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Gun Cases vs Gun Bags – Features Comparison

Hey, what’s up brothers Viper here and today we’ll help you make up your mind for the transportation and storage of your pew pews. Now, before we go over gun bags and cases, we would
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choices when it comes to spending our money. So as said, today we will take a look into
the differences, the advantages and disadvantages of both a gun bag and a gun case. We’ll also cover some features these can
have that may be of importance to what you do with them. Now, first of all to be clear, if it comes
down to a gun case versus a gun bag there’s not really one that’s superior compared
to the other. It actually comes down to the things you intend
to do with such a case or bag. In fact, some guys get themselves one of both,
because both have dominating features. So that aside, One of the first things you should consider
is the level of protection you want to have for your gun. Especially for the guys running around with
quite expensive guns you want to give your babies good protection and avoid them getting
damaged. For this a case obviously protects your gun
best due to the hard casing and the inside foam that absorbs shocks and protects your
gun from any sort of impacts. Mind that a gun bag also provides a certain
level of protection but not near as good as a case, especially when it comes to absorbing
shocks. Please notice that if you get a gun bag it
features at least some sort of padding on the inside or there won’t be much protection at all. An extra level of protection some bags and
cases also provide is them being waterproof, which might be something you need for whatever
you do. The next thing you should look out for, is
security. With security we mean the ability to lock
the bag or case for the protection against thefts and preventing children from getting
access to your guns. For this a case can mostly easily be secured
by the use of a lock and will be hard to open, while the use of a lock on a bag doesn’t
provide a 100% security, because people can just easily cut a bag open or destroy the zippers for example. And we all want to protect our expenses of
course. Now, next thing we come to is storage. And the fact is, with storage comes volume. So, The thing is, a case takes in a lot of space
while a bag is much slimmer. If you for example need a lot of space in
your car for other stuff besides your guns, a bag might be a better option for that sort
of stuff. But on the other hand you might want to store
your guns up high out of reach from little ones and again want to prevent them from being
damaged when they happen to fall. So for these sort of situations you might
want to pick a gun case. Alright, Furthermore, durability is also an important
thing to keep in mind. A case can take some cuts when exposed to
sharp edges and some sanding won’t be an issue either. The thing won’t look pretty after a while
but it will keep doing its job. And it will get some character as well. On the other hand a bag might leave you with
some holes after using it for a while. That being said, A bag does mostly feature some sort of pouches
or pockets, so you can carry some other stuff in one and the same bag. Also some gun bags allow you to additionally
carry them on your back for easier travel. What’s also easier for traveling is the
option of having wheels on your gun case or gun bag. So, if you travel a lot by train or plane,
having wheels can make your travels a bit easier. By the way, speaking of traveling by plane,
some cases are provided with a pressure relief valve to keep your case and everything inside
protected against the pressure differences due to flying. Obviously if you get a bag or case be aware
of the dimensions of your gun and get one that’s big enough to properly carry it around. And when measuring don’t forget to include
the accessories like the optic for example. Mind that there are also bigger sized cases
out there that are big enough to fit two guns, but due to their size they require a lot of
space. Now, If you take a look at bags that enable you
to carry two guns, they are not necessarily bigger in size. They only become wider because the guns are
placed side by side in different compartments with a flap in between. Also longer guns like a DMR or a sniper which
would normally require another bigger sized gun case, can sometimes also be carried in
a gun bag. This is because some bags have an additional
piece of fabric that makes you extend the size of it. Besides this, if it comes to gun cases themselves, you can
get the inside foam in what’s known as egg foam or foam that you can cut. Mind that the use of cut out foam only allows you to fit 1 or 2 certain guns and doesn’t allow you to transport more guns in a single
case. Also cut out foam usually doesn’t keep its
shape over time and will need replacement. Egg foam might not look as neat but you won’t
have to deal with the issues you get from the cut out foam. At last the pricing is of course a factor
as well. Mostly gun bags come in cheaper compared to
the gun cases, but as said in this video, their purposes are quite different. We obviously can’t make the decision for
you, but hopefully this video gave you some clearance on what suits your specific needs
for whatever you do. Last tip, whether you choose for a bag or
a case, get yourself something decent from a brand that is known for these sort of products
and you then don’t need to buy twice. Please let us know if a gun case or gun bag
suits your needs better. Let us know your opinion in the comments down
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10 thoughts on “Gun Cases vs Gun Bags – Features Comparison

  1. Great video! I personally go with a hardcase for my TM MP7. Due to its compact size, I can get away with smaller hardcase that doesn't take as much space as the bigger ones. It's a cut out foam type, but with proper planning, I managed to put the MP7 with some accessories, 5 mags, G19 and its two mags. Man, a lot of thinking needed for that haha. I was either going for egg foam type, or cut our foam type. But then decided to go with cut out foam since I'm not planning to get extra guns in near future. You know, make them look neat inside those foam. It also gives a satisfying feeling whenever I take a look. But for someone who's going to carry all sorts of different guns, then egg foam type seems better.

  2. Switched from bags to cases.
    1/ I tend to hit a lot of stuff while dragging all my stuff around (from/to the car and from/to the field etc). Bags don't offer a lot of protection against the bumping of a clumsy user.
    2/ When I go skirming, I like to bring a backup riffle and backup pistol, just in case. Ended up with too many bags to drag around; whereas 2 large cases can cary pistol + riffle + mags easily.
    3/ I can safely close the cases at home when kids are around, or leave my wallet & car keys inside a locked case at a field. Wouldn't risk that with a simple bag.

  3. I have an AK, and the bag is pretty much just for not getting into trouble
    it's made from strong canvas, and it doesn't "protect" anything.

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