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Posted: 10/14/2003 9:41:11 PM EDT
Hello folks.

I'm going to visit my parents house this friday and saturday. Since its 14 hour drive, I elected to take an airplane.

Now I have an ACOG that I wish to take it to my parent's house, and I'm wondering if the security officers will do anything about it? Since it is an expansive item I don't want to risk anything.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 10:16:27 PM EDT
pack it between some clothes in your baggage so it doesnt get damaged. if the TSA people found it you'd be fricking held at gun point by the JBT's because its a "weapon." ironiclly the acog doesnt have anyway to discharge any projectiles.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 10:24:22 PM EDT
I'm trying to carry it using Trijicon's case, it is looks just like a pistol case. I'm sure when it goes through metal detector, they will pull it out of my bag and check it. Of course it is not a weapon but you know, there are unimaginable BS going on in Airport security these days. I saw one lady getting her cosmetic scissors (which has like .5 inch of blades) confiscated.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 11:53:42 PM EDT
I fly on a regular basis to and from the US, and have no problems. Im not military, but have various and sundry things such as: Raid pack Hellcat with mags(no ammo) Scopes, RAS ect Benchmade Auto knife Aid bag with IVs, needles, drugs (No Narcs) I never have had a problem in the least bit. I normaly carry my aimpoint and ras in my carry on, the rest is in checked.
Link Posted: 10/14/2003 11:58:18 PM EDT
Hey, good thing those TSA guys were gloves, it will keep them from getting fingerprints all over your nice ACOG. Just make sure those fools don't drop it - it can take it but it's too nice to scuff up intentionally.
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 4:02:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2003 4:03:37 AM EDT by MaverickMkii]
Thanks folks. I was originally concerned because I'm carrying it with me aboard the plane. Did they ask what these Aimpoint, RAS and ect were? What did you say about it? (thanks again!)
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 5:32:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MaverickMkii: Thanks folks. I was originally concerned because I'm carrying it with me aboard the plane. Did they ask what these Aimpoint, RAS and ect were? What did you say about it? (thanks again!)
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Tell them you are going to go golfing and that is helps you spot the golf ball.
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 12:40:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2003 9:28:37 PM EDT by Lockedon]
I'd be afraid of the radioactive properties of tritium...I don't know how that will come across in times like these, if they can detect it, (which they probably won't, due to it's very minute amount)
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 1:59:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lockedon: I'd be afraid of the radioactive properties of tritium...I don't know how that will come across in times like these, if they can detect it, (which they probably won't do to it's very minute amount)
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Yep...I'm trying to take whole box and the manual says the warning on the first page of it!
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 4:04:06 PM EDT
Ship it to where you're going.
Link Posted: 10/15/2003 4:09:28 PM EDT
For Christ's sake just ask the check in clerk to summon a TSA rep. Tell them what you have and your concern that it might be misconstrued. Ask for an inspection in your presence and have them lock the case when they are done. No friggin problem. I just got back from Gunstock and flew out of NY with a tripped out preban M4 and a Hipower. I did the above and was thanked for my assistance and dilligence. Work with the TSA and there are no problems.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 12:23:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lockedon: I'd be afraid of the radioactive properties of tritium...I don't know how that will come across in times like these, if they can detect it, (which they probably won't, due to it's very minute amount)
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My WATCH is full of tritium, both hands and each hour marker has tritium gas vials (not the paint). However, it doesn't go through as luggage, it may not have as much as an ACOG, and I doubt they are checking for radioactivety everywhere, but who knows...
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 4:42:10 AM EDT
We will find out. I'm taking off with it in 4 hours.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 6:33:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0: I fly on a regular basis to and from the US, and have no problems. Im not military, but have various and sundry things such as: Raid pack Hellcat with mags(no ammo) Scopes, RAS ect Benchmade Auto knife Aid bag with IVs, needles, drugs (No Narcs) I never have had a problem in the least bit. I normaly carry my aimpoint and ras in my carry on, the rest is in checked.
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Do they ever ask you about the mags? I assume they are full caps? Thanks Ariel
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 9:21:15 AM EDT
When I was flying back from AZ to the UK in March, I had 2 new Leupold scopes in my hand luggage. The X-ray machine picked them up. I was told that I couldn't take them on board in my carry on bag. When I asked why not? I was told " because they fit on to a firearm!" I was then escorted back to check in and a police officer asked where I was going. Security told him that I had 2 rifle scopes and he said " so what's wrong with that?" and security just said "Federal regulations" Bullshit Mark
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 9:25:58 AM EDT
one word: Rent-a-Cop (not the real police officer that is)
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 9:48:42 AM EDT
As I said before, I have no problems what so ever, none of these things are illegal, no questions can be asked, well they could ask about the med gear, so I carry a laminated copy of my certs, but have never been asked to show them.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 11:32:21 AM EDT
PSYWAR1-0 What would you say to prove you had them ( mags )when you left the US? In case they think you are importing them. Thanks Ariel
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 11:38:36 AM EDT
Well to be truthful, I do have a "Get out of Jail Free" card but I never have to use it.
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