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    Empty Magazine in carry-on

    Was going thru security check-point and my luggage was flagged for inspection. They said an empty magazine isnt allowed. I knowingly carried it because i thought it was okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMsailor View Post
    Was going thru security check-point and my luggage was flagged for inspection. They said an empty magazine isnt allowed. I knowingly carried it because i thought it was okay.
    Simple rule: assume anything gun related is inside locked box, and follow their rules/guidelines for ammo, usually = zero drama in my experience. I would not expect an empty mag to get through security. That's way over estimating the knowledge of any TSA types to allow it.

    Simple: look at the rules/guidelines of the specific airline you are using for firearms, follow to the letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    Simple rule: assume anything gun related is inside locked box, and follow their rules/guidelines for ammo, usually = zero drama in my experience. I would not expect an empty mag to get through security. That's way over estimating the knowledge of any TSA types to allow it. Simple: look at the rules/guidelines of the specific airline you are using for firearms, follow to the letter.
    This. They're much more likely to miss it than allow it.
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    https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-...s-and-firearms

    Maybe... read the rules next time instead of making assumptions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defaultmp3 View Post
    https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-...s-and-firearms

    Maybe... read the rules next time instead of making assumptions?
    I'm surprised he didn't assume his way into being detained for a while and missing his flight just to bust his nads as they can be prone to do. Depending on the airport, the agent you get, the TSA renta cops you get, if having a bad day and wanna give you bad day, and other variables, his could have been a very long day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    Simple rule: assume anything gun related is inside locked box, and follow their rules/guidelines for ammo, usually = zero drama in my experience. I would not expect an empty mag to get through security. That's way over estimating the knowledge of any TSA types to allow it.

    Simple: look at the rules/guidelines of the specific airline you are using for firearms, follow to the letter.
    +1

    Absolutely sound callout
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_B View Post
    +1

    Absolutely sound callout
    Due to following that, probably flown 20 times or more with firearms, zero drama. I have noticed different airlines and or airports, have slightly different rules and approaches. I print out the rules of the airline I'm flying and have them with me in case some clueless agent, etc. gets hinky. One lady agent who clearly didn't approve of guns by her face and body language said the ammo should be in the locked case with the gun, and I showed her - very politely of course - where it was the opposite, but had to be in the original packaging and no more than 50rnds per her/that airline. Potential drama averted.

    Some are not aware the lock on the box containing the gun should not be TSA lock they can open, and only you should have that key/combo. That came up once, handy print out to the rescue. Never assume they know their own rules...

    One time TSA agent wanted to go in the back and take a look, and we ended up having a nice 20 min talk about guns and such. He also said things like "I wish more of the people we deal with followed the simple instructions as you have" and so forth.

    It's not rocket science.
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    I flew out of Newark with a firearm, I told the lovely lady (joke in case you haven't been to Newark) when I checked in, and she didn't reply. I told her three time that I was declaring a firearm before she finally said she heard me the first time and didn't care. I found some Newark PD guys and let them know, that way if anything happened at least someone knew I tried. I flew out of Seatac one time and had an even worse experience,

    Reading the rules is great, but its not like they are professionals actually following them or anything.
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    I always fly with a pistol in my checked bag, not because I think I might need it where I am going. But I have noticed that the airlines take batter care of a bag with a gun in it. While most people are waiting to get their bags mine go to the baggage office of the airline. Last Tuesday had a very nice talk in French with 2 people from Cote d'Ivoire, they loved me once they found out I had spent time in their country.

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    The last time I flew & ever will fly was to the NRA Convention in HoustonTX in 2005. Had a Charlten Heston Silver Bullet on my keychain- THEY TOOK IT.
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