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Surefire E2D Defender - TSA Legal?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by certifiedfunds, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I'd really like to start carrying it but I don't want to lose it on chance that it isn't legal.

    Anyone know?

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  2. SRS

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    I've flown with mine roughly a dozen times without any problems, but I have no idea what TSA's official position would be.
     

  3. snowcrash75

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    Course, I flew out of Laguardia with 4 other skydivers not long ago, we didn't want to check our gear for fear of it being lost or mishandled by idiots. Ran them through the xray one after the other, not even a question about why the five of us might be carrying parachutes, waltzed on through while they were shaking some guy down about how he had to check his BOWLING BALL.
    I don't know if he was pro or not, I don't care why he didn't want to check it, and I definately wasn't hoping to get hassled about my own gear, I just question the logic of a security force who cares less about my credentials than that guy's. Maybe they had an anonymous tip that he was going to roll rocks down the aisle midflight.....
     
  5. Santa CruZin

    Santa CruZin RIP Mr. Mayor

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    I have two of those - one usually lands in a backpack or laptop bag when I fly. No problems so far. Not endorsing legality, mind you.
     
  6. Averageman

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    I got stopped for a flashlight a couple of weeks ago.
    They made a big deal about the scalloped edges; I asked them to relax, showed some ID. and made it through.
    Put it in with your laptop wires and stuff and they dont notice at all. Did this times 2 and all was well.
     
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  7. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Called Surefire. They said there is no definitive list or anything and that its up to each TSA goon.
     
  8. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    You have some "special" id that helps them to relax?
     
  9. snowcrash75

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    Not sure what kind of ID you are referring to....driver's license, or something more official...

    I don't have any special ID, maybe this one could swing me some special treatment....:rofl:

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  10. snowcrash75

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    Maybe a simple assurance that you are the only one professional enough to carry this flashlight onboard would "relax" them a bit....
     
  11. deputy tom

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    No reason to risk losing an expensive light like that to those guys. A regular old Mini-mag light will suffice and at less than $10.00 no crying if they do take it which I doubt will happen.tom.:cool:
     
  12. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    I was going to say this.
     
  13. snubfan

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    Never mind.tom.
     
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  15. glockeglock

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  16. Averageman

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    You have some "special" id that helps them to relax?
    Retired Military ID and DOD Orders.
     
  17. Ragnar

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    Doesn't matter if it is. If the TSA officer likes it, it will be against the rules.
     
  18. Halojumper

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    That's funny. Back when I was a skydiver and Halojumper, being a bigger guy, I used to say that I had a fall rate like a homesick bowling ball!
     
  19. Mister_Beefy

    Mister_Beefy Legal & Proper

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    never had a problem, always kept mine in the carry on.

    but I was 100% ready to make a stink and get arrested if they tried to take it.
     
  20. 2bgop

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    Never had a problem with mine. Fly with it all they time.