Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
Member Login

Page / 18
Next Page Arrow Left
Link Posted: 6/28/2018 10:43:08 PM EST
I need a few cases myself, I have a IM2720 I'm going to use for a 12" pistol, who's got the best prices on foam?
Link Posted: 9/6/2018 1:42:55 AM EST
The best part about this thread is to see how the rifle types have changed over the years...

In the beginning, CAR length uppers, short quad rails, the ERGO 93 butt stocks (I had two of them)....to the current 15" handguards with 16" barrels....

I have a pelican case from 1984, one well built case.

77
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 8:21:34 PM EST
Is my Seahorse allowed? Finally cut the foam for it today for my Mod 1 and G17.
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 8:41:42 PM EST
My first attempt at cutting foam.  This is not the finished product but I don't have a picture of it.  After cutting it all out and making sure I was pleased, I sprayed it with black plasti dip.  The foam is a lot more durable and looks a nice dark black.

Link Posted: 9/15/2018 10:21:03 AM EST
Nice job.  Clean cuts.  What did you use?
Link Posted: 9/15/2018 2:43:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2018 2:55:59 PM EST by taulce02]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Patrick303:
Nice job.  Clean cuts.  What did you use?
View Quote
I laid everything out on the foam to get an idea on how I wanted the layout to be.  Afterwards I traced each piece on cardboard.  I made sure to error on the inside of the piece being traced to ensure a snug fit.  The next step involved simplifying the lines.  I didn't want to follow each and every bump/curve.  I cut out the cardboard and used push pins to attach it to the foam.  I then used a cheap hot foam cutter I got off Amazon to trace the cardboard.  The hot wire would easily cut the foam but not the cardboard.  After testing the fit, I plasti dipped it all to extend the life of the foam.  I learned a lot from my first attempt and i've gotten much better at if now that my friends have asked me to do the same for them.  Simplifying the lines is one of the most important parts.  As you can see in the bottom picture I tried to follow each and every contour of the magazines.  The end result was sloppy.  I now make a precise rectangle that the magazines will fit into.  It is a much cleaner result.  I'm working on building a jig that will hold a slightly interior tracing angle.  Once that is built, I don't see this taking more than a few hours start to finish.







Link Posted: 12/27/2018 12:18:50 AM EST
Have a flambu case. Wanting to improve the foam (egg shell right now).

Been looking for foam to cut as pictured, but a thought occured, what about a pliable type rubber?

Would rubber work? Would weigh more but may last longer. Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/28/2018 4:16:19 PM EST
Requirements:  7 pistols and space for magazines, silencers, some ammo, mag loaders, dessicate.
Selection:  Pelican Air 1605

Attachment Attached File


I decided to make the ends rounded, so I used a hole saw to drill thru the kaizen foam.

Attachment Attached File


All cut and layers glued together.

Attachment Attached File


Then a coat of Plastidip to make the foam more durable

Attachment Attached File


Cut the bottom one inch of foam out for some more magazine storage.

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 12/28/2018 4:16:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2018 4:28:28 PM EST by YourCoWorker]
Final product.

Attachment Attached File


With a bit of cloth for cushion, I can get two full size handguns in each slot in the 69 position, so I can actually get 14+ in here.  I decided to make the slots very large for this flexibility, but also because I'm in the market for a 6 inch revolver which will require the extra length.

This is very handy for range travel and will make for a good experience staying proficient with each, compared to dealing with several separate pistol bags.
Link Posted: 12/28/2018 6:14:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2018 7:07:15 PM EST by 70satvert]
Got a 1600 today to fit a broken down 14.5” and other stuff.

The pluck-n-pull is ugly, but functional.



Second layer, 6 30rd Pmags and plenty of extra real estate. May do a Glock set up in the future, or leave the room for more mags. Undecided for now.


Link Posted: 12/29/2018 1:48:28 AM EST
Attachment Attached File
My first attempt at a custom cut case.
Link Posted: 6/11/2019 11:10:10 PM EST
Bump
Link Posted: 6/12/2019 7:04:58 AM EST
What's the consensus on stickers?
Link Posted: 6/25/2019 4:01:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/27/2019 3:29:05 PM EST by azhrei]

Stickerbomb cause why not
Link Posted: 7/20/2019 2:16:53 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Afvs28957:
What's the consensus on stickers?
View Quote
Not suggested for a case you may use for air travel.
Link Posted: 7/20/2019 8:00:14 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ZacSquatch:

Not suggested for a case you may use for air travel.
View Quote
Just throw a couple Bernie or Hillary stickers on there. Nobody will be the wiser.
Link Posted: 9/26/2019 1:26:14 PM EST
Bump
Link Posted: 10/9/2019 8:49:57 PM EST
.
Still alive.
Link Posted: 10/10/2019 10:50:17 AM EST
Just egg crate style foam inside so I can pack different gear.

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 12/30/2019 5:40:34 PM EST
.
Still great pics for those who need ideas for how to set up their cases.
Link Posted: 3/17/2020 1:25:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/18/2020 8:46:38 AM EST by D-Dave]
Lets keep this going. What layout should I go with, A, B OR C? The poster board will be a suppressor. I am open to suggestions and comments, thanks
A-" />
B-" />
C-" />
Link Posted: 3/17/2020 9:40:11 AM EST
I would just say 'less is more'.  I have a Pelican case with only 2 rifles, 2 optics, and a bipod and it's HEAVY!  I wouldn't recommend adding the weight of loaded magazines to it, especially since you'll most likely be using more then the couple that can fit in the case.  Also, I left a cutout for my suppressor in my case as well, but found that I store my suppressors in a separate case with their wrenches, attachments, etc.
Link Posted: 3/17/2020 10:00:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/17/2020 2:12:49 PM EST by ICU]
Attachment Attached File

Factory REM 870 MCS, Pelican case in OD.

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 3/17/2020 10:27:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/20/2020 12:35:23 AM EST
Inside is just 1" foam with egg crate foam on top since I usually pack it full with my shotgun and clothes.

But the outside...all the breweries I've hit and a few misc stickers.

Will this throw off their scent?
Attachment Attached File
Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 3/20/2020 10:59:42 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By rippr334:
Inside is just 1" foam with egg crate foam on top since I usually pack it full with my shotgun and clothes.

But the outside...all the breweries I've hit and a few misc stickers.

Will this throw off their scent?
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/252855/IMG_20200202_223258_jpg-1324072.JPGhttps://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/252855/IMG_20200202_223314_jpg-1324073.JPG
View Quote
You seem to be a big fan of CO breweries!
Link Posted: 3/20/2020 11:16:24 AM EST
Attachment Attached File


Just got this one from my neighbor and need to cut it for my hunting setup.

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 3/20/2020 12:51:05 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Patrick303:

You seem to be a big fan of CO breweries!
View Quote
Lots of business travel with per diem.

Anyone have an idea for a big range day loadout in a M2750 case?

Tied of loading up ammo cans and a range bags and pistols, all in different cases.
Link Posted: 4/17/2020 8:43:48 PM EST
First pelican and foam cutting attempt.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 4/17/2020 9:28:46 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By D-Dave:
Lets keep this going. What layout should I go with, A, B OR C? The poster board will be a suppressor. I am open to suggestions and comments, thanks
A-http://i.imgur.com/uVMxKIM.jpg" target="_blank">http://i.imgur.com/uVMxKIM.jpg
B-http://i.imgur.com/k3EahCC.jpg" target="_blank">http://i.imgur.com/k3EahCC.jpg
C-http://i.imgur.com/9GjFcdU.jpg" target="_blank">http://i.imgur.com/9GjFcdU.jpg
View Quote

Nice first post!
Link Posted: 6/10/2020 11:36:39 PM EST
Decided to make room for everything in "case" I need it. I have single gun soft cases if I need to pack light. Weighs 51 lbs. fully loaded







Link Posted: 6/18/2020 5:08:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2020 11:47:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 1:15:43 PM EST
What is the thin material that can be used to add rigidity to foam for use as pull out trays in a double layer setup?
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 4:02:54 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By jsucraig:
What is the thin material that can be used to add rigidity to foam for use as pull out trays in a double layer setup?
View Quote

A sheet of kydex would probably work. Or even use a sheet of whatever that corrugated plastic is used for political yard signs.
Page / 18
Next Page Arrow Left
Top Top