April 3, 2006, 08:57 PM
Just got my C&R and I want my first transactions to go smoothly. I want to get a pistol and a rifle mailed to my home. I'm never there during the week to sign for it. So, what happens? UPS said that if I don't sign for it they send it back to the shipper, I believe the post office will hold it unless they have an exception for firearms or ammo. I want to avoid any problems if possible, any advice is appreciated.
April 3, 2006, 09:02 PM
I have heard guys get a box at one of the "mail boxes etc" places (or similar) since it gives you a real street address and solves the problem of not being at home.
Cost some cash, but seems like a good idea. I have never done it.
April 3, 2006, 09:14 PM
Mail boxes won't cut it firearms ship to the address on the FFL period. UPS will leave a tag with a # to call, you can call them and pick the package up at the distribution center.
April 3, 2006, 09:19 PM
Yeah, UPS will attempt three deliveries. Then they hold the package for 7 days I believe before they send it back. After the first attempt, when you have the call tag, you can get on the UPS web site and have the package held at the terminal for you. If you get the dumb UPS guy he'll just leave the guns on your porch. Happens. Often.
April 3, 2006, 11:32 PM
Last C&R I had delivered to the house ended up being delivered to the guy two doors down ... he gets lots of UPS deliveries (he's an eBay junkie) but he only lives in the house on weekends (lives up in Denver during the week).
So UPS schmuck left my VZ24 sitting on my neighbor's front porch for 3 days.
I'd be willing to bet that the next C&R firearm that gets delivered to my house will get dropped on the front porch sans signature (even though its labeled "Adult Signature Required").
Okay, UPS deserves one more :rolleyes: