The Case Club 2 AR-15 Rifle & Accessory Case is well designed for the traveler who needs to bring multiple tactical rifles. The case will securely hold two AR carbines in the upright position with tons of space for a spare handgun or two, lots of accessories and up to 19 magazines. The case is built from reinforced polymer and is completely waterproof, crushproof and dustproof to protect sensitive electronics. For security there are a total of six latches and six reinforced padlock points. A purge valve equalizes the pressure and elevation, and a silica gel canister is included to remove moisture from the interior.
The Case Club Economical Universal Rifle Case provides good protection to your rifle and accessories without breaking the bank. It’s ideal for routine outings to the range or traveling on the interstate in your vehicle. The case is large enough for an AR with optics and spare magazines, and it is secured with reinforced hinges and four latches. Each corner of the case also features a padlock attachment point for added security. The molded polymer outside will take a lot of bumps and scratches, while the interior egg crate foam will protect your guns and gear from damage.
The Case Club Discreet Universal Rifle Case may cause people to put coins in your coffee cup and confuse you for an itinerant musician, but they won’t know that what you are carrying is actually a rifle case. Anyone with a concealed-carry permit who is concerned about discretion will be well served with this tough, hard-sided case made from a real guitar case as a base and fitted with a custom foam interior to accommodate one full-sized AR. The case also holds accessories, includes four latches (one of which can be locked) and features a comfortable, rubberized carry handle plus a lifetime guarantee.
CaseCruzer Emergency Preparedness Footlocker: The Medium Emergency Preparedness Footlocker Trunk makes for an excellent survival/bug-out gun case for your home or vehicle. It is large enough to accommodate an AR carbine broken down between the upper and lower receivers, as well as a pistol box and assorted survival food, water and shelter accessories. The tough polymer case features reinforced hinges and five security latches as well as convenient carry handles, wheels for ease of transport and dual reinforced padlock points for security. The case is unlined to maximize space, and the user can add soft padded gun cases or foam lining if desired.
The new Loaded Gear AX-500 53-inch Hard Rifle Case is now available in popular Flat Dark Earth and features a watertight, reinforced design. This hard-sided case will protect fragile electronics and optics as well as your firearms during transport. The O-ring lining completely seals the case from the outside elements, and with its four exterior latches, it’s airtight. An exterior purge valve equalizes the case for pressurization at different elevations or when flying. Inside are two layers of egg crate foam. For security there are two external padlock-mounting points, and the case is wheeled for ease of transport.
The Pelican ProGear iM3300RFL (right) and iM3300SGN (left) are designed to securely hold your sporting rifle or shotgun for transport with no chance of harm or damage. Pelican is already well known for manufacturing high-quality and high-strength cases for delicate electronics and equipment, and your long guns will get the same care with these cases. The iM3300RFL case is designed for sporting rifles with a universal foam insert, and the iM3300SGN case for shotguns features customizable utility foam. Both cases have plenty of extra room for accessories, press/pull latches and a polymer O-ring for a dustproof and watertight seal with automatic pressure equalization valve.
Plano Bone Collector: The Bone Collector All Weather Double Scoped Rifle Case is sure to find favor with hunters, long-range shooting competitors and those who travel frequently with scoped rifles. Designed by Plano in conjunction with famed hunter Michael Waddell, the Bone Collector Edition storage cases are truly designed for harsh environments. The case itself is made from a tough polymer with a watertight, airtight and dustproof interior. Six spring-loaded latches and two padlock points are included. it will accommodate rifles over 50 inches in length.
Plano’s new Field Locker Mil-Spec Double Long Gun Cases are designed to meet the requirements of law enforcement and military units. Available in multiple sizes, these are the toughest cases available from Plano. They’re made from reinforced, molded polymer and feature dual security latches, dual reinforced padlock points and are waterproof and dustproof. For air travel, the wheeled case features an air pressure release valve and a heavy-duty handle. The interior is fully foam lined with double-density foam for superior protection of the valuable contents inside.
The QuickFire QFA515 AR-15 Case is built from an injection-molded, ultra-high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin to mil-spec standards. The case features a gasket seal and a pressure equalization valve, making it watertight, impact resistant and dustproof. It can be submerged and will protect the contents against corrosion. The molded-in hinge trigger release latch system is very secure, and there are also multiple reinforced padlock points. There are cushion grip handles on three sides as well as in-line-skate-style wheels for transport. Inside, the foam insert will fit your rifle and add-ons.
The Seahorse SE1530 rifle case features a tough, shockproof, reinforced-polymer shell that is both water- and dustproof. The interior features thick foam padding and an eggshell lid and is large enough for two long guns as well as gear, ammo, magazines and other accessories. On the outside there is an automatic pressure purge system to account for elevation and atmospheric conditions, molded padlock holes and locking latches. The case includes multiple carry handles and wheels for easy transport, and it’s rated to international and military standards to withstand temporary immersion in water as well as dust and extreme temperature ranges.
The Outback 60C from Vanguard is a tough, airline-approved rifle case. The top and bottom halves are made from a solid, one-piece, high-density polyethylene composite with no seams. This material is both strong and flexible to absorb shocks or impacts without damage to the contents. It is also lightweight and scratch resistant with a built-in key lock and additional padlock holders on the latch closures. The high-density foam interior features hook-and-loop fasteners and is large enough for one or two 40-inch-long guns. The case also has oversized rubber feet for easy upright storage.
Storing and traveling with long guns can present much more of a challenge than traveling with handguns simply because of their size. Of course, traveling with firearms always presents a challenge, as there are various local and state laws that affect your possession of some types of guns outside your home state. Indeed, traveling by car or air across state lines requires that specific guidelines be adhered to and followed. A good solid and compact case that allows you to take your self-defense tools with you is a big part of what makes this possible.
For all air travel with firearms, you need to have a hard-sided, lockable case that must be sent through as checked luggage and inspected by security to make sure it is unloaded. Fortunately, there are many long rifle cases that fit the bill and will protect your valuable rifles against even the most careless bag handlers. The gallery above features some of the rifle cases best around.
For more information on the rifle cases above, please visit the following websites:
- Case Club 2 AR-15 Rifle & Accessory Case: (caseclub.com; 877-412-2737)
- Case Club Economical Universal Rifle Case: (caseclub.com; 877-412-2737)
- Case Club Discreet Universal Rifle Case: (caseclub.com; 877-412-2737)
- CaseCruzer Emergency Preparedness Footlocker: (casecruzer.com; 909-613-1999)
- Loaded Gear AX-500 Hard Rifle Case: (loadedgear.com; 888-666-6769)
- Pelican iM3300SGN & iM3300RFL: (pelican.com; 800-473-5422)
- Plano Bone Collector: (planomolding.com; 800-226-9868)
- Plano Mil-Spec Cases: (planomolding.com; 800-226-9868)
- QuickFire QFA515 AR-15 Case: (quickfirecases.com; 800-819-4245)
- Seahorse SE1530: (seahorse.net; 626-339-6673)
- Vanguard Outback 60C: (vanguardworld.com; 800-875-3322)
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by Tactical-Life / Aug 11, 2015