The NRA has come out with a pistol case they say gives the protection of a hard-shell case in soft-sided form. The case apparently utilizes their patented MAGLOCK liner to mold to the outline of your gun and magazine, should you choose to store a mag separately from your gun, creating a seal which holds the gun firmly in place. Because the gun will be held snugly within the case, shifting is prevented which also prevents the scratching and scuffing that can occur with certain types of cases. The inside of the case is also lined with felt for additional protection during storage.
From the NRA:
“Firearms are expensive, which means the manner in which you store and transport them should be taken seriously. And while many gun cases may claim to protect your pistols, none do it quite as expertly – or innovatively – as the NRA MAG-LOCK Pistol Case. Featuring the state-of-the-art, magnetic MAGLOCK® liner system, this case forms around your handgun and magazines to create a vacuum-like seal, inhibiting movement and preventing damage. With your gear secured, this case yields the protective benefits of a hardshell with the light weight and portability of a soft case. Its exterior is built from tough ballistic nylon, and includes a subtly embroidered NRA shield. The interior is lined with a soft, non-abrasive felt to further protect your firearms from scuffs and scratches. A heavy-duty, lockable zipper allows it to open flat for easy management of your gear. Dimensions: 12” W x 9” H x 2” D. Color: Black. Imported.”
MSRP $39.95. Visit the NRA site for a closer look: http://www.nrastore.com/nrastore/ProductDetail.aspx?p=SA+21599&ct=e