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anyone travel to Vegas with gun in checked bag?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by tominiowa, Dec 2, 2014.

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  1. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    I know the gun has to be in hard case with lock. I put the lock on but with some pull a person could still get to the gun.
    Would this be good enough in a checked bag? How picky are they?
    Can you just set the ammo in the cases it is sold in , in a checked bag?
    I thought I would put gun in one checked bag and ammo in the other. I am flying SWA from
    Des Moines to Vegas non-stop.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. RC

    RC Low-Roller

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    Double check with SWA, but I don't think that the ammo is allowed ...
     
  3. undathesea

    undathesea Grandissimo

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    https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/special-luggage-pol.html
     
  4. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    Thanks I read SWA policy and I have lesss than 11# of ammo. Gun policies are the same as TSA rules.
    Curious how fussy they get on the lock on the hard case for the gun. Curious on anyone who
    has done this.

    Be a whole lot easier if I could juts buy the handgun in Vegas but one can only buy in the state of residence.
     
  5. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Checking a firearm is quick and painless.

    As you said needs to be in a locked hard sided case. You declare it and they watch you open it and show them it's unloaded with no ammo in the case. You lock it back up and off it goes. You pick it up on the other side.
     
  6. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial Low-Roller

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    Hey, fellow Iowan here, when you are going to Vegas?
     
  7. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    thanks, I have it in hard case in a check bag and good lock on it. Let you all know on my return my experince with SWA
     
  8. mescalita

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    Might be easier to just carry the gun with you - use the $20 trick to get thru security......
     
  9. Mrs. K.

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    My husband has a (real? I guess) bullet on his keychain and the only place he's ever had an issue is at the airport in Vegas. They just about attacked him when we went through security. He's been through JFK, LAX and Atlanta with no issues. If you're gong to have an issue, I'd expect it to be there.
     
  10. Big Tip

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    lol, pretty good.

    Article in this morning's paper about how many firearms TSA confiscates from the security lines. It amazes me how unaware people are about that.
     
  11. smartone

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    I'd even take that one step further... it amazes me how unaware (clueless) people are about most things.
     
  12. tominiowa

    tominiowa High-Roller

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    thus my thread, i don't want to be one of those clueless people
     
  13. smartone

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    Touché ...
     
  14. smerrian

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    OMG---Sooo funny!
     
  15. roycpa

    roycpa Low-Roller

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    roflmao

    As one who despises firearms, I can't imagine why anyone would want to own one, let alone take one to Las Vegas!!!???
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    Unless you're hunting rattlesnakes and camping in the desert, I'd leave your gun at home.
     
  16. shifter

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    That's helpful.

    Maybe you can also help him out with what color underwear to pack.
     
  17. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    He needs to bring his gun to Vegas to protect him from the Timeshare people.
     
  18. valsdad

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    Please bear in mind that our police force has no sense of humor when it comes to guns. Enjoy your trip.
     
  19. roycpa

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    I suggest black or red or something really manly. Boxers preferred
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Mauve, of course.

    Oh, and this is the kind of shit that makes me love this place. :thumbsup:
     
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