Transporting Paintball Equipment by Air
Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:15 PM
You cannot bring markers (aka Paintball Guns) in your carry-on luggage. Pack them in your checked baggage. We do not consider paintball guns to be firearms and you can pack them in unlocked, soft or hard sided luggage.
Please also read our section on compressed gas cylinders for more information. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/DUMPER...ressed_gas.shtm
Please note: Many of the seals/regulators used in paintball are not designed for the end user to remove from their cylinders. Only a factory trained technician should remove or reinstall the seal/regulator.
If you are considering air travel with a compressed air or CO2 system, you should contact the manufacturer of the system for help finding a qualified technician. You should also consider having a parcel service ship the system to your destination.
Posted 04 May 2007 - 12:13 PM
No. The reg must be removed to fly with it, no matter where the system is located.
/ \ Copy and paste him
Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:30 AM
"Sometime from now you'll bow to pressure, some things in life you cannot measure by degrees"
"The nerd is an empire..." -Legato
Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:01 PM
CO2 regulators are not designed to be removed. HPA tanks are different, but in order to keep CO2 safe the threads are normally loctighted on. IIRC not having the threads of CO2 loctighted down is really, REALLY unsafe.
Posted 15 May 2007 - 07:23 PM
I was shipping some air tanks last week, and the guy at Mail boxes, etc. asked what was in the box, so I told him, and he refused to ship them. Also, the tanks must be empty of air if you ship them. (for the same reason as above, the tank could turn in to a projectile under pressure).
I wound up taking them to the post office and they didn't ask a single question, no problems at all. I'm thinking I just got an idiot clerk, but if you are in a strange city or under time constraints, it could be a hassle. Also, it only cost $2 more to ship them Second Day Air, rather than ground (5 - 7 days) so ask about pricing.
Sorry, Tyger, you heard this story this afternoon. LOL