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Yes, another thread about shipping handguns via UPS.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TheOtherOne, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. TheOtherOne

    TheOtherOne Well-Known Member

    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.

    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.
  2. Bobarino

    Bobarino member

    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.

  3. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Leatherneck

    Leatherneck Well-Known Member

    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:

    TFL Survivor
  5. Penforhire

    Penforhire Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    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.

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