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Posted: 6/3/2010 3:46:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2010 3:46:21 PM EDT by flyfishnepa]

how do you guys ship to an FFL?

i was wondering if it's cheaper to ship on your own or through an FFL.  i've only ever shipped from my FFL before.

thanks



Link Posted: 6/3/2010 3:50:26 PM EDT
Depends.

Long gun or pistol?
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 3:54:11 PM EDT
First find out if the destination FFL will accept a shipment from a non-licensee.  Many won't.

If so, then long guns can go USPS or by any common carrier;
handguns cannot go USPS, and most carriers require you to use some sort of express/air service

Since FFLs can ship handguns USPS to other licensees, they're probably the cheapest to use for a handgun shipment - USPS flat-rate priority, plus insurance, plus a fee to the FFL is probably cheaper than most express shipping for handguns.

I find the best deal for long guns to be UPS ground, as priority mail gets really expensive once you've moved beyond the flat rate stuff, and parcel post is really slow, and not much of a cost savings over UPS ground.
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 4:12:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2010 4:14:06 PM EDT by flyfishnepa]
Originally Posted By MP15T:
Depends.

Long gun or pistol?


handgun

Link Posted: 6/3/2010 4:16:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Circuits:
First find out if the destination FFL will accept a shipment from a non-licensee.  Many won't.

If so, then long guns can go USPS or by any common carrier;
handguns cannot go USPS, and most carriers require you to use some sort of express/air service

Since FFLs can ship handguns USPS to other licensees, they're probably the cheapest to use for a handgun shipment - USPS flat-rate priority, plus insurance, plus a fee to the FFL is probably cheaper than most express shipping for handguns.

I find the best deal for long guns to be UPS ground, as priority mail gets really expensive once you've moved beyond the flat rate stuff, and parcel post is really slow, and not much of a cost savings over UPS ground.


the FFL i'm shipping to accepts shippments from a non FFL

if i remember correctly the last time i shipped from my FFL it cost about $30

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