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Plano is no stranger to making first-rate storage systems for firearms.
The Illinois company has created its fair share of handy and well built cases for both hunting an general shooting. But the long-time plastics manufacturer appears to be shooting to outdo itself with its most recent additions.
The company unveiled its new line of Field Locker Mil-Spec Pistol and Rifle cases at the 2015 SHOT Show. And if they live up to Plano’s billing, they’ll give firearms fans a case worthy of their most cherished firearms.
Perhaps the biggest seal of approval that has been put on the five new cases comes from the military itself. Each has been certified by an accredited test facility as meeting military specifications for immersion, dust, vibration and transit drop per MIL-STD-810G.
One of the most impressive asset of the Field Lockers is Plano outfitting them with heavy-duty gaskets. Not every hard case comes with the feature, but it goes a long way to securing a firearm. The gaskets, in conjunction with the latch system, helps make the case water resistant, a plus in any shooter’s book. But the feature also keeps firearms free of dust and other particulate matter that could potentially foul a gun’s bore or action.
The outside and inside of the cases are also ruggedly constructed. The exterior is made of high-impact molded plastic, able to deflect the most brutal blows. The interior is lined with cut-to-fit foam, gentlely holding firearms in place and cushioning any impact.
The cases are manufactured to precise dimensions and are designed to stack and interlock with each other. A bonus on the rifle cases, they come outfitted with wheels, making them a snap to transport.
The Field Locker comes in five sizes to fit nearly every make and model of firearm. The pistol cases are available in large (Exterior 17.876” x 10.920” x 6.882”) and extra large (19.343”x 14.892”x 8.937”) models. Rifle cases come in three sizes, double long (56.38” x 18” x 7.25”), tactical long (46.38” x 18” x 7.25”) and single long (52.14” x 13” x 6.75”).
The MSRP of the Field Locker Mil-Spec Rifle and Pistol cases range from $89.99 to $259.99, depending on model.
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