The Best Defense: Traveling with firearms

2 Responses to The Best Defense: Traveling with firearms

  1. MikeJ

    February 7, 2013 at 2:41 am

    One correction..

    You MUST not use TSA locks! That is illegal. The traveler is the only one that can have the key or combination.

    I pack it with the slide locked back, so they can see on the x-ray that it is unloaded. since there is not a chance there is a round in the chamber.

  2. DemoninDC

    February 7, 2013 at 5:50 am

    You cannot use TSA locks as stated by MikeJ. TSA is required by their SOP to deny transport of the firearm unless the TSA lock is replaced by another non-TSA type lock. You can also transport ammo in your clips inside the same case as the firearm. It is preferred that you put tape over the top of the clip so that the ammo cannot fall out inside the case. Airlines can modify this requirement so check with the airline before you travel. Airtran is a perfect example as they will not allow ammo in the same case as the firearm. Also, TSA personnel are not allowed to touch or handle the firearm if they want to inspect it closer. Always make sure that if TSA wants to open the case they do it in front of you and do not remove it from your sight. It is a violation of their SOP to touch or handle the firearm. Don’t forget to remind them if they forget this requirement.

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