Weatherproof Gun Cases – Are they Worth The Money?

When it comes to storing a gun or traveling with a firearm, many people wonder if a weatherproof gun case is worth the money? The answer depends on what type of conditions you will be facing, and how valuable your gun is worth.

Most gun owners store their guns in the basement of their home. A typical basement is high in humidity and poor in circulation. A gun stored in this condition will suffer from corrosion, and in some cases, wood damage to the stock over time. A weather proof gun case would be a good option for storing a gun in this condition. What makes a gun case weatherproof is an O-ring seal to keep out moisture and dust. If you store a gun in a weatherproof gun case, it is still very important to keep a desiccant in the gun case. This is because any moisture in the air that gets closed in with the gun when the case is sealed will still cause corrosion to your firearm. The O-ring on the case only keeps new moisture from getting in, it does nothing to remove existing moisture. So keep all of the little desiccantpacks that you get when buying electronics, etc. and throw them in your gun case to absorb moisture.

When traveling with a gun, a weather resistant gun case also makes a lot of sense. A typical planes baggage compartment is unpressurized. This means that the temperature will fall from the surface temp at the airport, to temperatures that can be below freezing once the plane reaches altitude. Any moisture in the air will condense out and lay on the surface of the firearm. A weather resistant gun case will keep new moisture from entering the case during the flight, and reduce damage to the gun. Also, if you have ever seen a plane being loaded in the rain, you can see the obvious reason why you would not want your gun in a case that doesn’t keep out moisture.

Several good weather resistant gun cases on the market are the Plano All Weather series, and the SKB Gun Case product line. Both of these series of gun cases have rubber O-rings to keep out dust and moisture. Plus the molded construction allows the gun case to flex keeping the O-ring seal touching the flange of the case to assure a tight seal. Some of the smaller gun cases seal so well that a pressure relief valve is required to make it easier to open the gun case.

If you plan to travel with your gun, or simply need to store it in a safe manor, Explore Products has experts available to help you choose which gun case will best suit your needs. Happy hunting and safe shooting.


Remington Dog Accessories – Quality And Style That The Hunter Wants

There are many brands of dog accessories on the market. But most hunters want products that are not only excellent quality, but have the style that they want for their hunting dog. Remington dog products made by Coastal Pet Products offers attractive designs that are very durable as well. The Remington logo is proudly displayed on the entire line of dog accessories. Lets face it – you do not want your hunting dog to wear brand names that are associated with lap dogs.

The Remington dog collars are made from durable 1″ web strap, and have heavy gauge metal hardware. These collars are available from 18″ to 24″ in 2″ increments to fit most breads of hunting dogs. And the collars are available in Blaze Orange Reflective, Duck Blind camo, and for the ladies, pink camo. These collars are not only durable, but look good as well.

Another great product from Remington is their dog chest protector. These will keep your dog safe from scratches, etc. on their chest and stomach while hunting in the field. And the safety orange and yellow colors are easy to spot so that you can quickly identify where your dog is before squeezing the trigger. The easy on/off velcro closure is quick to use, and the chest protectors are available in sizes to fit most hunting dogs between 36 to 85 pounds.

For tracking your hunting dog in the field, Remington has a solid brass dog bell. Most other brands offer a brass or nickle plated bell of flimsy construction. the Remington bell is machined from solid brass, and has a nylon strap to secure it to your dogs collar. The solid brass not only sounds better and has a higher frequency which travels farther, but it will last a lifetime.

And at the end of the day when your hunting dog is tired, let him saddle up to the Remington Stainless Steel Dog Bowl. Why use a cheap plastic bowl when a more traditional option is available. The large 64 ounce size will hold plenty of food or water. Ans the solid stainless steel construction with a rubber non-skid flange will last for years.

Your hunting dog works hard for you. Show her that you appreciate her efforts with quality dog products from Remington. And remember that Explore Products sells all of the hunting products that you need to enjoy your time in the field.


SKB Tactical Rifle Cases – The Protection You Need.

SKB makes several tactical style rifle cases that will fit moats applications. SKB Gun Cases are made in the USA, and feature a lifetime warranty on the gun case, and $1500 protection on your tactical rifle if it were to get damaged in their case. SKB hard gun cases feature a rubber O-ring to keep out moisture and dust as well.

The SKB 2R-5212-7 Roto Military Standard ATA Double Weapons Gun Case measures 50″ x 10″ x 6.5″ on the inside, and will fit two tactical rifles up to 51” long. The case features interlocking stacking ribs, roller blade style wheels, HDPE construction, and nylon fiberglass reinforced trigger release latching system that includes padlock receptacles for security. The 2R4909-5 Roto Military Standard ATA Single Weapon Gun Case is a single gun version measuring 50″ x 9″ x 5.5″ on the inside. And the SKB 2R-4417-8 Roto Military Standard ATA Double Bow / Bow Rifle Combo Gun Case is a shorter, two gun version measuring 43″ x 15.5″ x 7″ on the inside.

The SKB 3i-3614-6B-L Mil-Spec M4 Short Rifle Gun Case is a newer design measuring  36.5” L x 14.5” W x 5.5” D on the inside. It features a rubber O-ring to keep out the elements, a patented “trigger release” latch system, in-line skate style wheels and is a submersible design (IP67). The SKB 3i-4214-5B-L Tactical Rifle Gun Case is a larger design of this case measuring 42 1/2” x 14 1/2” x 5 1/2” on the inside.

And for a soft tactical gun case, the SKB Tactical Gun Bag features 600 Denier exterior for durability. The case measures 44 1/2″ x 11″ interior dimension, and comes with a removable shoulder strap with metal hardware.

No matter which SKB tactical gun case you choose, be assured that your rifle will be protected and ready to use. And Explore Products has representatives to help you choose the perfect gun case for your application.

Why Aluminum Handgun Cases Over Other Choices

There are many gun cases on the market today. The consumer is left with many choices when buying a handgun case. Aluminum, plastic, composite and soft gun cases are among some of the choices. So why choose an aluminum handgun case?

If you are simply storing a handgun or transporting it to the shooting range, then a simple soft handgun case will probably suffice for most gun case purchasers. But if you plan on flying, or simply need a more rugged option for storing your pistol, then we recommend looking at an aluminum handgun case, Aluminum gun cases tend to be higher priced than other choices. But the durability of a metal case over other options can’t be beat.

The Kalispel Style of aluminum gun cases is a great example of quality and durability. These handgun cases are made out of 0.080″ thick aircraft grade aluminum. These cases are made in the USA, and feature a lifetime warranty. These are the thickest aluminum cases on the market, with most cheaper aluminum cases being made out of 0.063″ aluminum, and made in China. The Kalispel Style cases have welded corners which, if you think about it, means the case material is extra thick (try welding an aluminum pop can). The durability of the aluminum case won’t change with temperature or other environmental factors. And the case may show scratches and dents over time, but will withstand extra abuse when being handled by others and still protect your handgun.

The Kalispel Style aluminum handgun cases also feature heavy duty metal hinges that would not be possible on a plastic case. And the rivets are sealed to keep out moisture. Stainless steel latches and a stainless steel locking rod also keep out unwanted visitors. Plus extra dense interior flat foam keeps your pistols where you put them, and prevent them from sliding around.

Kalispel Style handgun cases are available exclusively from Explore Products. Sizes include 15″ x 10″, 18″ x 13″, 24″ x 14″, and 26″ x 17″, with the depth being 4.5″ on all four sizes.

Extra thick durable material, made in the USA, and a lifetime warranty are some of the reasons to choose a Kalispel Style handgun case. But the durability of aluminum construction simply can’t be beat by other styles of gun cases.


Gunzilla – Not Your Grandfather’s Gun Cleaner

There have been a lot of advancements in gun cleaners in recent years. The products perform better and are less toxic to the user and environment. And most new gun cleaners are CLP – clean, lubricate, protect – formulas. One of the newer brands that we have tried is Gunzilla.

Gunzilla is a non-toxic, CLP, gun cleaner formula. Gunzilla is made from plants and contains no petroleum or water. Gunzilla is designed to reduce weapon malfunctions caused by sand, carbon and cold temperatures, and can be used on all combat weapons and sporting weapons. Gunzilla is safer for skin contact than traditional cleaners containing hazardous chemicals, and is soap and water cleanup. Gunzilla also will not freeze, though it will turn into a light grease below 29 degrees F.

Gunzilla CLP Gun Cleaner removes rust, carbon, copper, lead, plastic (from shotgun wads) and cleans corrosive ammo residue faster than traditional cleaners. It can be left on the gun for an extended period of time without damaging the gun. Gunzilla is available in 1.9 ounce, 4 ounce, 8 ounce and 16 ounce bottles. It is more expensive than older style gun cleaners, but you do not need to use as much product to get the same results.

Also available for the Gunzilla line is Copperzilla. Copperzilla will remove the most difficult and severe copper, lead and plastic fouling quickly within 30 minutes without hurting the bore. And Copperzilla is also made from plants and is non-toxic. After using Copperzilla, you should follow up with Gunzilla to protect against corrosion.

And Gunzilla is trusted by soldiers. A quote directly from a combat unit in Iraq: “Not only does this save my Soldier’s time, but I’m sure it has saved their lives. They can go into sector with confidence and know that even when Iraq is at it’s worst, Gunzilla is at it’s best.” Gunzilla is also used at the National Shooting Championships at Camp Perry where many shooters tell us they have scored the highest scores they have ever scored using Gunzilla.

In summary, there are new gun cleaners that work better and are less toxic than the older varieties on the market. We recommend trying the 1.9 ounce size, and then buying a larger bottle to refill after you have seen the results for yourself. Gunzilla and all gun cleaning products can be purchased at Explore Products. Safe shooting.


SKB Handgun Cases – Exceptional Gun Protection

If you want a good quality handgun or pistol hard gun case, consider purchasing one of the SKB handgun cases. These are made in the USA with a lifetime warranty, and most feature $1500 protection on the gun itself if it were to get damaged in the SKB case.

The SKB hard handgun cases are made from HDPE, and are military spec gun cases. Some of them have built-in pressure relief valves to make it easier to open. These gun cases are water resistant featuring a rubber O-ring to keep out dust and moisture. And the exterior of the handgun case is impervious to acid and oil, plus it resists scratches. There are several convenient sizes to fit most pistols or gun applications.

For single handguns, the SKB 3I-1610-5B-L Small Pistol Case is a convenient size. The interior dimensions are 16″ x 10″ x 6″, and will fit one to two handguns. A larger size is the  3I-1813-5B-L Pistol / Optics Case which measures 18-1/2″ 13″ x 4-3/4″ and can fit up to 4 handguns, depending on the size.

And for a more compact gun case, try the SKB 3I-1209 Mil-Standard Pistol/Utility Case. This case measures 12″ x 9″ x 4.5″ on the inside, and is perfect for one handgun or pistol. The smaller size is also convenient if flying since it usually does not incur extra baggage fees by the airlines.

In summary, No other gun case company offers the rugged construction combined with the best warranties and made in the USA quality than SKB. You can get the best advice on your gun case purchase for SKB and all brands at Explore Products Quality Outdoor Gear at Discount Prices.

Big Game Hunting Products That Are A Must Have.

When hunting big game, there are a few products that are essential other than your rifle and hunting clothing. For elk, deer and caribou hunting, there is excellent gear available for after the kill.

Allen Products makes a Deer Drag Harness model 33 that makes it easier to drag your trophy buck out of the woods. The harness is made from wide 2″ web strapping for comfort, and helps distribute the weight across your body for less fatigue. The harness has quick connect buckles, a metal “D” ring, and a tow rope for straight out of the box use.

To weigh your deer or elk, the Allen Big Game Scale will handle animals up to 550 pounds. The easy to read dial is in both pounds and kilograms, and quickly re-zeros after adding optional gambrels or other attachments. The Allen scale comes with 2 sturdy “S” hooks for easy attachment.

Other handy hunting accessories are the Allen big game meat bags. There are three grades of quality – Economy, Hunter and Backcountry, depending on your expected usage. The bags are washable and reusable, and there are sizes for deer or elk quarters. The bags keep your meat clean, and also make it easier to pack out of the field.

And finally for game cleaning, Allen has several different game cleaning gloves to keep your hands clean. The Allen Field Dressing Gloves include both a set of shoulder length gloves, and wrist length gloves which help keep you clean when gutting or quartering your game in the field. The Allen Game Cleaning Kit includes the gloves listed above, as well as a disposable apron and a bag for liver or other organs that you may want to keep.

All of these handy big game hunting accessories can be found at Explore Products. Good luck hunting.

Explore Products Recipe For Barbecued Venison Steaks

Here is a great recipe for Barbecued Venison Steaks:

3 sticks of butter (yes – not a misprint)
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
8 oz can tomato paste
1/2 c chopped onion
1/2 c lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
Venison steaks – remove all fat, etc.

Melt the butter and add all of the other ingredients. Marinate venison steaks overnight. Cook on a grill basting liberally. Do not overcook. Enjoy from Explore Products!

All Rite Brand ATV Gun Racks Are Reliable And Affordable

If you need a gun rack for your ATV, there are many different options on the market today. Brands such as Kolpin, ATV-Tek and All Rite have many different styles. But the All Rite brand is not only durable, but affordably priced.

All Rite ATV and UTV accessories include gun racks, tool holders, fishing rod holders and throttle assists. The All Rite ATV gun racks include Pack Rack, Pack Rack Pro and Graspur models. The Pack Rack ATV Gun Racks have soft rubber fingers plus rubber snubbers to hold your gun securely – even on bumpy trails. The forks can be twisted to accommodate different mounting angles. And the universal design mounts to most ATV’s. There are single gun and two gun models.

The All Rite Pack Rack Pro uses a mounting “master block” makes for easier removal. Simply mount the master block to your ATV, and the forks can be quickly removed with a wing nut when not in use. The Pack Rack Pro comes in single gun and two gun versions. And the forks can be rotated to accommodate different angles and situations.

The All Rite Graspur models have thicker fork designs for more durability. They are universal to mount to most ATV’s, and have soft rubber spurs and rubber snubbers to secure your gun. The Graspur is available in a single gun or two gun configuration.

Most of the ALL Rite ATV Gun Racks are under $30, and can be purchased along with most ATV and UTV accessories at Explore Products.


MTM Handgun Cases – Quality And Value Combined

Most gun owners do not fly with their handgun. So the best handgun case for these shooters may not be a top of the line case costing hundreds of dollars. MTM has a line of hard handgun and pistol cases that offer quality construction with a value price.

MTM makes several different sized hard plastic handgun cases. Most have snap latches with padlock holes for security. This will not stop a determined individual from gaining entry into the gun case, but it will keep the case secured from children and honest casual observers. The MTM handgun case line is made in the USA with prices generally under $10 for most sizes.

The largest handgun case is the MTM 811-40 which will hold two to four pistols or handguns. The case has three pieces of interior foam, so the guns are bunk bed style. The interior measures 14.7″ x 10.6″ x 5.3″ which is ample space for most shooters.

The next size down is the MTM 809-40. This case will hold up to two handguns with up to 8″ barrels, and has an interior measurement of 14.7″ x 10.6″ x 3.3″, and the snap latches are easy to operate. A slightly smaller version of this gun case is the MTM 807-40 which measures 12.5″ x 8.1″ x 3.0″which is enough room for pistols with up to a 6″ barrel.

The smaller one gun models are very popular with several different sizes to keep the gun case from becoming too bulky. The construction is molded plastic, but is thick enough to give the cases some rigidity. The 805-40 measures 9.75″ x 5.75″ x 2.8″ on the inside. This economical handgun case will hold smaller sized pistols or semi-autos such as automatics like the 1911 and up to N-Frame size S&W’s.And for a more compact fit, the MTM 803-40 will hold a Colt 45 Caliber 1911-A1 handgun perfectly. Also fits pocket sized handguns with barrel lengths of 3″ or less.

So if you need to store a handgun or simply need a compact, inexpensive gun case to carry it to the range, the MTM Case Guard brand of handgun pistol cases might just fit the bill.