1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Handgun Cases for Flying

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Anthony, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Anthony

    Anthony Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any suggestions on makes and models of hardshell handgun cases for flying?

    Thanks for the help.

    - Anthony
  2. 762x51

    762x51 Well-Known Member

  3. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

    I like the Pelican!


    I have made over 600 flights with a declared, unloaded handgun (in holster or zippered bag) in my hard-sided Samsonite. Recently, a ticket agent for a Delta commuter partner tried to force me to purchase an "approved" case for $50 for a return flight. When I objected, she consulted with a local policeman (who had absolutely no standing in this federal matter) and a TSA supervisor (who stated "the Federal Govt. has no problem with my method"). I had the ticket agent call Delta Corporate in Atlanta, GA, who told the local agent I was in compliance with FAA regs. All this problem arose because the local agents had been misinformed in training.

    Since then, I've used a hinged, foam-lined, polypropylene case purchased at Outdoor World/Bass Pro Shop for about $5. Padlocks are placed on both front corners (when case is closed). Case is placed in hardside luggage which is also locked.

    While FAA specifies hard-sided, lockable, case, the regs don't require an inner gun case. Normal hard-sided luggage suffices.

Share This Page