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Old January 23, 2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Custom cases - Post pics, discuss value

I spent a ton of money on a Pelican case for my AR and then customized the inside. Odd that this is basically a battle rifle meant to drag through the mud and then use it to club the enemy. There is something about a nice custom case which is style over substance.
The two wood cases are easy/quick pine boxes I made. I added a pic of an Airsoft case for reference.

Does anybody else share a love for gun cases? Who cares if a cheap case or potato sack would work just as well.

To me it's like opening up a present on x-mas morning. The ruger case isn't done yet. I have to add hinges and then beat it up to make it look older.

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Old January 23, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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No expensive ones. I do have a boatload of those cheap cloth ones though. I try to keep a rifle and a pistol pouch in my car at all times because you never know when you'll find a deal. But it seems that I keep forgetting to put the pouch back in the car, so I end up buying another one anyway.
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Old January 23, 2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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$189 Pelican w/ foam, a $20 foam cutting tool and about an hour.

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Old January 23, 2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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OP you outta take some separate pics so we can see better what we are looking at. Looks like there is potentially some good looking stuff there, but I can't make it out.
Flight, that's a pretty cool case I may look into something like that.

The only custom case I have seen first hand is my cousin's rednecked case. He fashioned it out of an old DeWalt cordless drill case and a couple chunks of foam. Its a pretty funny story, he bought the gun for HD reasons and his wife threw a fit. He know has a trigger lock on it, then a lock on the case and the case up on a tall cabinet that he has to use a chair to get. Boy, i hope he never needs to actually USE that revolver for its intended purpose...

Anyway, I didn't know you could actually do them up classy like you guys did..
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Old January 24, 2012, 06:48 AM   #5
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I do like nice cases too.



While not hard cases, I'd consider these custom....no longer produced, Boyt leather rifle & shotgun cases. Fleece lined and heavy zippers.

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Old January 25, 2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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I'm working on one now,,,

Hobby Lobby has a ton of fake books in various sizes,,,
I bought one last week to see if I can adapt it as a gun hider.

I have no pics yet,,,
I just wanted to bump this back to the top.

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Old January 25, 2012, 06:11 PM   #7
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I did a whole 'how to' on a Pelican case a while back, using my small case and my P-22

I like Pelican; my firearms cost money and if there's a car accident or some other unforeseen accident, the cases are money well spent



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Old January 25, 2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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Old January 25, 2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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Here's my other one



Not for long-term storage though; this foam doesn't really keep moisture and it doesn't react with gun oils, but for long term storage you want very particular closed cell foam
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:12 PM   #10
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New case. Wedding gift. The glass is not really engraved.
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