So, I am putting together my Christmas '04 list (). And I would like to add the Pelican case for the M4 and Sig 228:
M4 and Sig P228 Combo
However, on the page it says, [Robert Goulet]Strictly for Law Enforcement or Military use[/Robert Goulet].
Are they serious? I mean, its a plastic box with foam inside! Would they ship to a civ? Anyone have any experience? Thanks
I don't know where you are looking.
But I have a couple pelican cases and will get more.
I will post some links for you to get them pretty cheaply.
Also check ebay for them. Sometimes you can get a fair deal there as well.
Hopes this helps you out.
Let me know if it does.
"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Ah, that's BS.
I know lot's of places that could make that, or a customized one just for you.
yea that's total BS.
but the nubes all want something that is restricted.
Maybe it's a marked "LEO/Military ONLY" case, produced during the Assault Case Ban?
I am looking at the casesbypelican.com site, I noticed you listed it. I'll take a look around these other sites though. But I cannot imagine they would give me a hassle for wanting to order it?
thanks for the input
Pelican Products sold to Behrman Capital for $200 million
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by MUHAMMED EL-HASAN
TORRANCE, California (27 Oct 2004) -- An investment firm has bought Pelican Products, the Torrance maker of flashlights, airtight and watertight equipment cases and other heavy-duty products, both companies said Tuesday.
Private equity investment firm Behrman Capital, based in New York and San Francisco, paid about $200 million for Pelican Products. The deal closed Friday after several months of talks that began around May, Behrman Capital managing partner Grant G. Behrman said from his New York office.
"We were extremely impressed with the outstanding financial performance of the business," Behrman said. "They are a market leader in the rapidly growing markets they're in."
Behrman Capital will help finance Pelican Products' continued growth, while keeping its management intact, Behrman said.
David H. Parker, who founded Pelican Products with his wife in 1975, will remain as the company's president and CEO.
"I'll have some great advice from the Behrman group," Parker said. "From an operational standpoint, I'll be doing exactly what I have been doing."
Parker ruled out cutting the company's 500-strong work force or reducing employee benefits.
"In fact, we're on a pretty ambitious hiring cycle," Parker said. "We plan to make this a totally seamless acquisition. There will be no changes."
Pelican Products will continue to make all of its products in Torrance, and has enough space to grow, Parker said. The Torrance firm also will move ahead with plans to open a sales office in Japan by January, Parker said.
Pelican Products generated revenues of about $80 million in the most recent fiscal year, and expects about $100 million in revenue for the current fiscal year, Behrman said.
Parker, 67, plans to retire in a few years and sought an exit strategy. Each week, he would receive about two inquiries from potential buyers. "In fact, I had two this morning," Parker said.
Pelican Products began with a list of its 38 most promising suitors, including General Electric Co. and Ford Motor Co., Parker said.
"We methodically boiled them down, and Behrman's head kept popping up," Parker said. "And we thought that was the best for us."
Parker was attracted to Behrman Capital because it only wanted to purchase Pelican Products rather than run it.
"We're doing a pretty good job, and we wanted to maintain that culture at Pelican," Parker said.
Parker started Pelican Products in 1975 with his wife, Arline, in their Torrance garage.
For the first few years, Parker also ran a home-based graphics business, while his wife worked as a flight attendant. Their first product was a diver's float, which originally was made from a hockey stick handle, string and metal weight.
Parker's previous exit strategy to pass the business on to his wife and son fell through. Arline died and their son, J.D., isn't interested in taking over the family business, Parker said.
"I had a wife of 40 years who passed away two years ago, and that kind of changed my plans," Parker said. "I had thought that she and my son would take over. But that's not to be."
You'll pay an extra $100 to have them pre-cut the foam for you, and you'll proabably still have to alter it once you get it for your gun and accessories to fit right.
Buy the basic 1700 or 1720 case with uncut foam for about $130-150. Lay out / arrange your guns on the middle layer foam insert, trace w/ sharpie, and cut with a very sharp serrated blade in a slow sawing motion, OR use an electric carving knife (works awesome). This will give you cut outs to store your guns/mags/etc in, and you decide where you want them.
I called them today, and the associate told me these are RESTRICTED to LE/MIL only! She would not sell one to me, WTF!!!.......It's a fucking case man!
Hey, if they don't want your money then they are teh suck at the business world.
Call them back and ask them if they have a phone number for Starlight that they can give you.