GUN Pistol in checked baggage: Flying to CA. Anyone done it lately?

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  1. Chicane

    Chicane Ad Hoc OT Supporter

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    I just purchased another Glock and intend on giving it to my brother-in-law for Christmas. I am flying to San Diego on the 22nd and intend on taking the Glock in my baggage.

    I have been reading every Google result regarding flying with a handgun and I have read US Airways website for their rules.

    It appears to be a relatively simple process, but the horror stories are endless.

    The only thing I don't have is a lockable case for the gun. Does Wal Mart sell lockable cases that would suffice?

    Has anyone flown with a pistol recently? Any tips?
     
  2. Alphaeus

    Alphaeus New Member

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    I'm pretty sure you just can't have anything explosive, and you have to tell the baggage checker that there's a legal firearm in the bag
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I always heard you just have to declare it.
     
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    http://www.tsa.gov/public/display?content=09000519800ac232

    Tell them you have a gun. Have it unloaded. Has to be a hard sided LOCKED container. Ammo must be secured properly. Some airlines have a weight limit on the amount of small arms ammo taken on a flight, usually 11 lbs.

    Do NOT give anyone the key or combination to the case.

    Do your research.
     
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    lobstradomus New Member

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    You cant just "give" family members guns in ca for it to be a legal transaction fwiw
     
  7. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Uh dude, you still gotta do a transfer on it. You're going to have to mail it to him :hs:
     
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    dros fees are $25 now...that must be old
     
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    Print out a copy of the TSA guidelines and a copy of the airline that you are flying ons guidelines, there are a lot of TSA and airline employees that are totally clueless on the rules. That is just general info for flying anywhere, I have no idea on the rules about going into places like Kalifornia that have stupid laws on everything gun related.
     
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  11. Chicane

    Chicane Ad Hoc OT Supporter

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    well, didn't know about the transfer stuff. How ridiculous.

    Maybe I'll take it there and then just forget to pack it for the flight home.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Flying into CA isn't a problem, I did it last May without any problems into and out of Sacramento. Hardsided case is easy, I flew with one similar to this one
    http://www.outdoorsuperstore.com/st...~&CASE-GARD~HANDGUN+CASE~productID~289845.htm

    Just have a copy of the airlines rules just in case. and plan extra time accordingly, although I've never needed any extra. Have it unloaded, with any ammo in factory ammo boxes, also some airlines want th boxes to be full, and not partials. To make it even easier I leave the slide open with the mags out of the gun. When at the ticket counter, when they ask you for checked luggage, inform them you have an unloaded firearms to declare.

    Don't be supprised if the people in line behind you hear and take a step back, it's kinda funny. All the ticket agents i've dealt with so far, 4 different airports, have been very helpfull. I've even been thanked for being prepared.

    Also remember hicaps into CA are not ok.
     
  13. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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  14. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    No need to, at the bottom of the article is says: "Copies of this may be printed and freely distributed"
     
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    yea, for the transfer, most gun shops are pricey in CA, but Big 5 will do it for 10 bucks, if ther is one around.
     
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    Well, I fly on Thursday and I am getting everything packed.

    I worked out the legal transfer in California and have done all the research I
    think I can do. I believe I will be fine.

    I picked up this hard case, a couple of locks and have the keys separated
    into two separate sets.

    One thing I initially missed was the CA law about magazines that hold
    more than 10 rounds. This gun came with a 10 and 15 and had I not
    re-read the laws, I would have packed both.

    Here's to hoping it goes well.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What brand is that cable lock?

    I got this POS red one where the covers on the lock slip off and scratch my shit :o.
     
  18. Chicane

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    DAC. It was the brand mentioned on the CA Gun Laws website.

    Got it at KMart, $4.99.
     

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