At present it is perfectly legal for the owner of a pistol to ship that pistol directly to a gunsmith for repair or modification, and receive it directly back. We recommend shipment be made by United Parcel Service or Federal Express, not the U.S. Postal Service.
The pistol needs to be packaged securely so that it won’t slide around in transit, and so that the sights won’t get banged. If the box rattles when you shake it, start over. Make sure you insure the contents for their replacement value. Please include your complete name, address, daytime phone number, make, model, serial number, and a clear list of the work desired.
Confirmation of receipt of your pistol will be in the form of a copy of the proposed work order. This will be mailed to you within 48 hours of the pistol’s arrival. You can include your 25% deposit (estimated) or you can wait for the detailed work order. For mail orders, deposit by personal check is acceptable. Final payment needs to be a cashier’s check or money order. When your pistol is ready, we will phone you with the balance and make arrangements at that time.
We will return your pistol by UPS Ground Service, insured. UPS Second Day Air (Blue Label) and UPS Overnight (Red Label) are available at substantially higher costs.