Explorer Cases | SHOT 2017

Ever since hooking up with Explorer cases last year, I have been a super fan of their products. I know, I know, it is just a plastic box. A special talent I have is breaking things, or causing proximity failures. When I deployed, my pelican case failed; my stuff was coated with sand and dust even though it wasn’t opened. I have yet to do more than scratch the outside of my Explorer Cases.

This year at SHOT, they debuted a number of new models and sizes. They have a X-Long rifle case (model 15416), with pick and pluck foam, that will accommodate really any full size rifle (including .50 cals, McMillan Tac-50, Barrett 82A1, M107A1, etc). It has six latches and multiple locking points. External Dimensions are 63 4/5″ x 17 4/5″ x 7 9/10″; internal dimensions are 60 3/5″ x 14 9/10″ x 6 3/10″. It comes in Black, Military Green, or Desert Tan.

Combination locks on the bow case.

Combination locks on the bow case.

They also have a new bow case (can be used as Gun Case) which is water resistant and has four easy action quick release and two combination locks. External Dimensions are 42 7/16″ x 18 11/16″ x 6 3/16″; internal dimensions are 36 7/16″ x 16 9/16″ x 4 3/4″.

Additionally, Explorer Cases has started upgrading all of their existing line with reinforced “Padalockable Points” and better quick release catches.



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • Tim

    Price is always ‘key’,…….so, price?

    • Toxie

      Google Fu says a bit more then a comparable Pelican/Storm case.

      • Doc Rader

        I think it all depends on where you get it. Sometimes you get nailed on shipping.

        In general, for about the same price, I would personally (and have personally) gone with Explorer Cases. I just think they are better built.

      • Wingbert

        So more expensive than a case I cant afford