Originally Posted By ar15gnocchi:
No other shipping services take live ammunition? I have seen people using FedEx as well. Just curious, thanks.
I've shipped plenty of ammo via fedex, and spend a lot of time on the phone with them prior to do so. Here is what I found from them & how I use fedex:
you have to have a fedex account..period...you cannot ship ammo (legally) without an account, not by dropping it off at a center, not having them pickup. one could, if they chose to violate the law, ship it in unmarked packages, but ask yourself this, "is the risk worth the cost if you get caught? in these days of heightened security, it would be too easy for a package of ammo to be discovered & then you're looking at major fines/imprisonment..not worth it when you can do it legally.
Properly mark the boxes with ORM-D labels. I found a place online that has all the graphics needed to print your own-I simply print a couple sheets on the self-adhesive shipping label sheets & cut them out..its a little more work, but for small quantities, it a hell of a lot cheaper
Online ORM-D label graphics
no haz-mat training or fees are involved in shipping ammo via ground, if shipping air, there are specific fees/marking requirements/paperwork involved, and it truly is a PITA for an individual to do..not impossible, just a real pain, not to mention the hefty fees, ultimately which would be passed on to the customer.
using this method, I've shipped several thousand rounds of loaded ammo & not had a single problem.
hope this helps a little