I was planning to bring my .50 BMG puller to SLICS. I made one where the handle can be un-bolted and broken down into two pieces to fit in my suitcase.
However, I decided against this for the following reasons. Firstly, it has been used, so likely contains traces of explosives where loose powder had been inside it. I thought that this could be picked up by the explosive sniffng machines. Secondly, on seeing it on the X-Ray machine it would obviously look unusual and could lead to me being taken aside for questioning. I would sooner not risk this so decided that I would leave it at home.
I remember Lew saying that this year there would be a TSA representative attending SLICS. I’ll take some photos of it to show to the TSA member to see what they think about taking it through airport security. Hopefully I can bring it in future.