Ammo Box Upgrade: Detroit Bullet Works Ammo Luggage

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248Shooter turned me on to an offering from Detroit Bullet Works, a Michgan-based ammunition manufacturer. Touted as the “ultimate storage” system for your rounds, the Ammo Luggage systems are Pelican cases that are custom-cut to store and transport ammunition and impervious to most conditions shooters would encounter:

Each one stored securely, and safe from just about whatever mother nature can throw at it! Rain, sleet, snow, mud, even coffee, food and well just about anything except hot lava and fire will be kept out of your Ammo Luggage!

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Ammo Luggage is currently available for 9mm (20 & 50 round counts available) and .308 (50 rounds only). The 9mm cases are available for $29.99 and $34.99 for the 20 and 50 round versions, respectively. The .308 commands a premium at $59.99.

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Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Kurt

    Why? For the cost of a single 50-round case you can get 100 rounds of decent 9mm and a 50-cal ammo can.

  • Nimrod

    For the high speed, low drag shooter with more money than brains no doubt.

  • Mr. Fahrenheit

    Or…you could just keep a box of ammo in a $23 Seahorse case from Amazon. Similar or same protection specs. This’ll fit about 100 rounds of 9mm in their boxes.

    • What’s wrong with the Dillon bullet box?

      • KestrelBike

        Exactly. so much less space to take up in checked luggage or range bag. I’d expect to see that pelican ammo case in a movie like Wanted, and nowhere else.

        • John

          You can’t check these types of single-round holding carriers in y our luggage anyway. It must be in a factory ammo box.

          • Axel

            Yeah you can, I did it this summer. Sweden -> UK -> South Africa with 80 handloaded rounds.

          • John

            I was talking about the United States.

          • James O’D

            You were talking out your ass.

          • KestrelBike

            Lol that’s ridiculous and untrue.

            Taken from http://safetravel.dot.gov/index_ammunition.html :

            Ammunition must be securely packed in fiber, wood, or metal boxes or other packages specifically designed to carry ammunition. Original retail packages are fine if the ammunition is held in place and completely covered. [I guess “are fine” = mandatory?]

            May I pack my ammunition in a clip or a speed loader?
            Yes, provided the magazine or clip completely and securely enclose the ammunition (e.g., by securely covering the portions of the magazine where the ammunition is exposed with a metal, plastic, or cardboard sleeve). [Such as a pmag w/ the dust cover]

          • CJRMultigun

            Just today, I flew back home from the USPSA Handgun Nationals with two 100-round MTM ammo boxes full of handloads. TSA looked at them and didn’t say a word.

            Next time you open your mouth, John, it would be good to have some idea of what you are talking about.

          • John

            You’re either a liar or you violated FAA regulations and are a criminal. It has to be factory ammunition boxes, says so right on the declaration form when you go to check a firearm at the airport.

          • Yeah, it doesn’t have to be in a factory box. It just has to “be specifically designed for ammunition”.

            Here’s the TSA on the subject. You can even keep the ammo in the same box as the firearm, if you wish.

          • RocketScientist

            Nope, FAA regs say it has to be secure and designed for ammunition, with some notes on acceptable materials. Where it gets fuzzy is individual airlines may have more strict guidelines above that which differ from airline to airline. I fly with my carry piece and ammo routinely. I always check the actual airline’s information about checked firearms/ammo to make sure I comply with their rules. Some are very lax as far as ammo storage (so long as it complies with FAA/TSA regs). Some have literally required me to have each cartridge individually secured so that they could not touch each other, and must be stored in a box separate from the firearm itself. Another thing I do is avoid stating uneducated opinions as fact on the internet, and accusing other people of being liars of criminals when they correct me. That’s just rude and bad form.

  • SD3

    Why?!? Do you have so much money falling out of your pants, that you need to conjure up new ways to waste it? Save it up for a new ‘can’, or a scope, or anything….

  • pddogeth

    I think this was designed for people who want to bring ammo onto planes. Though yeah, it’d just be cheaper to buy the ammo at your destination. Or if you absolutely can’t live without your reloads, ship them to the destination via Fedex — expensive but still cheaper than the case. Though to add, does anybody really reload 9mm?

    • Zachary marrs

      Its good for beginners

    • Laserbait

      I sure do. Might as well, I have the primers, powder and brass already.

  • Jing

    The only reason I would think of using this is for transporting ammo on airplanes if I have to have it to accompany with my gun.

  • Curtis

    Ok, I get the waterproof aspect of the pelican case. Drag it through the swamp and into your duck blind and keep it dry. But zip-lock bags are another option. Just sayin’.

  • USMC03Vet

    The ziplock bags I use are much cheaper.

  • An Interested Person

    They could have at least tried to maximize the number of rounds per case. If I was traveling to a class using these cases, I would have like 10 cases, of just one caliber. There are far more space-efficient methods to securely store ammo for air travel etc.

    This foam liner has literally no R&D.

  • Axel

    I’ve been on a couple of international flights with a rifle and a bunch of handloaded hunting ammo to go with it. For those trips, you absolutely need to have a lockable ammo box, separate from the rifle case. Preferably a box that keeps your rounds in place, so they don’t rattle around in flight. In fact, I think it’s required.

    My only question is regarding that foam you put the ammo in. It doesn’t really look engineered for longevity. Do you think it is?

  • 1911a145acp

    Who the HELL travels with only 20 rounds spare ammo!?

  • RickH

    I would like a case for 1 individual round please.

    • Laserbait

      I’m sure they can get one done for you for less than $200. 22LR & 25ACP may be less.

      • gunslinger

        i want 4 cases.. one for a primer, one for a brass case, one for powder and one for the bullet

  • MrApple

    No thanks, not for me.

  • Starlight Mint

    Didn’t the evil dude (wearing the hockey mask) in Mad Max 2 have this for his revolver rounds?

  • BuzzKillington

    Those cases are so inefficient in their storage. Why not just have an empty pelican case that can stack boxes of ammo? Something that could fit 4 boxes of 9mm, two side-by-side and two stacked on top of them, would fit two hundred rounds without the worthless foam cutouts to stick each round individually taking up storage volume. I could see the benefit of having a case that is smaller than a .30cal or .50cal ammo can, along with it being lighter and absent of any rattling metal handles and latches, but the execution of this is terrible. Save it for a Hollywood film with the assassin opening up his case to have a bunch of pretty rounds displayed in their individual foam cutouts. After he loads his 20 rounds of super secret assassin ammo, he’ll fire 100 times and take out a foreign political figure and his 300 secret service body guards.