I ship rifles through the USPS with my type 3 FFL (C&R). I cannot ship hand guns. Hand guns go through UPS or FedEx unless you have a Type 1 FFL. I use a dealer to ship my handguns USPS because it is cheaper than the overnight requirement of UPS/FedEx. To ship a rifle out of state requires an FFL of some sort unless you are shipping to yourself. I believe you can ship a rifle within Texas to another individual without an FFL. I believe you can ship to the manufacturer or gunsmith as well without an FFL.
I get harassed each time I go to USPS,UPS,FedEx as they usually do not know their own requirements or the Fed/state laws. It's much easier to get a dealer to ship for you as they usually do not question them as much.
You can NOT ship a firearm through the US Postal Service (hence no PO Box).
You have to use UPS, FedEx or any private shipping company.
If the gun is being shipped for a sale, it has to go to a FFL. If its going to a manufacturer, a gunsmith, (Something to be modded then sent back to you, then no FFL is required).
Not 100% true. You can ship long guns INTRASTATE via USPS with no issues but box can not be marked anywhere that it is a firearm.
Handguns can be shipped only through FFL OR can be shipped via private carrier.
Originally Posted by US Postal Service
May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service?
ďA nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms.