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Gun Cases

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by STANGF150, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Anyone have any Idea what to do with the cases guns come in when you buy them? Other than my throw them in the attic? They starting to accumulate a bit much!!!
  2. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    My Ruger case is excellent for transporting it. It can take a lock and is rigid, high quality plastic. My wife's Taurus slims came in bull-pup nylon "cases" lined with egg crate and are her range bags, they are hard nylon, clam shell design.

    My DPMS case is a great lockable clam shell, also lined with egg crate, with adequate room for mags, cleaning kit, extra optics etc.

    All my cases get used, for lockable storage or transportation, as needed - which is not often.

    The only case that got trashed was the cardboard box my Remington 870 came in.
  3. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    hey if you have some extra gun cases, im sure there are people out that may want them
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  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I sold many of mine, people wanted them! $20 is better than throwing them away, and it made someone's day in the process!
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I keep most of my rifle boxes, in case I may move again some day. Just can't get enough good cases for 60-odd rifles! (Half are rimfires)
    While I do have a few foam-lined hard cases, I generally prefer the soft cases for transport to/from the range. When I had my Tercel on the road, space was very limited - those hard cases filled the car! Not so bad now with the van.....
    I've been known to do a range day with eight or more rifles, and spend all day there. Don't do that anymore.......
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  6. freedom first

    freedom first Monkey+

    Since I lost all my firearms in a boating accident. I thought it only proper to take the cases to the lake and toss them in as well. (y)
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  7. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    Sell them on EBay or craigslist... a lot of collectors want the matching cases... Of course I'm talking about those folks who buy as Investments rather than shooters
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The one thing I would NOT do with them is set them out for the trash collector to know what you have.

    This is by no means pointed at anyone in particular, but who among us hasn't thought or done something that seemed like a good idea and three seconds later wondered why the mental OPSEC check list was overlooked. ('Zamples include "reply all" ---)
  9. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    No Trash Collector here. I'm notta Cityboy, I haul my own trash off. :)
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Nor here, I burn it.
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  11. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    All cardboard covers, I shredded by hand, put them into plastic trash bags, and covered ever so nicely with "shovel ready projects" from my 2 dogs and "kitty litter with almonds" from the cats! Let em dig thru that !
  12. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    All my handgun cases are plastic. Only my Heritage Roughrider came in a cardboard case. An they starting to add Up!!! Only 3 rifles came in cases, one case stays in the truck, one gun & case is umm........... not findable? :)

    The other don't go in a case, it stays ready.
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  13. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    Yep, same as I always tell people about the boxes TV's, PC's, etc. It is not uncommon for targeted houses to be burglarized around here after the Christmas trash goes out.

    As for the OP I have found they can make nice cases for power tools that didn't come with their own cases. All my dewalt stuff came with hard cases but my semi-disposable Skil drills are kept in handgun cases.
  14. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We call that ''baiting'' down here...
    May not be legal in your state...Check your Reg's.

    Just send me your old unwanted gun case's.150...
    Baiting is legal in Louisiana...ccc

  15. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I save them up along with the gun locks they give plus collect the ones from my buddy's that they don't want. Then I take them to a couple of local gun shops and trade them for a few boxes of ammo, AR mags, pistol mags and other little stuff. Because the shops have to buy them and it saves them a little plus I get a little extra for something Im not goiing to use. I just don't tell my buddy's or they would be doing it.
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  16. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    I gave mine to my local shop. They were happy cause a lot of their used stuff don't have cases.
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