Checking only ammo in baggage?
I'm taking a trip to visit my fiance next week, flying out of Pittsburgh into Tampa on Southwest, and I wanted to bring him a box or two of 380 auto because he's had a heck of time finding it where he's at (and he hardly has any time to scout around for it).
I packed it up and was going to send it UPS Ground, but it's going to be $30+ and I know I can check it in my baggage instead for no extra cost.
I read a few threads on here talking about declaring firearms, but I'm leaving mine behind and just want to bring the ammo...do I still need to declare that at the counter? Is there any advantage or reason to put it in a lockable container? Are "sticky fingers" a common problem with TSA and airport employees when it comes to items like this?
If this ends up being a huge hassle, I guess I could just order him some via the internet and designate his place as the shipping address, but I'd like to give it to him in person, save on shipping, and not have to buy more ammo since I stocked up the last time it hit the shelves and am on a college student budget...any advice is much appreciated!
(Also, I really wasn't sure where to post this...sorry if it's in the wrong spot - please move it if needed. :-) )