GUN Looking For Airline Approved Gun Case

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  1. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    I need to take my Remington 870, DE, USP, Kimber home with me at the end of may and Im thinking about flying them home. Any OT recommendations for airline approved cases?
     
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    uh anything locked and hard case.
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Are you 100% sure? I thought there were certain standards to being airline approved vs a joe blow hard case?
     
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    Your best bet is to look up the specific regulations of the carrier you plan on using.

    For example, AA lists its here:
    http://www.aa.com/content/travelInf...l;jsessionid=0BBZM2D3FDQ3FEAJJNDU1EMQBFFS4VMD

    Packing.org also has some handy tips for travelling with your firearms.

    It is also a good idea to print out your carrier's firearms transportation policy and bring it with you. Some check-in agents don't know their own carrier's guidelines, or they might have a personal axe to grind regarding firearms.

    Print out the policy and be prepared to shove it in their face if they refuse to allow transport.
     
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    It is usually a locked, opaque case.
     
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    100% sure. Hard and locked. Most airlines only have a stricter ammunition policy. 11 lbs

    There's no such thing as a "TSA approved" gun case. A TSA approved case is lockable and hard sided. No one but you can open the case. No one but you can have keys/combo to the lock. You show them once that the gun is unloaded and everything is packed as required. Then you lock the thing and keep the key.
     
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    +1 I fly with my guns all the time, the main requirement is it has to be hard sided
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I'd make sure I spent the extra money to get a good metal case, I've heard horror stories of people opening their cases to find damaged firearms. A guy who writes for Field & Stream had the walnut stock on his $15k big game rifle ruined, and the airline refused to pay for it :ugh:
     
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    starlight case FTW!!
     
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    Yep I bought one of the large dual rifle starlight cases to transport my M4 and few handguns back to NC with me. There is no way they're going to get damaged while inside it.
     
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    i got one a few years ago when the double cases with wheels were like $120 at sams club. fucking huge case, but no way in hell can the contents be damaged.
     

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