I will come right out and say it: I’m in love with Pelican Cases. For 20 years I’ve used Pelicans in all shapes and sizes to carry gear around the world. The are strong, secure, water tight and have a variety of internal organization options. But since they are built for carrying expensive items, they can stand out as targets for thieves if you are using them for weapons transport.
Honestly, for the traveling shooter, a combination of bags and cases is the way to go. A hard case like a Pelican Air that can be locked with a soft case with straps that can be carried around inconspicuously makes for a good setup.
Of course, there are plenty of quality options for weapons transport – if I missed one, please mention it in the comments below.
Pelican Air Cases – Price Varies
Up to 40% lighter than other polymer cases, Pelican™ Air cases will lighten the loads of the dedicated pros around the world who have set out to change the game.
Pelican™ Air case are the first in a series of remarkable innovations engineered by Pelican, the pioneers of protective cases. For over 40 years Pelican has designed and crafted the most influential protective cases in the world, and we’re just getting started.
The EDC Gamut Plus delivers top-of-the-line features with the same conceptual design as our Gamut but in a higher capacity pack . Built to carry a full load and even more, this feature-rich bag includes all the necessary elements found in a standard pack for everyday carry plus game changing innovative functionality designed specifically for the prepared professional.
Hazard 4 M.P.C. – $99
Carry 6-14 pistols (depending on grip/barrel lengths) all at once. Solves issues of bringing multiple hand-gun boxes and locks to go out shooting. A great solution for collectors or trainers to bring multiple pistols to the range – also great for carrying other items such as hard drives, lenses, cold drinks, etc. A Hazard 4® exclusive new design idea – a very compact shoulder/tote bag package, 360 padded protection w/ 5 x movable stiffened/padded dividers lockable zippers, and side molle add-on areas for ammo pouches, magazines, etc.
Hazard4 Battle Axe – $149
The Battle Axe™ was specifically designed to look like a guitar case externally, while accommodating carbines up to AK47 length. Shooters can transport their carbine in a relatively unassuming package. The Battle Axe™ even fits most electric guitars, but has tie-downs for rifles. Additional external pockets are designed to carry magazines, cleaning kit, extra parts and everything you need for transporting your work gun, or just hauling around urban gear through crowds.
SNEAKY BAGS CRB-S // Original Covert Rifle Bag SMALL 27″ – $140
The Covert Rifle Bag was designed at the request of armed professionals who were looking for the most discreet way to transport a ready to use weapons system in some of the worlds most dangerous environments, where the consequences of being discovered would be dire. We think we struck a nice balance here, because you do not need to dissasemble your loaded weapons, making them faster to get into action, while also having a profile that gives you extra time if you are under scrutiny in a denied area.
There are only so many ways to hide an object with a fixed set of dimensions. Change the object or use a version of camoflage that tricks the mind into thinking the object is something else. With external bungees and daisy chain for securing non gun items, rounded edges, and designed to be carried over-the-shoulder like a “quiver” or worn as a “backpack,” the CRB blends into environments where a traditional, squared-off, case might get “made” more easily. The CRB looks enough like a sports equipment bag or hiking backpack that it does not immediately scream “Gun inside here!” to bystanders.
B&T Discreet TP9/MP9 Bag – €229
The discreete shooting bag, as the name indicates, is a perfect solution for covert operations as well as security details. The MP9/TP9 can be shot, with mounted suppressor, from within the bag. It can also be removed in one swift motion for normal operation.