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Big Bore,
as far as I've been told by my dealer, there is no problem with dealer to dealer through USPS. That said, I care little for the post office or it's efficiency. The USPS Priority Mail, with the insurance rate they charge, is of relativley small saving over UPS/FEDEX next day as a result of the exorbitant rate for insurance. If I send a firearms for gunsmithing or repair, I just send it UPS Ground and insure it for replacement value. When you ship on account there is no questioning as to what's in the box.
 

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Big Bore,
I did a comparison of the USPS and UPS, the difference was about $9 between the two, so it was larger than I had anticipated. $17 USPS, $26 UPS for 5 lbs insured for $500 in a box about the size a handgun would be shipped in to and from the same zip codes. With a purchase price of $500, about normal for many handguns, I'd still go with the UPS. I've had packages from the USPS go missing and NEVER show up, not to mention mail on many occasions. If you add on for the services that UPS/FEDEX provide as part of the normal fee, the USPS would be much closer. I can see where this difference could save a dealer a lot of money, but I'm partial to non-government entities when it comes to any sort of performance and accountability that can be relied upon daily.
 

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IDshooter,
Did you take the package to Mailboxes Etc, or some other house of shipping rape? With UPS it is MUCH cheaper to drop it at a UPS location, or drop it at a pickup site with your own account. It cost's nothing to have a UPS account, except for the actual shipping, and allows you to print your labels at home ,on-line, with your standard printer.
 
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