Best gun case?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by swann, May 18, 2013.

  1. swann

    swann New Member

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    I'm looking for a gun case for both of my ar-15s and my colt 45 that will not cause my guns to rust like my old case did to my rem 270 I think it was because of the foam. that case was hard case I'm open to all answers thanks
     

  2. apwvsd40ve

    apwvsd40ve New Member

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    This is great if you don't want to take the time to do it yourself....good site!
     
  3. Fielder

    Fielder New Member

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  4. swann

    swann New Member

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    Have you guys heard of a 5.11 case
     
  5. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Did you store your guns in their case? or just use the cases to transfer them to the range, etc. It is best to remove the gun from the case when storing it for unattended times
     
  6. carnestopher

    carnestopher New Member

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    +1 for Pelican. Pricey but worth it.
     
  7. mycasebuilder

    mycasebuilder New Member

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    Hi Swann,

    The foam would not cause the firearm to rust inside of the case.

    If you store it in a waterproof case like a Pelican case for long periods, the moisture gets trapped inside the case because it is airtight.

    The best thing is to use a desiccant in the case which will soak up the excess moisture. Get one that you can recharge or change the disposable ones every few months.
     
  8. Fielder

    Fielder New Member

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    A gun safe is for storing, a case is for transporting. A cheap gun safe that is simply bolted to the wall studs is very secure from burglary because one must open the safe to get to the bolt heads. A good lock (tumbler dial, not an electronic lock) is what is needed. The safe might go in a closet out of sight. These are not expensive if you check your local chainstore sporting goods shop regularly for a bargain. The expensive ones are fireproof which I avoided for economy sake.

    A cheap large silica gel box can be recharged in the oven every few months, and will prevent rust. We're we're talking about a $5-$10 item that will last decades. The safe will last a lifetime.
     
  9. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Bolting a strong box between two studs only means you loose some drywall and a couple of 2x4's when you also loose your guns.

    A good safe has to be heavy enough, as to not be easily carried away. Best way to accomplish this is bolt an already heavy safe to a deep poored concrete floor. This means the safe is not going anywhere.