When traveling with a unit, how can I transport weapons and ammunition?
- The unit must declare weapons and ammunition to the aircraft operator.
- Weapons must be unloaded.
- Weapons must be collectively secured in a crate and banded or individually locked in a hard-sided case.
- Ammunition must also be securely packed in fiber (such as cardboard), wood or metal boxes, or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition.
- Firearm magazines/clips for packing ammunition must be completely and securely enclosing any ammunition (e.g., by securely covering the exposed portions of the magazine or by securely placing the magazine in a pouch, holder or holster).
- You may carry ammunition in the same hard-sided case as the firearm, if you pack it as described above.
- A unit representative must submit the unit's official travel orders and an inventory of weapons and ammunition being transported.
- The unit representative must certify to TSA in writing that the weapons are unloaded.
- Contact AskTSA or TSA Contact Center with questions you have regarding TSA firearm regulations and for clarification on what you may or may not transport in your carry-on or checked baggage.