Options for shipping a pistol (non-transfer)

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    Options for shipping a pistol (non-transfer)

    I'm looking at having some custom work done to one of my pistols, and the gunsmiths I've found so far who are familiar with the work I want done are out of state such that I would need to ship the gun to them. No problem, right?

    Until I discovered that UPS will only ship handguns Next Day Air. The two-way shipping cost would approach (if not exceed) the cost of the gunsmithing work!

    Are there any low-cost options for shipping a pistol?

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    Next day Fed-Ex shouldn't be that costly. Otherwise find an FFL to ship the gun via three day USPS.

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    It's UPS or FedEx unless you want to unload it, box it up, lock it in the trunk, and carry it yourself.
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    Fedex is about $100 round trip most places - it has to go priority overnight.

    An FFL can send just about any handgun in a flat rate Priority Mail box for $10, but expect to pay him for his trouble. He will have to enter the gun into his records twice, then fun a NICS to transfer it back out to you. If you have a good relationship with an FFL, they'll likely take care of you for a very reasonable fee, much cheaper than dealing with FedUPS.

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