Safety in the Skies: Frontier Justice’s Tips for Flying with a Firearm
Flying with a firearm
Flying with a firearm is actually a much more simple process than you might think. At Frontier Justice, our firearms experts have extensive knowledge about how to travel without sacrificing your personal safety.
Millions of Americans travel by plane every single year. You can trust your travel to the amazing pilots employed across the country, but you don’t have to give up your personal safety just because you’re traveling through the air.
Read on to learn more about flying with a firearm, or get in touch with one of our firearms experts and ask us your questions directly.
Going through security at an airport can be a real nightmare. If you’ve experienced the long lines and the annoyance of having your bag searched over a bottle of liquid just one ounce over the allowed size, you probably assume flying with a firearm is nearly impossible. Well, it’s actually much simpler than you think!
Traveling with a firearm on a commercial aircraft is absolutely permitted by the Transportation Administration Administration (TSA), so long as you check your unloaded firearm with your luggage. When checking your baggage, simply declare your firearm each time you present your baggage.
The TSA requires all firearms be stored in approved hard-sided containers for transport, and 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.
Frontier Justice carries multiple TSA-recognized lock boxes, but any brand or type of lock can be used to secure your firearm for the flight. Ammunition is also prohibited in carry-on baggage but can be transported in checked baggage. You can carry the ammunition in the same hard-sided, locked case as your firearm, as long as it is packaged in fiber (such as cardboard), wood, plastic, or metal box specifically designed to carry ammunition.
You also need to know the laws of the state you’re flying to before carrying your firearm in public.
Check with the experts at Frontier Justice before flying with a firearm
If you’re still concerned about flying with a firearm, need to get your concealed carry license before traveling, or want advice on the right lock box for your travels, our firearm experts are ready to help. We are proud to serve our community through quality equipment and firearms education.
Learn more about what makes Frontier Justice different by reaching out to us, signing up for our membership club, or scheduling a class. You can also always simply stop by to check out our store, boutique, and range for yourself!