This is a discussion on Travel Alert for firearms, FYI within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; TSA is cracking down on hard sided firearm cases. The plastic hard case I have been using was not allowed on a return trip today. ...
TSA is cracking down on hard sided firearm cases. The plastic hard case I have been using was not allowed on a return trip today. It is the clam shell with holes to place a small padlock through. Apparently American has had some rejected in the past. The problem is that the case can be bent and spread open enough to reach inside. I tried both a TSA lock and regular lock, it was still not acceptable even though I have flown with this same setup numerous times in the past. Luckily I was able to purchase a more rigid case from an adjacent airline. It was a case with integrated locks in the latches.
Perhaps it is only the Jacksonville, Florida airport. But to be on the safe side you might want to get a "real" hard side case, (not the cheap plastic kind that is commonly available) one that cannot be bent.
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Use one of these, and cable lock it into the suitcase too. Very reasonable and a quality company.
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People shouldn't be using just a plastic case to transport a firearm anyway. Way too easy to bypass.
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Last year, I flew to NC from Miami with 1 gun, but on the return trip had 3 pistols. I managed to fit them into the same clamshell, and had no problem with American besides the agents having no idea how to handle baggage with guns in it... luckily I carry a hard copy of their policy and TSAs.
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thanks for the info, were going to colorada for Easter Sunday and I've always used the plastic case that the Sig or Glock comes in but for the 26.00 I'm going to order one now love the cable so it can be attached to anything thats secure... I have a safe in my truck so never needed anything else linl for console safe I bought Ford Console Vaults
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A better hard case? How about TSA having more honest baggage handlers?
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Pelican 1170 or 1200 case. Very durable hardware.
I just ordered one of these for a trip to New Orleans,,, you think it will be approved?
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Thanks for the heads up.