Flying, need a locking case

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by RiverVan, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. RiverVan

    RiverVan FREEDOM

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    Several years ago I saw a link, I believe it was from this forum, for a locking steel case that surrounded a pistol, the grip and barrel would protrude from the folded over closed case.

    I am now seeking to purchase one as I will be shooting an IDPA match in Missouri in March but am not able to find one googling for it.

    Does any one have a link for a decent lockable case acceptable with the TSSA for flying?

    Thanks
    Any help appreciated.
    River
     
  2. Gallium

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    Be sure to check with your airline if they require separate bags for ammo. I flew on US Air recently, and this is their policy. Round trip that would mean an extra $100 ($50 each way for two bags).

    You'd be better off sourcing ammo at your destination, or shipping it there if you are going to shoot your own loads.

    'Drew
     
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    Thanks alot that is exactly the case I was looking for.
    and thanks for the advice also.
    Van
     
  5. BamaBud

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    Today only, they have a case for $9.99 that you might can use.

    http://wireless.1saleaday.com/

    I have bought from them in the past, and have been satisfied at the prices they charge.
     
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    The last few times I have flown it has been out of Lauderdale on Southwest and the basic plastic case that Sigs come in with an inexpensive brass padlock through the little padlock hole in the checked suitcase has been sufficient
     
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    I use a hard Pelican case.
     
  8. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Stock glock case. Stock glock cable lock. If all we're checking is a glock, that's all we use. For multiple guns, pelican or storm cases.
     
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    Pelicans fly very well!!!
     
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    Pelican 1200. It's the one I use to fly all the time.
     
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    I use a small hard pistol case and put it in my checked bag. The ammo also goes in the checked bag, but not in the hard case. I have traveled this way several times and it had been perfectly acceptable with TSA. Took a flight just last week this way with a shotgun and pistol in my suitcase.

    By the way Southwest always allows two checked bags with no charge.
     
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    Pelican 1150 or 1200.
    I became a big believer in Pelican cases when one of my guys dropped a 1500 case full of hard drives and sensitive equipment out a 30 ft high aircraft door. Nothing was damaged.
    I've been flying with guns in pelican cases for years now.

    I'm pretty sure the thing in post #2 isn't allowed by current TSA regs.
     
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    And they serve Wild Turkey.
     
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    Mmmmm.....
     
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    TSA regs in part:
    The item in Post number 2 doesn't meet the above requirements IMO.
     
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    Both you and AFShooter would be incorrect.