We are driving to AZ. for the winter. I want to ship a handgun to the states.
The problem is this: The gunshops I've contacted will accept my gun but will not let me have it without doing a transfer.
I cannot do a transfer due to being a non-resident of that state. I am not transferring ownership, only wanting them to accept my gun so I can pick it up there.
I used to do this using a place in Sweetgrass, MT. that is no longer in business.
The ATF permits shipping a firearm from yourself to yourself.
All I want is to ship the gun to myself in care of licensed dealer.
Fed-Ex will ship handguns so long as there is a licensee on one end or the other.
Local dealers will not ship unless it's going to a dealer on the other end.
I found one dealer who will accept my gun without doing a transfer, but he is in Tucson.
We won't be down that far for a couple months which leaves me with just a shotgun until then.
Does anyone know of a dealer in the NW states that would accept a handgun, let me pick it up, and not want to treat it like a transfer?