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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:38   #1
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Shipping guns in a hard case

I am in the process of buying a gun out of the classifieds The owner is new to shipping and he suggested shipping the gun in a plastic hard case. Is this a good idea or just way to conspicuous?
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:43   #2
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No one has any business asking you what you're shipping.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:46   #3
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No one has any business asking you what you're shipping.
Really?

And that's a serious question, as I'm ignorant on the topic.

http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/ma...-e.asp#1378185

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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:50   #4
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Yup.

I've sent probably 25+ guns across the country shipped in hard gun cases, every single one's made it there without problems.

If anyone asks, instead of being a dick and going "NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS" just say "Sports equipment"
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:50   #5
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There isnt a need for a plastic case unless its to ensure the safe transit of your gun. A simple plain cardboard box that is tightly and securely tapped up is the norm. I have never had a problem shipping or receiving something in a simple cardboard box. Just as long as there is not pictures of scary black guns on them it should be fine. Another thing is make sure they use but loads of tape. It drives me mad to see my $500+ gun held in a box by three pieces of scotch tape. I didnt make that up either!!

Also, a plastic case will add at least 1 KG of weight, cardboard box, maybe 200 grams
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Old December 30th, 2011, 02:14   #6
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about a month ago i bought a ptw and it came in bubble wrap, wrapped in newspaper, wrapped in tape, in a tuper wear container, wrapped in tape, covered in cardboard.............

yes it was a 1400$ but the packaging was GREAT......even though it took me 20$ to actually get to the gun lol.

received three guns since i strted to play and all came in heavy cardboard boxes. while being fairly well wrappped.
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Really?

And that's a serious question, as I'm ignorant on the topic.

http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/ma...-e.asp#1378185

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Firearms are fine to ship. It happens hundreds of times a day in Canada.
Airsoft is fine as well.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:12   #8
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Thanks guys, hard case ok!
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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:17   #9
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Just take a two black garbage bags and wrap it around the case and your good to go.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:21   #10
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Isn't Canada Post a bonded courier or something? Or at least the Expedited and Next Day shipping option that's kept in house?

Also, Hard Cases are susceptible to "walking away", it happened to someone in the US once. His Asahi FNC and Bushmaster disappeared from the UPS depot in the US (basically employee walked off with it). They were shipped in a pelican hard case from what I understand.... So yeah usually if there's thieves in the depots they'll target hardcases and such since usually there's valuable stuff in there.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:30   #11
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Old December 30th, 2011, 09:23   #12
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Isn't Canada Post a bonded courier or something? Or at least the Expedited and Next Day shipping option that's kept in house?

Also, Hard Cases are susceptible to "walking away", it happened to someone in the US once. His Asahi FNC and Bushmaster disappeared from the UPS depot in the US (basically employee walked off with it). They were shipped in a pelican hard case from what I understand.... So yeah usually if there's thieves in the depots they'll target hardcases and such since usually there's valuable stuff in there.
just put a 1000$ insurance on it and you're good to go..
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Old December 30th, 2011, 13:24   #13
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just put a 1000$ insurance on it and you're good to go..
That is the best idea yet.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 13:49   #14
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Everything I have ever shipped for Airsoft guns has been in cardboard box well stuffed & padded. Never had issues
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Old December 30th, 2011, 14:06   #15
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Recently shipped my ak in a gun case, covered it in carboard and tape and stuck a shipping label on it, guy looked at me i said guitar stuff he said ok and that was it. No issues, most cp workers dont care unless its really suspicious
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