SHIPPING, HANDLING, & INSURANCE
Why do I have to provide ID to buy ammo in your showroom?
For in person purchases in our showroom, anyone over 18 can buy long gun ammo or over 21 can buy handgun ammo after providing some official ID such as drivers license, state ID card, passport, or military ID to establish date of birth. The ID number and date of birth are entered on your purchase invoice. No ID is required for shipped orders, although a signature of someone over 21 is required at delivery.
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 online at patriotsportsusa.com you will be asked to make a statement of your date of birth, and that you are complying with all applicable laws. 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.
Is my personal information I give Patriot Sports kept private?
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.
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). All should work, the key being not to wait too long before you clean it.
What is the difference between Berdan and Boxer primers?
Berdan primers have two flash holes between the inside of the case and the primer, one at each side. Boxer primers have one single flash hole in the center. The difference is important for reloaders since cases using Boxer primers can usually be reloaded, cases using Berdan primers are not easily reloadable.
Can you ship ammo to Alaska or Hawaii?
There are some limited methods by which we can ship ammo to AK or HI. For larger amounts we can ship the ammo to a freight forwarding company of your choice in the lower 48, and they will ship the ammo by truck or boat to your state.
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.
How can I get on your email newsletter list?
You can sign up by entering your email address in the sign up box on our homepage at www.jgsales.com. By doing this you will be the first to know when we get new items, and you will receive special sale notices for price reductions, etc.
Do you have special dealer pricing?
No, Patriot Sports has only one level of pricing, the price advertised is the price for anyone, dealer or individual. Occasionally there are further unadvertised discounts for large volume ammo buyers based on the quantity of the order.
Can you tell me which dealer in my area you can ship a gun to for me?
Sorry, we do not know which dealers in your area will do a transfer for you. It is up to you to find one that has terms acceptable to you. For privacy reasons we do not give out information about which dealers in your area we ship to, since not every dealer does transfers and they may not want us to divulge their information
Do you have a lay-a-way plan?
No, we do not have any type of payment plan or layaway installment plan. All purchases must be paid in full at the time of transaction.
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. WE ALSO TAKE PRE-ORDERS ON AMMUNITION THAT IS IN TRANSIT TO OUR WAREHOUSE.
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.
Are there any shipping discounts for large orders?
Yes, orders over 150lbs have a special discounted rate from UPS that will save you quite a bit off the normal rates. There is another rate discount when your order reaches 500lbs.
Where is Patriot Sports located?
Patriot Sports is located in Topeka Kansas the capital city of Kansas, about 50 miles west of Kansas City. Maps and directions to our store can be found on our maps and Directions page. Our location address is 925 sw University BLVD Topeka Kansas 66614.
What do I need to buy ammo in person?
To buy ammo in person you need to be over 18 for longun ammo, and over 21 for handgun ammo, be free of a criminal record that prevents you from owning guns or ammo, and provide ID to prove age.
Are there other ways to keep in contact with J&G Sales?
Yes, you can follow us on facebook, twitter, youtube: all under the username PATRIOTSPORTSUSA
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm Central Time, and Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and are closed on Sunday.
Can I transfer a firearm through Patriot Sports?
Yes, we will receive a firearm from another FFL dealer for you for a fee of $60.00. This must be paid in cash before arranging the transfer. Please do not have guns shipped to us without first arranging it with us and completing the paperwork and paying the fee. You can also bring a firearm to us to be shipped to an FFL holder elsewhere for a fee of $40.00 plus shipping and insurance costs. We do not receive or ship firearms to or from non-FFL individuals for transfer.
What are the sales tax laws for purchases from J&G?
Patriot Sports is located in Kansas. Shipments placed within Kansas or shipping to Kansas have 9.1% added unless an exemption is on file. Other states may have sales tax added per local laws. Business orders for resale must have an exemption certificate on file.
Do you offer free shipping?
Unfortunately we do not offer free shipping, but we do value you as a customer and appreciate your business!
Most of the time our pricing is the best in the industry even after shipping costs are added in.
Sometimes we can be beat; when this happens we hope that our extremely fast shipping and excellent customer service will make up for the difference.
Use our cool shipping calculator to see the exact shipping costs to your location!
1. Add product to your shopping cart
2. Enter your zip code into the shipping calculator
3. Click “Get a Quote”
Visit our Get Shipping Costs page to learn more!
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, discount pricing is built into almost every product on our website through “tiered pricing”. Therefore, the more you buy, the more you save (in most cases)!
Also, be sure to search our Specials to take advantage of our weekly specials!
Beyond these discounts, we are not currently offering any discount codes to our new customers, but we periodically offer discount codes to our returning customers! Make sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive updates on new products and deals.
Can I pay with 2 separate payment methods for 1 order?
Unfortunately at this time we are not able to take multiple forms of payment for the same order. However, you can use both a credit card and a gift card with one order. You are welcome to purchase a gift card with one form of payment and use your gift card along with your second form of payment to make your purchase. To purchase a Gift Card, visit our Gift Card page and click on the “Buy Now” button.Alternatively, you are welcome to place multiple orders and use a different form of payment for each order.
Can I pick my order up at the warehouse?
Unfortunately, we are not set up to accommodate pickups at our warehouse. The only way to receive an order from us is to have it shipped to your location.Visit our Get Shipping Costs page to learn more.
How can I track my order?
On the day your order is scheduled to ship, you will receive an e-mail from our office containing the tracking number(s) for your order.Your tracking number may not work, however, until UPS or FedEx scans your product into their system, but don’t worry… simply check again after 8PM EST when our last scheduled pick-up from our carriers takes place.
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