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    What's the proper way to transport a gun...

    on a plane?

    I have a buddy of mine who is buying a gun, within the same state, and is flying to pick it up. How will he need to transport it to get it back home?
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    I think the answer will depend on commercial / private flight. Commercial / private airport.

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    * TSA: Traveling with Special Items
    * TSA Public Education Fact Sheet TRANSPORTING FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION ABOARD COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIERS
    * NRA-ILA : Airline Transportation of Firearms
    * How to Fly, With a Firearm, Following TSA Regulations | eHow.com

    Additionally reference the specific rules of the airline carrier you have selected as they may apply additional and more restrictive rules as a matter of business policy.
    As well check the laws for the state where you are expecting to land as related to firearm possession and/or carry.

    TSA regs + Airline rules + Destination state laws = Answer

    - Google: 'tsa firearms'

    P.S. - Why not save himself a lot of time & expense and have the gun shipped via common carrier (UPS) from the seller to his FFL or if lawful in his state himself direct?
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    What Janq said...

    The main issue with the specific airlines is how they treat ammo. TSA lets you put ammo in the same locked case as the gun (unloaded gun, magazines packed alongside, basically), but some airline policies specify ammo separate from guns.

    I have flown with my guns a number of times now with few problems (having my luggage not show up at the destination at the same time I do constitutes a problem, but that is not firearm specific).

    I did have to turn over my keys on one return trip because I managed to leave a loose round out of the magazines when I packed for the return trip. TSA pulled that one round and everything else went through just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    * TSA: Traveling with Special Items
    * TSA Public Education Fact Sheet TRANSPORTING FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION ABOARD COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIERS
    * NRA-ILA : Airline Transportation of Firearms
    * How to Fly, With a Firearm, Following TSA Regulations | eHow.com

    Additionally reference the specific rules of the airline carrier you have selected as they may apply additional and more restrictive rules as a matter of business policy.
    As well check the laws for the state where you are expecting to land as related to firearm possession and/or carry.

    TSA regs + Airline rules + Destination state laws = Answer

    - Google: 'tsa firearms'

    P.S. - Why not save himself a lot of time & expense and have the gun shipped via common carrier (UPS) from the seller to his FFL or if lawful in his state himself direct?
    I told him the same thing...I think he's just trying to complicate things. He's flying up to get the gun and has to rent a car as well. Doesn't make sense...
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    Is he a pilot and just looking to get some hours in his private plane? If so I can see the logic, if not then I'll agree with the FFL being the better route.

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    For what he'll spend with air fair and car rental he could purchase another weapon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    For what he'll spend with air fair and car rental he could purchase another weapon!
    Right!?!

    Outside of having to be there anyway for work or some other personal business of high regard, the hassle is just not worth it when UPS will do the job for like $50 or less.

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