I have never had to ship a pistol back to the manufacturer for repair (thank god) I don't need to yet but If I ever did I don't really know how to go about it. I understand you can't ship complete guns through the USPS but you can send parts right? barrel, slide etc... correct?
Say I wanted to ship a complete handgun to the manufacturer to fix, do I need to have an FFL pack it and ship it to the company or can I bring it to UPS boxed up and ship it myself?
Also say I wanted to send a pistol to a gunsmith who does trigger jobs. Would I need to have an FFL pack and ship it to him or can I ship it myself? The gunsmith I would send it to has an FFL by the way.