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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Have a deal in the works... trading handguns with someone who is out of state.

How am I to protect myself? In a perfect world I ship to his FFL and he ships to mine, what if he doesn't and my shipment is in his possession?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 04:53 PM
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Get a signed letter of agreement between the both of you. Mail your stuff to his FFL and have it insured and shipping well documented. He doesnt come threw, have him charged with theft.
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Who initiated the trade?
If he did then I would not send till I had his gun in my possession.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Get a signed letter of agreement between the both of you. Mail your stuff to his FFL and have it insured and shipping well documented. He doesnt come threw, have him charged with theft.
that sounds fair. It would at least hold up in court being a contract if it came down to it. Thanks!

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Who initiated the trade?
If he did then I would not send till I had his gun in my possession.
well, this specific person has a WTT thread and i responded.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 12:54 AM
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David hit on the head. I would make sure you have a copy of the FFL of the receiving dealer before sending the firearm. I would also recommend you put a copy of the receiving FFL with the firearm when shipped.

I have shipped firearms direct to FFLs via FedEx main depots. But some FFLs will require you to send from an FFL. Seeing as you are recieving a firearm in trade it might just be easier to work a deal with your FFL for this though.
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Thanks guys, I'll bug my FFL to ship since it's way closer to a hub and probably less stress.

I feel better after researching the trader, this dude is an Olympic double trap shooter. Crazy.
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