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shipping a hand gun to WA state

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by saxon, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    can any one tell me what the going rate is to ship a hand gun to WA?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Next day air rates for UPS or Fedex are online. Measure & weigh the box and follow the charts.
     
  3. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Probably cheaper to send through an FFL as they can send USPS.
     
  4. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    that's what I was thinking,,, just shipped some ammo through UPS and holy crap bat man $46???? did the same size package with the same ammo late last year and was only $25
    that's why I was asking ,,,


     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    USPS won't ship handguns, only long guns by private persons

    (B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service?
    A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms.

    Shipment by Licensed Persons

    US Mail: Licensed persons can ship a rifle, shotguns, or handguns by US Mail. In fact, we suggest that you use the USPS as it is now the most cost-effective way to ship a handgun. To ship a rifle or shotgun, you need only inform the Post Office that the package contains a firearm. A licensed manufacturer, dealer, or importer can ship a handgun via the US Post Office if the licensed dealer fills out a US Post Office Form PS 1508 and files it with the local Post Office branch where the handgun is to be shipped. You can search the US Post Office Postal Explorer site for specific USPS regulations regarding firearms and ammunition.
    FedEx Express: FedEx will only ship firearms via their Priority Overnight service. Ammunition must be shipped as hazardous goods via Ground in compliance with Limited Quantity. FedEx Ground will accept shipments of ammunition. Special labeling is required.
    UPS: UPS will accept handgun shipments by Next Day Air only. Rifles and shotguns can be shipped by UPS ground service. UPS will accept shipments of ammunition. Special labeling is required.
    Most other shippers will no longer accept firearm shipments. Airborne and Roadway have specifically prohibited firearm shipments.
     
  6. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Yes you can ship a handgun with the Postal Service if you take it to an FFL and have them do it as they can ship via USPS and that is what I had said.

    Sent from my SPH-M840 using Tapatalk
     
  7. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    UPS with insurance is about $60.00. You must take it to the service center, not one of the UPS stores.
     
  8. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    thanks bob and hawaiian