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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a gun case recommendation

Hey guys, Looking for a little help here.

I'm looking for recommendations on a hard case that can hold 2-4 pistols, a handful of mags for each, and has a combination lock. Any recommendations?

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How nice and secure of a case are you looking for?

Many folks just get hard plastic shell cases with foam inside. These are cheap, plentiful, and more than adequate for your transporting needs.

Given that you asked for one with a combo lock, I'm suspecting you want one for storage however, yes? The combo lock feature will most likely be the most difficult feature to locate.

Also, consider whether you'll be flying with this case or not. If so, be sure to get something that is TSA friendly *cringe*.

Something like this would be a good starter, except it lacks your lock.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...set=ISO-8859-1

If I were in your position, I might even look into just getting a long rifle case, to store an assortment of pistols in, as most pistol cases are single or maybe dual gun cases.
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Steve, if you're looking for high end, lockable case, you'll probably want to look into Pelican cases. They make waterproof cases for rifles and pistols, and many of them have pressure valves to address pressure changes if you fly with them.

I'll see if I can find the model numbers of the ones often used for pistols and post it here.

Also, storing pistols in foam isn't always the best idea, as closed cell foam can trap moisture and cause surface rust on the weapons. If you do plan on buying more pistols and probably rifles, start shopping for a good safe now, and use cases only for transport.

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Here are the Pelican cases I was talking about.

http://www.pelican-case.com/pelguncaspis.html

Or you could just get basic gun cases that fit your weapons, and use a range bag to bring everything to the range. I like this range bag as I can fit 4-5 pistol cases in it, a bunch of ammo, ears and eyes, plus some basic cleaning and servicing gear.

http://www.lapolicegear.com/5tarabag.html

That's a good store to buy from by the way. They also have single and double pistol cases if you want something simple for now.

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Steve, if you're looking for high end, lockable case, you'll probably want to look into Pelican cases. They make waterproof cases for rifles and pistols, and many of them have pressure valves to address pressure changes if you fly with them.

I'll see if I can find the model numbers of the ones often used for pistols and post it here.

Also, storing pistols in foam isn't always the best idea, as closed cell foam can trap moisture and cause surface rust on the weapons. If you do plan on buying more pistols and probably rifles, start shopping for a good safe now, and use cases only for transport.
Wow, good info. I didn't know I should be storing in something other than the cases they come with.

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Wow, good info. I didn't know I should be storing in something other than the cases they come with.
You could store your HK in a lump of mud and it'd be fine.
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Pelican cases are the bomb.. lol

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cases with locks (stoopid) they are never "safe" cause someone can either just take the whole case, or just pry it open with a screwdriver.

you want safe, get a safe.

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ditch the hard case. Bagmaster

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Maxpedition range bags
for pistols & Hard pelican for highend rifles with optics.



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Maxpedition makes some sweet stuff.

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Also, storing pistols in foam isn't always the best idea, as closed cell foam can trap moisture and cause surface rust on the weapons. If you do plan on buying more pistols and probably rifles, start shopping for a good safe now, and use cases only for transport.
Ironic pelican cases Have FOAM in them

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Steve - the best question that you need to answer is for what purpose do you want these cases?

Long-term storage?

Temporary transport between home and the range?

etc.

Answer that first, then we can give better recommendations.
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I would like one case to keep the guns in for starage and to use as range transportation. But if thats not the best way to do things i'll compromise. Right now my guns stay in their original cases and I keep them in a duffel bag. But I have extra mags, eyes, ears, ammo, targets, mags, and cleaning supplies just bouncing around in there. I want a better system.

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I would like one case to keep the guns in for starage and to use as range transportation. But if thats not the best way to do things i'll compromise. Right now my guns stay in their original cases and I keep them in a duffel bag. But I have extra mags, eyes, ears, ammo, targets, mags, and cleaning supplies just bouncing around in there. I want a better system.
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Bagmaster
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A hard case isn't the best solution to accomodate both your firearms and all accessories, including your eyes, ears, cleaning supplies, etc.

A good, compartmentalized range bag is.
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Bagmaster is the Coach of the firearms industry. I have like 6 bags.

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Any stores sell bagmaster locally?

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I know Gander had them. Mega might. We used to carry them at The Gun Shop. Check out their website. I don't suck to much dick, but in my experiance Bagmaster is the best out there. I've managed to break Dillon bags, Blackhawk bags but never a Bagmaster. they seem better built but expect to pay north of $50. I think my most expensive one was $120. Buy once cry once.
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I figured the guy with the ass in the hole as an avatar would jump all over that line! But it just goes to show you how far out on a limb I'll climb when I believe in a product!

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Bagmaster is the Coach of the firearms industry. I have like 6 bags.
i was looking for something more prada like..

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i was looking for something more prada like..
Coach is as Gay as the industry goes. If you wanna carry a Prada you might as well carry a 18" dildo in it for defense. The Assualt dildo, with bayonet lug and high capacity scrotum.

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i was looking for something more prada like..
Prada is crap....Gucci or nothing!

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