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Link Posted: 9/5/2007 6:27:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 10:40:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2007 10:44:25 AM EST by Quarterbore]
Monthly bump to keep this out of the archives:

This is an old pic of one of my Starlight cases:



I think I want to get a 1700 and a 1200 soon however and I searched out this thread to compare sizes...  My case is nice as I can carry a lot of stuff, but it is too big to fit in the trunk of my car

Also, ammo is supposed to be stored in a seperate case from the gun while travleing in PA so I think two seperate cases would fit that bill.  Anybody know of a case smaller then the 1700 (by Pelican, Storm, Starlight, etc) that will still fit a M4A3 assembled (I don't need to keep all the extras in the case)?

I am not in a rush as I have cheap "mart" plastic cases as well as my various soft cases that I am using now but I want to invest in a better case when I find a good price.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:54:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/24/2007 7:53:01 PM EST by txgp17]
Looks like Pelican will be improving their product lineup.
pelican.com/media/videos/flv/colossus.php
Link Posted: 10/13/2007 1:10:41 AM EST
139.6 tons did they think someone would call their bluff if they had claimed 140 tons
Link Posted: 10/13/2007 1:38:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/13/2007 1:41:48 AM EST by Sagus]

Originally Posted By txgp17:
Looks like Pelica will be improving their product lineup.
pelican.com/media/videos/flv/colossus.php


I had the displeasure of working in a IMP factory a few years back between careers (mostly refrigerator/AC/pipe parts).  Worst job I ever had...but that there is one hell of an impressive machine.

I was within a day or two of turning in my 2-week notice, when I saw one of the molds crack a maintenance worker's skull (he lived, was trying to get it set down on a repair bench and a pin broke).  I clocked out & never went back.  Dangerous business.
Link Posted: 10/13/2007 12:56:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By txgp17:
Looks like Pelica will be improving their product lineup.
pelican.com/media/videos/flv/colossus.php


impressive..
Link Posted: 10/14/2007 12:30:04 AM EST
hey guys I got a question......I'm ordering a 1720 next week and was thinking of getting it w/ the Pick-n-Pluck foam.   Now, I see that all of you guys have the regular foam inserts and no PNP foam.    Is there something I don't know about the PNP foam?   I'm "assuming" that it'd be easier to 'cut-out' with the PNP foam.  Any info would be appreciated.  

BTW, awesome job on some of those cases!  
Link Posted: 10/14/2007 8:53:11 AM EST
I think the regular foam looks much cleaner and offers a nicer presentation.  It is more of a custom job which feels higher-end than the generic PNP.  I will be getting a 1720 soon and will definately be using the regular foam.
Link Posted: 11/2/2007 5:47:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By clasky:
I think the regular foam looks much cleaner and offers a nicer presentation.  It is more of a custom job which feels higher-end than the generic PNP.  I will be getting a 1720 soon and will definately be using the regular foam.


+1 PNP foam sucks stick with the regular foam.
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 12:10:45 PM EST
Great thread
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:39:03 PM EST
Cases by Pelican (web store) is offering a custom foam cutting service.  Has anyone used this service?  

Hyperlink: www.casesbypelican.com/customguncase.htm
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:33:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stainless:
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y8/StainlessSteel/AwesomeCase.jpg


Did you make the foam?
Link Posted: 12/10/2007 12:54:19 PM EST
Anyone have a 1550? I heard  30rnd AR mags fit nice in these- but I would like a pic.
Link Posted: 12/12/2007 5:16:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By DrDeath:
Anyone have a 1550? I heard  30rnd AR mags fit nice in these- but I would like a pic.


Go back and look at page 2 of this thread.
Link Posted: 12/12/2007 5:18:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By DrDeath:
Anyone have a 1550? I heard  30rnd AR mags fit nice in these- but I would like a pic.


Go back and look at page 2 of this thread.
Link Posted: 12/12/2007 5:21:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2007 5:22:41 AM EST by firefighter1241]
Double tap
Link Posted: 12/12/2007 5:21:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By DrDeath:
Anyone have a 1550? I heard  30rnd AR mags fit nice in these- but I would like a pic.


From page 2 of this thred.  



This is a 1200 case.
Link Posted: 12/12/2007 7:57:24 AM EST
Looking  for a 1550 not a 1200.....
Link Posted: 12/29/2007 6:03:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2007 6:04:22 PM EST by TS23]
Bump.

Anyone have a case or at least a picture of one cutout to fit two pistols and a few mags for each?  I want to get a case to fit my P226 and G36 and I'm having trouble gauging the size that I need.

ETA:It would be cool to get this tacked.  
Link Posted: 1/3/2008 2:04:54 PM EST
With the 10 mags in the 1200 case - how hard are they to get out of the case?  They look pretty snug, which is good, but are they a pain to get out at the range?
Link Posted: 1/3/2008 6:13:33 PM EST
This is interesting...at least to me.  



There was some talk about folks laying their rifles in the cases - muzzle to the right.  Folks stated this was to see the bolt, etc.

I never thought about it, but I just realized I place mine in the case - muzzle to the left.

For me, that's more oriented to the way I pick the rifle up:  place right hand on the pistol grip, and the handguards are to the left; the same side of my body that my left hand is on.

Just seems more efficient.

AFWIW, I bought a 1700 from Quantico yesterday - I'll go pick it up on Sat.
Link Posted: 1/12/2008 4:28:53 PM EST
will pmags fit the same? i've never checked them against a normal mag for size
Link Posted: 1/14/2008 11:55:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2008 11:56:24 AM EST by Subconscious]
Regarding the 10 mags in the 1200 case - they do fit perfectly.  They're a little tricky to get out of the case though, so I came up with a solution.  I tied a loop in some 550 cord and laid the loop in the case, then put the mags in on top of it so that the ends of the loop stuck out either end about 3", then folded the ends they rest on top of the mags.  Now I can just grab a loop and pull up a mag quickly and easily.  
Link Posted: 1/15/2008 8:30:52 PM EST
Here is the New 1720 from Mrs F. Cheese.


I need more gear to put in that big empty spot.   Anyone tried velcro loops across the top for mags? I kept thinking it would be great but I think it'll rub the rifle.  <--- lame way to wear the rifle.
Link Posted: 1/19/2008 12:38:46 AM EST
I got a Hardigg Storm Case i3200 in OD Green today at my friendly neighborhood CTD.  After comparing Pelican and the Storm Case, I thought the quality of the SC to be much better - especially the latches and handle.

I'm not too happy with my first effort, so I will probably get more foam and try again, but here are my pics:









Link Posted: 1/19/2008 10:53:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By clasky:
I think the regular foam looks much cleaner and offers a nicer presentation.  

I agree.  The PnP looks jagged and just... not as nice.  But it does do the job.  I just haven't gotten around to replacing it yet.  I think this is a 1200 - or something along those lines.



I have a 1720 that works great for most everything.  I haven't bothered to cut out the foam, as I use it for whatever I might need on a given day.  It came with three pieces of foam, each around 2" thick.  With the middle piece of foam removed, there is a little too much space.  I cut one in half, widthwise to get a couple of 1" thick pieces.  Now I can put in a 2" piece in the bottom, then a 1" piece, pile everything on top, and the other 2" piece goes in the lid.  Everything fits tight so it won't shift if the case gets dropped, but it's not so tight that I have to sit on the case to close it.

Link Posted: 1/31/2008 2:25:18 PM EST
How do you all cut the foam? I just got a Storm case, and I'm looking at building a hot wire knife. Has anyone done this before? For another thing, any ideas about where I could pay for the use of one? Maybe a hobby shop?
Link Posted: 1/31/2008 3:04:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Debo75:
How do you all cut the foam? I just got a Storm case, and I'm looking at building a hot wire knife. Has anyone done this before? For another thing, any ideas about where I could pay for the use of one? Maybe a hobby shop?



Here you go...

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=292695
Link Posted: 2/1/2008 2:29:53 PM EST
I've been drooling over the Pelican SMC-1955-M16-D-18M for a couple of days now.  I was wondering if anyone knew if Pelican offers that divider separately or not (the Pelican web site sucks for their accessories).

Maybe it's not a divider, and just a small bit of foam.  I don't know...
Link Posted: 2/11/2008 4:45:17 PM EST
I duped this from the other foam cutting thread...I just finished my case, it's the new Storm iM3220, which is 8.5" deep, versus 6" for the other cases this size. I need the extra depth because of the tripod. To make the cuts I used an old model train transformer, and built a table for the wire to make sure the cuts were vertical. It still kind of looks like I gnawed the pieces out, but I'm just planning on telling people form follows function.
Link Posted: 2/12/2008 10:03:41 PM EST
I was told to freeze the foam before cutting it.
Link Posted: 2/13/2008 10:30:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2008 10:58:00 AM EST by SorryOciffer]
I use a HARDIGG STORM case. I REALLY like it and think they are a better case than the Pelicans. It has 6 really beefy latches that latch 3 sides, side and end handles and tow wheels if you REALLY load it down. Forget the exact model but it will hold my AUG. spare barrel, brass catcher, and several mags easily. Paid $180 locally but can be had for about $165 on the web.

IMO, Pelican is good but only more popular because people have not had hands on with both HARDIGG eats their lunch IMHO.

Pics of before my AUG went in it.



Link Posted: 2/13/2008 10:33:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2008 5:13:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By aIIan:
www.allangreendale.net/dump/guns/pelican.jpg

what size case is this ?
Link Posted: 2/21/2008 6:44:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By shawn21:

Originally Posted By aIIan:
www.allangreendale.net/dump/guns/pelican.jpg

what size case is this ?


pelican 17oo
Link Posted: 2/23/2008 10:25:58 PM EST
Here's my 1700 housing my 15T, an aluminum GPS-01 and a Dieter CQD single point sling. Soon the 1700 it will also be home to a Millett TRS-1.  

Link Posted: 3/3/2008 9:45:56 AM EST
KEPP IT UP!!  Nice!    We need AK pics!!
Link Posted: 3/3/2008 2:10:52 PM EST

Case 1


Case 2

Link Posted: 3/9/2008 8:40:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/9/2008 8:48:43 PM EST by THEBIGBOSS]
height=8
Originally Posted By Friedcheese:
Here is the New 1720 from Mrs F. Cheese.
i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb5/FRIED303/6f406c69.jpg

I need more gear to put in that big empty spot.   Anyone tried velcro loops across the top for mags? I kept thinking it would be great but I think it'll rub the rifle.  <--- lame way to wear the rifle.
......what are those little round things in alot of these cases in this pic its to the left of the verticle grip, thanks
Link Posted: 3/10/2008 2:18:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By THEBIGBOSS:

......what are those little round things in alot of these cases in this pic its to the left of the verticle grip, thanks


SureFire Spares Carrier.  Holds 6 batteries and a lamp assy.   A must have.
Link Posted: 3/10/2008 5:23:15 AM EST
ah thanks man
Link Posted: 3/10/2008 5:20:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/10/2008 5:26:13 PM EST by TeJota1911]

Originally Posted By Debo75:
I duped this from the other foam cutting thread...I just finished my case, it's the new Storm iM3220, which is 8.5" deep, versus 6" for the other cases this size. I need the extra depth because of the tripod. To make the cuts I used an old model train transformer, and built a table for the wire to make sure the cuts were vertical. It still kind of looks like I gnawed the pieces out, but I'm just planning on telling people form follows function.



I bet that's fun to carry around.
Link Posted: 3/10/2008 5:34:11 PM EST
Heres my 1750.
Link Posted: 3/11/2008 6:44:33 PM EST
I go all out



Link Posted: 3/20/2008 3:08:37 PM EST


Link Posted: 3/29/2008 1:21:01 AM EST
After reading all the posts I finally got every thing together and did it. Here's how my case turned out.

Can you guess what goes where?
http://www.members.shaw.ca/wrightjs/CaseCutoutsWeb.jpg

Here's every thing in place (almost).
http://www.members.shaw.ca/wrightjs/CaseFull6Web.jpg

Here's a close-up of the DE. Sweeeet!
http://www.members.shaw.ca/wrightjs/DesertEagleCaseCloseWeb.jpg

Sig Mosquito, Glock G17, Desert Eagle .50AE
Scope for the Mosquito, Otis cleaning case, assorted mags. I've left space for an AA kit for the G17 + mags and a space under the DE for a small box. Not quite sure what to put there yet.
Link Posted: 3/30/2008 12:42:09 AM EST
height=8
Originally Posted By PaoloOrange:
href=img339.imageshack.us/img339/4914/cassettagrandeayk3.jpg

Thats a sick setup. Do you have some type of small divider foam? If not, have you had any problems w/ damages from one side to the other?
Link Posted: 3/30/2008 2:29:04 AM EST
Sure I have it! 1cm thick foam in the middle.
Link Posted: 3/31/2008 9:41:47 PM EST
What is the round device in some of the cases, like friedcheese has in his case on page 7?
Link Posted: 4/1/2008 3:29:42 PM EST
Surefire battery case.
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