I have transported a single stack 1911 into and out of California for years when visiting inmates, er, my family there. Gun locked in a hard case not accessible from the passenger compartment and ammunition stored in a separate box. (I lock that one too just because)
NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, Home Firearm Safety and Pistol Instructor
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Leonardo da Vinci