Private Handgun Sales: Can an INDIVIDUAL still UPS/FedEx to an FFL?

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    92F

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    Hi, all ==

    My first post here, and I just can't avoid looking uninformed.

    I almost never sell a firearm that I own, and haven't done so in a long time. Someone recently told me an individual can no longer ship a handgun to an out-of-state FFL. Only an FFL can ship a handgun to another FFL.

    That doesn't sound right to me (or maybe I'm just hoping it's wrong). Last time I did this, overnight express shipping was required ($40-45) but I was able to ship via FedEx or UPS...

     
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    Gunbroker.com has a good guide to shipping firearms: GunBroker.com - Help Center

    Some FFL's will not accept a shipment from a private individual even though it is legal. Be sure to check with the FFL before shipping.
     
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    UPS: UPS: Shipping Firearms

    Fedex: FXF Rules Tariff
     
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    USPS does not allow a non-ffl to ship handguns. However FFLs can ship using them all day long. An individual can ship handguns to an FFL via UPS or FedEx, but they must use overnight services to do so.

    The cheapest way I've found is to do it through your local FFL. Last time I shipped a handgun via UPS overnight it cost me $74.xx. Ouch.
    Sorry, that FedEx link is wrong, that's for freight services.
     
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    Oh. Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me. :D The link is technically wrong, but all the rules still apply for regular FedEx.

    http://www.fedex.com/us/service-guide/terms/express-ground/
     
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    Only reason I brought it up is because it doesn't mention anything about handguns and overnight. That's all. I went round and round with some guy on another forum because he didn't know the difference between the freight and normal services. :D
     
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    I revised my post ;D
     
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    Thanks, fellas. I'll dive into each of the reference sites you provided. I appreciate the links.

    $74.00 YIKES! That wasn't just a single handgun, was it? (gulp).

    I see FREE shipping and $20 shipping from some online dealers, so I'm assuming (hoping) overnight via UPS or FedEx is still in the $40-$45 range...
    Am I just whistling past the graveyard?
     
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    Compare the two.

    Non-Freight:

    Freight:

    Even revised, the information is incorrect. They are not the same and freight does not apply. It does not state the most critical part establishing the requirement for overnight.
    Indeed it was just one handgun, going between San Antonio, TX to Pahrump, NV. No idea how much a dealer would charge for overnight. It's best to use the ground option, IMHO.
     
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    Man, that Gunbroker Help Center is GREAT, and thanks for clarification regarding it being the FFL's option to accept shipment from me or not.

    Thanks to you other guys for the FedEx and UPS info. I just came up-to-speed thanks to those links.
     

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