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Nice! Pardon the noob but what are those two bottle like pieces?

Also, I plan to setup my second case the same way. Are each pistol two squares or three?
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^^ the “bottles” look like speedloaders for the revolver.
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Nice! Pardon the noob but what are those two bottle like pieces?



Also, I plan to setup my second case the same way. Are each pistol two squares or three?


Speed loaders for my 686. Each pistol cutout is 2 wide


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Appreciating the post and pics. The Spray can to harden the foam, any recommendations on where to pic that up?
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Appreciating the post and pics. The Spray can to harden the foam, any recommendations on where to pic that up?
Loweís, Home Depot, Orchardís have them for sure.
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Loweís, Home Depot, Orchardís have them for sure.
Easy enough, thanks.
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Iím gonna have to get to harbor freight tomorrow... Beene looking for a pistol option rather than lugging around my rifle/pistol cases.


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Just another tip, I like to spray pick n pluck foam with a rubber undercoating like spray when I am done cutting it out. Helps keep the foam perforations together and protect the foam from soaking up oil.


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Just an update. Sprayed a can and a half or so of Plasti Dip to seal the shape/form of the foam. Looks and feels more solid now eliminating the probability of the perforations of the foam to tear over use.

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Ah, you beat me to it...


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Iím gonna have to get to harbor freight tomorrow... Beene looking for a pistol option rather than lugging around my rifle/pistol cases.


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Sale ended Sunday...04/22. now they are back up to 39.99.... https://www.harborfreight.com/3800-w...-in-63927.html Still a good price with 20% off coupon.
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Man, you guys are over achievers. I usually just put my handguns in their original plastic cases (Glocks) and place them into my Cabela's range bag with my ear pro, gun wipes and a box, or two, of ammo. Nice job on those cases.
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Im gonna get more of these for storing items like magazines, tools, etc, very good and sturdy for the price can't complain... have 3 of the smalls for 2 of my pistols and in case i get a nother.... a medium holding ammo and some stuff as a range case last time i went worked way better than my old crummy bags or undersize ammo cans
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Nice setup!

Here's a link to one I got... also 30 bucks. It's a little bigger I think.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPYDF8W


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just to note, the 3800 sized harbor freight case is the exact size as the 1450 pelican case.... they are built pretty similarly, but the pelican does have an auto vent, where you have to manually vent the hf with the knob
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just to note, the 3800 sized harbor freight case is the exact size as the 1450 pelican case.... they are built pretty similarly, but the pelican does have an auto vent, where you have to manually vent the hf with the knob
For the difference in price, I can do the venting....lol....
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Finally setup my $30 Apache Harbor Freight gun case. Well worth the money and much better than the factory cases..

It took probably 15 minutes tops to fit all items.

Would love to see more pics of how you setup yours. Please share.









Right on thanks bud. Iím going to go today and see if I could get one or two!


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Old 04-25-2018, 7:49 AM
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Wow what a great idea fellas. Thanks Iím going to go to harbor freight today and see if I could grab a couple....


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Old 04-25-2018, 7:53 AM
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Nice..... I need to do this like Today lol


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Went and got mine. I went with the bigger one and after the coupon it was only $4 bucks more, total of $34.63 WOW no brainer. Now I need to figure out how to lay out my guns and clips and put them in. Wonder whatís the best way to lay it out? I only have 2 hand gums but will be getting more for sure thatís why I went with the bigger one. Any ideas? Thanks again fellas for all the intel. Safe shooting.......


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That's awesome, great job!

Maybe this is a stupid question, but what's the best way to cut the carve-outs in the foam so I get nice, sharp, clean lines like yours? My carve-outs never look that nice.
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Old 04-25-2018, 1:30 PM
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The foam in these units is segmented so you just pop out squares


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That's awesome, great job!

Maybe this is a stupid question, but what's the best way to cut the carve-outs in the foam so I get nice, sharp, clean lines like yours? My carve-outs never look that nice.
OP's solution is using pluck foam. no cutting needed.
i used kaizen foam for a more custom fit, but you do have to cut it.

i used this

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Thanks, OP! Been scoping out the pelican cases for a while now, this is a great option. 2 left at the HF in Citrus Heights. Plenty of the smaller ones, tho.

here's mine. sprayed it down with a can of plasti-dip, as well.

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I use the large case for transport.

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Went and got mine. I went with the bigger one and after the coupon it was only $4 bucks more, total of $34.63 WOW no brainer. Now I need to figure out how to lay out my guns and clips and put them in. Wonder whatís the best way to lay it out? I only have 2 hand gums but will be getting more for sure thatís why I went with the bigger one. Any ideas? Thanks again fellas for all the intel. Safe shooting.......


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FYI, I also have the largest one, 3800, as pictured.
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That's awesome, great job!

Maybe this is a stupid question, but what's the best way to cut the carve-outs in the foam so I get nice, sharp, clean lines like yours? My carve-outs never look that nice.
Just pluck a block or two to practice. Once you get used to it, you will learn how not to damage the perforations for the blocks you donít want to touch. The plasti-dip really helps make the cuts more sharp and preserves the other blocks ripping from normal use.
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Thanks, OP! Been scoping out the pelican cases for a while now, this is a great option. 2 left at the HF in Citrus Heights. Plenty of the smaller ones, tho.



here's mine. sprayed it down with a can of plasti-dip, as well.



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Nice job, thatís for the idea, I may cut mine out like yours. Still havenít decided which way to cut out or layout. Thanks again


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FYI, I also have the largest one, 3800, as pictured.

Perfect. Ya great case for the money.


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Nice job, thatís for the idea, I may cut mine out like yours. Still havenít decided which way to cut out or layout. Thanks again


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Youíre welcome. Believe me, it took me days to decide what layout to use for my setup considering there is no going back once you start cutting.

Iíll be picking up my third pistol (g17) and trying to think what is the best setup for three with six magazines each.
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Wow! What a great! Iíll be doing this when I get gun #2 in the next couple days
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Went and got mine. I went with the bigger one and after the coupon it was only $4 bucks more, total of $34.63 WOW no brainer.
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FYI, I also have the largest one, 3800, as pictured.
The large ones were on coupon for $29.99 on the weekend, then they went back to $39.99. Yesterday, I got a snail mail flyer putting them on RedTag sale back at $29.99.
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Would love to see more pics of how you set up your cases. I'm sure you guys are more creative than me

I'm am picking up my third pistol on Saturday and will be plucking my second case soon. I plan to lay the new Glock 17 od flat, and one free vertical space for whatever I want to bring to the range. Hopefully, I will have room for both the uplula and muffs.

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For those who have plucked for glock magazines, did you cut out 2 x 2 (cubes)?

For 1911 single stack & Beretta 92 magazines, 1 x 2 worked great for me fyi.
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what is best ? putting the guns on their side in a indentation ? or making slots and putting the guns in ?

For my longer barrelled revolvers, I think i don't have a choice and I have to put them on their side, 2 per box since I assume (not tried it yet) that i wont have the room to close the lid if I do it any other way. I bought 3 of these cases a week ago, I was out of town during the big SB fire in December, my daughter was told to evacuate but had no way to take all the firearms because i never take more than 2 or 3 to the range so I only had a way to carry 3 in a lockable case. Told her to take the Old Army and the Shotgun, leave the rest, she took my SIG also.

Trying to figure out best way to fit everything. I made up some paper tracings of the various guns but you guys have been doing this longer than me, you must have some ideas.
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I got this maybe 12 years ago more or less. An MTM Sportsman's Utility Case. Probably $19.99 at the time. MTM still makes them and they are about the same price, maybe $10. bucks more depending on where you get them.

Strong, durable and handy. Foam can be had to customize as you want.
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The top bin is 10 1/4" deep by 19" wide. Things up there do not slide around as the foam in the lid retains them.



The top bin can be adjusted higher, as below.



Or Lower.



The bottom is for storage of what ever you want. In my case range tools.



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Just a heads up. The foam in these cases is when cut is open cell foam. This means that it is basically an abrasive foam. Same type of setup used to polish things. Think Mr Clean magic eraser.

I think it was just 1-2 range trips before I started to see strange wear on my CZ 75's and 97 safety levers. It was that darn foam wearing on the finish.

If you do not mind wear marks then you can ignore this. I still use these same cases, but I wrap my pistols in a soft cloth before putting them in. Keeps the foam from wearing on the finish.
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As some one already said, Plasticote.
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Just a heads up. The foam in these cases is when cut is open cell foam. This means that it is basically an abrasive foam. Same type of setup used to polish things. Think Mr Clean magic eraser.

I think it was just 1-2 range trips before I started to see strange wear on my CZ 75's and 97 safety levers. It was that darn foam wearing on the finish.

If you do not mind wear marks then you can ignore this. I still use these same cases, but I wrap my pistols in a soft cloth before putting them in. Keeps the foam from wearing on the finish.
I honestly think that the included foam can actually do harm or polish to any part of the firearm. They are very soft and smooth. Unless, there is metal polish or cleaner on the gun itself, I don't think the foam will affect any finish.
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Just wanted to share another case I configured to accommodate:

Glock 17 with TLR-8
Beretta 92fs or 1911 stored vertically
6 Glock Magazines
4 8rd 1911 magazines
2 10rd 1911 magazines
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