Good Day Bad Day

Good Day Bad Day

This is a discussion on Good Day Bad Day within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The State of Texas sent me my CCL pin number today, so now I'm in the 60 day wait...... On another front, I'm working on ...

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    Good Day Bad Day

    The State of Texas sent me my CCL pin number today, so now I'm in the 60 day wait......

    On another front, I'm working on a consulting assignment in Kentucky and it's given me a chance to visit Bud's Gunshop in Paris KY. Great place, lots of stuff. I bought a Wilson combat mag for my Colt Defender and a great pancake holster for my XD 9mm subcompact. <pictures will follow soon>. I stuck them in my bag and forgot about them....until I got to the Airport and security x-rayed my carry on. TSA and the Ky police seemed to be leaning towards giving me the works "anal probe and all possibly". I was able to reassure them that I'd made a completely unintentional mistake. After a TSA write-up and a Police check of my licence I was allowed to take the bag with my mag and holster to the check-in counter to have it place in baggage. Sure hope this doesn't hurt my CCL background check. I learned a valuable lesson today, but the Blue-grass airport TSA and KY police are a great bunch of folks in my book.
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    Gratz on the Tx CCW progress.

    But you couldnt fly with an empty holster ?? Is this a new rule ?

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    Phew .. shucks man - that musta been hairy!!!! I can but imagine

    I doubt tho it will have any effect on your application ........ the ''problem'' as such is probably done and dusted. But heck - shows how easily this can occur!

    I was going thru security at Regan Intl prior to flying to Denver and found while I fiddled in my carry-on bag side pocket - a round of .22LR! It was too late to do anything so - went thru... it was not seen fortunately - and once in Denver it was safely disposed of .... but heck, I felt like the arch criminal!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizzlemah View Post
    Gratz on the Tx CCW progress.

    But you couldnt fly with an empty holster ?? Is this a new rule ?
    holsters are not listed prohibited items, however I believe they consider the mag to be a part of a firearm

    ...from TSA:
    You may only transport firearms, ammunition and firearm parts in your checked baggage. Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts are prohibited from carry-on baggage.

    I'm not sure if this will hurt your chl effort or not. Did they tell you that you were being cited/charged with anything?
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    Glad to hear you got through it ok and always enjoy hearing a good report on Bud's. Fortunately it is close to where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    holsters are not listed prohibited items, however I believe they consider the mag to be a part of a firearm

    ...from TSA:
    You may only transport firearms, ammunition and firearm parts in your checked baggage. Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts are prohibited from carry-on baggage.

    I'm not sure if this will hurt your chl effort or not. Did they tell you that you were being cited/charged with anything?

    The TSA agent said I wasn't being charged with anything, but a formal report had to be made. He said I would receive a "letter " from them and a possilbe fine, but since it was obvisous that it was not intentional I would probably just get off with a warning.
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    The mag is what got you in trouble. :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by wareagleky View Post
    Glad to hear you got through it ok and always enjoy hearing a good report on Bud's. Fortunately it is close to where I live.
    They're the only shooting range in the Lexington area too, that I've found anyway. It's also great that I can find all those hard-to-find items. The Gould & Goodrich pancake holster for my xd 9mm sc was a good find.
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    TSA and the Ky police seemed to be leaning towards giving me the works 'anal probe and all possibly'.

    What is up with that, can't those guys get a date????
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    I doubt it will affect your CHL, since there won't be formal charges.
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    Greater Cincinnati Airport Incident

    I'd like to know more about the attitude of the Airport Police as I've had some POSITIVE contact with them recently myself.

    PM me is you prefer.

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    Congrats on making it though there without an arrest. These days you never can tell how they will react. Sometimes the smallest things can get you flagged and other times, a set of "box cutters" go unnoticed. I travel for work several times a month and I'm always a little nervous about flying with different firearm related objects. I found a great deal on some shooting glasses and a Houge slip on grip in Omaha, NE last week. I tossed them in my carry on bag (the only way to fly) and it wasn't until i got to the airport and was going though the security line did it even cross my mind that the grip could get me flagged for extra screening. Luckily no problem on that trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain38 View Post
    I'd like to know more about the attitude of the Airport Police as I've had some POSITIVE contact with them recently myself.

    PM me is you prefer.
    It's all a matter of attitude, if you act belligerent and cocky, you're going to get stepped on. I have a lot of respect for any LPO, they have a tough and sometime very unrewarding job. They have the same problems and hassles as we do except they carry a gun as part of their job and have to deal with things we really don't want to see or have to deal with.
    The Officer I dealt with sized me up and saw I wasn't a threat, just a guy who'd forgotten he had bought a 45 mag stuck it in his bag and forgot about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizzlemah View Post
    Gratz on the Tx CCW progress.

    But you couldnt fly with an empty holster ?? Is this a new rule ?
    It was probably the .45 cal mag and not the holster, but the gun holster probably stood out in the X-Ray causeing further investigation on the part of TSA.
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    Here is my new holster, with other "gear".

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