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#179907 - 03/31/17 09:16 AM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: Ernie]
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I've been using Negrini cases exclusively over the last few years and they are light, thin, and really strong.

TSA will typically lock it in front of you for the last time before it is cleared.

This is the rig I used when I went to Argentina a few years ago.

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#179916 - 03/31/17 02:04 PM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: Whitworth]
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This is good to know info. Thanks for posting this stuff.

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#179919 - 03/31/17 03:53 PM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: Ernie]
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never had a problem flying out of Newark, NJ in all my years of hunting with a handgun......
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#179923 - 03/31/17 05:23 PM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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 Originally Posted By: jamesfromjersey
never had a problem flying out of Newark, NJ in all my years of hunting with a handgun......


Hi James...
Must have been the Alaska drivers license and my badge....
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#179926 - 03/31/17 06:02 PM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: AK hgunner1]
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Charlie, you are one in a million......
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#180147 - 04/11/17 06:07 PM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Where are you guys flying out of where the TSA has your firearm and unlocked bag/case?

Per the TSA web page the firearm owner/passenger should be the only person to ever have control of the keys and access to the interior of the bag.

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/transporting-firearms-and-ammunition

Years ago, they used to take the keys from you and "inspect" the firearm case, however that should not be the case now. The owner/passenger should unlock and add the "Unloaded" tag to the bag, lock the bag, and the ticket agent should take the bag down to the TSA for them to X-Ray. Neither TSA or the airline is legally allowed to open the case or have possession of your keys.

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#180270 - 04/17/17 10:02 AM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: 98Redline]
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I haven't had any troubles flying with guns since 911. Main difference was that everyone got training at the ticket counter. I usually fly 3-4 times per year with a gun or guns and I always put the ammo in the same case as the gun. The only place that is a pain in the arse is Denver airport and that's only because TSA is full of it... If you ever have trouble with a ticket agent just ask to speak with a supervisor.
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#180271 - 04/17/17 01:46 PM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: Gary]
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I've flown out of Syracuse to Arizona, Nevada and Wyoming with mine. No issue at all. TSA had ME unlock the case to show it was unloaded with the slip in in then I locked it back up. They put it in my bag and locked up my bag. The handgun case must travel in a locked suitcase. I do not think a duffel bag is allowed.
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#180365 - 04/20/17 06:03 PM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: Spencer]
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 Originally Posted By: Spencer
I've flown out of Syracuse to Arizona, Nevada and Wyoming with mine. No issue at all. TSA had ME unlock the case to show it was unloaded with the slip in in then I locked it back up. They put it in my bag and locked up my bag. The handgun case must travel in a locked suitcase. I do not think a duffel bag is allowed.
I never lock the suit case only the case the guns are in and they have never said a word about it.
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#180372 - 04/21/17 09:59 AM Re: Flying with a gun as checked baggage [Re: Gary]
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 Originally Posted By: Gary
 Originally Posted By: Spencer
I've flown out of Syracuse to Arizona, Nevada and Wyoming with mine. No issue at all. TSA had ME unlock the case to show it was unloaded with the slip in in then I locked it back up. They put it in my bag and locked up my bag. The handgun case must travel in a locked suitcase. I do not think a duffel bag is allowed.
I never lock the suit case only the case the guns are in and they have never said a word about it.


I've always put my case in a suitcase or duffle bag just so it's not obvious what it is, but I'm purdy sure it's not a requirement. It'd be hard to get a rifle case inside a suitcase or duffle bag.
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