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Here are some of the questions we get most frequently. If you have other questions, send us your question here or email us directly at For immediate assistance Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.


1. How do I buy a gun online?

It's simple. Just pick out the firearm you would like to buy, add it to your cart, and specify the dealer you would like it shipped to in the shipping address. Your dealer will need to fax a copy of his/her license (FFL) to us if he/she hasn't already done so 401-597-0310. Once we have the dealer's information, we'll ship the firearm and upon arrival, you'll be able to complete the background check and take the firearm home. Most dealers charge a small fee for their services in the transfer, generally about $25-35. If you have any questions, or need help finding a dealer for your purchase, please give us a call.

2. Will you ship a firearm to my house?

No. In accordance with Federal regulations, we only ship firearms to legally licensed entities holding a current FFL.

3. How do I calculate shipping on an order?

1. Add items to your shopping cart.

2. Click shopping cart icon on the top right navigation bar.

3. Below the list of items in your cart, enter your ZIP code and click ‘Estimate Shipping’. A drop down list of available shipping options and rates will be displayed.

FREE Shipping only applies to products that contain the FREE Shipping designator. FREE Shipping is only available for shipments to addresses within the 48 contiguous states. We use a combination of shipping carriers depending on the type of item purchased as well as the State the item is being shipped. If an order contains one or more products designated as FREE Shipping and there are NO Non-FREE Shipping products on the order, NO Shipping Charges will be associated with the order. If an order contains products with the FREE Shipping designator and products that DO NOT contain the FREE Shipping designator the actual shipping charges for the NON-FREE Shipping products will be added to the order. The FREE Shipping product will NOT have a shipping charge associated with it. The shipping charge that will appear on this type of order will only be for the products that do not contain the FREE Shipping designator.

4. How long will it take to get my order?

Most items ship within 3-4 business days of the receipt of your order. Depending on your order, items may ship from multiple boxes may arrive over a period of days to complete your order.

5. What do I need to buy ammo by mail?

We will ship ammo to anyone over 21, directly to your home address if you like. When placing the order either by phone or online at you will be asked to complete Flint Armaments ammo release statement for your first order. Once received the ammo release statement will be placed on file. Also, an adult over the age of 21 needs to be present at the delivery address to sign for the ammo when delivered. Persons over 18 but under 21 may order ammo for a long gun, but must have it shipped to a location where someone over 21 can sign for it. They cannot order handgun ammo. Some states have additional restrictions.

6. Is your price for a box of ammo or a case of ammo?

The ammo prices shown are “per box” unless otherwise indicated in the description. We indicate how many boxes you will need to order for those who prefer to order only case quantities. In most cases, there are no discounts for case quantities, so order just as much as you need. In some instances, we sell only in bricks or cases of ammo. These products will be clearly marked as being a larger quantity.

7. If a product is out of stock, can I place a back order?

At this time we are not accepting back orders until stock levels return to normal.

8. Do I need a special license to buy from Flint Armament?

No. Most of our products are intended for adult use, and buyers must be at least 21. With some products, such as ammunition, a waiver and age statement will be required for first time purchasers.

9. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

10. Can I pay by check?


11. Why do some items have no picture?

We currently sell over 10,000 products. It’s quite a task to get pictures for all of them. Please bear with us as we do this and ensure they are as correct as possible.

12. How can I find out if you’ve received my order?

After you complete your purchase, you’ll get a page that shows your web order number and order information. We’ll also email a confirmation to you, so be sure to enter your correct email address when placing an order.

13. How can I find out when my order was shipped?

You can check the status of your shipment by first logging into your account. Once you’re logged in, click on “Review Previous Orders”, and select the order number you wish to track. If your order has already shipped, it will have show the date shipped and the tracking number. If you click on the tracking number it will link you to the carrier’s site for current shipping status and delivery information. If you have a recent order and there is no tracking information, the order is still being processed.

14. How do I place an order?

Place your order 24-7 on our website;

15. Can I add to an order once it’s been submitted?

Orders are sent immediately to the warehouse for fulfillment, and shipping of your order, therefore we are not able to add items to your order once you have placed it.

16. Why don’t you ship internationally?

In some countries, it’s illegal to own military surplus items – even if they originated there! It would be impossible to keep up with all the laws in other countries to determine if a product – surplus or otherwise – can be shipped there legally.

17. How can I return items?

If you’re not satisfied with your order, you may return most items within 15 days of purchase to receive a refund, credit or replacement. Firearms, Ammunition, and Food are not returnable or refundable; all sales are final. Please Click Here to request a return.

18. How can I contact Customer Service for information regarding an order?

Contact customer service 401-597-0221 M-F 9-5 EST

16. I forgot my password. How do I recover it?

Please click the “Forgot your password?” link. We will send the password to the email address that you used to register your account.

17. Do you have a retail store?

Yes our retail store is located at 125 Harrison Avenue, Woonsocket RI

18. Do I pay sales tax on my order?

We do not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside of Rhode Island.

19. Is my personal information I give Flint Armament kept private?

Yes, all personal information given to Flint Armament is kept private it is never given loaned or sold to a third party. View our privacy policy here.

20. Do you accept purchase orders?

If you are a Federal or State Law Enforcement Agency, please email for more information.

21. What does corrosive ammo mean?

A lot of military ammo made last century, approximately up until the 1970's used a salt type compound in the primer which helped the primer last longer. However when the round is fired some of the residue from the primer gets on the gun, and salt compounds draw moisture and cause rust faster than normal, thus these rounds are called corrosive ammo.

22. How do I clean my gun if I shoot corrosive ammo?

You need to clean your gun soon after each time you use corrosive ammo, preferably the same day especially if you live in a moist climate. The key to preserving your gun from corrosion is to clean it well soon after use. The methods vary, some people just use copious amounts of gun cleaning solvent, some use soapy water, some use Windex (since ammonia helps neutralize the salts). We recommend Shooters Choice Rust Prevent Corrosion Inhibitor. All should work the key being not to wait too long before you clean it.

23. Can I buy a gun for my friend? What about for my child?

It is normally illegal to purchase a firearm for another person; this is called a straw-man purchase and is prohibited. The background check at the time of purchase needs to be done on the person who the firearm is actually for. However we do have gift cards that can be purchased allowing the individual to purchase the firearm.

24. What does FFL mean?

FFL means Federal Firearms License. This is issued by the BATF to those who deal in firearms. It is illegal to deal in firearms without an FFL. An FFL is required in order to receive a gun delivered to you through the mail. We need a signed hard copy or a legible fax on file in order to send a gun to the licensee.

25. Are there any restrictions on magazines?

Not at the Federal level. There was a law enacted by congress in 1994 to ban the future manufacture of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds for civilians. This law expired in September 2004 and companies can now manufacture large capacity magazines again. Some states have gone further and implemented their own bans. For this reason we do not ship magazines that hold over 10 rounds to some states.

26. Can you special order a gun not in stock?

Yes, please call to request it.

27. Why do you advertise things you do not have in stock?

To give you the opportunity to buy them if you need them Some items are not in high demand and it is not feasible to keep them on hand, for example some calibers of ammo are not very common But occasionally people still request them, so rather than just not carry them at all, we advertise that we can get them, this helps people get items that are hard to find Also, since many print ads must be prepared several weeks or months in advance of publication, occasionally we sell out of something before the ad can be updated.

28. Is old ammo safe to shoot?

It depends. We sell surplus ammo sometimes that was made in the 1930s or 40s and it still performs adequately. All ammo, new or old, should only be fired in firearms that you know are safe. With old ammo there are sometimes duds or misfires, but this does not necessarily mean the ammo is unsafe.

29. Can I transfer a firearm through Flint Armament?

Yes, we will receive a firearm from another FFL dealer for you for a fee of $30.00. This must be paid in cash before arranging the transfer. You can also bring a firearm to us to be shipped to an FFL holder elsewhere for a fee of $30.00 plus shipping and insurance costs. We will receive firearms from non-FFL individuals for transfer in store only.