Traveling This Summer- Need a Airline-Safe Case/Safe
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July 18th, 2008 07:58 AM
I am taking two trips out of state later this summer (Michigan & Colorado) and am on the hunt for an airline-approved case I use on both trips. I'd like something that could double as a safe as well, since my entire family will be sleeping in the same room on both trips. I don't want to leave my gun on the nightstand as I have two small children.
By the way, my literature from 2007 is giving me confusing information about Michigan. Do they honor a Texas permit to carry?
July 18th, 2008 08:13 AM
There are many small plastic cases made for different size pistols that lock, but for your 'multi-needs', I would think a Center of Mass safe would be perfect. The key stays on your person and everyone can be around a safe but accessible firearm.
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July 18th, 2008 08:16 AM
I recently traveled to Denver, and the newer Glock case worked fine (padlocked) with the airlines.
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Originally Posted by Dal1Celt
July 18th, 2008 08:26 AM
ccw travel issuses
i beleive we honor texas. hangunlaws.com should be able
to get ya some good info. anyway travel safe and welcome
to mich. when ya get here.
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July 18th, 2008 08:44 AM
Thanks for the link but it just pulled up some squatter's page.
Originally Posted by glock27mark
Looks awesome- thanks!
Originally Posted by retsupt99
July 18th, 2008 08:48 AM
it's handgunlaw.us not .com and there is no www in front of it.
July 18th, 2008 08:59 AM
The COM safe is I think is the best for the money. It works great for me. I take it everywhere.
July 18th, 2008 09:40 AM
The Sportsmans Guide sells an inexpensive, compact steel security case that is TSA approved. It comes with a steel cable so you can secure it to a bedframe, under the seat of your car, etc. I am very pleased with mine.
Secure-It Handgun Storage Safe, Shooting Supplies at Sportsman's Guide
July 18th, 2008 10:42 AM
That is the one that I use too and have had nothing but good luck with it. Even fits into my briefcase when I go into a "criminal courtesy (gun free) zone.
Originally Posted by rmjchas
July 18th, 2008 10:48 AM
Everything is a compromise. The COM and Secure-It (same thing) are my choice because of size. But with the airlines becoming more aggressive about charging for extra weight the larger, plastic, lockable cases the handguns come in have their attractions.
July 18th, 2008 12:11 PM
Larger cases would also be harder for a baggage handler to grab and hide under a jacket or shirt.
I use the case the gun comes in with a pad lock or cable lock on it.
July 18th, 2008 12:37 PM
Great advice so far!
I don’t like having my weapon locked at night. If it is hard for the kiddies to get to, then it will be hard for you to get to in an emergency.
In similar situations I have just slept in my trousers with the weapon holstered on my hip.
Not physically very comfortable, but knowing that the kids can’t get while I can is very comforting.
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July 18th, 2008 05:19 PM
LOL- anyone else have any ideas? I agree, it needs to be available to you but I don't think I want to sleep in Condition 0 with jeans on.
Originally Posted by AMH
July 18th, 2008 09:40 PM
Secure-It works great for air travel
I have the Secure-It that I use for air travel. I cable the safe to the frame of my luggage, so they have to take the entire bag if they want the gun. I figure this helps keep the baggage handlers from ending up with my piece.
This is always very easy with TSA, also. Just open the bag, use the key to open the safe, they see the gun is unloaded, then close it up and I'm on my way. I put a TSA-approved lock on the luggage, too.
Another tip -- I run a zip tie through the barrel and fasten it, so it is obvious the chamber is empty. I've been told this makes it simple for TSA -- never had an issue or any type of delay.
Could you use a Level II retention holster at night? If the kids don't know how to remove the gun, it is pretty safe from little hands -- especially with you in the room.
July 18th, 2008 09:56 PM
For this purpose COM offers a safe the same size as the regular COM safe, but with a biometric lock.
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