lwe1946
lwe1946
1 post
Joined March 2013

Selling Re-Loaded Shells

Do any of you nice folks out there sell your reloads? I would like to get all the info I can on doing this and selling online. Basically, I would like to find out if there are laws governing/prohibiting this. Any other general info on this would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Wayne
dillon
Administrator
dillon
2,967 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Selling Re-Loaded Shells

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms licenses the manufacturing of ammunition for sale, and the IRS controls the excise tax charged on ammunition sold. You will need a Class 6 FFL to manufacture ammunition for sale, and you pay a 10-11% tax on ammunition sold.
sixgunnermike
sixgunnermike
1 post
Joined December 2009

RE: Selling Re-Loaded Shells

To sell remanufactured ammunition you must have a 06 FFL. Additionaly it is highly recommended you get insurance. Lastly all manufacturers of ammunition fall under ITAR regulations and must register. Not a cheap venture unless you are serious.
Freeloader Reloader
Freeloader Reload...
12 posts
Joined June 2013

RE: Selling Re-Loaded Shells

I am sure there are laws governing the selling of reloaded ammo, as t5here are about almost anyting to do with guns. I love to reload and I have been avoiding selling (or even giving to friends) reloads due to liability issues, moreso than laws. Even if you are a very careful and meticulous reloader, which I consider myself to be, there is always the chance of making a mistake, which could be dangerous. I reload for myself, the lifelong friend and the guy who got me into all this, and another friend of mine. I have carefully explained to them the problems that could arise and they understand my stance on liability. I will not load for anyone else and I do not load for money. The honest fact being you almost cannot reload certain calibers for the price that you can buy factory ammo. Reloading components, powders in particular, are still hard to find and very expensive. This is all just my opinion but this is an issue that requires a lot of thought on your part...and on the part of your "future customers". Hope this helps a little bit.

BillinLexington
BillinLexington
1 post
Joined July 2015

RE: Selling Re-Loaded Shells

I don't know what the laws might be, but I suspect you will be more interested in obtaining product liability insurance and making sure that you are using the proper form of business organization (corp, chapt s, LLC and so on) to protect your personal assets in the event something "goes south".

Quite possibly anyone who is willing to underwrite the insurance will be able to point you to the applicable laws. Start there.

CYA.