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Old 05-22-2023, 7:45 PM
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Default Question for you FFL's

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I figured you FFL's would know, so thought I would ask here. I'm wanting to order powder and primers, but we've had issues with package theft of late, so the wife and I got a mailbox at the local UPS store where we have Amazon orders etc shipped to. I suppose I could just have the items shipped to my folks house as I'm there every other weekend at least, but was wondering if these items can be shipped to a UPS store, or even hub?

I have an 03FFL and COE, and can't even order ammo anymore for fear of the POS patrol coming through and stealing it.

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Old 05-22-2023, 8:45 PM
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Not an FFL, but primers and powder are not FFL items. It just requires a Haz mat shipping. No reason why your UPS store won't hold a package for you.
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Old 05-23-2023, 8:50 AM
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I don't think you can ship explosives / haz mat to a ups "store". You can send them to a "hub"
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Old 05-23-2023, 12:18 PM
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I'm not certain on your question, but I know that when I ship ammunition I have to include the hazard label on the box and take it to the Fed Express hub. A regulate Fed Ex store won't accept it. If you buy powder and primers, its going to come in a box with the hazardous labels. Would a FedEx or UPS Store accept it? Don't know. Your best bet is to ask them. That's how I found out how to ship ammo.

I switched to a locking mail box at my house for similar reasons (missing mail, not packages). Someone needs to invent a locking package box. Maybe an old street side mail drop off box ;-)
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Old 05-23-2023, 1:28 PM
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Because of Federal and CA laws regarding the storage/transportation of "explosives" (gun powder, primers) [HSC 12000(a)], most mailbox (FedEx, UPS, etc) stores do not have the CA mandated storage requirements to ship or store "explosives" (gun powder, primers).

So, those items can only be shipped/stored at a shipping hub, which have the mandated storage/shipping requirements under Federal and CA laws/regulations.

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