List of companies that ship ammo or components to Ma

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Now that I got your fullest attention,

Every month or so somebody posts a new thread asking people to post or PM info on companies that ship ammo to Ma. Please stop doing this. First this info will be deleted ASAP if it is posted publicly, whether it is in the paid members forum or the free forums. Just because ones name is green or because one has a couple hundred posts, does not prove that they are not working for the AG, .gov, Brady Bunch, or some other trolling agency.

With the exception of hard to find ammo and some surplus that is not locally available, if someone does enough shooting that they need to buy ammo on-line to save a few bucks, and support a company other then their local gun shop, then they should be at their range shooting a lot. These people should be asking other regulars at the range their questions. These are the people you see on a regular basis, know who the legit people are, and can help others with finding an on-line source.

All future threads asking for sources will be locked and redirected to this post.

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I posted this in another thread, but I was asked (several times) to put it here too:


I'm posting this for any newbies that might read this thread and wonder why we have the 'No Posting Of Vendors" policy. Here are a couple of documented indisputable facts:

1. There are anti-gun state employees that - in their official capacity - have the ability to make peoples' lives really miserable. These people read this forum.

2. There are vendors that used to ship components, ammo, and accessories to Mass that no longer do so since they were threatened by the AG's office. Top Brass is one, Sportsman's Guide is another, and there are many more.

3. There is a law on the books that prohibits a business from selling ammunition in Mass unless they have an ammunition seller's license issued by the CLEO in the town in which they are located. Obviously, this law was intended to be applied to brick-and-mortar businesses located within the Commonwealth. The AG's office has taken it upon themselves to interpret the law as meaning that any business that wants to sell/ship ammo to Mass must have a license from every community where they intend to ship/sell. Since no vendor is willing to spend $11,700 per year to get the licenses, and no CLEO can/will issue a license to a vendor that is not located in their town, the AG's office has 'made' it illegal to ship ammo to anybody in Mass. There is another different law that classifies any ammunition component (case, bullet, primer, or powder) as "ammunition", so the AG has extended it's special interpretation to the sale of components as well.

The state has a virtually unlimited legal budget, especially when it comes to protecting the children from evil ammo. Vendors do not. The AG's interpretation has never been challenged in court. If it ever is challenged, it might stand up and it might not. The only thing that's certain is that -win or lose - it's going to cost a shitload of money for somebody to fight it. What the AG has been doing is sending letters to the vendors threatening (protracted) legal action, and the possibility of huge fines unless the vendor agrees in writing to not ever ship certain items to Mass again. Ever. It's been very effective for them. So far, no vendor receiving such a letter has weighed the financial pluses and minuses and decided to fight rather than acquiesce.

See? Nobody here is worried about getting in trouble by receiving ammo/components in the mail. There's no law (or even an interpretation of a law) against that. We can't get in trouble, only the vendor can.

So, by posting the name of the vendor here, you are 'outing' them to the people that would like to do them harm, and indirectly hurting every gun owner in the state by removing yet another source for ammo and components.

If you want to find vendors that will ship to Mass, be proactive and do what everybody else did: Google vendors and place an order. If they ship to Mass you'll get it, if they don't, they'll let you know.

Don't take the lazy way out and ask here. Nobody is going to post it, and unless they know you personally, they probably won't give you the info even by PM.
 

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Just to clarify: This goes for any company that will ship anything to individuals, FFLs, or anyone else in MA. If you have a line on a great company who will ship cheap milsurps to your local FFL please keep it to yourself. There are already too many companies who won't ship to MA at all, not even to FFLs, we don't want to lose the few that are left.
 
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