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Old January 25, 2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Recycled Pelican Cae for transport & storage. update with pics

I did make a rugged pistol transport case..
at work, I disposed of an unfunctional piece of test gear...that was housed in an old PELICAN case.. I deep sixed the old dried flaking foam, and rough cut some replacement layers. cut much larger than the pistol outlines, so I can grab them. I will house the magazines & ammo in a different case
Here in Connecticut ammo & guns are to be separated during transport.
I don't know how professionals cut foam nicely, I tried to do a nice job,
but it came out so-so...( I'll stick to electronics)
Not too bad for the low cost of some foam and gorilla glue to hold it in.







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Old January 25, 2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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Not bad, where did you get the foam? From Pelican?

I was going to do the same as have an old Pelican that had some video equipment in it.

I think they use a hot knife? (I don't have) Just a razor blade I guess. You left a lot of room so I guess you could fit different guns so wouldn't be just the one you have in if it was cut with real tight tolerances.
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Old January 25, 2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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First thing I noticed in this thread was the star trek cloth.
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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I bought the foam from Graingers it is 1 inch thick, so I had use use 5 layers...
the top two layers are cutout. all the layers are secured with gorilla glue.
it is the 2.2 lb density I guess call 220 ironically..the normal foam seemed too squishy.(.this stuff is hard ) and I'm not sure about out-gassing.. I know this stuff is inert.
The star trek and john deer cloth fo the storage bags came from joanns .
What is more "Manly" than star trek and jd ?
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Old January 25, 2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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The star trek and john deer cloth fo the storage bags came from joanns .
I work in an operating room, I might have to get some of that Enterprise cloth to make a scrub hat haha.
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Old January 27, 2013, 04:46 AM   #6
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What model is that case? Looks nothing like the Pelican cases I know unless its a very old version?
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Old January 27, 2013, 09:02 AM   #7
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Yes it is about 15 years old
I dont know what model it is

Slightly larger than a new 1500
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Old January 27, 2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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That's a big case.
And it's mostly empty.
You need more guns.
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