Briefcase style gun case

  • Advertise with us
Project by Micheil posted 04-26-2014 09:40 PM 2129 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed something to carry a couple of handguns to the range without bringing my larger range box. Decided to create a “Briefcase” style box for my Glock and my .38 Cal. The case holds almost 200 rounds of ammunition, spare targets, a flashlight, 4 mags and a speed loader for the .38. The whole thing weighs less than 20 pounds and is easy to carry. It also has a good lock. Constructed from ¼” plywood for the sides (which I laminated for extra strength) and hardwood for the frame. It’s great for an hour or two at the range without bringing the whole armory.

-- Micheil Smith, Fern-Smith Custom Woodworking, Las Vegas, NV

8 comments so far

View JoeinGa's profile


7383 posts in 1431 days

#1 posted 04-26-2014 10:01 PM

Small, compact, and very functional… NICE!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View calisdad's profile


277 posts in 933 days

#2 posted 04-26-2014 10:18 PM

Bang up job, mate. ;-)

View hotncold's profile


762 posts in 968 days

#3 posted 04-26-2014 10:44 PM

Very nice indeed! The handle is awesome!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

View NormG's profile


5434 posts in 2428 days

#4 posted 04-27-2014 01:32 AM

Great job

-- Norman

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 1716 days

#5 posted 04-27-2014 01:42 PM

Great design and nicely done. Remember to aim small and shoot well.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View hotncold's profile


762 posts in 968 days

#6 posted 04-28-2014 04:35 AM

To put this into my woodworking terms it’s…Ready, Fire, Aim…
I gotta work on this!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

View Knothead62's profile


2581 posts in 2385 days

#7 posted 04-30-2014 02:04 PM

Good idea! Just keep them locked away in a sturdy locker or safe so you can enjoy them for years to come and pass them along to the next generations.

View helluvawreck's profile


22707 posts in 2290 days

#8 posted 04-30-2014 03:18 PM

It’s nicely done and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics