GUN Pelican Cases FTMFW!

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  1. nicklk

    nicklk New Member

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    I recently bought a Pelican 1200 for my XD-40 and finally was able to pluck out the foam to make home for the lady!! But these cases are bomb proof!! I have a lil kid in my house so I got the TSA lock so I can travel...

    Pics of the case and my shooting accessories!

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    Nice, very good looking pictures.
    but a few comments, I dont think I would use a TSA lock for around-the-house storage. They arent exactly "sturdy". If I broke into your house and saw that case, it would go with me. Get a $50 locking gun safe and bolt it down somewhere. Gander Mtn has a decent one for $30. That foam could also cause rust.
    Im not sure if you will need a TSA lock for traveling, I would use a real lock and take the risk of them cutting it.
     
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    how much?
     
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    $54 shipped for the case and lock
     
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    Nice. I wouldn't want one for my pistol but I'd love to get one for my rifle. Those big ones are expensive as hell though.
     
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    SO what is that grip youve got there. I've got a handall, but its not textured... please do tell.
     
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    i might consider getting one of these
     
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    whenever i fly i just use the child safety locks you can get at the police station. i always wait with my bag as well. TSA is usually understanding when they know your the one checking a firearm. that way they know they can get the keys if needed
     
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    Its a generic brand condom that I got at my local gun shop :dunno:

    It was like $8, but it makes a world of difference!
     
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    murph38_99 OG Silver Member

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    before the handall, I used an old bike tube, it fit so tight but I didnt like the way it kept the grip safety engaged, as soon as I trimmed it, it ripped like a pro. I have really sweaty hands (sweaty hands and a XD WTF) and you're not kidding it was like day and night.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    The TSA will have you standby while they inspect it. So a TSA lock isn't needed and IMO it's not a safe idea to use one. I usually have a masterlock combo lock on my case in my suitcase, then the case is cable locked into the inside of my bag.
     
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    Ya, I thought this lock was going to be alot more tough then it actually is.......the overall construction of it is pretty weak. I may end up getting a different lock on it
     
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    I got 3 of those for "free" from the Army. :mamoru:

    Some jackass threw a brand new one still in the box in a garbage pile.

    They're really nice, I use them for camera stuff.
     
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    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    how will foam cause rust?
     
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    Looks good. I cut foam in my gun case too. Mine holds two gats. ;)
     
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    Fuck, that reminds me, I need to get mine back.
     
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    The foam will trap moisture and eventually cause rust. Get some VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) paper if you must keep the gun in there.
    The safest thing to do with your gun is to keep it secured when stored. That case is very nice, and I have a few, but they are for transporation, not storage.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I think you mean *can* trap moisture. With a few desiccant packets in the bottom and it shut I'd bet you'll be fine since Pelican's are sealed so well. But, yes, generally it's not a good idea to store guns on opencell type foam.
     
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    From what I have seen (from numerous Glock and XD forums, the foam traps oil more then moisture......The Pelican cases are sealed and have a vacuum style system that doesnt allow mosture to reside in the case. Here is a picture of a Beretta 92F that the dude has used the case for more then 8 years, taking it out literally every night to put on his night stand:

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    So show me one experiance where a gun has rusted in a Pelican.......
     
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    love my pelican cases. got a 1520 & a 1720. Need to get another 1720, but haven't bothered with it yet.

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    I've got two 1620's. :)
     
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    Any good foam will be a closed cell foam, that is that every cell is completely sealed off from the next so they should not retain any more moisture that a table top.
     
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    I have never had rust with closed cell foam, but I never store my guns in it. I am simply going by what I have heard many times from other people.
    I still would be more concerned about properly securing the gun when not in use.
     

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