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Postby zach300 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:07 am

Hi, 1st time buyer and poster here.

I just moved to a very rural area and have had to get up twice in the middle of the night to investigate strange noises outdoors and my dog barking like crazy. I own a Walther PPQ 9mm bone stock and a full-size Maglite LED flashlight. I used them in a Harries hold. I could see what I was looking at clearly, but could not see my sights at all because it was so dark outside. After the first incident, I decided I would get night sights (I know, technically NOT night vision but I couldn't find an open sights category) as soon as I could. Fortunately, neither incident resulted in the need to use the firearm, and most likely there was just a possum, raccoon, deer, bobcat etc snooping around.

Anyway, I purchased a set of Trijicon night sights (great price!) for my Walther on Wednesday, August 7th, 3-day ground shipping (standard). I live 45 minutes west of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Checked the shipping status this morning and:

Estimated Delivery:
Tuesday, 08/13/2013 <<<(WTF?)

Last Location:
Urbancrest, OH, United States, Thursday, 08/08/2013

Package Status:
In Transit
Projected Delivery Date:
08/13/2013

Location............................................ Date................ Activity
Urbancrest, OH, United States.......... 08/08/2013..... Package received for sort by destination UPS Mail Innovations facility
Carol Stream, IL, United States........ 08/08/2013..... Package transferred to destination UPS Mail Innovations facility
Carol Stream, IL, United States........ 08/07/2013..... Package processed by UPS Mail Innovations origin facility
Carol Stream, IL, United States........ 08/07/2013..... Shipment information received by UPS Mail Innovations
Carol Stream, IL, United States........ 08/07/2013..... Package received for processing by UPS Mail Innovations

WTF? So UPS needs to ship my stuff from Chicago (MAJOR hub) to 3 hours away in North-Central Indiana. In order to do this, they send it 6 hours away to Columbus, OH? Adding another 3 days to shipping time? This is frustrating and disappointing. I kept hearing that O.P. has great shipping, and I am sure this is probably not O.P.'s fault, but it is very annoying...

Anybody else have a similar issue?

Also, any recommendations on a good budget (<$50) handgun rail-mounted flashlight? I like both hands on my firearm when possible.

Thanks!
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Re: Trijicon Sights Shipping

Postby Steven_L on Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:34 am

Yes, this is status quo, and how shipping works, no matter if it has to go hundreds of miles out of the way and take extra time.
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Re: Trijicon Sights Shipping

Postby zach300 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:33 pm

^Strange since I have never had this problem before... Case in point, the previous day (Tuesday), I ordered new cell phones for my wife and I, 3 day shipping. They came from Anaheim, CA and arrived today.
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