for sales tax on your order.


Sierra Shield charges a Transfer Fee and Handling Fees per the following schedule

  1. TRANSFER FEE – $5 per shipment
  2. HANDLING FEE – 10% of vendor invoice total
  3. WAREHOUSING FEE – Purchaser will be notified the day shipment is received. Starting  72 hours after customer notification, a Warehousing Fee of $5/day per parcel will accrue ( A shipment of 2 parcels picked up 2 days after 72 hour notification will accrue a storage fee of $20 (2 days X 2 parcels  X $5).
  4. After 90 calendar days accruing Warehouse Fees, the shipment is forfeited and will become the unencumbered property of Sierra Shield.
  5. Sierra Shield is not responsible for loss, theft or damage of the transferred ammunition while in our possession or prior to receipt. Sierra Shield does not warranty or guarantee the condition or reliability of any ammunition transferred.