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Old 08-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #11
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USPS regs prohibit sending live ammunition, primers and/or powder. Brass and projectiles can be mailed however.
Handguns are also prohibited by USPS, and to ship any of the above is a felony.

the freight companies will ship live ammo but you pay the hasmat fee.
Handguns are NOT prohibited to be shipped by USPS. We not only do it daily but we have it registered with the USPS. Try not to spread misinformation. There's too much bad info on the internet already. Licensed dealers simply file a USPS form to notify them where the ammo is going.
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Well, a handgun CAN be mailed (as Denver pointed out). However- ONLY a Dealer or Manufacturer can legally MAIL a handgun. A private citizen or collector cannot mail a handgun.

Handguns are RESTRICTED Mailings, not PROHIBITED Mailings.

A private citizen CAN mail an unloaded rifle or shotgun, but not a handgun. It is covered in the Domestic Mail Manual, section 432.1

http://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c4_009.htm

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Handguns are NOT prohibited to be shipped by USPS.
Not if you have an FFL, but not allowed for mere mortals.

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We not only do it daily but we have it registered with the USPS. Try not to spread misinformation. There's too much bad info on the internet already. Licensed dealers simply file a USPS form to notify them where the ammo is going.
Do you mean "handgun" instead of "ammo"? FFLs can mail HANDGUNS, but not AMMO.
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Handguns are NOT prohibited to be shipped by USPS. We not only do it daily but we have it registered with the USPS. Try not to spread misinformation. There's too much bad info on the internet already. Licensed dealers simply file a USPS form to notify them where the ammo is going.
UNLESS you are a FFL you are WRONG on both counts----
You are WRONG on the ammo reguardless--
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I didn't mention ammo, and we are a store (FFL), so I'm not wrong on anything.

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I mail handguns through USPS on a weekly basis. Priority Flat Rate with Signature Confirmation.

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Buddy in Colorado has alot of ammo.

I wanted to know could he mail it to my house in California ?

Could I go get ammo or buy a rifle from him and take it to California ?
AMMO - OK with the Feds as long as he SHIPS it rather than MAILS it. However CA is a crazy quilt of local regulations regarding ammo purchases.

RIFLE - Only legal if it is sent to a CA FFL who will handle the transfer and run a DROS check on you with a 10 day waiting period. Check with your FFL BEFORE the gun is shipped.
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In NJ I have ammo shipped to me all the time. It comes UPS.

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It might be confusing to some people as there are different prohibitions, exclusions and requirements for businesses, FFL holders and civilians. Mag-Na-Port in Michigan only needs the top of a pistol (barrel, slide and spring) shipped to them, and suggest sending it through UPS insured. Their website says not to send anything through USPS. However, dealers ship to other dealers all of the time. It's just a minefield of rules to follow and UPS makes it relatively easy when compared to USPS and FedEx.

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