Not your average shipping question.

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    Lightbulb Not your average shipping question.

    I'm going to be attending a class in VA later this month and for some reason I just have this string aversion to flying with my guns this time, I don't know why, maybe that this is the first time that I NEED my guns when I land but this time I just don't want to fly with them.

    I know that you can ship guns to yourself next day, but can I ship a gun to myself next day and have it sent to the hotel where I am staying?

    The ATF says this:

    Q: May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?

    Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in care of another person in the State where he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to the owner. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.
    The outfit putting on the class told me I could ship my ammunition (1K of .45ACP is too much to bring on a plane), I wonder if they would let me ship my pistols, or at least one of them to them...guess I'll ask.


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    I'd send it to them, JD. They have a chance of knowing what they're doing, and the hotel staff absolutely will not. (Speaking from experience with hotel staffs here). LOL
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    You could ship them to yourself at the hotel too, as "Hold for Arrival", but personally, I'd prefer the training group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK Dan View Post
    I'd send it to them, JD. They have a chance of knowing what they're doing, and the hotel staff absolutely will not. (Speaking from experience with hotel staffs here). LOL
    All they are going to know is that the box is from UPS and it's for me, they don't mark the box as holding firearms. But I do tend to agree that it would probably be better to send them to the trainer.

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    Yeah, I'd send it to the trainer. Shouldnt be a problem... just make sure they know its coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yeah, I'd send it to the trainer. Shouldnt be a problem... just make sure they know its coming.
    Really?

    Yeah, I just sent them an email, figure I'll send one out via UPS and take the Glock with me, one of them is bound to make it to VA.

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    Where will you be in VA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Where will you be in VA?
    Class in Culpeper, flying in and out of Charlottesville. If it wasn't for the long drive, I'd probably just send the gun to Chooie but I don't feel like driving down to Lynchburg and back.

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    Now that it costs to ship luggage, that benefit has disappeared.
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    I'd ship em to the training Group too. on theother hand, I would most likely store em in a locked case, insured to the hilt, and take em on the plane in the luggage
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