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re: Traveling (flying) with a gun.


I would have been über pissed





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pleading the fifth
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re: Traveling (flying) with a gun.


I flew from Baltimore to New Orleans this past December with my XDs .45 - Southwest Airlines.

You'll need a hard case to put the gun in that has the capability to be locked. The gun obviously has to be unloaded. You can bring ammo but it's weight limited. I was just bringing enough to carry concealed in LA so I just grabbed an old 20 round box and put like 10 bullets in it. I put that box in the same case with the gun. They can be packed together but the ammo can't be loose - secure it in a box.

You have to declare it and unlock and show the contents of the case. They should not handle your gun at all. TSA screeners may want to see it as well but likely not. They'll have you sign a form and put a sticker on the case.

**IMPORTANT**
Secure your carrying case to your suitcase in some fashion. I bought a cable lock and looped it through my case's handle and around the inner support of my suitcase and locked it. You do not want your case with your gun in it disappearing. I suppose someone could steal your entire suitcase but it's much easier to just steal a loose gun carrying case.

Hope this helps.






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Cracker
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walk in the airport to your airline DECLARE the gun, case has to be lockable unloaded and you will fill out declaration form and it must be signed & placed inside case, after the gun has been shown its unloaded then YOU LOCK THE CASE regardless of what TSA says LOCK THE CASE hand over gun. Ammo has to be checked in separate bag in its orig packaging. My exp On Delta once a firearm is checked on the plane that plane will not leave without you.





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dandug001
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The people at the airport were not amused


I remember right after 911, a guy went to fly out of Shreveport and went to the counter and made them mistake of teller the counter agent that he had a bomb as a joke. Needless to say, he was taken away in handcuffs.






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This video has a lot of good info too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYDUhUXibAU






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Carson123987
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I checked one on accident one time in a golf bag. I couldn't believe it made it through security








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Some of his buddies put a cardboard cut-out of a pistol wrapped in aluminum foil in his bag without him knowing it.
There was this one a-hole in an advanced weapons school. The night before leaving the school, got drunk and put a training grenade in his bag (we were all packed and ready to fly out the following morning). This was in '85, right after the Achille Lauro hijacking, so metal detectors were newly installed at many airports. He-he...his bag set off a buzzer, bag opened, a-hole Sheldon got his arse jumped, and we laughed and laughed and laughed...

(that was 23 years ago, and I'm still smiling...that dude was such an a-hole)






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Dark Tiger
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I got a brand spanking new knife taken the other day. I used my hiking bag as a carry on and forgot it in there. It was only a $20 knife but still. It went on one hike and was never used. Might as well have ripped up a $20 bill.


i got to the Detroit airport a while back and forgot i had a leatherman in pocket, and wasn't going to check luggage...packed it inside steel toe boots and went through carry-on line like a champ. Didn't want to toss it, haha but checked luggage on the way back a few days later to be on safe side!






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BRgetthenet
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Damn dude, that could have been a huge problem.





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Pectus
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You ask questions like this on the OB and don't get hounded.

I ask the same question and get hounded.

Why?



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LSU alum wannabe
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re: Traveling (flying) with a gun.


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I checked one on accident one time in a golf bag.


Where do you play golf Homey?






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wickowick
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Why


Because no one even knew what a gamma spectrometer was, we all wondered what it had to do with outdoors and/or guns. Instead of letting a thread go to waste we made jokes to pass the time...






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Pectus
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Because no one even knew what a gamma spectrometer was, we all wondered what it had to do with outdoors and/or guns. Instead of letting a thread go to waste we made jokes to pass the time...



It made complete sense.

I outlined in the beginning that I had to bring a piece of sensitive equipment on board. And I started the thread on the OB because I know that some of you guys have had to bring guns on the plane so I was seeing what protocol I had to be prepared for AND who I would need to contact (if anyone ahead of time).

This is so intrinsically analogous to this thread it's basically my thread.

(I have since safely brought the device on board to my destination and back. )






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Charter n Coke
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have since safely brought the device on board to my destination and back. 


Well it sounds like everything worked out for you. You oughta know there is a "ruffling of the feathers" period that any board will put you through. And when you come with a thread like that, you're going to extend that period. Come around more often, and stop using so many words some of these BarD's cant pronounce.






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wickowick
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Carrying guns isnot the same as a radioactive machine that was used to convert Dr. Banner to the Hulk. You could have got lucky and someone could have known but if memory serves no one did. The fact that the thread was repeadly bumped, kept it on the front page where it got more views...





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Pectus
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The gamma ray spectrometer is not the issue here, dude!


I get your points. I just don't understand why it was that hard to make the jump to realize I was only asking about what to expect and who I need to contact to plan ahead.

Just like this thread.







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wickowick
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We just didn't know the answer...





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El Josey Wales
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We just didn't know the answer...


But still made it a good thread.






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Pectus
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But still made it a good thread.









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CaptSpaulding
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Here is a long but great guide to flying with a firearm from a guy who has done it a lot.





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