Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by brzusa, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. brzusa

    brzusa Hakuna Matata

    Jun 17, 2012
    Anyone used this service before? If so, what was your experience?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Coolsound

    Coolsound Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2018
    The service is good to go. I used it multiple times with no issue. They just email you FEDex overnight shipping label. No boxes.
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  3. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Used often to good success
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  4. Kitjunkie

    Kitjunkie Active Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    Works perfectly, and is inexpensive.
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  5. barmandr

    barmandr SHEEPLE HERDER Supporting Addict

    Oct 11, 2011
    Ditto on using it without issue.
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  6. Skeezix

    Skeezix New Member

    Nov 27, 2017
    How long should it take from ordering the service until you get a label?
  7. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    Never heard of it, thanks.
  8. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    It's pretty quick. Last time I used it, the shipping label was emailed within the hour.
  9. charles20r

    charles20r Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    Used it seven or eight times. Usually one half the price of Fed Ex counter charge.
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  10. 1LuvGuns

    1LuvGuns Incurable..... NRA Lifer

    Aug 14, 2012
    I've been wanting to try it but they never have the FFL I want to send to.... Lots of FFL's, just none that I want to use are in their database.
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  11. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    I found it on Buds website. I’ve used it and it made things so much easier.

    I like it.
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  12. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Herein lies the biggest problem with SMG. If the receiving FFL is not on Bud's approved list, they must fax or email their license, and follow up with a phone call to be approved. This can delay shipping a few days. If the receiving FFL isn't able or willing to jump through these hoops, you're left with paying double to ship as an individual.
  13. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    This is very true. A friend went through this. He waited over a week for his Ffl to get in the SMG system. Between delays on both sides , he just selected a different FFL from the SMG website. I don’t think his original ffl was ever entered on the approved list.

    But if you and the other party are flexible on FFLs , they tend to list quite a few of approved ones.
  14. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Yep. I shipped a gun recently to a fellow addict who used a small in-home FFL, and he was not in the system. It wasn't practical for the FFL to jump through the hoops, nor for the buyer to select another FFL that was on the list.
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  15. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    Yeah, something tells me it’s more difficult fo an ffl to get in their list than what they say. It is supposed to require a copy of the ffl from the dealer. Once that is received by SMG, it is supposed to take only 3 days to set them up. If it was as easy as faxing or emailing a copy of the ffl, I don’t think it would have been a big deal for my friends ffl.

    There’s no free lunch. There is probably a fee required from the ffl.

    Maybe our fellow ffl holders will weigh in.
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  16. GA 1911

    GA 1911 Colt 1911 Government

    Feb 6, 2016
    I usually just buy/sell/trade locally which allows both sides to inspect the gun. There is no paperwork required from two people in the State. I'll even meet the guy at a range if he wants to shoot it (he pays the range fee).

    I use a local FFL when shipping. They charge $30 to pack and ship. I get a receipt from them that I am longer the owner (they are). If something happens in the shipping process, it's not my problem.

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