Transporting Firearms

Transporting Firearms

Quantico Shooting Club members and their guests are all guests on a military installation and are subject to its rule and regulations. The following information outlines firearm transportation and other rules that apply while visiting a military installation. Read the information carefully and remember that ignorance of the law is no defense.

Transport Firearms and Ammunition Aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico

Marine Corps Base, Quantico (MCBQ) is a U.S. Military Installation and Federal law applies.

Firearms Transport rules for private citizens, military personnel, and law enforcement are found in MCBO 8000.1D (please click the link, read/download/print for your use) and the Provost Marshall Standard Operating Procedure.

Transportation of Weapons Transporting weapons in a vehicle:

1. The weapon must be in the trunk and cased. In vehicles without a separate trunk, the weapon must be in a carrying case and placed as far away from vehicle occupants as possible.

2. The weapon must be unloaded and on safe.

3. If applicable, magazines must be removed and empty

4. Magazines and ammunition must be kept far from the weapon.

 

Prohibitions of Carrying Firearms or Weapons Open or Concealed onto Federal Installations (Read More)

 

Consent to Search

Commanders of military installations, aircraft, or vessels may authorize personnel to conduct searches of persons or property upon entry to or exit from the installation, aircraft, or vessel. The justification for the search is the need to make sure the security, military fitness, or good order and discipline of the command is maintained. Any person and their property entering MCBQ is subject to search.

ID check on arrival

All personnel arriving through any of the security check point gates will be asked to provide appropriate identification prior to being admitted onto the base.

Speed Limits

Speed limits on any road leading to the entry check points and within the base are patrolled routinely with strict enforcement of posted speed limits. Any vehicular violations are handled in federal court. 

Quantico Shooting Club members and their guests are all guests on a military installation and are subject to its rule and regulations. The following information outlines firearm transportation and other rules that apply while visiting a military installation. Read the information carefully and remember that ignorance of the law is no defense.