Quote Originally Posted by mrjam2jab View Post
This may seem like a dumb question...

but does this count as a "lockable, hard sided case"?

I've heard it will suffice for driving purposes....but wondering if it needs to be MORE secure for airline?

Yeah, I'd be a little nervous about that one being opened with little effort. I've flown with my S&W Bodyguard .380 in this a few times, with TSA approved locks, and felt pretty confident no one was going to be able to pry it open - Super tough construction and very protective of your gear:

Amazon.com: Pelican 1170 Carrying Case for Multi-Purpose - Black: Computers & Accessories

They have multiple sizes for larger handguns as well.