In the fall I'm flying down to CA for a hunting trip. I want to ship b/c cheking at the airport is a PITA and I dont like the BS. I just want it shipped ahead of me. Any issues with that crap?
Have you had trouble from TSA regarding travelling with firearms? Two years ago I flew to Huntsville Alabama to hunt with my brother. I too, had heard all kinds of horror stories about travelling with checked firearms. In reality, the process was really quite painless, and cheaper than shipping the rifles I wanted to hunt with from California to Alabama, and back again.In the fall I'm flying down to CA for a hunting trip. I want to ship b/c cheking at the airport is a PITA and I dont like the BS. I just want it shipped ahead of me. Any issues with that crap?
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Ha! Ha!.....HA! Oh gosh. No.It is easier to fly with them than ship. The TSA and the airlines do everything possible (almost hand walk them to the destination aircraft) because everyone (airline, ATF, police) will get in a tizzy if a firearm is lost at an airport or stolen or whatever. I travel with all sorts of stuff on a very regular basis. Show up a few minutes early, have a nice case as mentioned above, tell the ticket agent you want to check a firearm. They will escort you to the TSA person, they will look in the case and make sure it is in there and not loaded, then they want YOU to lock it and place stickers on it and all sorts of stuff. Then it is taken (by hand, no riding on the conveyers and getting lost) to your gate. No kidding, very safe way for your stuff to fly.
I had a fex ex lady in MO tell me I could not ship them (after having done it about 40 times) I asked her nicely to call and ask corporate, where she was promptly told that it was ok.Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Ha! Ha!.....HA! Oh gosh. No.
Ha! Want pics?
You can legally ship long guns without an FFL at USPS. No FEDEX or UPS needed. However, it is fully in UPS' and Fedexs' policies that any old clown can ship a gun through their main hubs. If someone told you different, they are wrong. Their regs are on the intertoobs, print em lout, take em in, tell they will ship it. Easy.