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First, please move if this is the wrong forum. I am sending 2 pistols back to Hk, I called and got the number and told them they were coming. I was going to ship them from a local gun shop and he said just box them up and send through ups. He said if they ask to say they are machine parts. I am wondering how should I box them up before I get there that will make it easier to send without any hassle? Any other advice, tips, tricks etc. would be greatly appreciated.

In case you are wondering I am sending my p7 psp to have them look at. After I shot a 50 round match with it, well actually after about 15 rounds it got harder and harder to rack the slide. By the end of the match it was almost impossible and it took forever to get it apart. I also bought an hk45t off gun broker a while back that I thought was new, turns out it wasn't. I cannot for the life of me get the thread protector off so I am going to see if they can. Anywho, thanks!

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Your gun shop owner is giving you bad advice on shipping via UPS and lying what the contents are. That would make me wonder what other acts of deception that shop practices.

Ask HK customer service to send you a shipping label. Or ask HK how to legally send them the package. If the package gets lost or damaged and you have to divulge the contents for a claim and/or proof of what the package contained, UPS may refuse to pay the claim.

If HK won't sent you a shipping label, find another FFL and have the package shipped USPS for about $25-35 with insurance. An FFL can ship very inexpensively through USPS with the proper form attached.
 

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Your gun shop owner is giving you bad advice on shipping via UPS and lying what the contents are. That would make me wonder what other acts of deception that shop practices.

Ask HK customer service to send you a shipping label. Or ask HK how to legally send them the package. If the package gets lost or damaged and you have to divulge the contents for a claim and/or proof of what the package contained, UPS may refuse to pay the claim.

If HK won't sent you a shipping label, find another FFL and have the package shipped USPS for about $25-35 with insurance. An FFL can ship very inexpensively through USPS with the proper form attached.
Thank! Hk gave me a number to write on the box. I guess I'll most go to an ffl. Seems safest and easiest. Not too concerned about price.
 

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I've had UPS counter people tell me to call them machine parts.

FedEx will ship direct to HK, though not cheap. They won't ship from private party unless direct to manufacturer I was told. Cost me like $120 last time had to ship entire pistol to HK CS.....including insurance, and they require next day.

It would be nice if HK CS would send us FedEx labels and we could leverage their contract, as their cost is like $30....
 

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In case you are wondering I am sending my p7 psp to have them look at. After I shot a 50 round match with it, well actually after about 15 rounds it got harder and harder to rack the slide. By the end of the match it was almost impossible and it took forever to get it apart. ....
Do you scrape the cylinder with the proper tool on a regular basis? I have to do that every 100 rounds or so or it will behave like yours.
 

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Do you scrape the cylinder with the proper tool on a regular basis? I have to do that every 100 rounds or so or it will behave like yours.

The thing is I had just sent the gun to James and he went through it completely. The gun was acting up after less than 20 rounds. I can't believe that's normal. If it is, then the gun's just gonna sit in my safe. But I trust James and i know it was sent back to me spotless and in perfect order, so I can only assume that somehow I screwed it up, or something happened while shooting it, or I just don't know what I am doing:)
 

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Since you didn't say, "I already tried that" - I'll stand behind my diagnosis. Scrape it!

It's hard for me to believe that an HK pistol that was just cleaned and serviced by a master armorer would get so dirty in 20 rounds that it was almost impossible to rack the slide. By the time I got to 30 rounds it took all of my strength to chamber a round. Then was almost completely locked up after 50. I suppose anything is possible. I'll try it.
 

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Scrape the hell out of it. You might have got a tiny bullet fragment stuck in the piston chamber. That can really jam things up.
 

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Something is not right, you can put some Fireclean on a foam Q tip let it sit to dissolve the carbon in the Piston chamber then scrape or brush it out.
 

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It's hard for me to believe that an HK pistol that was just cleaned and serviced by a master armorer would get so dirty in 20 rounds that it was almost impossible to rack the slide
It's threads like this that make me not want to use my P7M8 as a carry gun.
 

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Scrape the hell out of it. You might have got a tiny bullet fragment stuck in the piston chamber. That can really jam things up.
Will do, thanks!
You are doing the right thing by having HK give it a once over. I did that and I got upgraded grip panels & heel release at the same time. They sent me back the originals as well. Peace of mind.
 

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You are probably right. Just go ahead and send it to me free of charge. It can't be trusted.
Yeah I get what You are saying. But lots of small parts firing pin bushing breakage low capacity PITA to clean. All I can say is all those years the Police carried them they must not have been shot very much. The trade ins in pristine condition will speak to that.
If I was an armorer and could take the thing apart and work on it then it would be a different story. I'll just carry a p30 thank you.
 

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This is where a lot of bad advice gets given" shipping firearms. As has been pointed out, lying about the contents is shady and risky AND A VIOLATION OF LAW. If you have to make a claim, you will lose. And Uncle Sam could come and shoot your dog.

Since we are talking about a pistol... You can ship it back to HK via UPS or FedEx, but both of their tariffs require that pistols be shipped via next day air. That is expensive. The less expensive option is to ship it via USPS Priority. However, the big rub with this is that only licensees get to use this for pistols. So you will need to find an FFL that is willing to do this for you if you go this route.

Here is what the ATF "Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide"' (ATF P 5300.4) says:

(B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier?
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 178.31, 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30]

(B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service?
A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms.

[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]
 
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