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Credit cards are billed when your order is ready to ship. If you expect to need additional parts that cannot be quoted accurately in advance, please provide a credit card number to avoid delays in returning your order to you. In these "additional parts" cases, since the credit card saves me time and effort, I will waive the 3.5%.
No PayPal. When I was the victim of criminal fraud, PayPal endorsed the fraudulent transaction. When my bank agreed it was fraud, and reversed the charges, PayPal locked my account, and prohibited me from closing it. I will not use the criminal scum at PayPal.
I return long guns by FedEx Ground (commercial addresses) or FedEx Ground Home Delivery (residential addresses). I return handguns by FedEx Air. With your e-mail address, I will send a copy of the shipping label. I can only ship to a street address - no Post Office Boxes. I ship all items with "Adult Signature Required" and "No Driver Release." I do not ship COD.
I can return ship a handgun to an FFL only if it will fit in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Box and the USPS Click and Ship accepts your address. As USPS tracking only shows pickup and delivery, and filing an insurance claim with USPS is a nightmare, I do not recommend USPS for handguns. For Alaska and Hawaii residents, e-mail me to determine the best shipping option. Generally, shipping charges are double that of CONUS.
Please ship assembled guns. Firearms are most robust when fully assembled. There is no point in disassembling your gun and wrapping each piece separately in bubble wrap and duct tape. It is not fun to spend an hour and a half unwrapping and logging 50 individually wrapped parts. If you insist on sending bag-o-parts, please include a detailed inventory sheet. Please do not send rifle cases or large handgun cases as I have limited storage space and it adds to dimensional weight return shipping charges. Listed shipping charges are based on a 4 pound handgun package insured up to $700 or 20 pound rifle package insured up to $1200. Heavier orders or oversize boxes will incur additional shipping charges - $12 for OS-1, $24 for OS-2.
United Parcel Service. You may ship long guns by UPS Ground and handguns by UPS Air. "The UPS Store" is not "UPS". They are private franchisee that accept packages for UPS. They often choose not to accept firearms.
Track UPS Packages: http://www.usps.com
Federal Express. You may ship your long guns to me by FedEx Ground and your handguns by FedEx Air .
Track FedEx Packages: http://www.fedex.com
US Postal Service You may ship long guns to me by USPS Priority Mail. You must be a licensed firearms dealer with a USPS Form 1508 to ship a handgun to me by USPS Priority Mail
Track your USPS package at http://www.usps.com
I pay return insurance for up to $700 on handguns and up to $1200 on rifles on your behalf. If you wish for me to purchase additional return insurance on your behalf, please specify the desired insurance value with your order at $1.00 per $100 additional insurance. I purchase this insurance from the carrier (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc) on your behalf. That is, I am not insuring your package - I am acting as your agent by purchasing insurance for you. I cannot guarantee the carrier will honor claims and I emphatically reject any responsibility should you not be satisfied with the result of any claim. Consider a home-owner's insurance policy as an alternative. This is not meant to frighten anyone. I ship around 150 packages a year by FedEx and 300+ by USPS. I haven't had any issues for around 20 years. It is simply a recognition that I cannot be liable for things over which I have no control.
All firearms are shipped at your own risk. This means that I am not liable for the loss or damage of your firearm in transit or through circumstances outside of my control. Some examples include fires, floods, thefts, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, riots, stampedes, or The Zombie Apocalypse. This statement is a simple realization that despite my best efforts and long experience in common-sense practices, there is always a small chance of something happening to your property. I do not assume liability or guarantee compensation. This disclaimer does not apply to negligent circumstances such as "I dropped your gun and ran it over with my tractor," or "my dog ate your rifle stock " for which I will repair or replace as appropriate. Sometimes I discover a part during disassembly that is already broken, or a screw simply breaks on removal despite due diligence. I will deal with these occasional issues fairly. Shipping companies have their own policies on "collector value" items
I remove night sights, if possible, before processing. Late model factory Glock staked front sights cannot be removed without destroying them. PT/Innovative Weaponry/MMC night sights fail frequently and if they cannot be removed, they may be destroyed in processing. Trijicon and Meprolight sights that cannot be removed fail about 2% of the time at the 300 degree curing temperature.