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Transporting a Firearm

Explorer C

Needing some clarification on checking a firearm in with Checked luggage?  I understand the gun has to be in a locked hard case.  Can that locked case then be placed in a suitcase?  If so, does the suitcase have to be locked with a TSA lock and does it have to be a hard sided suitcase?


Re: Transporting a Firearm

Aviator A

Only the gun case must be locked and hard sided. It can be in a soft or hard sided suitcase, or checked on its own.

What the policy saying is that you cannot rely solely on the suitcase for locking or hardness, but a suitcase can provide either of those functions in addition to the gun case.