Anyone ever ship a firearm/handgun?

Hey_Asshole

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My PT-111 has to get shipped back to the factory in Florida for a trigger repair. Has anyone shipped a handgun before? Whats the process, packaging and restrictions? Do I have to use fed-ex or ups? I have been trying to find info, but everything I have found has been vague. I asked the fed-ex guy who comes to work, but he was clueless.

Thanks in advance!
 

THE FEZ MAN

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if you have the original box good, if not just get a sturdy box, wrap it up, and send it, i sent mine USPS over night and insured just dont send it loaded or with ammo. what ever you do dont put any refernece to gun on it, use an acronym for the name of the company, i sent my glock back and used G industry's as the name
 
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if you have the original box good, if not just get a sturdy box, wrap it up, and send it, i sent mine USPS over night and insured just dont send it loaded or with ammo. what ever you do dont put any refernece to gun on it, use an acronym for the name of the company, i sent my glock back and used G industry's as the name
You can't send firearms through the USPS. You have to used a parcel service like UPS.

It would be best to contact the firearm company and see what they prefer and has worked best with them.
 

BCH

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Bring it to an FFL and have him ship it. He knows how and can do so legally. He'll charge you 20 bucks or something but you're guaranteed legality, safety and you're not responsible if something goes wrong.
 
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Bring it to an FFL and have him ship it. He knows how and can do so legally. He'll charge you 20 bucks or something but you're guaranteed legality, safety and you're not responsible if something goes wrong.
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Sinn Fein

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Bring it to an FFL and have him ship it. He knows how and can do so legally. He'll charge you 20 bucks or something but you're guaranteed legality, safety and you're not responsible if something goes wrong.
Best advice, period.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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You can't send firearms through the USPS. You have to used a parcel service like UPS.

It would be best to contact the firearm company and see what they prefer and has worked best with them.
eh, fuck em.:rolleyes:
 

reddog_2711

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I shipped the slide from my Glock to Trijicon to try to get the night sights replaced since they don't glow anymore, but the bastards said that they are within the acceptable levels based on their age.

Like others have said, I didn't ship the whole gun, any ammo, and it was generically labled so that the contents were unknown, and I insured the hell out of it for the value of the entire gun.
 

Hey_Asshole

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According to Taurus guidelines, I have to ship the whole gun, including the clip. They will repair the damaged trigger, and go over the rest of the handgun and replace any other damaged or worn out parts at no cost to me (one of the reason I went with a Taurus, lifetime warranty).

To those that brought up taking it to an FFL, I love that idea. Just seems like less of a hassle for me, thanks again everyone.
 

seeinred

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I shipped the slide from my Glock to Trijicon to try to get the night sights replaced since they don't glow anymore, but the bastards said that they are within the acceptable levels based on their age.

Like others have said, I didn't ship the whole gun, any ammo, and it was generically labled so that the contents were unknown, and I insured the hell out of it for the value of the entire gun.
I don't know the whole law, but I imagine shipping just the slide via USPS is cool.
 
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yes I ship tons of sks and ak's from afghan... oh wait nm