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UPS Lost My Rifle!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by braxton14, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. NavyLCDR

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    How would the driver know that the package contained a gun?
     
  2. Elkins45

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    I can't remember which carrier shipped my repaired pistol back for Glock, but they just left it on the porch. Granted I'm fairly rural, but my driveway is still attached to a public highway. Would hate to have explained that one!
     
  3. USAF_Vet

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    Typically by the return address or the destination address.

    If its being sent from Bob's gun shop to Fred's gun center, it doesn't take a genius to figure out a gun or gun related item is in the box.
     
  4. oneounceload

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    Only morons would do that. When I ship guns i have sold, it is addressed to the buyer, Care of the gun store FFL's personal name with the street address - no mention of the store name on the label. Of course Fedex and UPS plug the address in and they can tell you the store name, but the drivers en route typically won't. They can't steal the gun out of the sort center, those folks go through a security check as bad as an airport, so the driver becomes the focus of the blame. I haven't had any issues with Fedex where I live, they are used to large volumes of guns moving through their small location.

    At least both UPS and Fedex have thorough tracking, USPS does not
     
  5. braxton14

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    I had the ATF agent that I had a run in with before apply pressure for me and she got to the bottom of it (She's actually very nice and helpful). Long story short, UPS picked up the package this morning and are holding it in their local Shipping Hub. They were going to send it back to the shipper but I told them that I'm going to try to get another FFL to accept it in the morning in order to avoid the extra back and forth shipping to him (The reason that FFL down here didnt accept it is because they don't except transfers from non FFLs..which they never told me). But before I have them do anything, I want to find out if the package was ever opened. If not, no problem.

    Edit: the sender wants it sent to him first, then he'll send it to my new FFL to cover his a**
     
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  6. Cesiumsponge

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    Fedex uses contractors for ground service. The Fedex drivers in my area are fantastic. I've rarely had problems with USPS. UPS here stinks after a couple of good drivers left/transferred. I think it really depends on the types of people you have working your route, regardless of company.
     
  7. Trent

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    I had FedEx leave 8 AK-47's and 20 Mosin Nagants on the front steps of my gun shop when I was at lunch once.

    Just sitting there, traffic driving by, big boxes of guns propped against the wall.

    I about crapped myself when I pulled up and saw the delivery sitting in the open.
     
  8. candr44

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    After working at a UPS sorting center I can tell you much of this is not true. Security is no where near the same level as an airport. They have more than one entrance/exit point but only one security check point for employees walking to and from the parking lot. The security cameras are also not hard for a truck loader to get past.

    As for the drivers and people loading the trucks, they load the same truck and the drivers drive the same route everyday and are quite familiar with the business address' no matter what name you put on it. The drivers can also scan any address label and get the business name and address from it.

    As for putting personal names on the label, that might be fine for a mom and pop operation but larger companies like Aim Surplus, Southern Ohio Guns, Century Arms don't put personal names on their return address. It wouldn't take a genius to figure out whats in the long box that weighs 6 to 10 pounds. The UPS driver who delivered boxes like that to my home address in my personal name certainly figured it out.
     
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  9. Bubbles

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    And here I thought it was bad to find USPS small FRB's stuffed into my mailbox. Signature required my Aunt Sally...
     
  10. Jeff B.
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    Yeah, the shipper and box size/length have a lot to do wit it, especially when you consider that the drivers see all sorts of boxes and come to recognize certain styles.

    Our FEDEX Express guy knows what's in the CMP boxes. When I got my first MCP M1, has asked me what kind of rifle I bought. During the conversation, he told me he'd delivered quite a few around town.

    Jeff B.
     
  11. radiotom

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    By me, UPS is good, Fedex is iffy, and USPS is downright atrocious. :fire:
     
  12. hang fire

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    If there is a black hole in the USPS system, I suspect it is in Macon, GA, packages in transit go in, but do not come out.
     
  13. Texshooter

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    I would trust anyone besides UPS to ship anything.

    Run by libtard unionists.
     
  14. Stevie-Ray

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    Or STEAL anything. Like my free knife from the NRA. Got the package and it was carefully cut open and sealed back up with tape, but empty. Wrote the PG about that one.
     
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    I also worked at a sort center and you couldn't take anything in or out that wasn't thoroughly searched, including a metal detector. Having an FFL at the time, I recognized names like RSR,Davidsons, etc.
    Anything getting stolen had to involve the delivery driver, not the folks inside the compound
     
  16. OilyPablo

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    What does actually happen with all the missing USPS boxes, Mr OilyPablo?


    Theft. No doubt about it. The mail centers are the worst.
     
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