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Howdy everyone,
I'm moving to Portland at the end of January and am trying to figure out how to take my XD with me. My wife and I are flying there for the move, and the big moving van will be taking all of our stuff.

Do I just lock up the gun real good, hide away, and pack it into the moving van?

Also, can anyone point me to a resource for the Oregon gun laws? Is it more or less strict up there compared to California?

Thanks everyone!
 

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Pack it up in your luggage, assuming you're not flying out of a city that has a handgun ban (I think you know which I speak of). The rules/regulations for traveling with a firearm are fairly easy to comply with, and can be found the internet.

If you're not wanting the hassle of that, you can always just take the gun apart, and bring the barrel with you, and scatter the other parts in the moving truck. I'm not sure if the rules about flying with guns include gun parts, so you may wanna look into that.

Congrats on moving! I hope that you'll find Oregon a much more RKBA friendly state!
 

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personally... I dunno about registering it there or finding an ffl or whatever... you might have to ship it that way..... I dunno.



I'd take it apart as much as possible, then scatter it among boxes.
 

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The problem isn't Oregon.. its California... Just keep the ammo sepeerate from the pistol and you should have no problems.

Don't carry the pistol on you when you get up here.. if you need to have it on hand, just keep it out in the open where the cops can see it. This will not make a friendly encounter with the OSP, but it's the law...

Check out packing.org for all the laws on Oregon law concerning guns..

Welcome to the "shall issue" state of Oregon..

Raymond

(Edit.... I didn't catch the fact that you are flying on the first read.. sorry.. Just send it to me if you are worried about it.. PM me if you want my address..)
 

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Take it with you. All you need is a locking hard case to be placed in your other luggage. Declare it when you get to the counter. They will give you a declaration card to put with it and have you go to security for inspection.
 

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Congrats on the move to freedom.Oregon is alot more gun friendly place.
Portland has alot of hippie vermin and homeless but its nice.
I lived up there in the 80`s.It was nice wish I would have never left.
Call the airlines and see what you need to take your
firearm with you.I wouldn`t trust the movers.
Make sure to visit the zoo http://www.oregonzoo.org/index.htm
OMSI http://www.omsi.edu/ and Multnomha falls
http://trips.stateoforegon.com/multnomah_falls/
Mt. St. Helens is too far from there.
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/
The beach are not too far either.
 

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I think you are stressing about this way more then you need to. I have taken around 10 flights with handguns and never had any issues.

Here is what you should do. Keep the gun in the plastic case that it came in. Pack your suitcase and then put the gun in the plastic SA case and bring it to the airport. When you arrive at the counter say "I have an unloaded firearm that I would like to declare" Say it exactly like I listed, the couter person will give you a from to fill out, they will need to glance at the gun to make sure it is unloaded and then he/she will put the form in the case, and you can lock it up. After the case is locked and it is put back in your bag you can bring that bag over to the TSA guys to be inspected. About 1 out of 5 times they will want to open your suitcase and look at your firearm. They have a right to do this but you have a right to be present while they are inspecting your bag. Usually they do all of this right in the ticketing area while you stand behind a little security fenced off area.

If I were you I would only bring ammo if it is still in the box from the factory. You might want to put something down the barrel of you XD so that they ticketing person can tell that they gun really isn't loaded. The ticketing people don't look at guns very often so they really don't have a clue if it is loaded or not, but if there is a big a plastic zip tie running down the barrel they usually get the hint.


Take it with you!! No use being unarmed until the moving truck shows up.
 

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Strumruger has it right.Bring a paddlock for the box.
I would also reccomend some colored zip ties ammo in a second bag in a factory box.I also mags in ammo bag.
The Zip ties are nice to close your zippers with makes it easy to spot your bag and you know nobody has tamperd with it.
Get to the airport early fill out forms then you will be directed to tsa screener they just gave me a thumbs up and away we went.
NOTE MUST BE ABLE TO PADDLE LOCK BOX.Trigger locks do not count.
GOOD luck and enjoy your new state 8)
 

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I work for an airline,you need to do all that is stated above and have a locking suitcase.SO,Declare at the counter,show unloaded,fill out the form,take suitcase to TAS counter and declare to the TSA agent he will want to check also,then lock the gun case then lock the suitcase. Iv flown with all my guns and never a problem,just check on what the ammo limit is,its differant airline to airline and some states. the form you fill out goes in the guncase with the gun,do not attch it to the outside of the bag.no one needs to know you have a firearm but you the agent and TSA
 

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Hey thanks everyone for all the feedback on this one. I didn't know you could pack one in your luggage. Seems crazy to me based on all of the security/terrorism stuff these days, that they would even allow that..

I'll consider these options..

:)
 

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dtjobrien said:
Hey thanks everyone for all the feedback on this one. I didn't know you could pack one in your luggage. Seems crazy to me based on all of the security/terrorism stuff these days, that they would even allow that..

I'll consider these options..

:)
Remember an unloaded weapon is just plastic and steel :?
Weapons don't kill poeple poeple kill poeple :shock:
 

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Welcome to Oregon!
We are a pretty friendly gun state.
A few links you might enjoy:

Oregon firearm statutes
http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/166.html

Oregon Firearms Federation
http://www.oregonfirearms.org/freedecal/index.html

Packin.org Oregon site
http://www.packing.org/state/oregon/

NRA list of places to shoot
http://www.nrahq.org/shootingrange/findlocal.asp?State=OR

The Gun Guy range list
http://www.webcom.com/gun_guy/rangesor.htm

AR15.com/Oregon forum
http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=8&f=36

Oregon Firerarms Academy
http://www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com/index.htm

Oregon State Shooting Association
http://www.ossa.org/index.html

Northwest Armory
http://www.nwarmory.com/index.html
 
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