Flat rate Priority Mail is great if the gun fits into one of those flat rate boxes.
But since insurance is more costly when sending by U.S. Mail, if it doesn't fit into a flat rate box then I'll use Fedex.
It's quicker than Parcel Post and there's a tracking number included without extra cost.
I've seen folks pay as much to ship a revolver by Priority Mail as it costs to ship a heavier rifle by Fedex, all because they didn't or couldn't fit it into a flat rate Priority Mail box and the higher cost for Postal insurance .
Last edited by arcticap; February 7, 2012 at 02:27 PM.