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Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:18 pm 
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I have only shipped two guns, both pistols, and thought I'd check to see if all the same rules apply to long guns as well. If there is any difference, please advise me. Appreciate your help............

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:21 pm 
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the only real difference is that long guns don't have to be shipped next day air they can be shipped by ground.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:11 am 
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That's what I wanted to hear MJB. Thank you. I hoped I could avoid the 2nd day air UPS. This rifle is a gift to a family member, but any $ saved is needed. Appreciate your help.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:37 am 
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D.I.Y.Guy wrote:
That's what I wanted to hear MJB. Thank you. I hoped I could avoid the 2nd day air UPS. This rifle is a gift to a family member, but any $ saved is needed. Appreciate your help.


You ship your Handguns 2nd day air?

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:08 pm 
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StrikerDown wrote:
D.I.Y.Guy wrote:
That's what I wanted to hear MJB. Thank you. I hoped I could avoid the 2nd day air UPS. This rifle is a gift to a family member, but any $ saved is needed. Appreciate your help.


You ship your Handguns 2nd day air?


That's what UPS told me I had to use along with Adult Signature Required. Was I misinformed?

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:56 am 
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I'm not an expert on UPS or Fedex shipping policies but I thought they were requiring overnight shipping for handguns.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:15 pm 
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Striker, that may be true for FedX, I don't know. UPS told me (two sources) that THEY require 2nd Day Air for handguns. Any second day air to a business (FFL) is automatically Adult Signature Required so you can save 5 bucks. Just make sure you see the guy at the counter place that sticker on your package.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:19 am 
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From the UPS website:

Handguns, as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 921,will be accepted for transportation only via UPS Next Day Air Services, specifically, UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®, UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver®. (Note: UPS Express CriticalSM Service is not available for firearms).

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If the local office will ship it for you Blue label good for you!

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Special Procedures for Shipping Firearms

FedEx EXPRESS rules:
http://www.fedex.com/us/services/terms/us.html

FedEx GROUND rules:
http://www.fedex.com/us/services/te...oundtariff.html


FedEx EXPRESS rules: Firearms

FedEx Express can only accept and deliver firearms between areas served in the U.S. under the following conditions: (1) you agree to tender shipments of firearms to us only when either the shipper or recipient is a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, licensed dealer or licensed collector and is not prohibited from making such shipments by local, state or federal regulations; (2) the shipper and recipient must be of legal age as identified by applicable state law.


Firearms must be shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight service. FedEx cannot ship or deliver firearms C.O.D. or with a signature release. Upon presenting the package for shipment, the person tendering the shipment to FedEx is required to notify the FedEx employee who accepts the package that the package contains a firearm. The outside of the package must not be marked, labeled or otherwise identify that the package contains a firearm. Firearms shipments cannot be placed in a FedEx Express Drop Box.


You also agree not to ship loaded firearms or firearms with ammunition in the same package. Ammunition is an explosive and must be shipped separately as dangerous goods. The shipper and recipient are required to comply with all applicable government regulations and laws, including those pertaining to labeling. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can provide assistance.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Striker, Thank you. After a call to the 800 number, then connected to a "specialist", and having the local UPS desk tell me the same thing I still got the wrong answer, twice. Not cool. Thanks for taking the time to straighten me out.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:26 pm 
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I'm not certain but I believe that the overnight requirement is company policy only, and not a legal requirement. FedUPS changed to next day to get the guns through their system quickly to mitigate the chance of employee theft... plus they make a lot more on next day service than slower methods.

I only say this because if it isn't the law and your guns were shipped 2nd day no law was violated only a company policy.

If overnight is a federal law I would like to know though.

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