So They Want A Lock In Each Hole?

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  1. sestoppelman

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    So did anyone read my question about what the TSA site says about TSA locks being acceptable on gun cases? Is this a change?
     

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    Do not put tsa locks on your case
     
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    Regardless of what people say TSA locks have always been legal. Its just a personal preference.
     
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    or do like i did and cut the extra ones off!
     
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    no
     
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    I just don't recall seeing it listed as an option and wondered if that was something new. I have never used them on gun cases and never would.
     
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    Ses, At least for United and Delta, at least since February 2017, The policy/reg has been to use non TSA locks on gun cases, BUT, you were allowed to use them to assist in expediting the check in process. The three times I have carried rifles on on commercial aircraft, I used four Brinks key locks. Once I check in at the counter I gave a airline employee a key, then waited for them to bring it back to me at the counter before I went through security. I''ll be going through the same process in two weeks on my way to Anchorage on Delta.
     
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    my same fix
     

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    I was shooting a match in Utah, TSA went to check it I had about 20k work of rifles/scopes and pistols in the case. They stood it up on edge, I said something to them. They got all pissy with me because I did not want to lose zeros on my rifles. Yes I raised my voice, some people just don't understand what it takes. It upsets me that someone that has no care for your personal affects is in charge of checking your system out.

    Hopefully I'm the only one this happened to...I fear I'm not.
     
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    From TSA,
    "Only the passenger should retain the key or combination to the lock unless TSA personnel request the key to open the firearm container to ensure compliance with TSA regulations. You may use any brand or type of lock to secure your firearm case, ( including TSA-recognized locks" ). It is the last part that I was unaware of until today. I don't recall seeing that before.

    Not questioning if its good idea or not, I wont use TSA locks on my gun cases, but just when this came about.

    The part about assisting officials to check compliance has nothing to do with TSA locks, but rather any lock.
     
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    I don't recall the exact words, but it has been allowed for at least the last two years.
     
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    I have a hunting buddy that has some padlocks stampoed "Property of U.S. Government"

    Very useful.
     
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    As a veteran who's seen things disappear (or rather no longer seen things) from bases with such on it all I can say is your friend is an optimist. But it won't hurt either. It also won't prevent inspections unless your friend has proof he's a diplomat. I know a few Customs officers who take delight in exposing an impostor.
     
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    If the only person who can have the key to a gun case lock is the owner, how can a TSA lock be allowed? Even worse, it says the "combination". If I give an inspector the combination, I no longer am the only one who "retains" the numbers. Makes no sense whatsoever. I know. It's the government.
     
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    Wondering if this case is ok to fly with...

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    Yep.
     
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    Looks really solid. What's the empty weight?
     
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  18. sestoppelman

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    Its a commercial made case, as long as it isn't overloaded it should be good to go. Size is always a concern. I know my old aluminum case is oversized by some amount but it has never been turned away at an airport.
     
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    Yep, old school...that's me. Good question about the weight, I'll have to get back with you!
     

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    Not new. Can use any type of lock but wouldn’t use TSA locks on a rifle case. I only use TSA locks on my ammo case inside my duffle.
     

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