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Old 02-04-2013, 04:51 PM #1
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Traveling with your gear?

I travel a lot for my job and was thinking about packing my gear so i can play on my off time. I dont know the first thing about packing my gear appropriatly to fly with. Im sure you have to check everything but is there anything you cant bring?

Any suggestions/tips would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:02 PM #2
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Take the reg off your tank
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:27 PM #3
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as far as i know the only thing you should have to worry about is your tank. its illegal to take a pressurized cylinder aboard a plane, would be best to remove the reg in case they want to look inside it too. plus then theres absolutely no way it could hold pressure then.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:29 PM #4
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:47 PM #5
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Wait, you can take your gun fully assembled? I would think for sure you would need to disassemble your marker.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:01 PM #6
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i would treat it just like any other piece of sporting equipment. at the most you might have to check it or something....its not like its going to have a hopper, tank and barrel on it ready to go or anything.

and always in any type of situation like this remember to refer to it as a marker instead of a gun...just in case lol.

hopefully someone who's traveled with pb gear will chime in as ive never been on a plane. only thing im sure about is the pressurized cylinder part.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:31 PM #7
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Break guns down, regs off tanks, batteries out of all electronics. Should be good to go.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:35 PM #8
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If you're not going through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, you should have no hassle.

Like others have mentioned, take off the barrel and remove batteries. On paintball tanks you must remove the tank regulator so you can see inside the cylinder. Also, I printed out TSA forms regarding their policy on air tanks, attached one to the tank with a rubber band, and kept the other in my carry on. I've only traveled with air tanks pre 9/11, but I doubt there would be any problems since I'm able to still bring markers back and forth between Norway and here.

One last note; have everything paintball related in your checked luggage! I was an idiot one time when I traveled back to Norway. I forgot to pack my 14" Redz barrel in my luggage, so I just threw it in my carry on. The security in Schiphol held me for about half an hour. At first they didn't have a clue of what it was, so I had to explain to 4 different people what it was several times. After they finally got it they had no clue what to do, and just stood idle. After getting nowhere, I just told them to keep it and use it as a gentle pleasuring device (to put it lightly). Not a big deal because it wasn't my favorite barrel, but you guys can laugh at for that one

Also, another time I was going through Schiphol, calling it a marker didn't work. Before I was to board the plane, a clerk called me to the front desk and I was questioned by another man.
Basically went like this;
him: "We believe you have a gun in your luggage"
me: "no, I don't have a gun, but I have a paintball marker"
him: "do you have anything that resembles a trigger in your luggage"
me: "yes, a paintball marker"
him: "is it a gun?"
me: "it's a paintball marker, gun, I don't care what you want to call it, it shoots paint"
him: "YES! it is a gun.... ok you can go"

Wow, just realized I gave my life's story there lol
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:01 AM #9
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Wait.

"It is a gun" and "you can go" shouldn't be used in conjunction by airport personnel unless they're not actually airport personnel.

Or so I'm led to believe.

I'd hope not D:
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:09 PM #10
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Actually you can bring guns on a plane, if it is checked and delcared to the airline. I have done it a few times with my CC weapon and is very easy if you read the TSA rules before hand.
So a paintball gun would be just as easy, assembled or not. Just make sure you tell them it is in the bag to avoid any unwanted delay.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:37 PM #11
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If you're not going through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, you should have no hassle.

Like others have mentioned, take off the barrel and remove batteries. On paintball tanks you must remove the tank regulator so you can see inside the cylinder. Also, I printed out TSA forms regarding their policy on air tanks, attached one to the tank with a rubber band, and kept the other in my carry on. I've only traveled with air tanks pre 9/11, but I doubt there would be any problems since I'm able to still bring markers back and forth between Norway and here.

One last note; have everything paintball related in your checked luggage! I was an idiot one time when I traveled back to Norway. I forgot to pack my 14" Redz barrel in my luggage, so I just threw it in my carry on. The security in Schiphol held me for about half an hour. At first they didn't have a clue of what it was, so I had to explain to 4 different people what it was several times. After they finally got it they had no clue what to do, and just stood idle. After getting nowhere, I just told them to keep it and use it as a gentle pleasuring device (to put it lightly). Not a big deal because it wasn't my favorite barrel, but you guys can laugh at for that one

Also, another time I was going through Schiphol, calling it a marker didn't work. Before I was to board the plane, a clerk called me to the front desk and I was questioned by another man.
Basically went like this;
him: "We believe you have a gun in your luggage"
me: "no, I don't have a gun, but I have a paintball marker"
him: "do you have anything that resembles a trigger in your luggage"
me: "yes, a paintball marker"
him: "is it a gun?"
me: "it's a paintball marker, gun, I don't care what you want to call it, it shoots paint"
him: "YES! it is a gun.... ok you can go"

Wow, just realized I gave my life's story there lol
Awesome!, a friend of mine is bringing my back up marker from Amsterdam (i left it there), and i was wondering how they would handle that. The police in amsterdam is not the brightest when it comes to paintball.
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