Shipping a handgun through UPS part #997

Shipping a handgun through UPS part #997

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    Shipping a handgun through UPS part #997

    This does get SO old but does anyone know chapter and verse where I can find out the UPS policy on handgun shipping? I called the nationwide info line and the girl, Mary, said "Yes. A NON FFL CN SEND A HANDGUN TO A FFL BY USING UPS 2ND DAY AIR." I get to the local UPS hub and guy tries to tell me "NO. HANDGUNS MUST BE SHIPPED NEXT DAY AIR."
    We went 10 rounds and finally my sparkling personality or my R.Lee Ermy Drill Instructor voice convinced him I was right. Does ANYONE have copy of the UPS policy i can bring in with me next time? Thanks


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    I can tell you that I've had lots of issues with UPS, the "in store" rules did not match the policy on-line and they wouldn't budge.

    Now...that being said, you have to send it next day according to what's on the wesbsite:

    UPS: Shipping Firearms
    Handguns, as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 921,will be accepted for transportation only via UPS Next Day Air Services, specifically, UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®, UPS Next Day Air®, and UPS Next Day Air Saver®. (Note: UPS Express CriticalSM Service is not available for firearms).

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    Last I heard was that UPS would not ship guns so I had to go with FedEx. Maybe that has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell47 View Post
    Last I heard was that UPS would not ship guns so I had to go with FedEx. Maybe that has changed.

    I called Fed Ex and their customer service said "NEXT DAY AIR ONLY."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I can tell you that I've had lots of issues with UPS, the "in store" rules did not match the policy on-line and they wouldn't budge.

    Now...that being said, you have to send it next day according to what's on the wesbsite:

    UPS: Shipping Firearms

    Thanks for the reply!

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    I thought that UPS (OOPS) had stopped shipping handguns...and publicly stated as such on CNN a few years ago because
    "They had hired too many thieves" that were stealing the guns. Hummm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsmoke16 View Post
    I thought that UPS (OOPS) had stopped shipping handguns...and publicly stated as such on CNN a few years ago because
    "They had hired too many thieves" that were stealing the guns. Hummm...
    That might have been the reasoning behind guns having to be shipped from a "hub" but they do still ship guns quite regularly.

    Sent via Tapatalk...and still using real words.

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    I have always been told Next Day Air myself.

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