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CP3
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Flying with guns

Can someone break down the steps to bring my AR with me to North Carolina?

Going to visit my newborn niece and my brother in law is an army ranger, so were trying to get a family range trip together while we're down there.

Is it even worth the hassle to bring it?


KingRanch
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re: Flying with guns
Ship it fedex to your BiL


CP3
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re: Flying with guns
It doesn't have to be shipped to a FFL?
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wickowick
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re: Flying with guns
You can pack it (check with airline for specifics) or you can ship it to yourself (no FFL needed)...


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KingRanch
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re: Flying with guns
It's not changing ownership is it?


Polar Pop
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re: Flying with guns
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Ship it fedex to your BiL


Definately this.

If you decide to fly it, here are the TSA rules - LINK


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CP3
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re: Flying with guns
Nope

Just wasn't sure how they could know if I'm selling it to him or just shipping it to him for when I get there.


Looks like that's the way Im gonna do it


This post was edited on 7/31 at 6:26 pm


kengel2
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re: Flying with guns
Last time I flew with a gun it was fairly painless, but that was like 10 or more years ago.

With the airlines now, its almost guaranteed they are going to lose something.

Im with everyone else, ship it to yourself.

And dont forget ammo.


tipup
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Every airport is different. If you fly from NO, they wont touch it. They'll ask you if its unloaded and make you sign a form. There was an incident a few years back where one of the ticket reps was shot when they chambered a round. Not sure how NC handles it. I know Denver opens the case to make sure nothing is illegal but that's it. Than you sign the form. With all that, ship it FedEx and insure it!


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Capital Cajun
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re: Flying with guns
I have done this dozens of times, not a big deal at all.

Gun needs to be in a hard lockable case. Go to the ticket counter, tell the person there that you need to declare a firearm, they will ask you to demonstrate that its not loaded. They will make you sign a declaration form that will go into the case. They will then send the gun in the unlocked case to TSA for further inspection and TSA will inspect the firearm, lock the case and send it on its way.

At your destination grab gun case off the baggage carousel. Sometimes its held with oversize items or at the airlines baggage office in baggage claim.

I suggest a gun case with wheels as you may have quite a hike to get from baggage to your transportation.

I bought my first AR from Jims in BR and flew into Reagan National Airport right outside of Washington DC with it when I lived in Northern Virginia.
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subMOA
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re: Flying with guns
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I have done this dozens of times, not a big deal at all. Gun needs to be in a hard lockable case. Go to the ticket counter, tell the person there that you need to declare a firearm, they will ask you to demonstrate that its not loaded. They will make you sign a declaration form that will go into the case. They will then send the gun in the unlocked case to TSA for further inspection and TSA will inspect the firearm, lock the case and send it on its way. At your destination grab gun case off the baggage carousel. Sometimes its held with oversize items or at the airlines baggage office in baggage claim. I suggest a gun case with wheels as you may have quite a hike to get from baggage to your transportation.


This is spot on. I hunt for my job quite a bit and fly out of NO with guns regularly. The only difference I would say is that I lock my case and wait for it to go through the TSA machine. If they need me to unlock it- which they never have- I'm there to do so. This way, I know the case is securely locked.
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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Flying with guns
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Last time I flew with a gun it was fairly painless, but that was like 10 or more years ago.



I've done this quite a bit and it's hassle free. Make damn sure it's unloaded. Double check or and triple check.

You have to declare it to the airline, it has to be in a hard container that is locked.


CP3
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re: Flying with guns
Thanks for the answers.

Probably just gonna FedEx it with insurance so I don't have to worry about the airline "losing" it.


Bullredbf
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re: Flying with guns
Break it down, get a hard locking case and check it. Its not hard. No need to ship it


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Choirboy
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re: Flying with guns
I flew into Canada with a Benelli.

Easy as pie, just declare it and have a lockable hard case.


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Flanders
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re: Flying with guns
If you don't want the hassle of airlines break the rifle down to it's three basic groups: upper, lower, bolt carrier and ship it that way???


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