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We will be flying to visit relatives for Thanksgiving and I'm planning on taking my pistol with me. It's a short flight in-state (less than an hour) so I feel pretty confident that my luggage will make it there in one piece. I've read the requirements for travelling with firearms and my only question is should I actually go buy another hard sided case or is the factory case my Walther PPS came in sufficient for meeting their requirements?
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I've read the requirements. It is this excerpt that I'm worried about (taken from Alaska Airlines).
"The hard-sided case must be secured in such a way that it does not allow for accidental or unauthorized opening. Multiple locks may be required on some cases to ensure the case cannot be opened. Customers are not required to place locks in every available area on the case, as long as the case is secure."
If your Walther case can be locked and not opened without damaging the case you should be good to go.
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The factory cases for both of my firearms only have one lock hole, they can be pried open from the other side. I just use my nano vault with the combination lock. Doubles as a travel safe on the road.
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
Nano vault is a great choice, especially if there's a way to chain it inside your luggage with the cable.
I'm in favor of gun control -- I think every citizen should have control of a gun.
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Do not put a TSA lock on the case.
Wait, are you flying commercial or using a bush pilot? AFAIk TSA regs generally do not apply to them.
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Note, check with the airline you are flying regarding where to carry your ammo including your magazines. None allow you to transport a loaded gun and they all have their own regulations about how and were to carry ammo. Some want it in a separate box and others allow it I the gun case as long as the ammo is it its own box (factory box or other).
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Thanks for the replies. Alaska airlines allows you to put ammo in the same case as the gun, but require it be in a box that allows the rounds to be separated from each other individually. No loose ammo and no loaded mags. I guess fitting ammo in my case will be the biggest problem.