Ask the Instructor: Traveling


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  1. If need to fly and have a firearm at the destination, I’ll Fedex Ground it, a week in advance to the destination/outfitter ℅ myself, so there is no “transfer” to another person. When I leave, I Fedex Ground it back to myself, and it arrives a couple of days after I return home. This assumes that the place you are sending it to is willing to receive your gun and take reasonable care of it until you arrive. If this is not the case, my suggestion doesn’t work.

    I’m done with dealing with TSA and airlines and my firearms.

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  2. Also……………ask at the ticket counter WHERE to retrieve your firearm at your final destination. I once went to the “baggage claim center” of a major air line to retrieve mine, (where I was told to go) and the next words I heard from the agent was, UH OH! I almost freeked until she said come with me……………and there was my Perazzi rolling around the baggage belt…..the only thing on it.

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  3. Bill E. says:

    “The locks on the case should be TSA-approved locks that are accessible to TSA personnel with a special key.”

    This is the not what I have been advised by TSA personnel in more than one airport where I inquired. They recommend that the lock only be opened by a key from the passenger. In fact, I have had TSA tell me that they did not want to see the TSA locks on gun cases for check in. Go figure!

    From TSA website:
    “Only the passenger should retain the key or combination to the lock unless TSA personnel request the key to open the firearm container to ensure compliance with TSA regulations. You may use any brand or type of lock to secure your firearm case, including TSA-recognized locks.”

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