Good advice if you want to take your gun somewhere you’re flying:

Say “I need to declare a firearm”.   Saying “I have a gun” will not get you the response that you’re looking for from the TSA agents.

LOL yea no kidding.

Make sure you take a look at the official The TSA Traveling With Special Items – Firearms And Ammunition page for the official rules and to keep up on any changes.


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Looks dangerous… I want one:

I’d hate to shoot large rifle calibers out of there.  I bet now they could make such an awesome flying platform, seeing as computer control could easily stabilize it. Talk about exposing yourself to incoming fire though haha. Basically it would be an awesome toy.


Hat tip: Arthur


All three of those guns can pierce body armor at 27 feet huh? Interesting.. :roll:

It’s pretty obvious the video isn’t the original, but still funny nevertheless.  It does precede the first time I heard it though, sampled on the 2009 track “The Embassy” by Mos Def.

Why someone would choose to carry a single action .22 LR revolver is beyond me.


No one likes the TSA rules, mainly because they are not logical. That said, if you are planning on flying you need to abide by them or you simply will not get on the plane.  Because of this I just grin and bear it in order to get pushed through the line faster and get where I need to go.

Fellow gun blogger SaysUncle is trying a different approach though:

I’m going to get all absolutist at the ticket counter today. They’re going to ask me to certify that my checked firearm is unloaded. I will say all firearms are always loaded. Then they’ll have to call some one from the local police to handle the weapon. Then, they’ll ask me to certify that it is unloaded again. I will say all firearms are always loaded. And we’ll be stuck in a loop. (Source)

Now don’t get me wrong.. in a normal everyday situation outside of an airport I’d see that as a perfect opportunity to go all “Jeff Cooper” on someones ass too.

At an airport though, where even a 3.1 oz bottle of handsanitizer in a carryon is a threat to national security… I’d play their stupid game.

Otherwise it might be:

“Yes sir/ma’am my firearm is unloaded” is probably your safest bet.

Godspeed SaysUncle… Godspeed


The craft, dubbed the Bavar 2, is armed with a machine gun and carries surveillance cameras.

Source – CNN

There isn’t much more info about this. I’m curious what machine gun they are using though.

The design (although functional) looks pretty oldschool.  I can’t say I’m a fan of the color scheme either… they should have went with matte black.


Most of the time, travelers are on the short-end of TSA regulations. In this instance, however, you can use travel rules to your advantage. If you’re traveling with equipment you would prefer locked up and watched more closely than your run of the mill luggage, you can pack a firearm with the equipment or luggage.

Whether or not you own an actual firearm isn’t important—the TSA considers a starter pistol a firearm, and it must be checked in and secured properly.

Something to consider.  It sounds like it just might work!

Source – Lifehacker