We're planning a trip in late September to the Reno, NV area for a big shooting competition.
We're flying commercially, the first time since 2009. It was a horrid experience then, and this time we're flying with firearms, which lends itself to a whole new set of challenges and bureaucratic requirements. I have done my homework and believe that I have what I need.
I bought some "TSA approved locks" and if I had to describe them with one word, that word would be "chickenshit". I was once responsible for security of weapons, and I know what good padlocks look like. These are not those. If the TSA is counting on these little locks to secure my firearms, then we are both delusional.
What am I missing?