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Old 12-01-2012, 8:57 PM
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Default How Can I Ship an AR and a 1911 From Myself in the Midwest to Myself in California

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i legally own a california compliant 1911 pistol and a california compliant ar15 rifle at my home in the midwest...

after the first of the year i will be in and out of california as a non resident... i was wondering if i can ship my guns to myself... from myself in the midwest to myself in california...

they will be properly secured and comply with non resident laws upon arrival...

i will be traveling from the midwest by air and do not want to mess with checked bags... is that my only option... or can i legally overnight them from me one day to be received by me the next day...

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Old 12-01-2012, 9:07 PM
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You can ship them to yourself; doesn't have to be overnight or next day as long as you send them to yourself and no one opens the package but yourself. You can't ship the handgun by USPS but any other carrier should do for both. You'll need to register the handgun within 60 days. If you have any magazines over 10 round capacity, you'll have to disassemble them before they enter the state or leave them behind. 10 round magazines are easy to obtain here.
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Old 12-01-2012, 9:37 PM
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thank you toby's tactical...

i will be shipping without mags... plan on getting a couple d & h industries 10 round mags to use while in california... i wont be in cali for more than a few weeks at a time and will be maintaining my midwest residence all the while... so thats all good...

so i guess now i just have to decide fedex or ups as the shipper...
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Both FedEx and UPS now require an FFL on at least one end of each firearms shipment. Not law, just company policy. USPS doesn't require an FFL if you are shipping to yourself, but they don't allow non-FFLs to ship handguns. So there is no longer any way to ship a handgun to yourself without either breaking the law or violating UPS/FedEx rules.

It's mush easier/cheaper to bring handguns with you when you travel, either in your vehicle or as checked baggage with the airline.
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I've flown with handguns. It was incredibly easy. Just declare it at the counter by yelling "I'VE GOT A GUN" and you should be good to go. All kidding aside, just tell the clerk you are traveling with a handgun and they will give you a small card to fill out. Lock the handgun in a hard case in your luggage and leave the card in there. Half the time I find the "we inspected your luggage" card in my bag but never had any trouble. I unloaded my magazines and put the ammo in normal ammo boxes which is allowed.
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ok... checked baggage...

gotts it about the 1911... butts what about the ar15... checked baggage ok for the ar15 too...
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Both firearms in locked hard sided container in checked baggage. Declare and sign form at airport and fly away.
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Firearms in hard sided containers can be transported in OR AS luggage. I think it would be tough to put long rifles in a hard case and then inside luggage. You can check the hard case as luggage. http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informat...and-ammunition
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if it wasn't questionable legally I would give you my shopping list, since only certain handguns that go through expensive testing can be legally purchased here.
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Or do a single-shot exemption on anything not on the roster.
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