Question on Shipping a gun to the Manufacturer

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  1. etrain16

    etrain16
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    I need to send my Gen 3 G21sf back to Glock. When I bought it used, I was not aware of the 'ambi-release' issues, and this model has the ambi-release. I noticed a problem with certain Gen 3 mags not locking into the gun, that's when I learned about the ambi-release. Since the issue pre-dates my first owned Glock, it's just not something I knew about when I bought it.

    Anyway, I saw that Glock would swap out the frame for a standard release frame, which I would prefer. I contacted them, and even though this issue is something like 8 years old, they are still happy to swap the frame. They actually suggested I send in the whole gun, with the magazines and they said if it looks like it has a high round count, they'll replace everything. Nice.

    So here is the question. I know I have to ship UPS or FedEx next day/overnight, and I need to go to one of their shipping depots to do it. I know I don't have to involve and FFL on my end since I'm sending direct to the manufacturer.

    But my one question is this - when they send it back, will they be able to send it directly to me? Or will it have to go through an FFL. I thought I saw something in a thread once that stated if it's sent for service, they could ship it directly back without an FFL.

    Am I correct about that? Or do I need to be prepared to pay an FFL to transfer it back to me again?
     
  2. Martini_Up

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    back to you, signature required.
     
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    Thanks :)
     
  4. jbett98

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    Do you know any Glock Armorers.
    They should be able to ship it back to Glock for less money and hassle.
     
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    From what I've read, Glock will pay for shipping and other times not.
    Try asking them for a pre paid shipping package, you never know if it's your lucky day.
     
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    I do not know any, but would appreciate a suggestion if someone does know one in the PDX area that might be open to that. Probably would be a good idea to get to know one anyway.
     
  8. etrain16

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    The return info from Glock specifically stated that shipping to them is my responsibility. They will cover return shipping.
     
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    There's a member here that goes by "netcarrier" and he is in the Happy Valley area, so it's not to far from PDX.
     
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    I'll check him out. Thanks!
     
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    I contacted him. He's not able to assist with shipping, pointed me back to UPS.
     
  13. Velzey

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    you just need to send it to glock?

    I can do that for you! I have one of those fancy ffl things!
     
  14. etrain16

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    I'll PM you. Thanks!
     
  15. mjbskwim

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    Last month or so I sent my TRP to Springfield by Fedx and they sent it right back to me the same way,no FFL required
    And the great Springfield gun company emailed me a shipping label for fedx.
     
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  16. Dyjital

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    If you send it to a licensed dealer/Mfg/etc then they will send it back to your door.

    The hardest pill to swallow is the two day shipping and being home.
     
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    Not when you are retired
     

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