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shipping a pellet gun

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by NoFlinch, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    Is it legal to ship a pellet pistol regular mail?

    Are Co2 pistols "better than" pump up's to just plink at paper?

    Thanks
     
  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not sure on the legality.


    I thought a co2 pistol would be fun, now it just sits there cus the shots start strong the Peter out and I got tired of having to buy more cartridges.

    I just got a break barrel and a lever action rifle and they are much more fun.
     
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  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I think the CO2 are better for plinking. If you buy boxes of 40 canisters at a time they are pretty cheap.

    I have three CO2 pistols and one break barrel and the CO2 ones get shot way more. You get a whole mag full of shots rather than one so for a trap or paper it's more like actual shooting

    Now for rifles it's another story all together

    As far as sending them by USPS, that's how they where shipped to me from the retailer
     
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  4. BaronVonEvil

    BaronVonEvil S.E. Washington State Member

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    Hi NoFlinch,

    Air pistols/rifles are not considered firearms by the BATF. There are some exceptions I suspect as with any government rules (they write them vague enough so that they can interpret them any way They Want ! ) .

    I have sent my Crossman 1300 to MAC-1 in California last year for service thru USPS no problem. That was before 594. You might want to ask a friendly law enforcement type or lawyer you know to be on the safe side.

    You just cant assume anything any more or go by what you see on the net. C.Y.A. is the rule nowadays.

    B.
     
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  5. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo St.Helens Active Member

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    I know this is a pellet gun thread but i recently picked up some airsoft guns. Got a co2 pistol that is 500 fps and an electric ar style rifle that is 450 fps. The electric rifle is so much fun because it has semi and full auto. On full auto it shoots about 14 pellets a second and will destroy beer cans from a fairly good distance.
     
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Just ship it. No Issues.