What to do with my gun over spring break

What to do with my gun over spring break

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    What to do with my gun over spring break

    My college's spring break is starting soon and I will be going out of town. I currently live off campus in an apartment where I do not have a safe. I do have a lockbox type thing, but I don't think it is by any means impregnable. A pest control crew will be in my apartment while I am gone, so I am worried about leaving the gun in my apartment. I will be flying out of a bigger city and parking my car in the long-term lot there. My car does not have a locking glove compartment or any real spot where I can safely store the firearm, but I was thinking of using the chamber lock to bolt it to the frame.

    What should I do?
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    Check with your local gun store, see if they will store it or if they offer a cleaning service drop it off and pick it up when you return. You get a nice clean gun back.
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    Is your CC permit honored where you are going??? Take it with you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubborn View Post
    Is your CC permit honored where you are going??? Take it with you?
    This. An added benefit of flying with your pistol is that you can secure your luggage in such a way that the TSA can't get in to it without your presence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude View Post
    This. An added benefit of flying with your pistol is that you can secure your luggage in such a way that the TSA can't get in to it without your presence.
    I agree. I also like the cleaning suggestion to if you can't take it with you. A clean gun is a happy gun?
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    Yep I would take it with
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    Then only time I went on spring break, I carried my gun. While I was out of the country before, I've handcuffed my gun to my seat frame in the airport parking lot as that was my only option.
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    Taking it with me is not an option. I checked at the gun store, and they want me to do this tricky thing with a loan. They want me to borrow $20 dollars and put the gun down as collateral. Then come back after my trip, pay back the $20 I borrowed plus $4 interest, and they'll give me my gun back. Does this sound like a good idea to you?
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    Don't know that I like that idea but it could work as long as they have everything 110% in writing.

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    Since taking it with you isn't an option, I'd find another gun store/ shooting range/ gunsmith and leave the gun for cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walden View Post
    Taking it with me is not an option. I checked at the gun store, and they want me to do this tricky thing with a loan. They want me to borrow $20 dollars and put the gun down as collateral. Then come back after my trip, pay back the $20 I borrowed plus $4 interest, and they'll give me my gun back. Does this sound like a good idea to you?
    Is the FFL a pawnbroker? If so, that's probably a good idea. If not, don't do it. Also you'll have to fill out a 4473 when you pick it up and I'm guessing that's free in Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walden View Post
    Taking it with me is not an option. I checked at the gun store, and they want me to do this tricky thing with a loan. They want me to borrow $20 dollars and put the gun down as collateral. Then come back after my trip, pay back the $20 I borrowed plus $4 interest, and they'll give me my gun back. Does this sound like a good idea to you?
    If they wan't you to take a collateral loan I wouldn't do it for $20, just in case. Can't you leave it with a buddy, or just buy a safe? Could also do a safe deposit box, people always use them for guns and cash (the 2 things your NOT supposed to put it them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honk View Post
    I agree. I also like the cleaning suggestion to if you can't take it with you. A clean gun is a happy gun?
    +1...they always seem to shoot better after a good scrubbing!
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    Do you not have any friends or family who would hold it while your gone?

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    I can hold it for you, where in Texas are you?


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