CaptOveur
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Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:04 pm

I am considering sending a handgun (next day) from Texas to Ohio in a few weeks for an August blastfest when I visit home.

I was probably going to send it by Fedex or DHL.. Because I hate UPS with a passion. This is also because I know flying with it on a commercial airplane would be a MASSIVE pain in the ass, and I like to do whatever I possibly can to avoid getting gate-raped by the TSA.

I haven't waded through what will almost certainly be a mountain of stuff to read on the websites yet but I was wondering if anyone has any experience in doing this and could give me some pointers

I will be sending it to a commercial address where I personally know the person who will be signing for it.

The weapon has a value of probably about $800.. So naturally I will be buying adequate insurance.

I was probably going to ship it dissasembled just for the sake of not having the guy at the sales counter shit himself like so many people seem to do at the mere mention of a gun.

So anyone with experience in this matter?
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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:07 pm

Take it on the plane . . . just do it right . . . in a locked box, unloaded, ammo separate and declare it.

Ship it via a commercial carrier it must go from a gun dealer to a gun dealer. Now THAT is a pain in the ass.

Carry it on the plane . . . checked luggage.
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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:22 pm

I didn’t know shipping a firearm has to go from dealer to dealer.

Check it. I can’t imagine bringing a gun to an airport in today’s world with the overzealous TSA.

Expect a secondary sexual assault from them.
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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:23 pm

When you get up to the teller, pull out your gun and tell her you want to send it back to your brother-in-Allah back in Ohio. They'll probably take it from there.  Wink

Really, I am just kidding. You seem like a smart guy but not smart enough to realize that I was kidding on that one...

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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:25 pm

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 2):
Expect a secondary sexual assault from them

Wow, you mean I can finally get some action at the airport?!

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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:27 pm

Yeah, I'd take it on the plane. Just flew today and they have signs telling you exactly how to declare it in checked baggage. Pretty easy.

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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:28 pm

I carry my handgun (Clock 22 usually) when I travel . . . it's in checked luggage, it gets checked by the dumb ass TSA moron every time. Do it by the book. Locked case. Unloaded. Declared. No Ammo.

As much as the TSA screws shit up at the Security Checkpoints, they have never messed with me over my weapon(s).

Flying Texas - thats a fact, dealer to dealer - not necessarily gun store to gun store - could be your best buddy down the street has a license, but regardless - dealer to dealer.

Carry the weapon in checked luggage.
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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:39 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
I carry my handgun (Clock 22 usually) when I travel

Ah yes, the Clock 22. What a great piece, keeps great time. Is yours the Swiss made one, or just a cheap knockoff you bought on the street? I saw one recently at the Sharper Image in the terminal at ATL. Don't leave home without it.  spin 
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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:45 pm

About two years ago a fellow I work with traveled back to Boston to visit family, one of the things he brought with him was a rifle case.

He said that while moving from the gate to the bag claim was a pain, people in the way pushing and shoving. But once he got the rifle case from baggage claim and headed to the rental car stands, it was like the red sea parted.....everybody was stepping out of his way.
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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:09 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Clock 22



Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 7):
Ah yes, the Clock 22. What a great piece, keeps great time. Is yours the Swiss made one, or just a cheap knockoff you bought on the street? I saw one recently at the Sharper Image in the terminal at ATL. Don't leave home without it.

Yeah I know that when someone tells me to put my hands up I just whip my clock out and they run from the stupidity...

Quoting TheCoz (Reply 4):
Wow, you mean I can finally get some action at the airport?!

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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:14 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 7):
Ah yes, the Clock 22.



Quoting TedTAce (Reply 9):
whip my clock out

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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:08 am

The other thing is that DHL and Fedex don't transport firearms. UPS is the only choice. So you will need to find a local dealer where you are and one in Texas and they will both charge you handling fees, as well as make you sign more 4473's.

Take ANCs advice and transport it as checked baggage. I always put one in the pistol case, empty with the magazines removed (still in the case), and lock the case up and put it in the bag. What will happen is when you check the bag you will need to tell the agent that you have a firearm in the bag and need a check tag. They will inspect it and place a red tag in the lockbox and pass it through. Nothing else is required, although you can bring ammunition with you if it is properly checked in it's own secure lockbox, and that requires further investment to properly make that happen. You'll be able to purchase ammo where you are going so that should not be a problem.

Anyway, have fun.

L-188...I took several weapons to Colorado (COS) for my brother in law a couple of years ago, and had two rifle hard cases and a couple of pistol cases (his varmint rifle, a shotgun and a couple of .22 rifles for the kids as well as his pistols I had been keeping in the safe). The guys who sat with me on the plane and had worked very hard to impress each with their hunting acumen and weapons skills, while I sat and tried to feign sleep, finally fell silent when I loaded up the baggage cart with the cases. I did not really pay any attention since I was looking for my last bag, when one of them asked me what I was going to hunt, and I said...."Hunt? What do you mean?....." being very serious, because I don't really hunt much. He looked at the cases, and back at me and suddenly developed a real interest in the baggage carousel. I found my bag, looked in it, confirmed I had my own personal pistol case, and went back over the Dollar rentacar with my stuff and those guys all kind of made a giant hole for me and all that crap. It was fairly funny after I realized what they were asking me.

One more thing....make sure you know the firearms laws where you are going. No one is going to inspect your luggage when you arrive, but if you are caught with a firearm someplace where the laws are different than your own state and you have not complied with all local laws you will be letting yourself in for trouble, if caught.
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RE: Any Tips Regarding Sending A Firearm Fedex/DHL?

Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:49 am

CaptOveur

As you probably know, we have some new laws in Ohio. They changed with the new conceal carry permit.
You are still allowed to carry unloaded in the trunk of your car without a permit.

http://www.packing.org/ This website supplies info on all states. There is also a link at the top about airlines. (I didn't click on it.) If you go to the ohio section, there is a map which shows what states have a reciprocal agreement with Ohio. Texas isn't one of them.


http://www.ofccpac.org/index.php This website is strictly for Ohio.
It's mostly political info, but if you wade through you will still find helpful info for yourself too.
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