Over the course of the next week, we will be relocating. The move has come swiftly and as usual we will miss the incredibly cool and knowledgeable people we have met while we were in Idaho. However, opportunities wait for no man or woman, couch sniper or not. While posts haven't come as frequently as I would have liked the latter part of the month, there is good reason and I must thank you all for your understanding.
Moving with firearms presents some unique challenges. Every state has a different set of rules one must follow when traveling with firearms and it's important to recognize those laws before setting out on the road. Idaho, is rather lax with regard to projectile weapons. Other states can be quite confusing.
First and foremost, make sure your weapons are safe. This means ensuring they are unloaded and the ammunition packed separate from the gun. They should be packed in approved weapons cases and or holsters. It is important to keep your weapons protected for their benefit. Approved cases will keep them from being scratched or damaged in transport. Special care should be used for any weapons fixed with telescopic sites or advanced optics. Lenses can scratch easily and mounts can loosen from being jarred and bounced around. If locking cases are not an option, do what you can to cover cases (in accordance with state laws) so that they are not obvious if you must step away from your vehicle. It would be a tragedy to lose your firearms to theft, more so if they were later used in a crime.
When you arrive at your new location, secure your weapons first. A safe is by far the best choice, but isn't always an option. With a little common sense, and by doing the necessary homework regarding gun laws, moving your couch sniper hide can be an easy task that prevents few obstacles. While I move mine, know that I'll be busy conjuring up new ideas for posts upon my return! Happy shooting.