Originally Posted by HostileTroll
It would have been fine if I was travelling by car, I think. But I'm flying. The guys in the airport who do X-Ray scan for the luggage might think it's a real firearm and cause me problems.
Technically it is legal, and airlines would have their own regulations for such things. It's safest to ship and have it insured. You can also request for Canada Post to hold the package briefly to ensure that it arrives after you do.
Just make sure there are no gun markings on the outside of the box. Retailers will either put the original gun box in a larger cardboard box and pack it with foam, or flip the original box inside out and ship it that way. If you have a hard gun case, cover it up with some pink disney princess wrapping paper and ship it that way =P.