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OT--------------Shipping a Handgun--------------OT

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by skeeljc, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Can I ship a handgun via USPS Priority Mail? I know it must be shipped to a FFL holder.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    So why do some listings on Gunbroker list USPS Priority Mail as the method of shipping?

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  4. Joe Potosky

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    Dealers can ship to dealers. You cannot.

    12.1.2 Handguns (USPS)

    Pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person (referred to as handguns) are nonmailable unless mailed between the parties listed in 12.1.3 and 12.1.5 after the filing of an affidavit or statement required by 12.1.4 and 12.1.6.

    12.1.3 Authorized Persons

    Subject to 12.1.4, handguns may be mailed by a licensed manufacturer of firearms, a licensed dealer of firearms, or an authorized agent of the federal government or the government of a state, territory, or district, only when addressed to a person in one of the following categories for use in the person’s official duties:

    a. Officers of the Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Organized Reserve Corps.

    b. Officers of the National Guard or militia of a state, territory, or district.

    c. Officers of the United States or of a state, territory, or district, whose official duty is to serve warrants of arrest or commitment.

    d. USPS employees authorized by the Chief Postal Inspector.

    e. Officers and employees of enforcement agencies of the United States.

    f. Watchmen engaged in guarding the property of the United States, a state, territory, or district.

    g. Purchasing agent or other designated member of agencies employing officers and employees included in 12.1.3c. through 12.1.3e.

    12.1.5 Manufacturers and Dealers
    Handguns may also be mailed between licensed manufacturers of firearms and licensed dealers of firearms in customary trade shipments, or for repairing or replacing parts.

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    Ship via FedEx.
     
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    Thanks Joe. Jim Skeel
     
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    Here is what I found out:

    UPS requires that handguns go by one of their Next Day Air services. Very expensive - $60 to $100.

    Fed Ex will let you ship by Ground but I am more comfortable with their 2Day service because it goes by air - usually around $20 to $25 with insurance and Adult Signature Required.

    If you have a FFL then USPS Priority Mail dealer-to-dealer will be the low cost method.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    Does anyone know when UPS changed from 2nd Day Air to Next Day Air for handguns?

    "Handguns, as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 921,will be accepted for transportation only via UPS Next Day Air Services, specifically, UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®, UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver®. (Note: UPS Express CriticalSM Service is not available for firearms)."

    Jim Skeel
     
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