WEAPON REGISTRATION

 

Firearms, bows, and crossbows that are used in the Training Area for hunting and/or target shooting by recreationists that do not live in the Cantonment Area, no longer need to register their weapons. (If you have registered your weapon in the past, it is recommended you retain your paperwork if it is required again in the future.)

In accordance with Fort Drum Regulation 190-6, any cartridge-firing or muzzle-loading rifle, shotgun, or handgun (pistrol or revolver); pellet-firing rifle or handgun with a muzzle velocity of 600 FPS or higher; and crossbows need to be registered with the Directorate of Emergency Services if (1) the weapon is brought into the Cantonment Area or (2) the person using those weapons lives in the Cantonment Area (even if the weapon is stored off the installation).

To register a firearm, fill out Fort Drum Form 601-E Registration of Personal Firearm or Weapon‚Äč . (If you are having trouble downloading the fillable version of Form 601-E , try this version that will have to be filled out by hand.) If you have a CAC or other military I.D., bring the form in person to the Directorate of Emergency Services (Bldg. P-10715). The MP Duty Desk is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Do NOT bring the weapon to the MP Duty Desk.

One form can be used for up to four weapons. You can register as many weapons as you like--you will need to just fill out an additional Form 601-E.

Please be aware of the New York State laws regulating firearms that went into effect in 2013. See the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act (NYSAFE) web site for more information.