Dare travel with higher end guns?

Dare travel with higher end guns?

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    Dare travel with higher end guns?

    You all that travel a lot. Would you take a Ed Brown or Les Baur 1911 on a trip where you had to fly and thus turn it over to the baggage handlers?


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    I've taken my Colt XSE and various Sigs around the country without any issues.

    Therefore,my answer would be YES.
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    I have turns custom rifles and scopes over to them that make my Les Baers look like cheap trade ins. If the are going to steal your gun, they will take anything. Just my opinion. I have checked my custom colt 1911's - yes I worried but that's the price of taking them with you.
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    Yes, I would not think twice about this.

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    Well, if I'm traveling to Detroit, should I take my Glock, my Kimber, or my KelTec?

    Detroit = Murder City, Inc.

    Not a tough choice, what's my life worth?
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    No, nor would I carry a $4k hand gun for EDC when a Glock or other good $500.+or - dollar gun is totally dependable.

    Just me but my Kel Tec P3AT is just find and if for some reason I should loose or use it and loose it may have money to get another one or pay lawyer.
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    Well, if I'm traveling to Detroit, should I take my Glock, my Kimber, or my KelTec
    I'd take a Remington 870 and an M-4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Well, if I'm traveling to Detroit, should I take my Glock, my Kimber, or my KelTec?

    Detroit = Murder City, Inc.

    Not a tough choice, what's my life worth?
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    In the olden days, when I flew often with long guns, the people checking you in would either put the "Firearms inside" tag inside OR outside on the bag. There seemed no rhyme or reason to which way they did it. I always preferred to have it inside the bag and would ask them to do it that way eventually. When inside the bag it would still give a screener an OK that they had been declared and checked.

    I have not checked one since the TSA rules started but maybe this is still the case. Something to think about anyhow.

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    Why do you have the high end guns? Are they just to look at and handle? That is OK, but if you think the best is what you need for a SD situation, then take it with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upland man View Post
    You all that travel a lot. Would you take a Ed Brown or Les Baur 1911 on a trip where you had to fly and thus turn it over to the baggage handlers?
    Yeah, because we're completely untrustworthy, right?

    In order to be hired as a "baggage handler" at an international airport, you have to pass three background checks.
    1. The potential employer will run one for future reference.
    2. TSA or Homeland Security depending on which airport.
    3. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

    When all's said and done, I'd say getting my CHL had less hoops to jump through. I have to do it again every two years.

    I'll say this also. All known firearms are treated as top priority baggage. Pack them accordingly. No cheaply made cases. Inspect your case(s) and lock(s) before each use and always make sure they are in good shape/repair.

    So, would I pack up my Walther and submit it to the rigors of airline travel? You bet your sweet bippy I would.
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    I would...but I don't fly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    I would...but I don't fly...
    Yeah, me neither. Makes my arms too darned tired.
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    So do you guys traveling with handguns just throw your Pelican (or similar hard case) on the belt or do you pack it (locked, of course) inside another suitcase so that it doesn't look like a gun case when it pops out on the baggage carousel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout86 View Post
    So do you guys traveling with handguns just throw your Pelican (or similar hard case) on the belt or do you pack it (locked, of course) inside another suitcase so that it doesn't look like a gun case when it pops out on the baggage carousel?
    Inside my suitcase and cable locked to the inside of the suitcase as an additional layer of security. Never a problem.

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