Gun Case - The Inside and Out
A gun case is a secure container designed specifically for storing one or many guns and/or ammunition. Gun cases come in all shapes and sizes and are made of a variety of materials including plastic and metal. Gun safes also are commonly used to prevent unqualified access by unauthorized or poorly qualified persons for home protection and, in highly capable safes, to maintain the contents against damage by fire, flood, or similar events.
The primary type of gun case is designed to be quickly and easily opened, usually with a push of a button, making it easy to access the firearm. However, some safes may contain keys or other locks that must be used to gain access to the firearm. Safes can also be broken down into sections and sub divisions. For example, there may be a division for each different type of gun (rifles, shotguns, handguns, etc. ), a division for general firearms, a division for handguns only, a section for long guns only, and so on. Additionally, some safes may be equipped with a slide-out Q-lock which is designed to hold any handgun in place and prevents the opening of the case while the gun is in position.
There are several types of gun case material available. Gun cases can be manufactured from several types of material including plastic, stainless steel, canvas, nylon, and other synthetic materials. Gun cases made from fabric or vinyl are good choices for hunters and other individuals frequently carrying firearms. In addition, some hard-sided cases are made from ballistic nylon, which is nearly bulletproof. Some hard-sided cases feature steel inserts which can protect against sharp objects or even other firearms.
Most gun cases are either soft or hard. Soft cases are generally preferred because they offer more protection. In addition, they provide more flexibility because the user can choose the interior material. Gun owners may prefer soft cases because they can be worn over the shoulder, whereas, gun cases that are hard are typically worn around the neck. However, some hard cases are also available for wear on the back of the hand.
Soft gun cases generally have openings for ammunition or accessories such as laser pointers, flashlights, or additional storage compartments. A waterproof case is ideal for transporting guns safely and keeping them in one piece. However, some gun cases are made from ballistic nylon, which is virtually bulletproof. In addition, some hard gun cases are also available in a waterproof case, although these cases are not as durable as soft gun cases.
Foam gun cases are made from polystyrene foam or injection Molded Foam. Polystyrene foam is extremely tough and can withstand high pressures and temperatures. However, these types of gun cases are not appropriate for Airsoft Rifles, shot guns, or any type of handheld weapon. An airsoft rifle can only be contained in a foam case specifically made for that particular firearm.
The size of a gun case is determined by the size of the firearm being stored. Most pistol cases hold several firearms. However, some firearms are large enough to be housed in special "trail rifle" holsters. The weight of a firearm can determine the size of the case in which it must be stored.
Another factor to consider is whether or not a gun case should have an external locking device. This feature prevents a gun case from opening when the trigger is pulled, and requires the user to manually lock the case once the gun is fired. The outside diameter of a bullet will determine the internal dimensions of a firearm case, and will determine if a shell holder is required. However, if the user plans to use a pistol cane for self defense, a soft inner tube is usually sufficient.