Sometimes a sportsman needs a waterproof gun case. This could be for travel purposes on a hunting trip ex: when a plane is loaded in the rain, or it could be needed for gun storage in a damp environment. For a gun case to be considered waterproof, it is going to need to be O-ring sealed. There are many high end waterproof gun cases on the market. But for the average sportsman, the cost may be prohibitive.
Plano has a series of waterproof gun cases called the Plano All Weather Series Gun Cases. This line up includes waterproof handgun, shotgun and rifle cases, as well as several tactical sizes. The All Weather series is a molded construction hard gun case, and features reinforced ribbing, as well as a continuous Dri-Loc® seal and a low-profile pressure release valve. The seal is water tight, air tight and dust proof. The Plano All Weather series also has dual stage lockable latches, is airline approved, and has oversized handle that are easy to grab – even while wearing gloves.
For handguns, there are two sizes. A large with outside dimensions 17.25″ x 12″ x 7.25″, and extra large with outside dimensions of 20.75″ x 16.5″ x 9.25″. There are two layers of foam in these handgun cases, so multiple handguns and pistols can be stored in two separate layers.
For tactical gun case needs, the Plano All Weather 108361 and 108421 gun cases cover most situations. These tactical cases are 36″ and 43″ respectively, and feature cubed foam that can be customized for most rifles. These are generally one gun configurations.
For longer scoped rifles, shotguns or two rifles, the Plano All Weather 108191 gun case has an interior dimension of 51 5/8″ x 12 7/8″. This rifle case has all of the features of the smaller All Weather gun cases, plus it includes heavy-duty wheels and comfortable fold-down handles for easy mobility during travel.
No matter which Plano All Weather gun case you choose, it is important to remember to store your guns with a desiccant or moisture absorbent product inside. This is because the O-ring seal not only keeps moisture out, but traps moisture inside which can condensate on the guns and lead to corrosion.
Determine what type of gun storage or gun transportation situation you are likely to encounter, and you may find a need for a sealed, all weather gun case.