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Can you send yourself your Glock?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by thedave8, Apr 14, 2012.

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  1. thedave8

    thedave8

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    Not sure where to post this question.......I may have to fly out to Montana for work, and move there at a later date..I will be staying with my friends out there........I am not comfortable with "checking" my firearms on the airliner..sounds like a big hassle.....couldn't I box up my Glock and AR, and address them to me at my friends house and ship them to me there, as they won't be changing ownership, etc.....?
    just an idea....thanks guys
     
  2. Bruce M

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    I believe that you can and I believe that you would have to use UPS or Fedex. That said depending on the airline it may not be as much of a hassle as it seems.
     

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    sgtlmj NRA Life Member Millennium Member

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    This doesn't really belong in General Glocking, even though you are talking about a Glock, but the answer is yes.

    Q: May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?
    Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in care of another person in the State where he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to the owner. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.


    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html#shipping-firearms-additional
     
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    Having transported firearms via airlines, it's really not too bad. You have to open the case up, have them inspect it and make sure they're unloaded. Close and lock the case. Probably a bit cheaper than having to package and ship to your destination.

    On the latter, I'd check with the BATF site, and check your carriers policies regarding this.

    ETA, while writing this, a lot of stuff was added to this thread above, so I'll defer to the smarter people it their comments apply!
     
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    As stated, yes you can. I did it when driving from Alaska to new duty station where I couldn't bring some of my stuff through the republic of Canada.
     
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    thanks alot for the info guys....i guess it doesn't hurt to check into airlines also, but i dont think i have one of those locking cases suitable for transport.........
     
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    great link...thanks, I learned alot of other stuff too!
     
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    sgtlmj NRA Life Member Millennium Member

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    No prob. Lots of folks don't know that you can ship to yourself. It's saved me a lot of hassle.

    There are times when I am just traveling for a day or two and don't want to check a bag. As long as you have a good address, you can have your firearms waiting for you.

    Most hotels will allow you to mail stuff to yourself as long as you have a reservation. Salesmen do this all the time when travelling when they have something large and awkward that they need for a presentation.
     
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    good to know the Hotels too
     
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    yes you can. When I went to florida to visit my family I sent it to my brother in law and used it while I was at the range down there. Carried it. And Shipped it home before I flew back. Go the gun two days after I came home.

    I however did ship it int two boxes. One with the frame and the mags in the tupperware and other separate one just for the top half.

    I wanted to prevent any issues so I did it that way. You or anyone probably doesn't need to, but yes in short it is within the law to ship a gun to yourself.
     
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    kewl.... i was thinking about taking apart too....good idea....
     
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