Through all this ... Buds was outstanding. While the boxes could have been packed better, the amount of distress that these boxes had it would not have mattered. Both original boxes were ripped open with broken clear plastic chunks of CCI boxes falling out. One note ... when I asked Buds about shipping UPS they said they have a contract with Fed Ex. IF that is for their firearms ... IF you order from Buds GET THE INSURANCE and be sure to inspect your firearm before signing for the transfer.