In PA, the only shipment allowed for handguns is a UPS over night delivery with a signature required. This costs aprox~$45. Some dealers, because they are ticked off that I didn't purchase a gun from them, will charge ~$50 to transfer the ownership and perform the background check..
Even though the mail order prices are less up front, the total costs will be higher than what they originally sold for. I may pay less overall, purchasing through a local ordering dealer, even though the gun prices are more at his store.
Thanks for all of your help and info. You made my decision much easier. I'm very glad I researched the Taurus before making an impetuous decision. I would have been regretful later on. Gard