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how to ship handgun?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by KENOC, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    Hi, can someone please remind which carrier to use? I know i have to ship to an ffl, but which carrier will allow handgun shipments and what are the rules?
     
  2. sprice37

    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    Both UPS and FedEx will ship and has to be next day with adult signature. UPS is easier to deal with and you must go to the terminal or have the driver pick it up.
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    And you have to send it to a FFL dealer/Manufacturer.
    You can't just send it to your son unless he has a FFL

    I have used both carriers and they both were fine to work with.
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Both UPS and Fedex will want to ship a handgun overnight, which can get spendy. You also have to ship it from a hub--the local UPS store won't touch
    it.

    Alternative: Find a friendly local FFL, have him ship it USPS. USPS will
    ship handguns FFL to FFL.
     
  5. motohead185

    motohead185 Portland, OR Member

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    you got to love UPS they do about everything in a timely matter.
     
  6. rpatton

    rpatton Graham WA Member

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    Was just in a gun store to ask if they had a cheap way to do the shipping rather than UPS or Fedex and was told I could ship USPS to manufacturer for repairs myself. Have spent over an hour digging for old posts to find some collaberating info... just got to this one.

    Anyone know an answer or have a link?

    Thanks
     
  7. rpatton

    rpatton Graham WA Member

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    Found a little time to do more looking, USPS will not ship handguns for unauthorized persons (and I'm not on the list of authorized persons).
     
  8. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    At one point I found a long convoluted interesting thread. Long story short was person did ALOT of digging and convinced himself he could argue shipping USPS as a non-ffl. The argument was interesting and was all info from USPS site- but I was never 100% sold on it.

    Best bet as above said- find an FFL who whill ship for you.