We made it back. The airport experience was fairly uneventful, although I did learn that most of the
ticket counter employees know less about the firearm declaration procedure than I do.
On the trip out, they had me stand to the side to wait for an escort to the TSA scanner. When the
guy came back, and was walking to the back room, the ticket agent pointed to me and yelled over to him,
"You need to take care of him next, he's got a gun!". Needless to say, this drew more than one unfriendly
look from the ticketing line. The return trip went smooth, except for the fact that they made me open the luggage
with the pistols, open the pistol cases, and then explain to the lady how I could tell the guns were unloaded. (luckily,
I thought ahead and had chamber flags in both pistols). Then she made me open the luggage with my ammo and mags,
and she had me sight a "Firearm Unloaded" tag for the ammo as well.
On a side note, I had never been to Ohio before. You Buckeyes have some very beautiful country going on out there!