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26-01-2020, 15:07   #1
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Firearms couriers

Hi what courier companies will transport a firearm within Ireland.I got my first rifle sent to me by fastaway but they proceeded to deliver it to a local shop the next village over so dont want to use them.Thanks.
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Hi what courier companies will transport a firearm within Ireland.I got my first rifle sent to me by fastaway but they proceeded to deliver it to a local shop the next village over so dont want to use them.Thanks.
Dpd bring ammo might be worth a shot.
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The couriers used will be dictated by the sender. Tell whoever you buy off not to use a particular company. In my experience that is a common occurrence with that particular couriers.
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Dpd bring ammo might be worth a shot.
I think you might be correct.Checked their prohibitive list and i dont see firearms or (weapons,most companies use this word).Looks to cost around €15 dropped to depot or €18 collected from door.
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I think you might be correct.Checked their prohibitive list and i dont see firearms or (weapons,most companies use this word).Looks to cost around €15 dropped to depot or €18 collected from door.
Yeah if got ammo by the thousand dropped off by them. Never had any problem
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Hi,

I believe that Fastway Couriers are a franchise operation, so very hit n miss.

I wouldn't have any confidence in them, tbh.
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Well rang dpd they said absolutely not.Fella said you could chance it but if gun got damaged or lost i would have no comeback to claim for it as it is a prohibited item.
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Could you ask your friendly RFD who he uses?
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Have you tried An Post?

Once its within the country and you use registered post An Post will allow you to send ammo and firearms. I checked this out about three years ago. Needed to send some ammo to a friend and i asked before sending it. The lady said once it's not going outside the 26 counties and only through registered post can it be done. They won't do it through express or standard postage, for some reason.
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Have you tried An Post?

Once its within the country and you use registered post An Post will allow you to send ammo and firearms. I checked this out about three years ago. Needed to send some ammo to a friend and i asked before sending it. The lady said once it's not going outside the 26 counties and only through registered post can it be done. They won't do it through express or standard postage, for some reason.
Just rang there and i was told that they probably would send firearms within Ireland but the lady said your better off asking someone directly in the post office.
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Yup, got the same answer when i asked. Went to my post office and told the lady that the package held 500 rounds of ammunition for a firearm. All she asked was where was it going. I told her the county. She said no problem as long as its within the 26, but you'll have to register the package.

Now it cost a pretty penny, but no more than a courier. I think it was €11 due to weight, and while registered post is between €6 - €10 if its over a certain weight and classed as a package registered post it a requirement. IOW its all done as the one. So for €14 i got the ammo sent.

No harm to ask at the post office just to be sure, but you could just wrap up the firearm, register it, and post it, and while i cannot guarantee there won't be an issue, if there is and you have a return address on the package its sent back you instead.
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Yup, got the same answer when i asked. Went to my post office and told the lady that the package held 500 rounds of ammunition for a firearm. All she asked was where was it going. I told her the county. She said no problem as long as its within the 26, but you'll have to register the package.

Now it cost a pretty penny, but no more than a courier. I think it was €11 due to weight, and while registered post is between €6 - €10 if its over a certain weight and classed as a package registered post it a requirement. IOW its all done as the one. So for €14 i got the ammo sent.

No harm to ask at the post office just to be sure, but you could just wrap up the firearm, register it, and post it, and while i cannot guarantee there won't be an issue, if there is and you have a return address on the package its sent back you instead.
I use both fast way and dpd for ammo and Firearms.
Just put a note to be signed only at address used or have driver to ring your number.
It's safer that way
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Yup, got the same answer when i asked. Went to my post office and told the lady that the package held 500 rounds of ammunition for a firearm. All she asked was where was it going. I told her the county. She said no problem as long as its within the 26, but you'll have to register the package.

Now it cost a pretty penny, but no more than a courier. I think it was €11 due to weight, and while registered post is between €6 - €10 if its over a certain weight and classed as a package registered post it a requirement. IOW its all done as the one. So for €14 i got the ammo sent.

No harm to ask at the post office just to be sure, but you could just wrap up the firearm, register it, and post it, and while i cannot guarantee there won't be an issue, if there is and you have a return address on the package its sent back you instead.
I might be sending a gun to a dealer thats 1.5 to 2hrs away from me so around a 4hr journey thats without stopping for food and hitting no traffic,add in the cost of petrol and if i can get it sent insured for €14 id say thats a bargin.
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I might be sending a gun to a dealer thats 1.5 to 2hrs away from me so around a 4hr journey thats without stopping for food and hitting no traffic,add in the cost of petrol and if i can get it sent insured for €14 id say thats a bargin.
Absolutely, €10 worth of diesel is very quickly burnt.
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Well was another no from my post office.The lady couldn't answer straight away so took my number and rang me back.She said that a larger post office the next village over use dhl for registered parcels and to ring dhl and see if they allow guns,they also said no.
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