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 us through X (Twitter @AskTSA), Facebook Messenger (http://www.fb.com/AskTSA), Apple Business Chat or by texting "Travel" to AskTSA (275-872). You can also contact the TSA Contact Center at (866) 289-9673 or fill out an online form 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.