Brownells 75th Anniversary - A Shooting Heritage


Shipping Cost Questions

What is Brownells Standard Delivery Program?
Standard is our economic shipping option. $7.50 on orders less than 1 pound, $8.50 on orders greater than 1 pound (free for Edge members). Expect 5-7 days for delivery. Standard service ships with USPS final delivery and must be shipped to a valid Postal Address. Delivery methods may include USPS, SmartPost or SurePost. This option is unavailable for FFL items, ORM-D, aerosol and hazardous products that have carrier restrictions


What is Brownells Flat Rate (Ground) Shipping Program?
Brownells offers Ground shipping for a flat rate of $12.50 (up to 200 lbs). Expect 3-5 days for delivery. The Flat Rate program applies to any US location reachable by Ground (excluding Alaska). These rates do not apply to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, where packages can only be shipped Parcel Post Air or FedEx 2nd Day Air. Some products are restricted due to either heavy weight or hazardous materials. Orders being shipped via USPS which are over 5 lbs may require an additional $10 charge.


 Does the Flat Rate (Ground) Program apply to foreign orders?
No. Foreign orders, including Canadian orders, will be assessed actual shipping charges.


Do I pay additional shipping for backorders?
If you have already paid for shipping on your original order, backordered items are never charged an additional shipping fee. Backorders are shipped via our Standard shipping method. If the only item you ordered is on backorder, any applicable shipping charges will be billed at the time the order is shipped. Applies to domestic orders only.


Do all deliveries require an Acknowledgement of Delivery (AOD) charge?
No, only FFL items with serial numbers require an additional $10.00 fee for delivery confirmation.


 I need to order an item that is listed as Hazardous. Are there special shipping restrictions and extra shipping charges?
Any item marked Hazardous material can only be shipped via Ground to anywhere in the continental United States.  All Hazardous materials will be shipped alone and will have an additional charge per order mandated by the shipper.

Certain items are heavy and must be shipped by Truck. Since truck charges vary from order to order, please contact us at 800-741-0015 to receive a shipping charge quote


 Will I pay the Shipping on each box if my order is shipped in more than one box?
The shipping charge is applied per order, not per box, with the exception of hazardous materials or heavy items ordered on the same order. If this is the case, your order will be split and will be shipped as two separate orders.


Will I be charged taxes on my order?
Brownells, Inc. collects sales tax according to Federal, State, and Local government guidelines. Tax is calculated based on the shipping address and the appropriate rules for the address where your order is billed or shipped.
Brownells, Inc. collects sales tax on the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhonde Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

If you are shipping to any of these states, we try to estimate the amount of tax you’ll pay as you’re placing the order. Many factors can change between the time you place your order and when your order ships. This can result in your estimated tax being different from the sales tax collected at checkout.

For tax-exempt customers located in or shipping to any of the states mentioned above, Brownells, Inc. must have a copy of your Sales/Use Tax Exemption Certificate Form on file before you place your order as we are required by law to collect sales tax at the rate effective at the time the order is processed. We are unable to refund sales tax collected on sales prior to receiving the signed Exemption Certificate.

If you’re a tax-exempt business please call 1-800-741-0015 for assistance.

To submit your Tax Exemption Certificate, please contact us at