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Old 06-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Military move with ammo

So I am getting to make my first move in the military and I elected to do a PPM move (use to be known as a DITY move) or in other words I am packing up all my stuff and moving it myself, and then the military pays me for my expenses.

While going through the rules however, it says that I CANNOT move ammunition. It is on the prohibited items list. When I asked the counselor at the moving office she said it was because of the following reasons:
1) The ammo could get too hot and explode in your car (BS, they haven't watched the SAAMI videos then)
2) It is illegal to move ammo in your vehicle (I'm assuming across state lines?).
However she said that if you had a concealed weapons permit (I do) then it isn't illegal to transport ammo in a vehicle, but still not allowed with the military.

Has anyone ever heard of this crap and is there really any laws out there that prevent the transportation of ammo across state lines.

Note: I am moving from a very free state to another free state, traveling only in free states to get to my destination. I will not be going anywhere close to one of the communist states.


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Old 06-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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MOVERS will not transport ammo. Their rules.

I know of no LAWS that prohibit you transporting ordinary ammo that you own by surface transportation within the US.


What we have heah is.... failure to communicate.

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I'll watch over it for ya

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The military also says it's illegal to have sexual relations in any position other than missionary.

Point? Just move your crap. Throw the ammo in your car, truck, luggage, whatever, and keep your mouth shut.

As to what C3 said, just don't let hired movers transport it. No biggie.

In a pinch, you can even mail it to yourself at your new location.

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Check with your new base about having the ammo in a vehicle when reporting.

Usually, it's okay. But with the Navy bases in my area, it is a strict NO-NO.
(The bases in my area are large training bases, and the navy does not believe that the trainees are mature enough to have arms or ammo on board unless escorted.)


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While going through the rules however, it says that I CANNOT move ammunition.
Correction, you theoretically cannot get caught moving ammunition. If UPS can ship it, why can't you? It's not even proper hazmat.

Local moves, DITY is fine. Long distance? There's a reason that moving companies stay in business. YMMV. Everyone I've known (who wasn't completely broke all the time,) who did a DITY, always wound up thinking it was more trouble than it was worth.
Unless you have a huge EOTWAWKI ammo stockpile (i.e. it requires a truck of it's own), just invoke the don't ask, don't tell policy.
If you don't mind me asking...where you headed?
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I moved many times, within CONUS while in the military, and shipped my ammo with my household items. It was packed in ammo cans and was marked on the inventory as X number of ammo and never a problem. Final destination was never to a military post.


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My last move, the movers would not move any ammo, but
I was not prohibited from moving it myself. Moved it diagonally from one corner of the country to another.

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You can ship it UPS just like any other package. They require that you mark all six sides of your box ORM-D Small Arms Ammunition You will not be able to take it to a UPS store, but if you take it to the local distribution center, it is a no-hassle process. At my UPS distribution center, they don't even raise an eyebrow.


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The military may not reimburse associated costs but I would be surprised if they actually claim its illegal on official documentation.

What the TMO office tells you and what the CFR or military regulation states are often different.


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