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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Diesel McBadass, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    who do you use? Need to send a revolver to taurus and may send a smith out for custom work soon
     
  2. mtbinva

    mtbinva

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    Great question. I need to send a revolver to Taurus as well.
     

  3. I use FedEx for handguns. Better customer service hours than UPS at the local hub.
     
  4. Darkangel1846

    Darkangel1846

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    UPS or FedEx....both cost about the same. Has to be over night.
     
  5. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    ill ship this broken wheelgun soon, hopefully theyll fix it and then i can sell it
     
  6. Speleothem

    Speleothem

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    I only shipped one once.
    I had to send my early S&W 686 back
    for the firing pin replacement.
    I sent it registered mail.
     
  7. Pilotdude3407

    Pilotdude3407

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    Federal offense in 5,4,3,2,1...
     
  8. Now, yes... but that wasn't always true... some folks have been on the planet longer than others. :supergrin:
     
  9. windpoint

    windpoint

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    Then why even bring it up? The OP wants to know the best way today. Gas used to be 28 cents a gallon but who cares today?
     
  10. ede

    ede Bama's Friend

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    If I'm selling it goes USPS and if it for repair or modification UPS.
     
  11. Speleothem

    Speleothem

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    Thanks for sticking up for the old fool. :supergrin:
    I haven't shipped a gun for nearly thirty years.
    I shouldda kept my mouth shut. :whistling:
     
  12. Yet, they got nothing helpful from you... old or new?

    Thanks for stopping by... :tongueout:
     
  13. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    Not sure about best but my guess is that if one could get their FFL to send it by USPS it might be less expensive. I would also guess that it costs the manufacturer less to send a call tag then it does for us to ship it to them.
     
  14. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    Used FEDEX a couple of times and very happy with their service. :supergrin:
     
  15. I use FedX but never overnight.
     
  16. Wash-ar15

    Wash-ar15

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    cheapest way would be to find a ffl that will send it for you. he can send it to them in flat rate box for 10 bucks.

    if you send it yourself, you can use fedex or UPS. you will need to send it next day air which will cost a lot. but it will be sent back to you directly
     
  17. markerbeacon

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    usps, CHEAP FIXED RATE BOX.
     
  18. Wash-ar15

    Wash-ar15

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    unfortunately only FFL to FFL can use USPA to ship handguns
     
  19. PVolk

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    .....
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2013
  20. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I have only every sent back stuff through FedEx.
    Never a complaint and things always got there on time with good tracking.