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I want to ship a shotgun to be serviced. I have used FED EX to ship before but it is getting so damn expensive. I looked at the rates USPS charges and it is less than half that of FED EX.

Anyone have good/bad experiance shipping via USPS? Any problem shipping firearm, need to disclose that it is a firearm?

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I want to ship a shotgun to be serviced. I have used FED EX to ship before but it is getting so damn expensive. I looked at the rates USPS charges and it is less than half that of FED EX.

Anyone have good/bad experiance shipping via USPS? Any problem shipping firearm, need to disclose that it is a firearm?

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Thats the way i sent my Beretta action. I sent it in the medium Flat Rate USPS Box well packed. I took out the insurance and delivery confirmation. It went from Southern IL to MN in (2) days. The total was $23.10 with $1000 coverage of insurance. Thats high to me but wouldn't trust it without the insurance. They didn't ask what i was sending and i didn't tell them. I don't trust UPS and don't have a FED EX location near me.----Matt
 

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Thats the way i sent my Beretta action. I sent it in the medium Flat Rate USPS Box well packed. I took out the insurance and delivery confirmation. It went from Southern IL to MN in (2) days. The total was $23.10 with $1000 coverage of insurance. Thats high to me but wouldn't trust it without the insurance. They didn't ask what i was sending and i didn't tell them. I don't trust UPS and don't have a FED EX location near me.----Matt
 

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If you figure in Insurance- the Postal service is several times higher than FEDEX

Give you shipping example

If you didnt take out insurance- whoooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 

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If you figure in Insurance- the Postal service is several times higher than FEDEX

Give you shipping example

If you didnt take out insurance- whoooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 

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Go online to usps.com and check the price for priority with insurance and registered with insurance. On higher dollar items, the registered with insurance is often less than priority and is much more secure.

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Go online to usps.com and check the price for priority with insurance and registered with insurance. On higher dollar items, the registered with insurance is often less than priority and is much more secure.

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I have never used USPS for firearm shipments so as far as that I have no knowledge. They are so lasidazical about what they do, I have no faith in them with firearms. Letters OK, anything else, no way.

I ship through UPS with a tracking Number that tells me where the item is at all times and who signed for it within 30 minutes of receipt of item. I have done this a bunch.

No problems to date.
 

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I have never used USPS for firearm shipments so as far as that I have no knowledge. They are so lasidazical about what they do, I have no faith in them with firearms. Letters OK, anything else, no way.

I ship through UPS with a tracking Number that tells me where the item is at all times and who signed for it within 30 minutes of receipt of item. I have done this a bunch.

No problems to date.
 

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I think they will all work just fine. It all depends on who you trust and what you want to pay. Availability plays a small part in my case. Good luck--Matt
 

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I think they will all work just fine. It all depends on who you trust and what you want to pay. Availability plays a small part in my case. Good luck--Matt
 

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My experience with UPS is that they won't ship if they know it is a gun---No way Jose in my town with UPS and forget insurance with UPS---Maybe they have different rules in other areas but thats how it is where I live--USPS will ship any long gun out of my post office with a letter from a whiteness that gun was packaged unloaded and a copy of the FFL works great---So what if it is a few $$$s more---It seems to be the best for me---Its one of the only times I can say our PO works---SJB---
 

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My experience with UPS is that they won't ship if they know it is a gun---No way Jose in my town with UPS and forget insurance with UPS---Maybe they have different rules in other areas but thats how it is where I live--USPS will ship any long gun out of my post office with a letter from a whiteness that gun was packaged unloaded and a copy of the FFL works great---So what if it is a few $$$s more---It seems to be the best for me---Its one of the only times I can say our PO works---SJB---
 

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I would rather pay a few extra dollars and feel my gun is safe than save a buck and worry the whole time. With me its USPS Flat Rate that takes (2-3) days.---Matt
 

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I would rather pay a few extra dollars and feel my gun is safe than save a buck and worry the whole time. With me its USPS Flat Rate that takes (2-3) days.---Matt
 

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I used to ship via UPS, but got tired of the hassles with no-brain clerks, and I also got real uncomfortable after hearing the many horror stories of trying to collect insurance claims.

I've shipped a bunch through USPS and have never had a problem. Believe it or not, the podunk post offices are the eeasiest to deal with!
 

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I used to ship via UPS, but got tired of the hassles with no-brain clerks, and I also got real uncomfortable after hearing the many horror stories of trying to collect insurance claims.

I've shipped a bunch through USPS and have never had a problem. Believe it or not, the podunk post offices are the eeasiest to deal with!
 
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