18 Apr Gun Case VS Gun Bag – Features Comparison
Gun Case VS Gun Bag – Features Comparison
Today we’ll help you make up your mind for the transportation and storage of your airsoft guns. But Before we go over gun bags and cases …
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So as said, today we will take a look into the differences, advantages and disadvantages of both a soft gun case (aka gun bag) and a hard gun case.
We’ll also cover some features these can have that may be of importance to what you do with them.
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.
Features of gun cases and gun bags
One of the first things you should consider is the level of protection you want to have for your gun(s).
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 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.
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.
The fact is, with storage comes volume. And 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.
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.
Additional bag advantages
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.
Features for traveling
When it comes to traveling, a nice option is 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 2 guns, but due to there size they require a lot of space.
If you take a look at bags that enable you to carry 2 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.
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 blog 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.
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