I'm flying to Virginia soon. Should I utilize my hard-sided pistol case and my main bag seperately? -- or should I pack my hard-sided pistol case in my main bag - at the top of the bag?
Pack a locked hard side gun case in your regular luggage, out-of-sight out-of mind, you keep the key, allow extra time to check in. When you arrive at destination, FIRST THING, check it is still there... all should go well. But TSA does not allow you to lock your luggage itself. If they decide to randomly check your bag, they will either break the lock or pull you off the flight with your luggage and check it. You could miss your flight.I've always packed my pistol case (locked, of course) inside my luggage, which is also locked as well.
JMHO, but it seems to me that my pistol case stowed out-of-sight inside my luggage would be somewhat less likely to walk away versus an obvious pistol case being alone and handled by who know's who?