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#181884 - 07/07/17 11:08 PM Shipping a handgun
TN Lone Wolf
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I'm looking to have Jack Huntington do some work on my X-frame, but I've never shipped a firearm anywhere. How should I go about doing it?
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#181886 - 07/07/17 11:37 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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Are you cozy with an FFL holder? FFL's can mail handguns, but you would have to overnight it through UPS or FedEx. A flat rate USPS Priority box costs about $12 to mail. My dealer will ship a handgun for me for $20, including postage. Depending on how far it has to go it can cost 4 times that for an individual to ship through a common carrier.
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#181914 - 07/08/17 02:37 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: s4s4u]
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Check with your local dealer. My dealer shipped mine for $25.00 and put insurance on it.
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#181943 - 07/09/17 10:08 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: junebug]
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The time I moved back to the lower 48 I shipped mine from FFL to FFL.
Only thing I had to pay for was the shipping which was overnight. Maybe around $25.oo If memory serves me correct.
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#181958 - 07/10/17 07:56 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: AK hgunner1]
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I shipped my pistol to him a couple of months ago. He gave me all the instruction and it was easy. I wish that I could remember the exact instructions but there was nothing to it. Good luck
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#182021 - 07/14/17 10:59 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: bamabow]
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Doesn't have to be overnight. Second day is accepted as well, and a lot cheaper! I use UPS. NEVER USPS. They lose their ever loving mind here, unless you are the local gun store guy.
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#182294 - 08/02/17 11:14 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Raptortrapper]
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Update. An employee at my local store said they could ship it, but the boss said no. So, I went to the newly opened UPS store in my town and asked them. They didn't think they'd be able to ship a handgun, but after a call to one of their higher ups who was more knowledgeable, they shipped it for me. The tracking number says it'll be there tomorrow.
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#182362 - 08/05/17 12:30 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: TN Lone Wolf]
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Has to be shipped from an actual UPS or FedEx hub, not a store, print shop or mailbox store. Next Day Saver is the best you can hope for cost-wise and it will still average $100 or more. Luckily, I'm only 10mins from the local UPS hub and the folks there don't have a hissy fit when I bring in a firearm to ship.

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#182366 - 08/05/17 02:11 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Craig44]
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You can also request carrier pickup and not worry about anyone having a fuss over it.
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