Good advise,especially in airports. Never use the "G" word.FWIW, MamaBear, I've flown with handguns many times and never had a problem. No one has even wanted me to prove the weapons were unloaded (???). Just sign the red tag and lock the box. I always say 'firearm' as opposed to gun or weapon. Joeyvco's experience was, in my mind, an outlier to the norm.