Yes, another thread about shipping handguns via UPS.


PDA






TheOtherOne
June 23, 2003, 01:27 PM
The question is can a regular Joe ship a handgun directly to a dealer or the manufacturer through UPS?

From reading this on UPS.com, I'm guessing the answer is no:

Firearms will be transported only between licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, licensed dealers, and licensed collectors, as defined in the United States Gun Control Act of 1968.
http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/prepare/guidelines/firearms.html


But, I found one of their older pages that say's the following... and now I'm wondering if the answer is yes:

Firearm shippers shipping through a UPS Customer Counter must have a letter on record with UPS stating their status as an authorized firearm shipper, OR must be shipping the firearm to a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer for repair or customization.
http://www.ups.com/using/services/details/firearms.html

If you enjoyed reading about "Yes, another thread about shipping handguns via UPS." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Bobarino
June 23, 2003, 03:28 PM
the short answer is, yes you can. you must take it to a UPS hub though. you cannot take it to your local "the UPS Store" anymore. they don't let us ship them anymore. you can ship to a dealer or factory for repairs. it must be shipped Next Day Air. most fo the yo-yo's behind the counter at UPS don't know what thier own rules are so if you have any problems just ask for a manager or someone who actually knows what's going on.

Bobby

jsalcedo
June 23, 2003, 04:41 PM
Yes that is correct you can ship from a UPS facility UPS next day only. Keep climbing the ladder until you get someone who knows what they are doing (corporate in Atlanta if necessary).

Don't bother calling the 1-800 they are all outsourced idiots.

Leatherneck
June 23, 2003, 04:51 PM
Man,
I'm encountering EXACTLY the same sort at Ffederal Express in trying to ship some ammo to other THR folks. They check it at the hub you send from using a "Dangerous Goods Expert" and when it gets to the airport, they send it back if the paperwork isn't exactly...and I do mean exactly...correct (typewritten in quadruplicate, boxes labelled on all six sides with "ORM-D/AIR", etc.) Very frustrating and, of course, the whole process contributes nothing to safety. :fire:

TC
TFL Survivor

Penforhire
June 23, 2003, 05:30 PM
Leatherneack, yeah, I had a heck of a time shipping some ammo to a buddy who moved and couldn't fly with it. He had 60 lbs of factory rifle, pistol, and shotgun ammo in original boxes, packed into ammo cans.

I went to a UPS hub and they STILL wanted to say they couldn't. I insisted they call their haz mat center and they ended up doing the ORM-D labeling for me. Oh, and they STILL wouldn't take anyothing over 50 caliber (or was it 50 and over?). Well, when they got around to the 12 gauge shells the good news was they had no clue since it didn't say what "caliber" it was, other than 12.

And they also wouldn't take a few pounds of H. Clays powder in its original container.

WonderNine
June 23, 2003, 05:49 PM
I shipped a revolver to an FFL with UPS a month ago, no problem. Done the same with handguns through FedEx many times. Has to be overnight as per both of their rules. (Nice to have a monopoly over the shipping industry). I've shipped ammo through UPS before, didn't have a problem. Regardless, to save yourself the hassle, might as well just label it "Computer Parts" or something. Not like that's illegal. I think UPS and FedEx requires a 200lbs. burst rated box for all ammo shipped. Most shipping boxes say what they're rated at in black letters ie 50lbs burst/150/300/ect.

If you enjoyed reading about "Yes, another thread about shipping handguns via UPS." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!