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Posted: 9/8/2003 3:50:37 PM EDT
I just purchased my first ar, a model 1 lightweight. I've been searching the net for a carrying case but haven't found anything in the $30-50 price range. Any advice on where to look, what brand to buy, and what features to have would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Matt
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 3:54:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2003 3:58:31 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 4:00:39 PM EDT
I'll give you some advice, but I don't think it will be what you want to hear - you need to spend more money. You get what you pay for with rifle cases. I just recently purchased a case for my M-4gery from Eagle (Eagleindustries.com). This case is extremely well built in that the sewing, attention to detail, materials used, etc is outstanding. If you buy a case that's cheaper it will do the job, but down the road you'll regret not buying a better case. You can get a case from Eagle or other good suppliers for about 100 bucks. Oh, and don't buy from Blackhawk. They basically copy everything in their catalog from companies like Eagle, London Bridge, etc. Their stuff is made outside the US and the quality is lacking. Save up and buy a good piece of equipment for a few dollars more. I'm sure lots of other guys will post other good companies as well. Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 4:51:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2003 4:53:26 PM EDT by sgtmike]
I got a very nice and very inexpensive ($22) AR15 case from sportsmans guide two weeks ago. [url]http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=59167[/url] It does not have the fancy tag or name but I can not find any weak spots or flaws in the workmanship. I have an A2 with a 16" and the 38" case fits perfectly. Give it a shot. Sarge
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 6:41:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2003 6:42:31 PM EDT by Buck_Naked]
I agree, you will take a major step up in quality by spending a little more... I have always been a fan of [url]www.shootingsystems.com[/url]... they make a great product... Dave
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 8:16:31 PM EDT
Another vote for Galati from Wiskur. Neil Wiskur was great to deal with, shipped very fast, and answers emails. I've been totally pleased with my Galati case. Great protection and features.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 9:09:09 PM EDT
Thanks for all the advice. My budget is getting small fast so I am thinking I'll go with the one SgtMike suggested. Only problem being they are out of stock until the 22nd. Has anyone else had any experience with this carry case? Also, any other recomendations on what I need to get already have the upper, soon to have the lower receiver, 1000 rounds of .223, and otis cleaning kit. I am thinking all I'll need after the case is a sling and lock. Any recomendations on those items? Thanks again. Didn't expect so many people to offer help soo fast.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 11:42:53 PM EDT
I suggest Pelcan's product - Item number #1700/#1750 is more suitable with rifle...^_^
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 12:37:56 AM EDT
Or a Starlight - [img]http://www.starlightcases.com/new38.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.starlightcases.com/new52.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 1:40:30 AM EDT
[img]http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Sep/2003997165655026346776.jpg[/img] This is the WGS-7705(Winchester) or VGC-7705(Guardforce) double breakdown shotgun case. As you can see it easily holds the AR when broken down as well as plenty of room for accessories. You can find them using google search for around $70 shipped. I recently added a Knights RAS w/vertical grip to the set-up, and an OTAL on top. Everything still fits but the 2 halves needs to be placed diagonally inside rather than the way it is pictured now.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 4:34:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2003 4:37:05 AM EDT by JRussell]
Originally Posted By nonono90: Thanks for all the advice. My budget is getting small fast so I am thinking I'll go with the one SgtMike suggested. Only problem being they are out of stock until the 22nd. Has anyone else had any experience with this carry case? Also, any other recomendations on what I need to get already have the upper, soon to have the lower receiver, 1000 rounds of .223, and otis cleaning kit. I am thinking all I'll need after the case is a sling and lock. Any recomendations on those items? Thanks again. Didn't expect so many people to offer help soo fast.
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Definately go get yourself a cleaning rod (most recommend Dewey). Very handy in case you get a case stuck in the chamber. Trust me, that Otis kit won't do didley for getting it out, I found that out the hard way two weekends ago at a shoot. BTW, I do like the OTIS system, works very well. As to the case, I went with a case from midway [url]http://www.midwayusa.com/rewriteaproduct/495364[/url]. Not nearly as good as some of the others mentioned, but it works for now and for $21 it fit my budget at the time. I have a birthday coming up so I'm thinking of asking the wife for something better anyway! [bounce] Obviously you want the best you can afford, but I understand the budget crunch side as well. As to the sling, no question. Hands down go with something from CQB Solutions [url]www.cqbsolutions.com[/url]. Ask for Jeff, he is great to work with and answered every possible quesiton I could ask. Check out the Slings and other Accessories board, I posted about my experience there. Great products, great people.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 4:36:21 AM EDT
Heres a inexpensive case http://www.outdoorsuperstore.com/store/products/productDisplay.asp?manufacturer=ALLEN&model=ASSAULT+RIFLE+CASE
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 5:23:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fistpoint: [url]http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Sep/2003997165655026346776.jpg[/url] This is the WGS-7705(Winchester) or VGC-7705(Guardforce) double breakdown shotgun case. As you can see it easily holds the AR when broken down as well as plenty of room for accessories. You can find them using google search for around $70 shipped.
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. Very nice! Thanks for posting that fistpoint, I like that set up, would work perfectly for me.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 6:02:52 AM EDT
gunsnstuff.net has Galati cases for $44.50 My Galati case is quality made.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 8:39:40 AM EDT
Have any of you tried these? [url]http://www.acecase.com/assault.htm[/url] I have one for my AR and am very pleased with it. The black case in the circle is the one I bought. Actually caught them at a local gun show. All their stuff is made in the USA. I preferred this one as it had magazine pouches, tall enough for a scope, nice padding, and a shoulder sling. They are worth a look if you have the time. They make some nice modular type pistol holsters also. FWIW I have no affiliation with them I just see a lot of their products being sold at shows and am happy with them myself.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 10:40:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2003 10:45:37 AM EDT by M4A2_L073754]
Friend of mine who´s webmaster [url= http://www.sniperworld.com]here[/url] gave me one of Maxpedition bags after I helped him to import Bushmaster. I´m very impressed about quality of this bag. Lots of pockets for mags (14) and ammo. [url]www.maxpedition.com[/url] Few pics: [img]http://www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/472499_6511111844196800621_v.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/472506_6536377027828526460_v.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/472507_91773413913306182_v.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/472504_5361831791619928038_v.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/472503_575278451186354892_v.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.digitalpose.com/mbr/1/20320/p/472505_6330644268835477194_v.jpg[/img] MN
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 1:18:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2003 1:19:41 PM EDT by James_Gang]
Originally Posted By nonono90: I just purchased my first ar, a model 1 lightweight. I've been searching the net for a carrying case but haven't found anything in the $30-50 price range. Any advice on where to look, what brand to buy, and what features to have would be appreciated. Thanks, Matt
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------ I feel so lucky. My Bushmaster came with a hard case, and USGI sling.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 2:19:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DOW: I'll give you some advice, but I don't think it will be what you want to hear - you need to spend more money. You get what you pay for with rifle cases. I just recently purchased a case for my M-4gery from Eagle (Eagleindustries.com). This case is extremely well built in that the sewing, attention to detail, materials used, etc is outstanding. If you buy a case that's cheaper it will do the job, but down the road you'll regret not buying a better case. You can get a case from Eagle or other good suppliers for about 100 bucks. Oh, and don't buy from Blackhawk. They basically copy everything in their catalog from companies like Eagle, London Bridge, etc. Their stuff is made outside the US and the quality is lacking. Save up and buy a good piece of equipment for a few dollars more. I'm sure lots of other guys will post other good companies as well. Good luck!
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I've been using Blackhawk discrete carry cases as well as SKB hard shells for years, and haven't had any trouble with either. If Blackhawk has something that will fit your needs, I have no problem recommending there products. To the best of my knowledge, LBT doesn't even make a rifle case (excluding their drag bag). I like Eagle products, and I'm glad your happy with your purchase, but you shouldn't make comments about items you have no experience with.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 2:42:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rabbit9:
Originally Posted By DOW: I'll give you some advice, but I don't think it will be what you want to hear - you need to spend more money. You get what you pay for with rifle cases. I just recently purchased a case for my M-4gery from Eagle (Eagleindustries.com). This case is extremely well built in that the sewing, attention to detail, materials used, etc is outstanding. If you buy a case that's cheaper it will do the job, but down the road you'll regret not buying a better case. You can get a case from Eagle or other good suppliers for about 100 bucks. Oh, and don't buy from Blackhawk. They basically copy everything in their catalog from companies like Eagle, London Bridge, etc. Their stuff is made outside the US and the quality is lacking. Save up and buy a good piece of equipment for a few dollars more. I'm sure lots of other guys will post other good companies as well. Good luck!
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I've been using Blackhawk discrete carry cases as well as SKB hard shells for years, and haven't had any trouble with either. If Blackhawk has something that will fit your needs, I have no problem recommending there products. To the best of my knowledge, LBT doesn't even make a rifle case (excluding their drag bag). I like Eagle products, and I'm glad your happy with your purchase, but you shouldn't make comments about items you have no experience with.
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Why, sir, would you assume that I have not had the opportunity to own Blackhawk manufactured gear? I have owned SEVERAL items manufactured by Blackhawk, and I found the quality control to be lacking. That is why I made such a strong statement against buying their stuff. If you are offended by this for some reason, I apologize, but my opinion remains unchanged. And by the way, they DO copy much of their catalog from other suppliers, almost as efficiently as the Chinese. This is a known fact.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 9:55:22 PM EDT
Thanks for all the input.
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 8:32:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4A2_L073754: Friend of mine who´s webmaster [url= http://www.sniperworld.com]here[/url] gave me one of Maxpedition bags after I helped him to import Bushmaster. I´m very impressed about quality of this bag. Lots of pockets for mags (14) and ammo. [url]www.maxpedition.com[/url] MN
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Nice looking bag. Checked out the web page, but there doesn't seem to be anything like what you have showing here...
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 10:25:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JRussell:
Originally Posted By M4A2_L073754: Friend of mine who´s webmaster [url= http://www.sniperworld.com]here[/url] gave me one of Maxpedition bags after I helped him to import Bushmaster. I´m very impressed about quality of this bag. Lots of pockets for mags (14) and ammo. [url]www.maxpedition.com[/url] MN
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Nice looking bag. Checked out the web page, but there doesn't seem to be anything like what you have showing here...
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That´s strange, last time I checked it was there. MN
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 3:05:11 PM EDT
I'm a MAXPEDITION dealer, I'm checking to see if they are going to carry these, and if not, do they have any left in the "warehouse".
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 7:53:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2003 3:19:22 AM EDT by TNRonin]
I have 4 of the cases, 2 Black, 2 OD. $96.99 ea plus shipping. I may take an OD one and sell my other case. These will have 1000D material, 10 or 11sz zippers. Everything I've received from these people has been rock solid! I accept paypal if you are interested. The site; tnrdgrnr.com/maxpedition mitchell@tnrdgrnr.com is my email during the day, I can't get on here because this is an "evil" site. The manufacturer said the only reason they are not on the catalog is because they are a pain in the butt to store and ship. He would rather do the smaller stuff. HTH Edited to correct error in terminology. Also, I do not have these in hand, once you decide you want one I will order it for you. They are at the Manufacturer's location. You decide you want one, I will confirm they still have them and order it. HTH
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 9:47:08 PM EDT
If you just need one for brief knock around, safe to truck to range and back, the Doskocil double case will do the job. Single gun hard cases often aren't tall enough from base of grip to top of handguard or optic.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 12:36:06 AM EDT
Ended up getting a 42 galati from Caricos Armory while picking up my Mega lower receiver. A bit above the price range but for the quality and features, I thought it be worth while.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 12:03:10 PM EDT
Galati makes good stuff. I have one of their range bags.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:27:59 PM EDT
I have a Blackhawk Discreet Carry Case... [rolleyes] yeah, its garbage... Waste your money on more expensive gear, I've been beating the crap out of mine for four years and not a single problem.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 8:11:58 PM EDT
Anyone who has had a zipper split open on a pair of pants or a jacket should realize that the style of rifle cases which carry with the zipper down and carry handle up are just waiting untill the day the zipper splits and the rifle falls to the ground.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 11:35:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2003 11:39:43 PM EDT by Midiman]
If cost is a real issue... try Bushmaster's hard shell storage/travel case. $16.95. It may not look "cool"... but it offers far greater protection for your rifle and has enough room to store mags, slings, cleaning rods, etc... [url]http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/accessories/10483.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 5:49:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2003 9:38:47 PM EDT by TNRonin]
FWIW, I have two black cases left. Edited to Add: Now taking PMs, sorry bout that.
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 3:01:41 AM EDT
Ok, I'm somewhat biased, but here is what I've got loaded in my case. This set up is for a trunk type loadout. AR15 rifle, back section CQB Solutions Operator Chest rig w/3 loaded mags, EGL low profile dump pouch attached. Front outside pockets carry the extra mags, Center pocket carries the niggly things; LULA, grip panels etc... There is a center velcro patch on the center pocket flap, with a patch for sewing on a flag or name tag. I liked these so much I took one for myself. Now I have one black left. $106.99 shipped.
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