I am having issues with my Walther PPS. I called Smith and Wesson and they sent me a pre-paid FedEx label to ship it back to them. Here are some of the instructions.
I called the local Kinkos/FedEx just to verify. The guy said that for <blah><blah><blah> reason, I have to take it to the World Service Center which is substantially further away. Fiiiiiiiiiiiine. I go to the local Kinkos to get a box and again ask, this time to the manager. He says that he can accept the package under certain circumstances.
Firearms may not be shipped at FedEx Office, KINKOS or FedEx Drop Boxes
FedEx requires that you verbally inform the receiving FedEx employee that a package contains a firearm.
- It is going to an FFL or the manufacturer
- It ain’t not loaded
OK, so I take the box home, pack it up and the next day, bring it back, unsealed, just in case they want to check it. I am speaking with the clerk.
Me: I wish to ship this package.
Clerk: No problem. I can handle that for you.
Me: Well, you should know it is a firearm.
Clerk: Oh. Let me check. (Speaks with a manager type and comes back). I have a few questions. Is it going to an FFL?
Me: Actually the manufacture for warranty repair.
Clerk: Well, I guess that is ok. Is it loaded?
Me: (The smart a** in me is thinking, of course it is. It has a full mag of HD ammo and one in the chamber just to test out the firing pin disengagement mechanism but I say) Of course not. Would you like to check?
Clerk: No, that is OK
So I seal it up and hand him the package. The guy next to me says, “Is that a Ruger needing a trigger recall?” He had a Ruger SR9 that he needed to ship back. We get into an interesting conversation and a few other people chime in. I was wondering if any of them were carrying.
Package was sent off and hopefully S&W can fix my issues and I get it back quickly.