ABS Pistol Case (Manufactured by Airsplat)
This time I'll start with the conclusion... I love this
pistol case and recommend it to all the readers.
If you think there isn't much to review about pistol
cases, well, you're probably right. But when you buy a pistol
case that breaks after you open and close it 100 times,
then you'll say to yourself, "darn, I wish I had bought
another case". Then, instead of writing a review of
your broken case to warn future buyers, you just toss it
aside and buy another one that will last 100 openings more.
In case you still haven't owned your first pistol case
and have no idea how a simple case can possibly be "bad",
allow me to use the example of a plastic toolbox. Those
ones that come with a standard screwdriver and a bunch of
tips of different sizes... If you're someone that uses tools,
you'll then remember that the "flippable" locks
wear out easily and always break after a while. Pistol cases
are very similar in that sense, and when pistols are inside,
they're closed under pressure, which increases the chances
for the locks to break sooner (like the case I bought for
10$ with my first springer... didn't last at all.
What makes this case good?
This particular case, though similar to most, has a nice
locking mechanism which is what made me like it so much.
It has 2 locks that SLIDE into position as oppossed to the
other cheap quality locks that you have to flip open. The
images below show the lock and the rear assembly which is
responsible for opening and closing the case. Any case with
this type of lock should serve its purpose well.
| SLIDE-IN Locks
ABS... in other words, hard plastic. The inside comes with
a pair of padded synthetic foams which hold the pistol in
place, along with any mags or extra tools you may wish to
keep inside. The foam is not glued, so you can remove it
if you ever need to wash it. The total weight of the case
is about 100 grams.
Just 9.95$ at Airsplat.
I'd be willing to pay up to 20$ for a decent case and this
one is half that cost. A pistol costs around 200$ and the
extra mag about 50$ more... If you are willing to pay that
much for a gun, you might as well protect it inside a worthy
This review was brought to you
by this website's administrator, Alex Alvarez (aka
This item was a donation by
July 3, 2006. Athens, Greece.