|Ammo Shipping Information for the 2016 USPSA Back-to-Back Handgun National Championships
Here’s some information for shipping your ammunition to Universal Shooting Academy for the 2016 B2B Handgun Nationals:
Ship it here:
Universal Proshop/USPSA Nationals
4330 Hwy. 630 East
Frostproof, FL 33843
NOTE: DO NOT SHIP AMMUNITION BY THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE! IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW TO DO SO, AND YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LEGAL ISSUES. WE ARE CONSIDERING NOT RECEIVING ANY AMMO SHIPPED THROUGH THE POSTAL SERVICE, AND THEIR CARRIERS MAY DECLINE TO DELIVER IT. YOU MUST SHIP BY COMMERCIAL CARRIER, UPS OR FEDEX OR ANY OTHER CARRIER THAT WILL SHIP AMMO—NOT THE USPS.
1) Use a very sturdy box and lots of tape. Ammo is heavy and the carriers will not treat that box like a carton of eggs. Do not place ammo inside the box loose; use plastic or cardboard boxes with separators designed to hold ammunition. That’s usually a requirement for all commercial carriers. Place lots of padding around the ammo boxes.
DO NOT SHIP IT IN AN ENVELOPE.
2) Put your name and “USPSA Handgun Nationals” on the outside of the box, in big, bold letters, and covered with clear tape. Put it there in at least 3 different locations. In addition, insert a business card, or a small piece of paper inside the box with all of your contact information. Some boxes get damaged in shipment, making the outside illegible. The information inside will help determine who the owner is, and allow them to contact you should some of your ammunition be lost due to damaged packaging.
3) UPS/FedEx will ship ammo, ground only, if it’s properly marked with an ORM-D Label. Here’s a link to printable labels for this: ORM D LABELS. Be sure to package your ammo securely in boxes designed to hold ammunition, and use a sturdy box and lots of tape. Most UPS stores and FedEx Office will not accept ammo shipments; you can hand them to a route person, schedule a pickup, or take them to a UPS/FedEx depot/service center.
4) Ship your ammo in time for it to arrive prior to the match. It must go ground, per UPS and FedEx regulations, so give it time to get there. Again: NO AMMO BY US POSTAL SERVICE.
The folks at Universal Pro Shop will collect your ammunition and store it until USPSA personnel are on the ground at the range. We (USPSA) will inventory and generate a list of the ammo received, and will distribute it at or around registration or during the match. It will be better if you collect your ammunition during registration periods so that we can assure that we have people on hand to distribute it. You will be required to sign for any ammunition you pick up. If you want to collect your ammo at times other than registration, you may experience a delay in getting it until someone is free.