As with handguns, not all pistol cases are equal. When seeking a multiple pistol case, whether for storage at home or travel, it's important to consider whether the fundamentals of the case meet your needs.
Most important is how many handguns you plan to store/carry. If you have an extensive pistol collection, or you're a shooting instructor, you're going to want a specialist handgun case for multiple pistols.
DO NOT try and store your guns without padding cutouts for each pistol unless you're going for a "scratched to hell" look.
You're also going to want a pistol case with features that will make transport easy and keep your pistols in pristine condition, whether they're being tossed onto a flight or carried through pouring rain.
Here's what to look for...
What to Look for When Buying a Multiple Handgun Case
Here are some of the features you should consider before making a purchase.
Whether storing your guns at home or taking them on the road, you need to be able to lock pistol cases securely. A specialist, multiple pistol case, will almost certainly have either a combination lock or padlock holes - if it doesn't, you're going to want to keep looking.
A pistol case should also have a robust outer shell and be a tough nut to crack, in the event that someone tries to pry it open.
Security is even more critical if you plan to fly with your guns, as they will be out of your sight for many hours. We have a complete guide on flying with a gun, so be sure to check that out.
A secure handgun case will keep your pistols out of the hands of others. But there's something else that wants to get its grip on your guns - the environment.
At UWK, we have decades of experience creating products for underwater use, so we're well aware of how important it is for a pistol case to be waterproof, dustproof, and airtight. Without a secure seal and the proper foam, you risk rust.
Pressure equalization is an essential feature, with some manufacturers opting for material that is continuously equalizing. However, this makes the case more vulnerable to harmful gases getting into the case and damaging your pistols.
Ideally, seek out pistol cases that provides pressure equalization on demand.
The inside of your multiple pistol case is just as important as the exterior. You want 2-3 layers of shock-absorbing foam, cutouts that fit your pistols snugly, and cutouts for your ammo, extra magazines, and possibly even ear and eye protection (if you're a regular at the shooting range).
Speaking of the range, if it is your home away from home, you might want a "quickdraw" cutout style. This positions the pistol with the barrel down and angled towards you - much like a holster.
If the careful transportation of your guns is more important, we recommend either a flat or upright (the handle pointing down) style. You won't be able to perform a quick draw, but your pistols will receive better protection from bumps.
A rugged pistol case is a must, but if the thing weighs a ton, you're probably going to curse every time you have to transport your pistols - particularly when you see what the airline will charge for baggage.
For 2-12 pistols, a lightweight design with a robust and comfortable handle will suffice. For more oversized gun cases, you might want to look for options with wheels and telescopic handles -much like airline luggage.
If your guns are going to stay at your residence primarily, weight considerations are less urgent. Just bear in mind that things can change - buying a pistol case that can travel might make it more future-proof.
Finally, we have to mention - this is something you need to determine for yourself, based on your budget and your needs.
However, we will caution against cases that are less than $70 as the quality may not be up to standard. When manufacturers cut corners to lower the price, it often ends up costing the buyer even more in the long run.
On the other end of the scale, be wary of the most expensive options on the market as you're often paying for the brand name, not the quality of the product.
Top Multi Pistol Cases
At UWK, we have a growing selection of DoubleTap multiple pistol case offerings for the market. Our cases are carefully designed, using the highest quality materials.
We haven't just nailed fundamentals like weight, comfort, security and a waterproof interior; we also focused on the smallest details.
For example, we use a silicone o-ring gasket, which holds its shape much longer than regular alternatives found in most cases. Many pistol case manufacturers also use glue on their foam that, over time, causes rust.
There isn't any detail that we haven't researched thoroughly: all to provide you with gun cases that you will continue to use decades from now.
Key Features of UWK DoubleTap Gun Cases
Below are the standout features of our DoubleTap pistol cases:
- Different cases feature different placement styles: quick draw, flat, and upright
- High-strength ABS outer shell protects against crushing and impacts
- Shock-absorbing convolute foam on the base and lid
- Four padlock holes, anti-pry casing, and braided steel cable tether
- Patented on-demand, double-action, pressure-equalizing latch
- Desiccant cartridges for rust defense
- Versatile configurations for magazines, ammunition, ear and eye protection, etc.
- Heavy-duty comfort grip handle
- Ip67 waterproof rating
- Made in the USA
The Best Multiple Pistol Gun Cases
This mini-briefcase style pistol case is the perfect lightweight (2.1 lbs) option for 2 handguns. The style and transportability of this all-weather case does not come at the expense of security and strength. As with all DoubleTap pistol cases, it is built to last.
If you're looking for more space for your two handguns, the R2 is for you. Vertical quick draw alignment and foam cutouts for 6 magazines, extra ammo, and ear protectors make this case ideal for trips to the range.
The DoubleTap-4 pistol case is made for serious gun collectors. It can securely transport up to four handguns with barrel lengths of up to 8.5". Experienced shooters will appreciate the space for extra ammo, magazines, and ear and eye protection.
As the name suggests, this case is envisioned for shooting instructors (or hardcore enthusiasts) who need to store and transport up to eight pistols. The case comes with 16 magazine slots, and the upright alignment allows for quick identification of and access to your arsenal.
We hope this guide armed you with the info you need to make the right purchase for your needs. It may not be as important a choice as choosing a gun, but a quality case will keep your pistols and revolvers securely housed for a long time to come.
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