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 teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. 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.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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