What to Look For When Considering Different Gun Cases?

What exactly makes some gun cases worth the investment? And how can you tell if a gun case is going to meet your specific needs?

Why do you even need a gun case?


Gun cases can be used to safely transport and store firearms, to ensure that they are secure and to comply with legal requirements.  The perfect gun case makes it convenient to visit the range or go on a hunt and also keeps your firearm protected from potential damage.

What do you look for when considering different gun cases?


Firearm Size and Type: Ensure the case is appropriate for the size and type of firearms you intend to store or transport.  For instance our ELR Rifle Case holds rifles up to either 65 inches in length or 72″ depending on the option you select.  The Armageddon Gear M2010 Precision Rifle Case accepts weapons and equipment up to 50 inches in length. Our 58″ Precision Rifle Case is perfect for suppressed precision rifles, so no more unscrewing your suppressor to case your rifle!  And no more leaving the butt of the rifle hanging out an open zipper that can’t be closed!

Convenience and Storage: Look for internal webbing, pouches and zippered compartments that make it easy to store and organize additional accessories. You may also want to choose a gun case with secure locking mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access. Our 58″ Precision Rifle Case has a huge side pocket so you can take your spotting scope, rangefinder, mags, and ammo or whatever you need for a day at the range. The front zippered pocket is perfect for storing a copy of your Form 4 or other docs for your suppressor, batteries, and other smaller items.

Durability: Look for a rugged and durable material like hard plastic or metal to protect your firearms from damage.  You can also opt for Nylon which is both sturdy and lighter in weight.  Our ELR Rifle Case is overbuilt with Milspec Cordura Nylon and webbing for years of rugged use.

Foam Padding: Interior foam padding should be customizable to snugly fit your firearms and accessories, providing protection against shocks and scratches. The Armageddon Gear M2010 Precision Rifle Case is made from Milspec solution-dyed low-IR 1000D Cordura nylon and webbing create a rugged modular shell while high-density polyethylene foam provides rigidity and padding against impact damage. Our 58″ Precision Rifle Case features the same 1/2″ foam padding as the high-end cases we provide to the US Military.

Waterproof and Airtight: If needed, opt for a case that is waterproof and airtight to protect your firearms from moisture and dust. If you use firearms for hunting, camping, or other outdoor activities, exposure to rain, snow, or water bodies is possible. A waterproof case keeps your firearms dry and in working condition. For extended storage of firearms in damp environments, such as basements or garages, a waterproof case helps maintain the condition of your firearms by keeping them dry. Ultimately, a waterproof gun case ensures the longevity and reliability of your firearms, especially in situations where exposure to water or moisture is a concern. It provides an extra layer of protection against the elements.

Portability: Depending on your needs, you may want to transport your firearms in various vehicles or settings. A portable gun case can easily adapt to different transportation methods and scenarios.  Consider handles, wheels, or shoulder straps for ease of transport, and make sure that the gun case will meet your needs.

Compliance: Ensure the gun case complies with local, state, and federal laws regarding firearm transportation and storage. Gun laws can vary significantly from one place to another, so it’s your responsibility to understand and follow the relevant regulations. Some areas may have specific requirements for the storage and transportation of firearms, including the use of approved gun cases or locking mechanisms. Always check and adhere to the local laws and regulations to ensure you are in compliance when using any gun case.

Brand and Reviews: There is a reason that reputable brands are well, reputable.  At Armageddon Gear shooting accessories are our passion and our premium-made gun cases are a true testament to our commitment to quality.  Our gun cases combine impeccable form with expert function because they are designed by shooting experts. And they are always made in America, from start to finish.

Price: The cost of gun cases can vary widely depending on the specific model and features. Some gun cases may be relatively affordable, while others with advanced features, high-quality materials, and customization options can be quite expensive. Set a budget and find a case that offers the features you need within that range.  But most importantly don’t compromise on quality, it’s better to buy a great gun case once instead of a cheaply made one multiple times.

Ultimately, the ideal gun case will depend on your specific requirements, such as whether you need it for storage, travel, or both. The one constant is that it’s always best to chose a quality brand you trust and Armageddon Gear always delivers.

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ELR Rifle Case

ELR Rifle Case

The ELR Rifle Case holds rifles up to 65 inches in length or 72″. Overbuilt with Milspec Cordura Nylon and webbing for years of rugged use. Like everything we manufacture, the ELR Rifle case is proudly made in the USA Dimensions: 65″ Length 5″ width 72″ Length 5″ width

SASS Precision Rifle Case

M2010 Precision Rifle Case (USGI)

The Armageddon Gear M2010 Precision Rifle Case is the official rifle case of the US Army’s M2010 Sniper Weapon System. The M2010 Precision Rifle Case accepts weapons and equipment up to 50 inches in length.

Precision Rifle Case

Precision Rifle Case

The 58″ Precision Rifle Case is perfect for suppressed precision rifles. No more unscrewing your suppressor to case your rifle!

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