Congrats![b said:Quote[/b] (artysgt @ Nov. 11 2006,12:10)]I just bought a Walther P88 pistol and it finally arrived, Took five days by priorty mail dealer to dealer. Came with cleaning rod, box, papers, 5 15 round mags, four factory and one unmarked. 95% blue
I have researched this extensively. BATF requires an ffl form accompany the pistol, but does not require overnight. BATF consideres the frame as the firearm. UPS requires pistols be shipped overnight. However, non-functioning gun parts can go ground. I ship the slide and barrel ground for $9. Then I ship the frame and ffl paper ground for $9. Ups is happy and the BATF is happy. I am happy because I only have to pay $18 instead of the $70 overnight charge. BTW, I am not an ffl, but I only ship to ffls. FFL holders can ship handguns USPS ground for about $8. Only UPS and FED EX require overnight shipping of handguns, but will ship them ground in seperate packages as parts.[b said:Quote[/b] (P88 @ Nov. 12 2006,6:23)]I'm sure you're all right. A friend of mine use to own a gun store, until his untimely death, he told me that all handguns he ships had to go overnight. Long guns were a different story. It may have been the policy of UPS, though, because he mentioned something about handguns getting stolen more often.