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Just The Tip: Proper Pelican Packing
Dave Merrill

If you’re a frequent traveler with firearms or other expensive semi-fragile gear, there’s a good chance you’ve invested in a Pelican or similar ruggedized case. If you’ve been on the fence about it, I highly recommend you give it some consideration. The cases themselves are generally considerably less than the firearms you’re trying to protect, and even the big-box store Pelican knockoffs are better than a cheap, thin Walmart case. But today isn’t so much about reasons why you should buy a Pelican, but how you should pack it along with general tips, especially if you’re getting on a plane or otherwise traveling commercially.

Pelicans protect the goodies inside with shock isolation. The large hinges, locks, and reinforced corners are there to ensure the case itself stands up to all manner of abuse. The foam cushions impact and aids in keeping everything in place. While custom cut foam is sexy as hell, it’s rarely needed to isolate movement. Plus, if you want to place a different weapon inside or change your gun’s configuration…

Regardless, in order to best protect from shock, any objects placed inside should be immobile. The most fragile or delicate of items should be in the upper 50% of the Pelican (preferably right smack dab in the middle but that’s not always viable).  You wouldn’t know this from looking at the internet, however.

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