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#6877986 - 09/04/17 10:48 AM Shipping a handgun
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Selling my Dan Wesson Specialist 1911, had some ask about shipping it to them. Please go over the bullet points to shipping a handgun. I believe its overnight only? fed Fx?
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#6877993 - 09/04/17 10:57 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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handgun has to go to an FFL, yes??
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#6878017 - 09/04/17 11:32 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: DeerSlayer31]
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Originally Posted By: DeerSlayer31
handgun has to go to an FFL, yes??

Last I checked FFL for handguns.
Long guns, staying in the same state, no FFL.
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#6878029 - 09/04/17 11:50 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I believe FFL doesn't have to ship it overnight. So you might actually save some money if you do a FFL to FFL transfer (vs you ship overnight to an FFL).

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#6878034 - 09/04/17 11:55 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Make sure the money clears if it's a stranger. Lots of scams right now

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#6878063 - 09/04/17 12:28 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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ALL handguns must ship to an FFL, reguardless. Shipping method is up to you. I use UPS for all my ammo and firearms shipments.

Rifles (Long guns)- shipping inside of Texas to another Texas address, no FFL needed. Shipping rifle from Texas to outside of Texas must go to an FFL.
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#6878084 - 09/04/17 12:55 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Chad, so, box it up , take it to UPS in McKinney? Do I have to show the pistol to the agent?
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#6878148 - 09/04/17 01:55 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Has to go to a UPS hub not a stand alone store. You also have to send it overnight so it'll be $$$.

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#6878185 - 09/04/17 02:57 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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There is no law that requires a handgun to ship overnight.

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#6878265 - 09/04/17 04:38 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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But UPS and FedEx will not ship a handgun from a non FFL to a FFL no other way than overnight.

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#6878368 - 09/04/17 06:44 PM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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All handguns have to through an FFL unless antique or blackpowder. But you can ship USPS priority and save money. When I sell online I take it to my FFL with a prepaid USPS flatrate box ready to go. Way cheaper than UPS overnight.
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#6878802 - 09/05/17 08:34 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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great info guys.
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#6878860 - 09/05/17 09:23 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: SR025]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SR025
But UPS and FedEx will not ship a handgun from a non FFL to a FFL no other way than overnight.

A non FFL should not be shipping a handgun anyway, if you are following guidelines. And it does not have to go over night. FedEx has their "internal" requirement that all firearms must go over night, at least at the Addison hub where I have tried to ship a few times in the past. But other carries you can ship a firearm, including a handgun, regular ground shipping, which I do all the time.
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#6878862 - 09/05/17 09:24 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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chad, give me a bullet point how to ship it. if I sell it?
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#6878871 - 09/05/17 09:32 AM Re: Shipping a handgun [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz, complete the sale of the handgun with the buyer (including shipping). Take the handgun to your closest FFL and have them ship it for you (insured). Shipping carrier is up to you. Cheapest is USPS, but they take the longest and is the worst one to resolve any shipping issue, like a lost or stolen package. I use UPS for all my ammo and firearm shipping. I can complete the shipping label on line (which you can also do), print the label, and drop it off at any UPS store or direct to the UPS driver on the road. In my area, I know the UPS drivers well (and they know me), and often text them for their exact location, and drop off my packages somewhere on their route in my neighborhood. The UPS store locations are shipping nazi's, and sometimes freak out when you mention ammo or guns. Some stores know me and my ORM-D packages (ammo) and are fine with them.
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