Recommend Gun Case for Airline Travel

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    Recommend Gun Case for Airline Travel

    I plan to travel to Montana next year by airplane, and will be taking my G29.

    Can someone recommend a good case for airline travel.

    Thanks.............Erich
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    I use one of these for air travel...........

    http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templa....form23&Go.x=0

    It has a cable that I attach to the inside frame of my suitcase. It is small, cheap, simple, and it works.

    It's also available with a combination lock that has a less than stellar reputation for reliability. I spoke to the importer about this and he agreed there is a problem with the combination model
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    I have a TZ Pro Tech single and a Winchester 2-4 gun. I have been satisfied with both. They are spin wheel combo locks. The single is 11 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/4", the 2-4 is 14 x 18 x 4 1/2"
    Most singles, you can squeeze two guns in, the 2-4 I have had five guns in.
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    Thank you both for the replys. I'll take a look into the suggestions.

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    Just a plain ole' Center of Mass Safe, or the Cabelas shown above, will work best, especially if you can attach the cable to something inside the luggage.
    I have sometimes use a plastic padded gun case just big enough to hold the gun and hidden inside clothing...hate to lose my Glock.

    Thing have a way of disappearing in an airline's luggage department.
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    This fits my 4" XD nicely, but I do worry that the case could disappear with gun and all.
    The locks that Reese sells for hitches work great to lock the case, and they're non-TSA style. (Lowe's sells the lock for $7.99, I found two that were keyed alike)
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    I use a Gunvault Micovault for both car and airline travel. As mentioned Center of Mass are excellent as well. All shown here:

    www.center-of-mass.com
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    Glock makes a very nice locking case http://www.glock.com/english/index_acc.htm
    The Pelican 1400 is also a really good choice if you add two locks and a cable
    http://www.pelican-case.com/1400.htm...FcOd7QodnU-Low
    you can stand the gun upright and have loads of room for mags, etc.
    Check out the thread on airline travel "mac's guide to flying with a firearm" on Glock Talk forum
    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1202384

    Be sure to check on the airline's web site for their guidelines and then the TSA's site for their guidlines and then the federal regs and make copies of them and carry them in the case with your gun.

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    If you're just worried about safety of the gun during travel, I wouldn't sweat the quality of the case too much. I mean, if a baggage inspector wants to steal your gun he'll just take the case and all and open it at his leisure. It's already labeled (inside your luggage) with the form you have to sign saying it's an unloaded firearm. Just get a hard-sided plastic case and an ordinary padlock.

    If you want security put that it in a Spongebob suitcase :)

    If you're looking for something decent you can cable to something in a hotel room, then maybe.

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    if you use a security cable and padlock to secure the pistol case to the inside of your suitcase, the chances of theft are significantly reduced.

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    Thanks again everyone, all good suggestions.

    With the responses above, I'll certainly find someting to suit my needs.

    Much appreciated.....................Erich
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    COM safe, then when you get to your hotel you can lock it up safely if needed and slide it under the bed/between the mattress, etc.

    Make sure you find a good way to put your name and mobile number on it, so "if" it gets separated somehow from your luggage you can be contacted.
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    +1 on the pelican.
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