Briefcase style gun case

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Project by Micheil posted 04-26-2014 09:40 PM 2328 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

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

Small, compact, and very functional… NICE!

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

Bang up job, mate. ;-)

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

Very nice indeed! The handle is awesome!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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

Great job

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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

It’s nicely done and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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