Mail a handgun to 'smith

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  1. bikemutt

    bikemutt
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    Wondering if there's a gun dealer in the Vancouver, WA area who'd mail a handgun to licensed gunsmith on my behalf? I know I can do this myself using FedEx or UPS but that option is generally much more expensive than USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate. Of course I'm willing to pay for the service providing the total cost doesn't exceed the common carrier bend-over rate.

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  2. jbett98

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    Buds Guns has their own shipping service setup with FedEx. It's half the cost of shipping it yourself.
    It's called "Ship My Gun" and I used it for a pistol that I sold and it was very easy and saved the new owner $45.00 in next day air charges.
    It's only a savings if you're shipping a pistol, but being able to print your own label and just dropping off the package at a local FedEx store makes it a time saver too.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjlop2PxqPWAhWLhFQKHfAgAjoQFggmMAA&url=https://www.shipmygun.com/&usg=AFQjCNHKY9XpoAIuJlY6uMhtEKhGrl54zw
     
  3. SKrueger

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    Why don't you just take it to a gun smith in Vancouver?
     
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    Strange that I wasn't familiar with this service - definitely bookmarking it!
     
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    I was wondering that too.
     
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  6. Oregon Quartermaster

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    Handguns are required to go two day by carrier (FedEx, UPS). USPS is NOT allowed. Even for FFLs.
     
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    Lord only knows WE can steer you in the right direction....
     
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  8. bikemutt

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    Well, if a local 'smith fixes Sig X5 extractors that would be great. This is a very narrow specialty, I'd prefer to work with someone who's familiar with the matter.
     
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    UPS and FedEx require next day on handguns for non-licensees; policies here and here, respectively. An 01FFL can ship and receive handguns via USPS; requirements here and relevant text reproduced below.


    A non-licensed individual, or 03FFL collector, cannot send handguns via USPS.
     
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  10. bikemutt

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    Concerning FFLs, USPS and handgun shipping, your information is incorrect.
     
  11. Oregon Quartermaster

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    Cunningham's Law Proven true. You're welcome OP.

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    Way to contribute...

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  12. SKrueger

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    I would at least check with Jon @NWCustomFirearms and see if he can do it.
     
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    Is it possibly a repair/replacement quality issue the manufacturer might address? In that case, I've returned two pistols to Ruger and one to S&W on their dime.
     
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  14. bikemutt

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    Perfect, thank you! I went through the estimate process, the cost is half what I could get taking it to FedEx myself. I should mail you a check for half my cost saving :D
     
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  15. MarkAd

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    you are wrong
     
  16. Oregon Quartermaster

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    Read my last post. Then eat a lemon.
     
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    FFL's are allowed to use USPS per usps regulations. and I enjoy lemons.
     
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    FFL's can mail handguns. That's why so many guns ship for cheap on GB. Flat rate medium box.
     
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    I fill out that form and haven't ever had a problem.
     
  20. Certaindeaf

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    While of course listening to Die Antwoord..

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