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Online MikeInTexas

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Finished a small project...........
« on: August 28, 2020, 07:02:34 PM »
Ok after going to a private range last month or so I realized that I don't have a proper way to carry my pistols.  Taking them out of their plastic cases and wrapping them in red rags followed by stuffing in the range bag was not acceptable.  So I started a search for a proper pistol case that is functional and looks good.  Nothing I liked was found in the online gun part houses, so plan B was to make my own.

I remember how much I liked the aluminum brief cases the stars always seemed to carry on the old LA Law TV show and set out to find a Zero Halliburton case for a good price and convert it.  None to be found in local thrift/pawn/second hand stores.  Only avenue was buy a used one on the internet.  New one out of the price range ($500+ to start).  Ebay was hit and miss, low price + outrageous shipping = Nope.  Until last week and I found one.  Honest shipping and fair price, total < $100.  Got it yesterday in the mail.  Wanted a silver (aluminum finish) one, but settled for a black one.  Can't COSPLAY Victor Sifuentes or Arnie Becker with it, but I'm not into that anyway, LOL.

Trip to craft store to buy foam and cloth.  Thought I would spray glue the black crushed velvet to the foam to make the pads.  Glad I decided on the local seamstress.  Last night she sewed me up a fine pair of inserts.  I cleaned it up and am pretty happy with the results.  May get her to sew me another insert a little thinner, went with a 3 inch in the bottom and a 2 inch on the top.  When closed the contents are very tightly secured.  Might be a bit too tight, got enough velvet to do one more, just got to go grab some more foam and get another one made.

So do you think this is a befitting way to travel with the Rohrbaughs to the range?
(Or do I need to add a chain and a handcuff??)



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« Last Edit: August 28, 2020, 07:09:03 PM by MikeInTexas »

Offline backupr9

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Re: Finished a small project...........
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 09:45:35 AM »
Now that is really nice!  Good work Mike.
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Re: Finished a small project...........
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 09:22:03 PM »
Looks nice.  Thanks for the idea.  I have a silver Zero with a ratty interior that could be my project case.

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Re: Finished a small project...........
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 10:18:34 PM »
Very nice!
That group of shooters deserves a fine tote.
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Re: Finished a small project...........
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 11:23:17 AM »
PhilZ, if you decide to not make one and want to sell the case let me know.  Herself is eyeing this one with what I perceive as evil intent..............



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Re: Finished a small project...........
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2020, 08:13:16 AM »
Looking like you're "Good - To - Go" Michael! 

Nicely done good Sir.

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