I do not normally ship UPS, only when returning something to Amazon.You need to be more vague when dealing with these assholes. First, never ever mention anything firearm related just say "metal parts". Second, prepare your shipment in advance and simply drop it off.
Was there really a need for them to know? I would have said that was none of your business, but I digress.I went to my local UPS store.... . when asked what was in the package, told them "an empty magazine".
It was a casual conversation really, lady asks me what’s in the box, and I said a magazine for a handgun. I told her it was unloaded and no ammo was in the package. That’s when she told me I couldn’t ship it. Up until then, I didn’t think it was an issue, so I didn’t think I had a reason to hide it. Guess I’ll know next time then I’ll be way more vague, but I’m not about hiding what I do either.Was there really a need for them to know? I would have said that was none of your business, but I digress.
If you really felt you had to declare something tell them it is "mechanical parts" or "stamped aluminum with a plastic follower".
No reason to tell them specifics as long as you are following their rules.
ETA: I didn't see all the other posts on this stating the exact same thing... I thought I was the first lol. I guess most of us have become good at avoiding issues like this.