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How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« on: January 22, 2014, 08:41:32 AM »
How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners



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I spent a lot of time on the road. Last year, I logged over 90 nights in hotels, over 50,000 air miles, and racked up rental car points like a pro. I had a request from a reader to put up a post talking about traveling with guns, so here is our best attempt. Please note that any interpretations of laws are not legal advice, because Im not a lawyer.

http://www.gunnuts.net/2014/01/20/how-to-travel-with-guns-on-an-airline-for-beginners/

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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 12:14:23 PM »
I have flown with a pistol 4 times now without a hitch.  Just follow the rules and it works.  See the TSA guidelines and make sure the weapon is unloaded, in an approved case with a key or combination lock, and ammo in a separate box.
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 12:18:26 PM »
Also, there's an iPhone app with a summary of each state's requirements; Legal Heat.  It gives the states with reciprocity with Texas.  YMMV

Don't go to NY, CA, NJ, DC fr sure.  Most other libtard states as well.  YMMV  Do your research before carrying outside Texas as each state has peculiarities.
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 01:07:08 PM »
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 12:25:59 PM »
I've flown with rifles a few times without issue. Just give yourself extra time, it will take longer to check in.
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 08:51:05 AM »
I guess I am just paranoid. I have never tried it... I just figured there is too good of a chance it might get stolen...

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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 05:59:56 PM »
I guess I am just paranoid. I have never tried it... I just figured there is too good of a chance it might get stolen...

Once you declare a firearm with the airline, the airline wants really really really badly not to lose it!  :th_thicon_lol:
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 11:07:29 AM »
I guess I am just paranoid. I have never tried it... I just figured there is too good of a chance it might get stolen...

That was my concern when I did as well.  On top of that I had to change plans twice  :sick2:
One change was in Chicago  :afraid4:
and my final destination was New Jersey!!! :th_thicon_cry:

I didn't have any issues but this was back in early 2000's.  I'm not sure I would fly into NJ or Chicago now carrying anything.   

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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2014, 10:09:42 PM »
When I flew from Portland Oregon to San Antonio, they were nervous in Portland. When I flew back, it went smooth.
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2014, 10:27:24 PM »
Good info Shipwreck, thanks. 
One other data point:  If you're traveling with an "evil gun", like an AK or AR or sniper rifle, DON'T tell the gate agent it's an AK or AR etc.  Just tell them it's a ".30 /.223 cal rifle"  It may save you significant headaches. 
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 12:53:06 PM »
I'm actually flying into Detroit tonight and I'm really not happy about not having my EDC with me. That being said it was a short notice thing and I haven't geared up yet with the requisite "hard case and non TSA lock" required. :bangheadonwall:
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Re: How to travel with guns on an airline for beginners
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 01:03:05 PM »
When I went up to Philly last month, I missed having my gun. Philly is a rough place