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    Shipping firearms on airline

    Does anyone have experience shipping firearms on an airline? What kind of case do you need, can it be locked, and what is the general procedure? My son's friend is coming home from Ft. Lewis, and wants to bring his new M&P. Thanks for any pointers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaT View Post
    Does anyone have experience shipping firearms on an airline? What kind of case do you need, can it be locked, and what is the general procedure? My son's friend is coming home from Ft. Lewis, and wants to bring his new M&P. Thanks for any pointers.
    Too much of a hassle to check it in. Just hide in a planter at the airport and pick it up on on your return Not!!!
    Call your airline and verify their procedures. I use a locked pelican case for long guns and handguns.

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    Easiest thing is have him check with the airlines on required procedures. The link below is from the TSA website, as long as he follows both the airlines rules and TSA rules he should be OK.

    TSA: Traveling with Special Items
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    However that is not "shipping it on the airlines", it is carrying the firearm in checked baggage and following the proper TSA and airline procedures.

    I think there are also some discussions in this forum on shipping a firearm, but they would not involve an airline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    However that is not "shipping it on the airlines", it is carrying the firearm in checked baggage and following the proper TSA and airline procedures.

    I think there are also some discussions in this forum on shipping a firearm, but they would not involve an airline.
    Actually I worded my post poorly, what I meant was checking a firearm. Thanks for pointing that out. That does raise an interesting possibility. Would it perhaps be better for him to ship his gun home ahead of time by someone like UPS? Less headaches??
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    Hell no. I travel regularly with a firearm, and across the border too.

    Follow the rules and regs of the airlines and the TSA, and it's a piece of cake.
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    ^^ ^^ Although I've yet to fly with a firearm, that's what Iv'e come up with in the research I've done. ALL of the rules followed and you shouldn't have a problem.
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