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Double Rifle Case

Most of us know Safariland for its duty, competition, and off-duty holsters. Over the last couple of years the Safariland name has come to encompass all of the group's subsidiaries, including Bianchi, Second Chance, and ProTech. This change not only makes Safariland the only name you need to know when you want XYZ item but it brings all the resources of the various companies under one corporate identity. What this does is expand and improve the product line.

Safariland's 4552 Double Rifle Case is one of the latest examples of this expansion and improvement. This weapons case is designed to carry and protect full sized AR-15s, M4s, standard precision rifles, M1As, and police patrol shotguns. The case comes in two sizes: 36 inches and 46 inches.

I tested the 36-inch Double Rifle Case. It allowed me to easily carry a DelTon M4 and a Sig Sauer 556. My tactical shotgun wouldn't quite fit, but if it had a collapsible stock it would have.

What set the 4552 apart from other weapons cases are the options for carry. You could use the wrapped carry handles, a single shoulder strap, or a pair of straps that make the 4552 into a backpack. This last option comes in handy when you have to carry your load over a distance without straining your hands or one arm.

Another excellent feature of this pack is its MOLLE straps. You can add pouches and magazine carriers to meet your specific needs. These straps are located on the front of the main pouch.

Speaking of the main pouch, it's large enough to accommodate a set of shooting sticks, a bipod, foul weather gear, it's your call. Inside this pocket are two padded pockets in which you can carry extra optics. These pockets are large enough that you can carry low power variable focal length telescopic sights on their mounts or any red dot sight.

A small pocket on the outside of the main pouch bearing the Safariland logo is bungee corded, and closes with Velcro and two straps. This might seem like overkill, but this pocket is capable of carrying a half-dozen loaded 30-round AR magazines, and you want to keep them secure.

In my humble opinion Safariland hit a home run with its 4552 Double Rifle Case. It is mission adaptable, adaptable to the individual, and secures and protects two long guns at a time. This is one of the most versatile weapons cases I have seen.


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Double Pistol Case

When I heard about Armortek's virtually indestructible cases, it sounded too good to be true. I was told they can be secured wherever you can wrap the cable, they're lightweight, and they fit a variety of weapons. To satisfy my curiosity I had one delivered to my office.

I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. Armortek's Double Pistol Case felt substantial. I had been expecting a flyweight case, not a heavier tough skinned welterweight.

The zipper is solid, the pull tabs lock to the inner hidden metal frame, and the handles are riveted to this frame. To make sure you can't tear the inner steel case apart the hinges are welded to the top and bottom, the security cable is part of the inner steel frame, and once it is locked to the zipper tabs good luck getting out the case's contents. This is like having a gun vault in a brief case.

The interior of the case is velour-covered dense memory foam. This helps prevent scratching of the items stored in the case and because it is memory foam, the foam wraps around your weapon, camera, etc., and keeps it from shifting in the case. Once you remove the item the foam returns to its original condition awaiting the next items to protect.

The Armortek Double Pistol Case was easy to operate and once I figured out how to thread the cable I realized this was a slick system. You feed the cable out the top of the case at the security eyelet, through one zipper pull, overlap the other zipper pull, and the cable loop fits in between the lock loops on the metal frame. This system will allow you to secure not only your weapons but also other valuables when you travel or are at home.

Armortek cases are tougher than they look and are priced not to break the bank.  If you travel with your weapon or other valuables, Armortek's lockable cases are something I would consider. 

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