Gun deliveries in the time of COVID-19
This is a discussion on Gun deliveries in the time of COVID-19 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by ca survivor
But I think they should knock on the door and then take off, I realize I have a package delivered, ...
April 5th, 2020 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by ca survivor
I've had a couple packages delivered this past week, FEDEX and UPS that were just left, no knock, nothing, like stealth deliveries. Then later I'd get an Email stating my package had been delivered. Not a huge deal, nothing valuable or needed urgently.
April 5th, 2020 12:41 PM
Fedex and USPS have been slacking off since long before the virus.
I have full surveillance cameras around my whole property, I catch all sorts of laziness / dishonesty in action. In the past year I've caught:
Fedex leaving a shotgun at my doorstep with no signature after about 20 seconds of waiting.
USPS several times (all during rain) leaving a "sorry we missed you" note without ever knocking on the door, and not even bringing the package with them while I was home to receive it.
USPS tearing off the entire shipping label of a over 21 signature package from CZ after I didn't answer the door, then stuffing it into the mailbox.
TruGreen leaving a treatment summary without spraying.
TruGreen leaving advertisements for upgrades based on what they found during their tour of my yard, without ever leaving their truck.
April 5th, 2020 01:13 PM
Most delivery thefts of firearms are inside jobs. UPS and FEDEX both have well known issues with firearms theft.
I find supremely ironic that God in his wisdom and grace has given man freedom of choice bounded by 10 simple rules. Man in his finite wisdom has created millions of rules to limit freedom of choice and the personal responsibility of his fellow man.
April 5th, 2020 01:44 PM
A good heads up post thanks.
Originally Posted by Chuck R.
I was told yesterday the same thing but it was about signing my Oregon fishery landing ticket for the crab I had just delivered.
I don't think I'd want to be shipping a firearm and having it be dropped off unattended on the porch.
April 5th, 2020 01:59 PM
I had the same experience with my Ruger LCP. I sent it off to Ruger on March 17th and received it back at my house on the 25th.
Originally Posted by jmf552
I was home when the Fedex driver arrived, yet he rang the doorbell and left before I could even get to the door.
Btw, Ruger replaced the entire upper portion of the pistol. New slide assembly and barrel. Previously the gun was averaging about 9 malfunctions per 12 rounds. I took it out into the desert (legal out here) and fired off 50 rounds yesterday. She went bang each time. I hope you have the same result.
April 5th, 2020 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by Arejay
IF so I miss those things! When I was stationed at Ft. Lewis we'd set crab pots while duck hunting and get a two-fer. That is as long as the ^&&%$ seals didn't get the salmon heads we were using for bait first!
April 5th, 2020 03:13 PM
Yes, Dungeness crab. The market price fell thru the floor for the cooked crab market when the crises went real and exports dried up for the live market as well. Just lately some live markets opened up allowing us to get a survivable price for what's being caught this time of year. The markets are Chinese live markets.
Originally Posted by Chuck R.
April 5th, 2020 04:00 PM
April 7th, 2020 06:28 PM
Over the past 35 years, I have had two pistols returned to me from the manufacturer and one custom muzzleloading rifle delivered. All were supposedly adult signature required. Delivered by both UPS and FedEx. Two were left by my front door, one handgun was left with the apartment next door and they didn't bother to leave a note indicating where it had been left.
April 12th, 2020 04:40 PM
I had USPS leaving a note on my door, your package is in your PO Box, guess what, I don't have a PO Box and the package was for a 3"x5" enveloped containing pills for cancer treatment.
Originally Posted by SunTsu
April 12th, 2020 06:12 PM
Dont think the doorbell has rang on any deliveries since February, does not bother me as we have a pretty secure entry.
I am waiting for a very important delivery though in the next week or so, would hate to miss it and have the toilet paper I ordered stolen.