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I bought a gun off Gunbroker. Seller shipped to LGS (FFL) He called when it came in. I filled out the paper work, paid him, and he handed me the box and said thank you. I thought I had to wait 3 days but had an Alabama Pistol Permit so no waiting. New to me.

A question. I want to mail a pistol to my daughter in California. Can I mail it to a local FFL holder or do I have to go FFL ton FFL and pay both ?
 
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I bought a gun off Gunbroker. Seller shipped to LGS (FFL) He called when it came in. I filled out the paper work, paid him, and he handed me the box and said thank you. I thought I had to wait 3 days but had an Alabama Pistol Permit so no waiting. New to me.

A question. I want to mail a pistol to my daughter in California. Can I mail it to a local FFL holder or do I have to go FFL ton FFL and pay both ?


Pretty sure it is FFL to FFL only. That is if the pistol is on the approved DOJ roster and can be imported into the People's Republic.

In free states, you can find FFLs that will take guns sent by individuals. In CA I doubt they exist.


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Can I mail it to a local FFL holder or do I have to go FFL to FFL and pay both ?
If you're talking about "mail" as in the U.S. Postal Service, no, you may not do that unless you are FFL. An FFL can mail to an FFL, but a non-FFL individual needs to ship via FedEx or UPS.

While there is no legal requirement for overnight shipping, both FedEx and UPS company policies require overnight shipping, which can get expensive. If your FFL charges reasonable fees for his / her services, you'll probably save $$$ by having the FFL ship via Priority Mail.



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I'm not sure about current status but I thought intra-familial transfer wasn't limited to the roster. But I could be thinking of something else.

ETA: this may only apply if all are CA residents. If FFL required for inter-state then not sure.




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I bought a gun off Gunbroker. Seller shipped to LGS (FFL) He called when it came in. I filled out the paper work, paid him, and he handed me the box and said thank you. I thought I had to wait 3 days but had an Alabama Pistol Permit so no waiting. New to me.

A question. I want to mail a pistol to my daughter in California. Can I mail it to a local FFL holder or do I have to go FFL ton FFL and pay both ?


Pretty sure it is FFL to FFL only. That is if the pistol is on the approved DOJ roster and can be imported into the People's Republic.

In free states, you can find FFLs that will take guns sent by individuals. In CA I doubt they exist.

Yup, only FFLs can "mail, via USPS," to each other.

However, the pistol need not be on the CA DOJ roster as it is being transferred down, or up, a bloodline.

Have your daughter locate a knowledgeable FFL who understands Infra-familial transfers to ease the paperwork. She'll still have to pay his transfer fee, but this type of transfer waives the 30-day restriction between gun purchases.

Many FFLs do receive shipments from non-FFLs, it just depends on their store policy...again, the thing for her to do, while looking for an FFL, is to ask.

It may be less expensive to ship via a local FFL, just to save on shipping expense...mine charges $25+ actual postage




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Thanks for all the information. It looks like FFL to FFL by USPS ot FEDEX/UPS over night . Bit pricy
 
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I bought a gun off Gunbroker. Seller shipped to LGS (FFL) He called when it came in. I filled out the paper work, paid him, and he handed me the box and said thank you. I thought I had to wait 3 days but had an Alabama Pistol Permit so no waiting. New to me.

A question. I want to mail a pistol to my daughter in California. Can I mail it to a local FFL holder or do I have to go FFL ton FFL and pay both ?


I sent a rifle to my friend in Cali via a FFL. We talked on the phone to confirm it was not illegal and he sent me his FFL and I sent it fed ex. This is a rifle and not a handgun.


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he sent me his FFL and I sent it fed ex. This is a rifle and not a handgun.

You could have mailed in via USPS, but as long as you're both happy, all is well




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I bought a gun off Gunbroker. Seller shipped to LGS (FFL) He called when it came in. I filled out the paper work, paid him, and he handed me the box and said thank you. I thought I had to wait 3 days but had an Alabama Pistol Permit so no waiting. New to me.

A question. I want to mail a pistol to my daughter in California. Can I mail it to a local FFL holder or do I have to go FFL ton FFL and pay both ?


It depends almost entirely upon your sister's FFL. Some will accept shipments from non-FFLs, others will not. Before shipping, speak directly to whoever your sister selects and verify their willingness to accept a shipment and to legally transfer it to your sister.


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For whatever reason, the UPS folks locally have wavered on their overnight policy with me in the past. Sometimes it must be sent overnight. Most times, they've let it be done via a 2 day shipment.

I'm awaiting a rifle I purchased on Gunbroker the other day, and the FFL/seller sent it to me via UPS. Their initial estimate shows it will take 3 days to arrive. Unsure what the deal is with the varying time requirements, but I'm all for saving the $$ and getting it a day later.

ETA: Oops, holy thread revival, Batman!


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