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I avoid states that have onerous restrictions. Pre-COVID flew regularly and take a handgun with me. Decade ago Israel prime ministers's bodyguards had their Glocks swiped at the LA airport. If their guns could be lifted I figured mine also are subject to theft so began taking a handgun I regularly handle but not my more expensive 1911s. Some of the states I roam do not require a permit, others honor one of two concealed permits. I do want the ability to carry when traveling. At various time traveled with Tokarev, Glock 26, and a Glock 29 if I would also be hiking in bear country. Wonder what other use as a travel companion when using air transport?


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An old Taurus revolver that I just don't care about, and don't even like.


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A basic P320 or P365, if lost/stolen not too much heartbreak.






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If it’s a business trip, my duty weapon. If it’s a personal trip I tend to go with my Ruger LC9s. It’s on our approved list and I qual with it annually so I’m covered both by my permit and LEOSA. It’s easily concealable. I’m also not particularly attached to it and it’s cheap enough I won’t be terribly angry should my bag be lost or stolen.

If I’m driving, it’s almost exclusively my p365 these days for most of the same reasons.
 
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I carry whatever, usually a 17 RMR




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The same pistol I carry every day.... Sig P239

Now when I would go to training I would usually carry both my every day carry pistol as well as the one I was training with.
 
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I travel with a G23. If it disappears, I have other Glocks to replace it.


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Kahr PM9 - small and easier to travel with.


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I take whatever I'm normally carrying as a primary, the LCP I always carry as a backup, and a second gun either a little larger or a little smaller than the primary to account for weather, clothing, and destination-related concerns. Often I end up going with a 19/26 or 23/27 so I can bring a single spare mag that works in both guns.
 
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I have been flying with a gun since 1980

In the US, I almost always take a Smith & Wesson Centennial

Usually it is a Model M&P340, but occasionally it will be one of my 640s


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When I travelled by air I took my EDC gun, a Glock 19 - had several of them, so if stolen it could be replaced. No more Glock 19s but also no more plans to board a plane again at this time in my life.

Additionally I would take 10 round mags. In the past I've had planes diverted/re-routed to different states so the 10 rounders allow me to carry (LEOSA Retired Officer coverage)if I end up inside commie controlled areas of this country for a couple of days.


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When you do fly what type of container is the gun in ? And yes I know it goes with the checked baggage.
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Actually I just picked up a "travel" gun and it's a Taurus G3C. It's a great shooter and has been 100% reliable so far. 5 different types of Hollowpoints and 6 different FMJ's and its rock solid.

Paid $265 for it and it's probably the best bang for the buck out there.



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I travel with a G23. If it disappears, I have other Glocks to replace it.


We spec them as our duty guns. Never carried it but I bought one just for familiarity.

Used it at a informal charity event when the slide fell off. Tended to not trust it so much after than. Even worse most of the Sig Academy staff was watching at the time.


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Glock 7. It's ceramic so the metal detectors don't pick it up. Downside is it costs more than you make in a month.


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Last time I flew I didn’t carry. I left RDU and went straight to my friends house where he issued me a Glock 19.... I carried it for a few days while Mrs. Mike and I were at a wedding in NC, turned it back into him at the end of the trip.

Much easier, we carried our own bags and everything was fast.



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Last few times I flew somewhere I could carry, it was usually a cheapo Glock 23. Before CA's hi-cap mag ban was struck down, I usually took a Makarov or P239 there.
 
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By all means, an air pistol of coarse!




 
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I usually have access to one at my destination. If not, a Taurus g2c.
 
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