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#6580940 - 12/10/16 03:44 PM UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions
Kevin1 Online   content
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I need to ship a rifle to CDI Precision to install a bottom metal. I have a cheap hard plastic case I intend to use.

I have 2 questions:
Does UPS require an FFL document? If so Iíll need to get a copy from CDI.
What are their requirements regarding the box/package? If I just go there with the rifle in that cheesy hard case, will they wrap it up for me? Will the cost be extra?

Thanks,


Edited by Kevin1 (12/10/16 03:44 PM)

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#6580947 - 12/10/16 03:53 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
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I would put it in a cardboard box that doesn't scream "this is a gun!". Never had to show any FFL docs at UPS.
Last time I shipped a gun via UPS to a manufacturer, I made arrangements for UPS to pick it up from my house.
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#6580949 - 12/10/16 03:53 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
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Can you just send the stock without the rifle?
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#6580951 - 12/10/16 03:54 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
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I have shipped in the plastic case before, I just had them tape it up over the handles to prevent it from busting open or similar, mine has never asked for the FFL, just wanted me to acknowledge that it was going to one.

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#6580953 - 12/10/16 03:57 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: TexFlip]
Kevin1 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Can you just send the stock without the rifle?


They need the rifle to make sure it's correctly installed and that it cycles.

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#6580960 - 12/10/16 04:03 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: TexFlip]
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
I would put it in a cardboard box that doesn't scream "this is a gun!". Never had to show any FFL docs at UPS.


I would do this. You could just take case up there and have them make a box for it. Take home and pack yourself and ship later.

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#6581095 - 12/10/16 05:29 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
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UPS asked what was in my package a few weeks ago when I tried to ship a 22 rifle. They would only allow it to be shipped from the distribution center.

I shipped a shotgun yesterday via USPS. No issues at all and dirt cheap compared to UPS/fedex.

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#6581103 - 12/10/16 05:35 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
UPS asked what was in my package a few weeks ago when I tried to ship a 22 rifle. They would only allow it to be shipped from the distribution center.

I shipped a shotgun yesterday via USPS. No issues at all and dirt cheap compared to UPS/fedex.
this, if you insure, ups is going to ask what it is, then you have the choice to lie or tell the truth, for me its a no brainer
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#6581345 - 12/10/16 08:48 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
Kevin1 Online   content
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I will disclose that itís rifle and I know that for shipping a rifle I have to go to UPS distribution center (hence the title of my post).

How much will it cost to have a costume box made? Not to mention that Iíll have to drive there twice. If I need to have a box, I could always order a new cheesy gun case with Amazon prime and they will ship the case in a box for $20.

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#6581348 - 12/10/16 08:51 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/12
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I shipped mine in a box. They failed to make sure it would feed. mad


Edited by QuitShootinYoungBucks (12/10/16 08:51 PM)
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#6581372 - 12/10/16 09:06 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
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Originally Posted By: Kevin1
I will disclose that itís rifle and I know that for shipping a rifle I have to go to UPS distribution center (hence the title of my post).

How much will it cost to have a costume box made? Not to mention that Iíll have to drive there twice. If I need to have a box, I could always order a new cheesy gun case with Amazon prime and they will ship the case in a box for $20.
Yeah if you're already going to the dist center, then I wouldn't worry about disguising it. You should be fine.

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#6581376 - 12/10/16 09:08 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
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Go to Academy and ask them for a box, that's what I did.
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#6581398 - 12/10/16 09:26 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
patriot07 Online   content
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I called my local Academy and they told me no. frown

Had to go to the LGS, which is who I normally do business with anyway. But it was pretty far out of the way compared to Academy.

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#6581445 - 12/10/16 10:26 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Kevin1]
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Just get some cardboard and fold it around the cheesy gun case and make your own box. Tape the heck out of it. Problem solved. Simple and cheap. That's how I shipped my gigantic pelican case w/ rifle inside. Just make sure and insure it for its true value in case of damage or stolen.

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#6581456 - 12/10/16 10:33 PM Re: UPS Distribution Center to ship rifle questions [Re: Theringworm]
Kevin1 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Theringworm
Just get some cardboard and fold it around the cheesy gun case and make your own box. Tape the heck out of it. Problem solved. Simple and cheap. That's how I shipped my gigantic pelican case w/ rifle inside. Just make sure and insure it for its true value in case of damage or stolen.


Thanks. I like the idea of making my own box....
But here's the thing. If I insure the rifle, why not just send it directly in that cheesy gun case? I mean it's insured...right?

Just wondering, when an FFL sends a rifle on your behalf through UPS, do they insure it?

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