Going on a trip there and will be spending time mostly in the city but also some time in the wild. Would prefer to carry a gun. It seems I can ship a long gun to myself via USPS cheap, but handguns must go through UPS or FedEx, both of which are very expensive. Then there is the TSA BS, where they also charge you a hefty fee. And I know people like Patriot Nurse have had their guns stolen by these morons, so I'm a bit hesitant to use this method. So either I open carry a rifle up there, or eat the $ to ship a handgun via another more expensive carrier than UPS. Then again, maybe I can borrow or rent a gun there? The trip is four days, with one day in transit. Perhaps I can get by with a knife and bear spray, but it just seems like it defeats the purpose of going to Alaska and not be able to carry a gun.