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Small Pistol Case?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by twoclones, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I want to buy a really small pistol case for holding my model 642 inside of my checked baggage. All I've seen that are not a waste of space have been cheap plastic that can be opened with a pen knife :(

    Who makes/sells a small, strudy box that will accept a padlock?

    Butch
     
  2. xjjeeper223

    xjjeeper223 Medford Active Member

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    Check out Pelican.com. Their cases might be plastic but they sure arent cheap. And it would take more than a pen knife to open them.
     
  3. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm very familiar with Pelican cases but really prefer something less bulky. Otter box would be very nice if they could be locked.
     
  4. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Google "camera case?"
     
  5. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is what I use.

    TSA approved. All steel. Decent lock. Padded. It will hold any large auto or two J frames.

    It also has a cable that you can attach to your car seat rails for brief storage in your car (like going into the Post Office).

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=274442
     
  6. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's better. I saw this one on Brownells.com but they didn't list the dimensions :( Guess they wanted me to buy it from Midway... LOL

    Do you put ammo in the same case when traveling by air?
     
  7. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Clackamas County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The ones with the combo locks get bad reviews. I know from experience that there is nothing worse than some cheesy combo lock. A keyed lock is better on something this simple.

    Concerning your question about packing ammo in the same case, the answer is yes....but....not quite....

    Go here to read the rules. Questions should be referred to TSA.

    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1666.shtm
     
  8. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Today I received my Secure-It handgun case. First impression is that it looks like the perfect container for taking a handgun in luggage when flying. Very small, nicely padded interior, and it locks with a key. My S&W 642 and Galco Speed Master holster fit nicely inside.

    The 'memory-fitting foam' smells kind of nasty! :( I've set mine outside to air out...
     
  9. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I have one I use in my truck and I think it's great, but I agree. It keeps getting funk smell on my carry gun. :paranoid: