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Moving to texas. how do I check my handguns?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DinhRose, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Hi all, I am relocating to Austin Tx for work. I'll be flying United airlines and I need to check in my handguns. United states I need 2 locks per gun and they need to be TSA approved locks. Can someone who has gone through this advise me on what kind of box they used and will the lock that came with my guns be approved?
     
  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm sorry, I have no idea, but I would re-post in legal and political. Good luck to you!
     
  3. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    TSA locks can be opened by a master key for theft, I mean inspection. Google "TSA gun theft" for some interesting reading. I'd personally find a different way. Austin is a three day two night drive from here. That's how I'd go, or maybe sell here and buy there.
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    If you're checking firearms, they need to be in a hard-sided case with Non TSA locks. Look at the TSA site and the airline site.
     
  5. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Hard sided case as in my factory pistol case or as in a pelican case? I am not sure about that part. Also is there anyway I can bypass this whole mess and mail it to an ffl down there?
     
  6. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I would but one of the pistol was a gift to me from my wife. I can't buy anything there until I become a resident which could take 3 months to a year
     
  7. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    The Pelican or factory should work as long as they can lock. You could have an FFL ship them or ship them to yourself using Fedex or UPS. I'd find a case or two to fit a lot and bring them with you. It will probably be the cheapest option.
     
  8. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If your guns are worth a bit, I would ship them and have them held for pick up. Airline baggage is iffy at best.
     
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  9. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    What? You mean airline employees steal stuffin' out of baggage?

    Seriously, the drive is nice. I drove from Yakima to San Antonio back in 82, then the trip back in 83. (May, both times - great weather). I would NOT drive down I-5 and then take I-10. Besides being just unforgivably hot, you'd be in California - I wouldn't want to give them any money.
     
  10. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Lol I should mention driving is out of the question. I sold my car already due to market value of cars in Texas is way less than here and I didn't want to owe more than the car's worth. I was reading ATF guidelines I believe I can legally ship them to myself in another state.
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ship them to yourself. Entirely legal to do so.
     
  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    General Andrew Jackson's views on his time spent in Texas.

    "If I owned Hell & Texas, I would live in Hell, and rent out Texas".
     
  13. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Fair enough lol but I quit a nice paying job for a great paying job in texas. I'll make some money and come back here to start my own business. Texas has tons of opportunities and hopefully I can find some 22lr ammo for under $40 a brick!
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good luck with the new job. I bet you won't miss the East wind we have in the fall.