For years, Pelican has been making world-class protective cases for photographic and other electronic equipment — most recently cases for tablets and notebooks. The Pelican P1075 Pistol and Accessory Hardback Case is a “gun version” of the same Pelican case that houses and protects sensitive electronic equipment from the elements and the shocks and bumps associated with everyday use and beyond. Even if you would never purposely throw an iPad in the ocean, with this case you could and it would be fine.
The durable ABS construction combined with the Pick N Pluck™ foam interior allows you to accommodate and protect a variety of gear inside the case. Since the Pick N Pluck foam is customizable, the P1075 easily serves as a highly protective handgun case with a variety of applications. This is more than a glorified gun case, however, providing a handful of useful features, well suited to handgun transport.
Handguns by their nature are very tough tools. You’ve probably seen torture test videos online that show Glocks being frozen in salt water or Sig Sauers being dragged behind a pickup truck. Yes, they are tough guns! While that kind of durability has its place, some of us want to keep our handguns in pristine condition as a matter of their care and to maximize operational reliability. In other words, we’re going to do everything we reasonably can to protect these defensive investments. For those interested in maximum protection for a handgun, the P1075 provides high-strength ABS that is crushproof, dustproof, and watertight.
With a single latch that easily but firmly snaps open and closed, the two halves of the Pelican P1075 case form an impressive structure for a handgun and offer two points to lock the case in the closed position — usually a requirement for transport in a vehicle when the driver does not have a concealed pistol license. In addition, a built-in automatic purge valve maintains the appropriate pressure in the case while keeping dust and water out. Integrated strap holders allow you to carry the case easily using the included shoulder strap. You might get away with carrying the case on the notion that people will assume it holds your iPad or notebook. At some point, however, if you never open the case nor set it down, it might look suspicious.
Measuring 12.38″ x 9.75″ x 2.13″ — just slightly larger than a piece of paper in two dimensions — the case proved easy to store in a car trunk, in a briefcase or messenger bag, or even between two mattresses at home. These are hardly harsh environments but I appreciated that I could grab the case and literally throw it in a bag or bin and not hurt the contents.
The Pelican P1075′s compact size and exceptional protection and durability would be a welcome and fitting addition to any survival kit. Or, I could store it in the spare wheel well in my trunk and have an extra pistol and ammunition fairly close by any time I’m in my car.
The P1075 and cases like it have virtually limitless applications for concealed carry, providing a safe and secure means of storing or transporting a pistol or two, spare magazines and ammunition, and other gear. It retails for $72.95.
What else would you put in a case like this?