JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/08/flying-with-firearm.html (14 comments)

  Tentative mapping of comments to original article, corrections solicited.

jsid-1219781733-595882  Jeff at Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:15:33 +0000

You don't mention taking a Dremel to the feed ramp... ;)

jsid-1219782140-595884  SayUncle at Tue, 26 Aug 2008 20:22:20 +0000

Mr. Blasty once spent the night in Chicago. I'm sure it was unpleasant for the gun.

jsid-1219784515-595886  DJ at Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:01:55 +0000

"As Tam once put it, I love being in American-occupied America."

Come to Oklahoma. It's nice here.

"This further reinforces my resolve to drive where I need to go if at all possible."

So resolved, long ago. I haven't flown since 2003.

jsid-1219791323-595891  Andrew Upson at Tue, 26 Aug 2008 22:55:23 +0000

You could drive, but why when a fast single like a Mooney 201 can be had for $80-90K? Almost as fast as the airlines since you don't have to deal with all the TSA and other crap.

jsid-1219793499-595893  Kevin Baker at Tue, 26 Aug 2008 23:31:39 +0000

That would cut substantially into my firearms budget, and I wouldn't pass a flight physical.

jsid-1219808535-595903  Roland the Headless Thompson G at Wed, 27 Aug 2008 03:42:15 +0000

So howd ya' like the Confedricy? 8)

jsid-1219809774-595904  Kevin Baker at Wed, 27 Aug 2008 04:02:54 +0000

My parents are both from Virginia, I was born in Kentucky and grew up in Florida and North Carolina. It was very familiar territory.

But I'm a desert rat now. It was too humid.

jsid-1219843178-595911  ParatrooperJJ at Wed, 27 Aug 2008 13:19:38 +0000

If the magazines are going in your checked luggage, and not in your gun case, they do not need to be unloaded. The only thing that has to be done is that the ends can not be exposed. A magazine holder works fine.

jsid-1219893928-595949  Tomare Utsu Zo at Thu, 28 Aug 2008 03:25:28 +0000

"As I noted below, I made the flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, but my bag didn't. It's an uncomfortable feeling knowing that your luggage - with a lot of expensive stuff in it - might not be showing up as scheduled. This further reinforces my resolve to drive where I need to go if at all possible."

Yeah, just felt that. Had a brand new suit coat stolen between Bangkok and LAX. Apparently I didn't need that $800.

jsid-1219906846-595953  Chris Byrne at Thu, 28 Aug 2008 07:00:46 +0000

Are you liking the feel of the CDP with the magwell?

With my hands I found that a 1911 that small just doesn't feel right, but the magwell makes it just right.

I can get a fully supported 4 finger grio, which I can't do without the magwell.

jsid-1219931354-595959  Kevin Baker at Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:49:14 +0000

The S&A magwell only adds about 1/4" to the length of the grip on the sides and back, and nothing on the front, so I don't really notice that much more gripping area. The arched mainspring housing helped more than anything to make it fit my hand better, actually.

Looks pretty, though!

jsid-1220003409-595992  William Keeble at Fri, 29 Aug 2008 09:50:09 +0000

*cough* That's um... "Cocobolo". One word. Just so you know.

It's a Tropical Hardwood, quite rare, very expensive, and a B*tch to season. You want to be careful if you buy stocks of it (not sure why you'd need to, but I feel like imparting knowledge) and make sure it's from an FSC certified source.

jsid-1220017320-595998  Kevin Baker at Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:42:00 +0000

I wondered about that - and I took the spelling DIRECTLY from Hogues's website.

jsid-1220038223-596022  Roland the Headless Thompson G at Fri, 29 Aug 2008 19:30:23 +0000

AND-you want to be careful if you decide to work with it. It's notorious for causing allergic reactions.

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