I just got back from a 2 week vacation in the Florida Keys, and since Florida is a full reciprocity state, I decided to bring a carry gun on the trip. I am a very infrequent flyer, so I had never tried this before. In San Antonio airport I went up to the counter (American Airlines) and declared that I had a firearm in my baggage. She had me fill out a form declaring that the firearm was unloaded and put it in the luggage on top of the pistol case. Then the agent had one of the "floaters" take me to a room off to the side where a TSA agent had me open the suitcase. He started an app on a desktop computer and had a wand attached to it. He sniffed all inside my luggage with the wand, closed it up and put it on the conveyor belt for checking. Pretty easy. In Ft. Myers. FL for the return trip, I declared the firearm, he had me fill out the "unloaded" form, unlock the pistol case and place it inside the case. Than he took the luggage and placed it on the conveyor belt. That was it. I'm curious as to the "unloaded" form being placed in the case in one instance, and outside the case in another. Same airline, should be the same rules I would think. And the whole TSA thing? Again, no consistency. Luckily, no issues at either airport, and no one even asked about ammunition. Has anyone had similar experiences?