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speedloader
04-25-2015, 09:40 AM
guys, what do you use to carry your AR or restricted to the range?

soft shell cases are everywhere but not what I call lockable
sure a combo lock through the zipper but thats not even hard for a kid to break off
but so much easier to carry with everything else like range bag targets
you know the story, throw it on your shoulder and go but security wise
when you have to leave it in your truck at the range or get gas ?

Wendell
04-25-2015, 01:22 PM
A soft case (like these (http://shop.rampartcorp.com/category_s/1954.htm) ones) inside a hard case (like these (http://www.productioncase.com/category/weapon-pelican-cases-calgary-toronto-halifax-68.aspx) ones) secured with pick-resistant locks (like these (https://securitysnobs.com/Padlocks/) ones) seems to me to be the best option. Then, further securing the case with quality chain (https://securitysnobs.com/Chains-Cables/) or quality wire rope (https://securitysnobs.com/Chains-Cables/) can lend the owner some extra comfort too.

Wendell
04-25-2015, 01:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbpKhHwwtiY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsJZ_kKjXcE

Petamocto
04-25-2015, 02:18 PM
Pelican 1700/1750. I have three guns in each.

harbl_the_cat
04-26-2015, 05:57 PM
IMO - locks on gun cases are to police what garlic is to vampires.

The ONLY reason you lock your gun cases is to beat an unsafe storage/transportation charge in court - not deter a thief. Ergo - a $0.50 dollar store lock through the zippers of a soft case are good enough for me.

If a thief or police officer needs a tool (including a ballpoint pen), more physical strength than a 4 year old, or 10-15 seconds of fiddling to open a container - I think it's enough.

Personally - I think the NcStar VISM line of cases are the best value for AR case - and yes, a cheap combo lock do the trick - however, 5.11 cases are noticeably higher quality.

awndray
04-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Have I got a deal for you....

http://vipmedia.globalnews.ca/2015/04/rifle.jpg?w=720&h=480&crop=1

speedloader
04-27-2015, 06:11 AM
IMO - locks on gun cases are to police what garlic is to vampires.

The ONLY reason you lock your gun cases is to beat an unsafe storage/transportation charge in court - not deter a thief. Ergo - a $0.50 dollar store lock through the zippers of a soft case are good enough for me.

If a thief or police officer needs a tool (including a ballpoint pen), more physical strength than a 4 year old, or 10-15 seconds of fiddling to open a container - I think it's enough.

Personally - I think the NcStar VISM line of cases are the best value for AR case - and yes, a cheap combo lock do the trick - however, 5.11 cases are noticeably higher quality.

exactly what I have a Vism style soooo easy to carry
but what got me thinking about it was exactly what Awndray posted LOL .....
although I would never go sit in Shanks or any other bar for that matter with an Ar in the truck
that took three years to learn apparently,but thats what happens when you don't have to follow laws
and its tax payers property

speedloader
04-27-2015, 06:22 AM
A soft case (like these (http://shop.rampartcorp.com/category_s/1954.htm) ones) inside a hard case (like these (http://www.productioncase.com/category/weapon-pelican-cases-calgary-toronto-halifax-68.aspx) ones) secured with pick-resistant locks (like these (https://securitysnobs.com/Padlocks/) ones) seems to me to be the best option. Then, further securing the case with quality chain (https://securitysnobs.com/Chains-Cables/) or quality wire rope (https://securitysnobs.com/Chains-Cables/) can lend the owner some extra comfort too.

Wendell,thanks for all the info
yes looks like hard shell teathered and then soft shell inside
is really the best a guy can do

Wendell
04-27-2015, 11:36 AM
There's this (https://securitysnobs.com/Mobeye-Quad-Band-Portable-Alarm-Unit.html) too. Had the case been tethered, and had the officer in question had one of these (https://securitysnobs.com/Mobeye-Quad-Band-Portable-Alarm-Unit.html), the thieves might have been caught in the act.

TheGamerXxX
12-16-2015, 04:07 PM
I got a great aluminum case that fits 4 rifles. all Combo locks +Key if you want to use that.

Lots of'em on Ebay for a decent price.

If I had the cash (and maybe eventually) I'll be buying a Pellican. They're worth their weight (Durability?) in gold

lone-wolf
12-16-2015, 06:43 PM
Thanks to drache's heads up, one of these from CT

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx313/redmudpei/random%20gun-bullet%20stuff/20151023_195251_zpsrtk04gbi.jpg

Gunexpert007
12-16-2015, 09:09 PM
Have I got a deal for you....

http://vipmedia.globalnews.ca/2015/04/rifle.jpg?w=720&h=480&crop=1

....and only lightly used by Calgary PD ; once the missing rifle was recovered , the story went cold.....and the mystery continues...?

speedloader
12-17-2015, 04:23 AM
NA... never happened it was all in our minds Gunex
A CPS officer would never ever leave an automatic rifle and 2 loaded 20 round mags
in his own car in plain view while he went in for a few beers, & lie about it when it got stolen
and got no disciplinary action taken either ,when he was in illegal possession of it with un pinned mags
NA we must have made that up .........then one day it just reappeared magically
see it was all a dream ,nice case and tether though when used

88 louie
12-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Plano Field Locker Tactical Long Gun Case, Single Rifle, 46.4"x18"x7.25", Black 109440
I have one of these from Marshall @ Aztech Armory. Excellent for a Tavor, as the butt fits perfectly between the wheel wells. Lot of room for mags & other stuff. I could put 2 scoped rifles in it, but use it for a Tavor as I cut the foam to accomodate it & its accessories.

Gunexpert007
12-19-2015, 07:57 PM
I switched to Plano hard cases for the long guns and the handguns ; but I found the hard cases were to bulky , so now I have switched back to soft cases for ease of use . When I go to the range , I usually take several guns with me , and the hard cases were just to bulky.....

speedloader
12-19-2015, 09:29 PM
Hard cases are great secure nice protection, & one is great to carry
now try to carry a few at once and a range bag full of ammo in the door at the range its a PITA
soft cases allow you to sling a few on your back and free up your hands at least