Flying with Ammo


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SkinnyGrey
March 29, 2011, 09:41 PM
I am flying tomorrow with two handguns. Am I aloud to check ammo in my luggage?

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NOLAEMT
March 29, 2011, 09:43 PM
yep.

needs to be in packaging designed to hold ammunition. aka, not loose in a plastic bag.

you are also limited to 11 pounds of it as i recall.

Smoovbiscuit
March 29, 2011, 09:46 PM
Same question! I'm flying next wed.

From what I have read, I'm pretty sure most airlines will let you, but they have to be properly boxed, which I couldn't get a clear definition on what that is. Anyone know?

@nolaemt, so the boxes they came in should be fine? they are just regular winchester rounds.

MrCleanOK
March 29, 2011, 09:48 PM
Generally yes, but check your airlines rules to be sure your packaging, etc. is in compliance.

paradox998
March 29, 2011, 09:50 PM
Yes, you can check ammo in your luggage. It must either be in the original box, or boxes designed for ammo, such as reloading boxes. Not a bad idea to also place ammo boxes in another cardboard box. I believe you can also transport in magazines, but I not done that.

Shadow 7D
March 29, 2011, 10:33 PM
READ THE AIRLINES WEBSITE
like really, they have entire sections with explicit instructions....

OH, and carry a copy of the TSA hand book, you will read it before anybody in the TSA does, and DON'T use TSA locks on the pistol case. Secure means you don't have a gun, and they don't have a key.

kingpin008
March 29, 2011, 10:54 PM
Not to be a jerk, but a quick search would have produced about a billion threads describing the process of flying with firearms and ammo...

B yond
March 29, 2011, 11:47 PM
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=can+i+take+ammo+on+a+plane%3F


oh, and kingpin, don't be a jerk... ;)

9mmepiphany
March 29, 2011, 11:57 PM
Take notice of the weight limit allowed for ammo and how it might affect the weight of your checked luggage. When I used to travel to teach, I used to buy ammo when I arrived or shipped it ahead

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