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.

Great Day Gun Racks For Your UTV

With the popularity of UTV’s rising, many manufacturers have come out with UTV gun racks. There are many configurations to fit most applications. These are some of our favorites.

The Great Day Power Ride UTV Gun Rack mounts on the back of the UTV roll cage behind the cab. You can transport two firearms safely out of the way, but gain quick access to them when needed. The guns are held in protective, super-soft cradles with Velcro retainer straps, which keeps them secure, even on the bumpiest of trails. The Power Ride UTV Gun Rack is constructed in the USA out of super-strong aircraft aluminum, and finished with tough powder-coat paint for years of dependable service. The unique mounting base attaches to UTV frames measuring 49 inches to 62 inches wide, and adjusts to fit all popular brands of UTV’s.

Another popular gun rack also by Great Day is the Quick Draw Overhead Gun Rack. This mounts inside the cab to the bottom of the roll cage, keeping the guns close at hand in an overhead configuration. The unique mounting system installs in just minutes without any drilling or bolting. And there are models to fit most brands of UTVs. The guns are held in super-soft rubber gun clips that provide easy access with secure transport.

If you want the gun mounted in the cab right at the drivers console, check out the Great Day Quick Draw Supreme Gun Rack. The rack mounts to the floor with a permanent mounting plate, and then the quick-disconnect plate allows the gun rack to be installed or removed in seconds – with just a few turns of the four detaching screws. The Great Day Quick Draw Supreme is made in the USA and will hold two firearms.

All three models are USA made, and feature quality construction. You can be assured that your gun will ride securely in your UTV, and be ready for action.


SKB Gun Cases For Rifles

If you are looking for an excellent quality Rifle Gun Case for airline travel or gun storage, we recommend the SKB brand of gun cases because of their exceptional quality. SKB rifle cases are made in the USA and feature not only a lifetime warranty on the gun case, but most also have $1500 protection on your gun itself if it were to get damaged in the case. These gun cases feature a rubber O-ring to keep out dust and moisture. There are many different sizes of SKB rifle gun cases to fit most applications.

The SKB 2SKB-5009 is a double rifle or shotgun case that features a bunk bed style design. Both guns are one above the other with a semi-rigid foam lined divider between them. The case is 50″ x 9.5″ x 6″ on the inside, and protects both guns on 6 sides with foam. The 2SKB-4009 is a shorter version of this case, measuring 40” x 9” x 6” for shorter length rifles.

For a single rifle case, the 2SKB-4900 is a compact, fitted style design, and will fit most scoped rifles. The inside measures 48″ x 9″ x 4″ and is lined with high quality foam for protection. For shorter single rifles, the 2SKb-4010 fits most tactical sized rifles, and measures 40″ x 10″ x 5″.

No matter which SKB gun case you chose, you will know that your rifle is protected.

Tactical Shooting Glasses

Safety Tactical Shooting Equipment includes shooting hearing protection, as well as eye protection. There are many brands of tactical shooting glasses – these are a few that we like.

Pyramex several styles of tactical shooting glasses under the Venture Gear brand name. These are durable shooting glasses that meet Military Ballistic Fragmentation Standards that are required for active duty combat. The three models that we like the most are the Semtex, Drone and Wolfhound models.

The Venture Gear Wolfhound Tactical Shooting Glasses are a dual lens anti-fog ballistic style tactical glasses that meets MCEPS GL-PD 10-12 Ballistic Fragmentation Class 1 Standard, and exceeds ANSI Z87.1 High Impact Requirements. Dual pane lens provides the ultimate anti-fog performance by isolating the temperature difference inside & outside of this eyewear. The outside and inside of the lens is coated with H2X™ Anti-fog Technology for even more resistance to fogging, due to extreme temperatures. An outer polycarbonate lens protects against the environment, while an inner acetate lens is designed to prevent fogging. And they provide 99% protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. The frame is an indirect vented foam carriage, which provides maximum dust protection, as well as a sufficient airflow outlet for heat. These are available in a clear lens.

The Venture Gear Drone series of tactical shooting glasses are a ventialted frame tactical shooting glasses, with an adjustable TPR nose pad, and dual-injected rubber temple tips to provide a comfortable and secure non-slip fit. These shooting glasses exceed MCEPS MIL-PRF-32432 Military Ballistic Fragmentation Standards required for active-duty combat (Supersedes MCEPS GL-PD 10-12). The 2.0mm optical-grade virgin polycarbonate lenses provide crystal clear vision and ballistic-rated impact protection, and provides 99.9% protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. These are available in a clear or gray tinted lens.

The Venture Gear Semtex Tactical Shooting Glasses come with a TPR nose piece and straight-back flexible rubber temples, and exceeds MCEPS MIL-PRF-32432 Military Ballistic Fragmentation Standards required for active-duty combat (Supersedes MCEPS GL-PD 10-12). The 2.0mm optical-grade virgin polycarbonate lenses provide crystal clear vision and ballistic-rated impact protection, and provides 99.9% protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. These are available in a clear lens or gray tinted version.

All three models provide superior eye protection in a tactical shooting environment, and are designed for user comfort as well. So besides your rifle, gun case and hearing protection, be sure to buy a good quality pair of shooting safety glasses.