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United cargo stops handling all firearms and ammunition:

https://liveandletsfly.com/united-cargo-firearms/


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Steve,

Are there any other options?

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FedEx but they have a bunch of restrictions, I am checking out the situation now and as soon as I know more I will update this post.


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My stuff ships Fed-Ex. Id assume SKB's does as well.

Just this morning received notification my July shipment is scheduled to fly Thursday Fed-Ex. This would be the shortest turn around time since I started importing. But fingers crossed.

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No, I usually ship United Cargo due to the large number of vendors I deal with and my occasional importation of ammo. Fedex will not move ammo internationally and they limit the number of vendors per shipment.

American Cargo is still moving guns and ammo internationally with a limited of 25kg of ammo per hold, two per flight.

I'm not sure how this will change my overhead but we will see.
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FedEx is what Holts used to ship my last “antique” gun. I wanted that gun added to a regular shipment but it was not. So I figured what the heck. That was my mistake. If under $7-800 FedEx would have allowed the gun to be picked up at their airport facilities. But mine was over that amount. And any shipment of scale will be as well. Had to use a Broker which increased my cost and took an entire day to complete. Ended up costing just about the same as having SKB import it but with a lot more hassle.

Are there other options for shippers? I think AA might just be a temporary problem of their revising their regulations but rest assured that if they come back the paperwork will increase and so will their fees for those evil guns. Antiques might slip through but I doubt it. Getting harder to buy guns all the time. Long gone are the days I could get an antique gun shipped to my home for $55.00.

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Steve:

Have not imported anything from England for a long time, but back when I did I was using BA.

Recently from Spain Turkish Air
Italy, Italia

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I used United when I was in the game. They were almost the only option from the continent back then.

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The only time I imported a gun from the UK, they were still sending them using Data Post. Pretty darned cheap. I understand that it's now much more expensive. I expect the best thing is to work with a dealer who's importing a bunch of guns at the same time.

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Not being familar with importing guns this question might be a bit foolish but I will ask anyway. If these carriers are going to stop carrying guns and since it appears half or more of our firearms and ammunition come from out of the country does this mean they are basically shutting down sporting guns built in Turkey, Italy, Spain & countries like that?

WBLDon

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