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boomhower
11-24-2011, 04:29
Well, I am in dire need of an AR case. My current on is to thin and everything I have had local to try has been the same way. I pick up on of these (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27286/Product/AR-15-M16-AR-STYLE-308-FASTMAG-PMAG-COUPLER) PMAG couplers and it makes it to wide to zip shut. Also it's tight getting around my Aimpoint on a lower 1/3 mount as well. The one I have is a cheap midway USA bag (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/939239907/midwayusa-tactical-rifle-gun-case-with-6-pockets) I got on BF last year. The other one I have tried is the popular LA Police Gear bag (http://www.lapolicegear.com/lapg-36in-rifle-case.html). Neither of them will zip shut with the coupler attached. This is non-negotiable. My gun is a patrol gun and I don't want to be fiddling with putting a mag in the gun when a traffic stop goes south, seconds count. It's bad enough I have to keep it in a case in the back seat to start with, I don't need any other disadvantages out of the gate. Cheaper is better but I'll spend about whatever it takes to get something that will work. I don't need something with a ton of storage, my gun and a couple extra mags will do.(really only one extra since we only get enough ammo for three mags.) I love the coupler and it's absolutely perfect for my needs so it isn't going anywhere. Thoughts and suggestions are welcome, I've come up empty.

pag23
11-24-2011, 06:04
I picked up a Blackhawk soft case with room for 5 extra pocket mags and outside storage from Cabelas for around $40-$50 ( I can't remember exact).

SCSU74
11-24-2011, 07:29
Go on Natchez and check out the eagle cases. I have the m16 discreet case and I carry my 870 in front and colt 6920 w/ aim point in main area. Retail for $130 were on sale for $50 when I picked mine up.


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boomhower
11-24-2011, 16:00
Go on Natchez and check out the eagle cases. I have the m16 discreet case and I carry my 870 in front and colt 6920 w/ aim point in main area. Retail for $130 were on sale for $50 when I picked mine up.


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Could you link the one you got? There are a ton of them there.

humanguerrilla
11-24-2011, 17:32
The one I use. Good to go with 16" carbine.
http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=EYDCCAR15OD&src=sim

considering more discreet case for ar halves:

Condor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q4YoT-Iq3c&feature=player_embedded

Larue
http://www.laruetactical.com/covert-rifle-case

TknoGeek
11-24-2011, 17:52
I picked up a Blackhawk soft case with room for 5 extra pocket mags and outside storage from Cabelas for around $40-$50 ( I can't remember exact).
This is my recommendation. Quick zip gives you full access to the rifle.

SCSU74
11-24-2011, 20:06
Could you link the one you got? There are a ton of them there.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=EY&prodID=EYDCM16AR15&prodTitle=Eagle%20Discreet%20Case%20M16/AR15%20Black

Black is out of stock but look at the other colors of this style they usually have one of the colors in. I have ranger green I think?


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Jerry
11-24-2011, 20:22
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CASE102-1.html

Scroll down a little for different colors. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SolrSearchResults.aspx?site=All+Products&num=15&q=ar+15+gun+case

zhix
11-24-2011, 23:45
I rarely order from Natchez because they usually kill you on shipping. I have a few Eagle cases I bought when they were still made in USA and expensive.

If you are at all interested in a hard case walmart is supposed to have a Plano 36 inch (looks similar to a pelican/storm case) for $30 on black Friday. Assuming the picture and description in their ad is correct, the same case costs about three times as much anywhere else.

SCSU74
11-25-2011, 08:08
I rarely order from Natchez because they usually kill you on shipping. I have a few Eagle cases I bought when they were still made in USA and expensive.

If you are at all interested in a hard case walmart is supposed to have a Plano 36 inch (looks similar to a pelican/storm case) for $30 on black Friday. Assuming the picture and description in their ad is correct, the same case costs about three times as much anywhere else.

They are still made in USA. My shipping was $10 for case and 300 rds of .45 ammo


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boomhower
11-25-2011, 14:48
They are still made in USA. My shipping was $10 for case and 300 rds of .45 ammo


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http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CASE102-1.html

Scroll down a little for different colors. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SolrSearchResults.aspx?site=All+Products&num=15&q=ar+15+gun+case

They want $17 to ship just the case, that is insane. I'm in NC not Alaska!

This is my recommendation. Quick zip gives you full access to the rifle.

I picked up a Blackhawk soft case with room for 5 extra pocket mags and outside storage from Cabelas for around $40-$50 ( I can't remember exact).

This one? http://www.cabelas.com/gun-cases-blackhawk-tactical-rifle-case-1.shtml

pag23
11-25-2011, 15:27
No, Mine has 5 pockets for magazines....but it is a tight fit with 1 mag in the gun without an optic (I don't have an optic on mine yet). It is the Blackhawk Sportster. I hope this helps..

Gribble
11-25-2011, 18:35
This Voo Doo Cases are hard to beat and can be found for about $50.00 in all styles if you do some looking. This is the one I have and got it for less than $50.00 shipped. http://www.voodootactical.net/p-28-42-inch-molle-soft-padded-padded-weapons-case-with-backpack-straps.aspx

Here is a vast collection of them to choose from as well.

http://www.voodootactical.net/c-22-padded-weapons-cases.aspx

Disregarded9-side
11-25-2011, 23:31
Maxpedition Sliver II; had mine for years now, it takes the wear well (seems to like it).

http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/SLIVER-II-Gun-Case-38-long-13p90.htm

MrMurphy
11-26-2011, 00:55
$17 shipping for a rifle-sized object is nothing. You're paying for the size of the box, nothing more.

Buy cheap, get crap.

Most of you have yet to learn that. I have some cheap cases, they're intended for to-the-range-and-back movement of multiple guns. Nothing else. I have more serious hardware for actual travel.

boomhower
11-26-2011, 05:56
Problem is all of these are the same size as pretty much everything else out there 36x12x3, I catches on the top of my Aimpoint. I need something a touch wider and taller. Voodoo, Condor, 5.11, they are all the exact same size. I am not having much luck finding anything else. Ideas?

Gribble
11-26-2011, 07:11
Problem is all of these are the same size as pretty much everything else out there 36x12x3, I catches on the top of my Aimpoint. I need something a touch wider and taller. Voodoo, Condor, 5.11, they are all the exact same size. I am not having much luck finding anything else. Ideas?
This WILL work! I carry my BCM M4 with a T-1 in a Larue mount everyday the problem is the double mag coupler. Ditch it and get a Surefire 60 round mag or just use a standard mag. Your trying t put 10lbs of potatoes in a 5lb sack and it isn't going to work. The external mag carriers put extra firepower right there too.

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Rifle-Case,140,134.htm

Gribble
11-26-2011, 07:14
Additionally this setup will drop weight, bulk and the need for a reload.........

wrenrj1
11-26-2011, 10:42
I rarely order from Natchez because they usually kill you on shipping. I have a few Eagle cases I bought when they were still made in USA and expensive.

If you are at all interested in a hard case walmart is supposed to have a Plano 36 inch (looks similar to a pelican/storm case) for $30 on black Friday. Assuming the picture and description in their ad is correct, the same case costs about three times as much anywhere else.

Looked at this case yesterday and plan go go pick one up today! It has the foam like a pelican case where you can tear it out around the rifle. It's a sturdy case as well.

SCSU74
11-26-2011, 11:30
Problem is all of these are the same size as pretty much everything else out there 36x12x3, I catches on the top of my Aimpoint. I need something a touch wider and taller. Voodoo, Condor, 5.11, they are all the exact same size. I am not having much luck finding anything else. Ideas?

the m16 case listed has plenty of room for an aimpoint, i have a PRO mounted on mine and it has room leftover...

boomhower
11-26-2011, 17:24
I'm not ditching the coupler, works to well for the purpose. New idea is a 36" double rifle case from voodoo and taking out the divider. Theory being that will give enough width for the coupler. Thoughts?


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IGotIt
11-26-2011, 17:51
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/972872/midwayusa-pro-series-tactical-rifle-gun-case

This is the one I use (the 43"). I don't have a coupler but I put a couple mags together with about an inch spacer and the zipper closed fine. As far as the Aimpoint & mount it might be a close fit but you could always drop to 2 20 round mags coupled

engineer151515
11-26-2011, 18:10
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Disregarded9-side
11-27-2011, 00:02
Seriously, just buy the Maxpedition bag. I promise it's what you want:

http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/SLIVER-II-Gun-Case-38-long-13p90.htm

TknoGeek
11-27-2011, 18:08
This one? http://www.cabelas.com/gun-cases-blackhawk-tactical-rifle-case-1.shtml
Yes, that looks like the one I have that I picked up at my LGS.

Problem is all of these are the same size as pretty much everything else out there 36x12x3, I catches on the top of my Aimpoint. I need something a touch wider and taller. Voodoo, Condor, 5.11, they are all the exact same size. I am not having much luck finding anything else. Ideas?
I have a carbine with a Primary Arms MD-07 (https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Micro_Dot_With_Fixed_Base_p/md-07.htm) mounted on a Rock River Tactical Carry Handle (http://rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=436) and it fits in the Blackhawk case just fine with room to spare on the vertical axis.

I haven't tried storing it with coupled mags like you want, but it seems like it would close (if a bit tightly).

glock-n-roll
11-28-2011, 16:21
I bought a Plano AW 36" hard case with the pullout foam blocks for $30 at my local WalMart (black Friday special). Very nice case for the $$. Holds my non optic AR nice and snug once the foam blocks were removed as necessary.

silvrevo
12-19-2011, 10:55
I gotta say,,,,

I just recived my VooDoo Tactical 36"... and OMG is it sweeeeeeeeeeet !!!

Dont skimp, you would love this case.

I got mine for $82, and shipped free from Ebay.

I do have an uncle Mikes for my 522,,, but it dosnt hold a candle to this VooDoo one!

eracer
12-19-2011, 11:52
This Voo Doo Cases are hard to beat and can be found for about $50.00 in all styles if you do some looking. This is the one I have and got it for less than $50.00 shipped. http://www.voodootactical.net/p-28-42-inch-molle-soft-padded-padded-weapons-case-with-backpack-straps.aspx

Here is a vast collection of them to choose from as well.

http://www.voodootactical.net/c-22-padded-weapons-cases.aspxI have a couple of VooDoo's and I love 'em.