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Reno TSA vs. Lancer mag!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Brutus57, May 1, 2013.

  1. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,
    Sitting here in Reno airport just after coming through security. My big Nevada souvenir is a 20 round plastic Lancer mag in 5.56, etc. so after getting scanned by the big ol nakednator they took awhile with my carry on and had me step to the inspection station. Asked to search I said no problem. He asked about sharps, nope I sez. He says there's something with a spring. I said that's an empty rifle magazine. Take a look at it. So he did and said needed to talk to super. Super came out, looked a it and said no problem. I am sure I got added to another list. :laugh:

    Brutus out
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  2. Angie

    Angie Reno, NV Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If that had happened in L.A. you would have been arrested.
  3. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Call me paranoid, but I generally try not to give the TSA any excuse to give me a body cavity search.

    Things like mags go in the checked luggage, for me...
  4. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Last time I checked magazines would fall under prohibited items "firearms parts". I guess you got lucky!
  5. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A box with a spring!
    Bet they shoot you on sight if you have a jack in the box... :(
  6. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Silver Supporter

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    Too st00pid to make the call on it's own I see. Why am I not surprised.

    I had a TSA idiot make me throw away an 8-oz tube of hair gel that was < half full...I asked it to do the math and let me know if it exceeded 6-oz. Nada, it had to go in the can according to it. So I said, take it home and use it...it's good stuff. It replied, I wish I could but they won't let us take passenger confiscations home....WTF?

  7. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Believe a 3.4 oz bottle is the max unless its medication. I think allowing them to keep items would encourage them to confiscate more items even ones not prohibited.

    It's all pretty stupid though.
  8. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    The mag was legal in both Nevada and Wa. Didn't have carry on. I didn't expect it to show up so clearly but didn't expect a big deal. It was unopened in original factory packaging. I am driving to Wy for my next interview. They missed the 3 oz of Clp in my shaving kit.:cool:

    Brutus out. The super was a nice older gentleman, maybe in his 60s. Probably an NRA member like me I like to think.
  9. RB87

    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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    My mother was coming back from a Mexican cruise several years ago through LAX. She bought some nice booze as a gift for friends at the duty free shop. The TSA wouldn't let her take it through despite it being sealed/receipt etc.. The goon said he'd have to take it. Mom said no way I'll go get rid of it before I give it up to you. "But you'll have to go through security again". She left the line and dumped it out in a garbage can.
  10. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the reasons I will never fly again. I take the train to wherever I want to go that I don't want to drive. Nice relaxing way to travel, no cavity searches, don't feel like your packed in a can of sardines, get to look at something worth looking at out the window, can actually get some fresh air, enjoy a leisurely meal sitting at an real table and when you get to your destination you are not stressed out and tired. Try it sometime.
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