Shipping back to Kimber > How Do I?


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msimonds
October 2, 2007, 08:39 AM
I am getting ready to ship my Ultra CDP back to Kimber so they can fix the problem with the safeties that I posted about in this thread > http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=305672

I called Kimber and asked them what do I do to ship it to them to get the repair done. The gentleman on the other end of the phone stated that I just place the weapon in the case it came in along with a letter stating the problem and ship it to them. My question is / are:

Do I just package it up via FedEx or UPS and just ship it back or do I need to find a FFL and ship it back. I have never done this before and just shipping the weapon just does not seem right.

Any help would be appreciated

TIA ~Mike

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M2 Carbine
October 2, 2007, 09:44 AM
Just package it like anything else you send by UPS.

It's a ATF regulation that you must tell the shipper it's a gun and when you do UPS/FedX will rip you off on the shipping cost.:rolleyes:

You can ship directly to the manufacturer and they can ship directly back to you.

msimonds
October 2, 2007, 09:52 AM
That's It? Thanks m2 Carbine for the quick answer > Well I am off to FedEx!! :)

Sergeant Sabre
October 2, 2007, 10:11 AM
The Gander Mountain near me will ship firearms for $25. That's cheaper than sending it FedEx, if you have a GM near you.

(And GM even sends it FedEx or UPS)

msimonds
October 2, 2007, 10:42 AM
Shoot I wish I had a GM near me, I would definatly use them. The local gun shop here said to me that it would be a $ 50 charge plus shipping

I was like wow!!!!

mec
October 2, 2007, 10:44 AM
m2carbine has is right. Unfortunately for some of us, local shippers make their own rules based on fright and ignorance. Our local UPS will only ship if they have copies of the receiving ffl in hand. They also threaten independent contract shipping businesses to the point that they panic over any firearm. Most custom smiths won't helter-skelter send out their ffls. The local fed x handles them routinely ( or did a couple of years ago) and ships them overnight air.
Smith and wesson will send you a shipping lable if the gun is in warranty and simplify things even further.

Glockafella
October 2, 2007, 12:32 PM
I just field strip the gun and send it without telling anyone what is its...If they are curious tell them you are just shipping parts to a gun.

msimonds
October 2, 2007, 02:03 PM
I just field strip the gun and send it without telling anyone what is its...If they are curious tell them you are just shipping parts to a gun.


I thought about, briefly:


What if the gun is stolen in route to Kimber?
Am I liable if something were to go wrong (if they repaired it and killed or injured someone)?
I could not insure it properly or at all because it is not what I stated?

So that part is out, but thanks for the idea

Ken Rainey
October 2, 2007, 02:21 PM
Did you buy it from an FFL locally?? If so, ask him to send it back for you...or check with your shooting friends to see if they have a friendly dealer nearby that might help...an FFL can send it thru the post office for a lot less than UPS or FedEx charges.....stupid regulations...sigh.

M2 Carbine
October 2, 2007, 02:48 PM
Glockafella
I just field strip the gun and send it without telling anyone what is its...If they are curious tell them you are just shipping parts to a gun.


(B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by common or contract carrier? [Back]
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by a common or contract carrier to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.

CWL
October 2, 2007, 03:19 PM
WAIT! This is a NEW Kimber right?

Call them back and INSIST that they issue you an RMA # and authorize a FedEX Return Label so that Kimber pays for the shipping.

This is their problem and they should pay for the costs.

I found out the hard way after sending the same new gun back to Kimber 3 times that they'll pay for the shipping.

Don't let them skrew you for shipping like they did to me (3 times) when their own policy allows them to pay for the cost of service returns.

Ala Dan
October 2, 2007, 08:52 PM
Ship all handguns overnight Fed Ex~! ;):D

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