Flying with my Glock

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by dmx11523, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. dmx11523

    dmx11523

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    Hello everyone....


    So I'm heading over to Denver for a few days in March, I will be flying out of Detroit Metro Airport and I'm curious what is involved in flying with my pistol.
    Can anyone give me any heads-up on what I should expect or what I need to do to bring my gun with me?

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  2. Gallium

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    Check with your airline. US Air (accurate example) will not allow you to have the gun, and the ammo in the same bag.

    Well guess what? If you're not an elite member of their frequent flyer program, you'd have to check two bags to fly with your gun + ammo....each way.


    So, what airline? And are you squared away with carrying in CO?

    'Drew
     

  3. dmx11523

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    Delta is the airline. I really don't even want to check a bag but I think I might be forced to in order to get my gun to Denver.
    I was thinking about FedEx, but it looks as if they don't allow that.
     
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    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1666.shtm

    This is the TSA rules for flying with a firearm.

    http://www.delta.com/traveling_chec...aggage/fragile_bulky/sporting_goods/index.jsp

    Way down this page shows Delta rules for firearms. Lots of us fly regularly and it usually isn't a huge deal. Every airport seems a little different in how they do it. Some check while you stand there and then you lock it up. In some, I have just locked it and stayed in the check area for a few minutes to make sure they don't need anything. Just declare it and they will tell how to handle it.

    Have fun in Denver.
     
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    Sucks when you are forced to check luggage and have to pay outrageous fees (with exceptions). Fly SWA and your gun bags fly for free. I believe SWA flys to DIA now.
     
  6. Gallium

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    Fed Ex will absolutely allow you to ship a gun to yourself.


    'Drew
     
  7. drc767

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    Yup....they sure will. You are the only one that can sign for it according to the letter of the law, though.
     
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    when i flew swa it was no big deal just put it in a lockable case and you can even have the mags loaded as long as they are secure in the case and the guns unloaded. just put it in one of your checked bags and the tsa officer puts it on the belt and whala you pick it up on the other end.
     
  9. PDXShooter1981

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    I think the proper way to do it is to walk into the terminal waving it around while declaring very very loudly "Hey everybody, I have a gun. Nobody is going to get hurt today!!".... :rofl:

    In all seriousness.... DON'T DO THAT!!!
     
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    I fly Southwest. I put my guns in a hard locked case, tell them at the check in and put it in my suitcase. Two pieces of luggage are always free too as well as carry on. It's that easy. They have never even looked at gun to see if they are loaded. It's a non-event.
     
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    Flying with a gun is easy. I was nervous my first time doing it, but TSA was very professional, as were the agents for United. TSA just did a hand check of my bag, checked the gun to make sure it wasn't loaded, watched me lock the case, had me sign the firearm declaration, and escorted me to the x-ray machine to drop my bag off. The second time I flew I just made sure that I had less than 11 pounds of ammo (3 boxes of .45 and my carry ammo since I flew to IN where my MN permit is valid) and they checked as well. Again, no hassle, nothing.

    It couldn't have been easier. Just double check that you have no loaded magazines in your carry on. On the defensivecarry forums that's happened a couple of times. I'm always way paranoid that something like that's going to happen, so I end up checking like 4 times...2 times too many.