Much of the information below is used by permission from a GunTech Video Magazine article, featuring Ken Brooks as the demonstrator, found on the Gun Club of America website.
- SAFETY IS CONSIDERED AS PRIMARY IN THIS BUSINESS: MAKE DOUBLE, TRIPLE & QUADRUPLE SURE THE FIREARM TO BE SHIPPED IS UNLOADED! If you are not absolutely sure how to unload a firearm, contact me be shipping. A $25 FEE WILL BE ADDED TO ANY FIREARM FOUND TO BE LOADED UPON RECEIPT – THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS!
- Please contact me before shipping rare, antique, heirloom or irreplaceable firearms for special instructions.
- Check state & local shipping/transfer regulations. You may be required to ship using a local FFL (Federal Firearms Licensee), etc.
- Contact your shipping company (i.e. FedEx, UPS, U.S. Post Office) for their packaging & reporting requirements.
- Print a cover letter with the problem(s), work to be done, any special notes, your name, contact information, including phone number, and attach it to the firearm or at least put it INSIDE the package. Envelopes on the outside of a box are often lost. Consequently, there will be no way to determine what the problem(s) are and who sent the firearm.
- Insure the firearm(s) for the full value. The responsibility for firearms that are not received or that are damaged in transit lies with the shipping company. That is for what the insurance is purchased.
- Avoid anything on the outside of the packaging which suggests a firearm is inside as that makes it a prime target for thieves. Address the package to
802 W. Rieck Rd.
Tyler, TX 75703
- Remove the bolt from the rifle if applicable. If it must be included in the shipment, wrap it up to avoid damaging the other items.
- Wrap several thicknesses of newspaper around the muzzle end, fold over the muzzle and tape in place. Repeat for the butt end and middle.
- Wrap the entire firearm in any suitable packing material so that it fits snugly in the shipping container/box.
- Place several inches of packing material in the bottom of the shipping container/box, place the rifle in butt first, pack material around the muzzle to keep it in the center of the shipping container/box and fill the muzzle end of the shipping container/box with at least 4" of newspaper or other sturdy packaging material, not the "air bag" type material.
- Remember: YOU WILL NEVER REGRET "OVER-PACKING" A FIREARM FOR TRANSIT. Assume it will be handled by angry, anti-gun gorillas and thrown out of a plane at high speed and altitude as it nears its destination.