Moving Soon


February 20, 2003, 07:23 PM
I'm putting the chicken before the egg here, but I need some info. I'll be transferring this summer, and I need to know what I need to do when it comes time to pack the one room castle and move to parts unknown. I'm particularly concerned with moving soon to be purchased gunsafe (Browning Bridger +) and my goodie stash of guns and ammo. There won'tbe alot of guns and ammo in it yet since most of my stuff is currently residing in my Dad's safe down in GA. I figure by the time I move I'll have four to five pistols, a shotgun, and three rifles. I'll probably have about 5K assorted rounds to feed the kiddies. What's the straight skinny? Would I be better off just leaving everything in the safe? Or would be be better served emptying the safe out and piling the stuff in my car trunk?

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Standing Wolf
February 20, 2003, 09:06 PM
If the safe is going on a truck, I'd fill it with things that aren't fragile. When I moved last summer, driving a rented truck and towing my car, the firearms were in well padded cardboard boxes in the car trunk, and were lugged into my motel room every night. Bothersome? Yes, but much safer.

Kahr carrier
February 20, 2003, 10:34 PM
I would transport the weapons personally .I would not trust the movers to do it, Ive read and heard to many horror stories of lost and stolen guns during a move.:)

February 20, 2003, 11:04 PM
Yeah, what Kahr carrier said.
When I moved a few years back,I transported my computer equipment,my music,music playing equipment, and guns/ammo myself. The movers handled everything else.You'll have peace of mind that way.

six 4 sure
February 20, 2003, 11:17 PM
Well I've moved from Illinios to Nevada to Alabama in less than two years. I transported all my guns and ammo personally. This was quite a chore when I had my 300ZX, much easier with my Blazer on the return trip.

I had United move me both times and I assume most large carriers are about the same. They will transport firearms (I wouldn't suggest it) but will require a list of make, model, ad SN. However, they will not transport anything the is potentially explosive (ie, no ammo, oil, powder, etc.) They were pretty strict about this wouldn't even ship boot oil for my Redwings.

Good luck, I hate moving.


February 21, 2003, 02:53 AM
I have moved several times in the last 10 years (military) and everytime I have handcarried them with me. I dont trust the movers one bit. Guns aint cheap and I work hard to support my hobbies so I dont take any chances.

Would suck though if I got pulled over during a move and they search the vehicle.

Isnt transportation of firearms accross state lines illegal?

Screw em if it is, I aint taking any chances on loosing my hardware.

February 21, 2003, 03:37 AM
Isnt transportation of firearms accross state lines illegal? I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on tv. However, my understanding is that as long as they're in some sort of case, and are not loaded, you should be fine.

February 21, 2003, 07:18 AM
trvlr - Do you know where you're going yet? I'm with the rest, carry your serious stuff in the car with you. Fill the safe with not so serious stuff for the move. Luck to you.

February 21, 2003, 08:29 AM
Paying moving costs for a HEAVY safe ain't gonna be cheap! You said 'soon to be purchased' safe. Is there any way you could wait till you are in your new abode to purchase the safe at that locale? A lightweight metal gun cabinet might be different, but the full blown safe is a big problem. Good luck.

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