GUN interstate transfers v.FFL

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  1. crazybenf

    crazybenf Active Member

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    I finally found a FFL that will transfer my handguns from my father in Indiana to me in Florida.

    The total count is 14 handguns.

    What steps are needed in order for shipping. I assume all in the same box since the FFL said it's one fee + the $12 federal fee for > 2 weapons.

    What carrier? Overnight?
    Do they have to be disassembled or anything?
    What's the best way... one big box with all the cases inside bubble wrapped?
     
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    drive up to indiana, ftf transfer, drive home with guns :dunno:
     
  3. crazybenf

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    driving 20 hours each way compared to $32.00 total fee from FFL.


    I would much rather ship them.
     
  4. vettefan52

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    thats illegal... you have to go through a FFL when you do interstate transfers.
     
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    but couldn't your father "gift" them to you? Since i'm assuming he bought them for you at one time or another? or is this still transfer?
     
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    UPS or Fedex will ship them, you have to take them to a hub though not like a mall location. They can be assembled.

    Here's where things get interesting. Federal law does not require you to inform UPS or Fedex that you're shipping weapons as long as they're going to a FFL. Company police of both places does. Federal law does not require next day shipping, each has a company policy that does. Personally I'd probably send them next day air since there is so many just to be sure that I'd no problems with an insurance claim if needed. Of course if they lose your $8k worth of machine parts, its hard to prove that you mailed guns and not machine parts....
     
  7. vettefan52

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    no, because thats interstate and thus needs to go through a ffl. why risk prison time for a few dollars?
     
  8. crazybenf

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    who has shipped firearms themselves.. did you inform UPS/Fed ex that it was guns?


    whats the recommended practice?
     
  9. Small Block LSX

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    I would personally go by the company policy. Just call them up and ask. I would also insure them for full value incase they are lost or damaged. Certainly beats a 20 hour drive + gas + lodging, etc.

    What type of heaters are you getting?
     
  10. crazybenf

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    it's my entire collection from my father..

    g30
    usp .40
    tec 22
    two ruger p95d's
    s&w .357 revolver
    taurus mill pt111
    some random .22 semi
    another random .22 semi
    rossi .38 spec revolver
    cz85 combat
    sig 1911
    keltec p32
     
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    oops, forgot the ruger p345.
     
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    I had to ship my neos to beretta, there was a bad trigger bar. I went to the local (real) FedEx location, asked their help as to how it should be boxed, showed them that it was being shipped in it's factory hard box, and that was it.

    Really not a lot of hassle. The first guy there tried to say "YOU CAN'T SHIP A GUN" but as he was saying it, a woman came out of the back and educated him that I could, since I was sending it to the manufacturer(I guess she had heard me talking to him and came out.)

    Personally, I think you should do overnight since it is their policy and well, a lot of shit really does go "missing" from the carriers. The less time it's in their possession the better.
     
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  13. crazybenf

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    true. It's only $70 more to overnight it.

    The collection is worth that much extra to me.


    <--- cheap ass.
     
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    I shipped a pistol through the post office :mamoru: I told them what it was and asked if I could and the lady took it, it of course was going to a FFL
     
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    you're an idiot if you dont follow the shippers policy. if it gets fucked up, they will NOT pay you
     
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    How do you propose the firearms get to the FFL on the other end without UPS or fedex?

    Several times and it varies. If the package is prepaid I notify them since it goes next day air. I have sent weapons back to the manufacturer on my own dime via ground service and kept my yap shut.

    Not the recommended practice, legally only FFL's can ship handguns through the USPS.
     
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    I just priced airfare and it's $172.80 with taxes round trip.


    I'm going to fly there and get my shit.. Shipping was $150+, then the $32 FFL fee...

    I'd rather spend the same and get to visit family for the weekend.

    Anyone recommend any decently priced cases that I can cut the foam in to fit all of the handguns in for the ride home? The airline rules allow more than one firearm, but the case has its luggage rules applied. (size+weight)


    pellicans are out of my price range right now. Looking for a throw away case pretty much. It won't be used again.


    Anyone flown with a large of amount of guns before? Will I catch any shit for it?
     
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    I'm thinking two of these guys should be able to do it nicely.
     
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    What information do you fill out on the TSA form?
     
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    do they technically belong to you or your father?

    if you, you can mail guns to yourself and not have to deal with ffl crap.
     
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    Have himsend them to me, thats a nice collection there.
     
  25. crazybenf

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    :squint: orlando people trying to hijack my shit.
     

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