View Full Version : Cheat Sheet for Transporting Handguns & Rifles/Shotguns

02-11-2012, 11:16 AM
Is there a cheat sheet available for transporting firearms (handguns and long guns)? I'm looking for something simple like this:

Handgun Transportation
1. Unloaded (empty and no round attached)
2. Inside motor vehicle
3. Locked in trucnk or a locked container (not glove box) - (container must be enclosed and locked with padlock, key, combination, etc.


02-11-2012, 11:24 AM
welcome. maybe some one will make one

Meety Peety
02-11-2012, 12:06 PM
You can find the information scattered around Calguns, but to my knowledge there is no official "All-in-one" thread containing clear and defined instructions for transporting all types of firearms, such as a cheat sheet. Would be a cool thing to have, though. For the time being, here's a good place to look for the information you are seeking.


And welcome to Calguns :D

02-11-2012, 3:09 PM

02-11-2012, 5:05 PM
Welcome aboard. This (http://oag.ca.gov/firearms/travel) should help.

02-11-2012, 11:37 PM
Welcome aboard!

02-12-2012, 8:33 PM
keep the gun unloaded. keep the bag, containing the firearm, locked. in addition, to be completely safe keep your range bag locked. In the event you are pulled over by highway patrol you should be fine. I think you will be fine with luggage combo locks. But you might want to do further research. I have been pulled over, but dont let my anecdotal story validate my point, and the chps said it was ok with luggage locks.

02-13-2012, 10:28 AM

Welcome to CGN! Always glad to have another member. Not sure about a cheat-sheet but I know we have a wiki (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Main_Page).

02-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Thank you for the wiki that was most useful! :D

02-13-2012, 2:49 PM

02-13-2012, 3:01 PM
I carry three documents with me. I looked for another one that was another that was geared toward police department officer training and had a sweet checklist but I haven't found it yet. Here are the three I carry with me when I have guns in the car. I attach them to the insides of my cases in an envelope so that they are always there.




02-14-2012, 3:22 AM
Databyter - thank you. Very useful!

02-14-2012, 3:59 AM
HYPEractive handguns must be in hard sided locked case not a range bag. CS25 Stop giving erroneous info out. A glove box or center comsole is not ok, trunk of a vehicle locked is.

02-14-2012, 4:31 AM
Edgerly779 if you go to the california doj website and go to firearms and transporting firearms in california link you will see an explanation on how to transport handguns in CA. It says in a fully enclosed case with a lock, pad lock, combination lock or similar and refers you to california penal code 12026.1 where they define closed container. No where in the code does it define it as being hard sided. If your range bag or gun rag is lockable by any of those means so that you would not be able to get to the gun without unlocking it first by there definition it would classify as a closed container.

Calguns.001 if you go to the same link on the california doj website it also describes the requirements for transporting rifels.

02-14-2012, 12:41 PM
+1 This. I did the same research before purchasing.

02-14-2012, 1:12 PM
Hitime I took the fact the law states locked container not case to mean hard sided I may be wrong but I carry mine in locked aluminum attache case. 12026.1