Sending rifles through USPS

Stanm70

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My post office just told me that rifles can only be sent through the mail to the manufacturer for repair. Idk if this is an employee not knowing what they are talking about. Could some of you guys call your post office to confirm or deny this?
 

Joel Russo

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Not true. I send rifles through the USPS all the time. Back to customers, and to other FFL license holders.

An excerpt from the USPS regulations pertaining to shipping rifles:

11.3 Rifles and Shotguns

Although unloaded rifles and shotguns not precluded by 11.1.1e and 11.1.2 are mailable, mailers must comply with the Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law 90-618, 18 USC 921, et seq., and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, 27 CFR 178, as well as state and local laws. The mailer may be required by the USPS to establish, by opening the parcel or by written certification, that the gun is unloaded and not precluded by 11.1.1e.
 

azmetalman

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I like FedEx ground. The cost including insurance is fairly reasonable.They have been helpful when I have questions. It is an easy and reliable system. You can use their online calculator to determine the shipping cost. They do require you to take the package to a Fed Ex owned facility but that has not been a problem.
 

mtnwrunner

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Not true. I send rifles through the USPS all the time. Back to customers, and to other FFL license holders.

An excerpt from the USPS regulations pertaining to shipping rifles:

11.3 Rifles and Shotguns

Although unloaded rifles and shotguns not precluded by 11.1.1e and 11.1.2 are mailable, mailers must comply with the Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law 90-618, 18 USC 921, et seq., and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, 27 CFR 178, as well as state and local laws. The mailer may be required by the USPS to establish, by opening the parcel or by written certification, that the gun is unloaded and not precluded by 11.1.1e.

+1 on what Joel says. I never have any issue with the post office. UPS is another story and I won't use them for anything.
And the amazing thing with our post office---they are only concerned with perfume or lithium batteries.............go figure.

Randy
 

Joel Russo

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Over the years I have had the pleasure to dealing with claims from both the USPS and UPS systems...

I'm here to tell you, that it's much, much easier to get a claim paid from the USPS system than it is in the UPS system.

I will never deal with FedEx! I caught a local driver in a lie, and proved he falsified documents. I ran it all the way up to corporate! They dealt with it because they had to, but it was like pulling teeth.
Some of us know how to put a criminal case together, and are persistent...right Randy:D
 

Stanm70

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One more question, Recently my brother sold his Black Rain AR. When he went to ship it (through UPS) the Lady at the counter demanded a Legible Color Copy of the receiving FFL dealers License. As I understood it all they need to do is know that it is an actual FFL dealer. I also thought they could do this with just the dealer's number and did not require the actual license as a ton of dealers refuse to give out copys of their ffl. I freaking hate it when employees do things that are blatantly contradictory against policy.
 

mtnwrunner

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Over the years I have had the pleasure to dealing with claims from both the USPS and UPS systems...

I'm here to tell you, that it's much, much easier to get a claim paid from the USPS system than it is in the UPS system.

I will never deal with FedEx! I caught a local driver in a lie, and proved he falsified documents. I ran it all the way up to corporate! They dealt with it because they had to, but it was like pulling teeth.
Some of us know how to put a criminal case together, and are persistent...right Randy:D

Yes sir! And I even won one or two.......................:D

Randy
 
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