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  • Ray Campbell

The Best Gun Case Is Actually Cheap On Amazon

I review hard gun cases for a living, so if you're looking for a quality one you've come to the right place. My picks are practical and affordable, and will never feel like a regretful purchase. Mark my words!

FYI, Prices and review-count are accurate as of time of writing.

1. Flambeau Outdoors 10" Pistol Case

Top-rated: 8,999 ratings | 139 answered questions

Flambeau Outdoors 1011 Safe Shot 10" Pistol Case

Highlight: The heavy-duty plastic construction of the Pistol Pack Case protects your weapon from general wear and tear. Features convoluted foam interior cushioning.

Helpful review: "I recently bought a Smith and Wesson SD9VE and it came in a cardboard box so the first thing I needed was a case. This is the first case I came across that has slide latches, meaning I can use the lock that came with the gun to secure the case instead of having to buy extra pad locks to lock the other style cases. The case is more than adequate for the price and what I need it for!" — Chad E. Cox
Trending Review: "Nice, budget Friendly case that holds my budget friendly gun. Fits my SCCY CPX-2 and it's 2 magazines with ease. I seen a few negative reviews on here that seemed like nonsense. Some complained about the quality and the foam but I found no issue. For $14 at the time of writing this, it's a great case. I would not expect premium quality from something that costs as much as an average lunch, but for the price, it's a great case! Yes, as others have said, the foam is not glued in, but for me that's a plus, I store my owners manual underneath the foam. Some said the sticker left residue, but mine came right off, some even complained about the molding marks on the case, but who cares? It's a case, and it does what a case should, regardless of a blemish. Case closed." — Chevy
Reassuring review: "This pistol/ revolver case is slightly larger inside than most factory supplied cases. It is good for average size smaller framed .22 LR , .32 ACP, .380 ACP, compact 9 MM, and small revolvers 2½"-3" .38/ .357, .44, .45 caliber guns. The padded convoluted foam liner keeps spare magazines and speed loaders in place. Sliding dual latches help secure the case closed. The value is great AND you get that feature of being able to install a lock (None included with the case) on both sides of the handle that will help prevent anyone curious or determined from hurriedly twisting the halves apart on one side to gain access to your firearm like other case designs would allow. I highly recommend this to help deter theft and tampering." — CatWacker

Get it from Amazon now: $14.00 & FREE Returns


2. Plano Single Scoped Pistol Case

Top-rated: 4,472 ratings | 72 answered questions

Plano 10137 Gun Guard SE Single Scoped Pistol Case

Highlight: Accommodates a longer barreled handgun with scope and accessories or two small handguns.

Helpful review: "I love this box! My M&P Shield 9mm fits like a charm! You can't beat the price! The gun store was selling the same box but double the price! I'm so glad I got it here. It fits my ammo box, bullet feeder and my magazine with no issue. Recommended!" — Nelson88
Trending review: "This is a nice cheap box that holds can hold a handgun, a box of ammo, and 2 clips. I use this for a Ruger SR9E. The box is good enough for transporting a handgun from one location to another, or to the range. It does not have a lock, just a basic case. I like it for my cheap gun. The foam inside is nice, it compresses well to hold everything from shaking when moving. The case is light. I don't know if this will be fine if you drop it too many times on hard surfaces." — Eric Magoo
Reassuring review: "What a fantastic bargain on this little pistol case. I honestly did not have high expectations, nor did I expect a very high level of fit and finish. I was pleasantly surprised when I received my new case and discovered that it was much better than I anticipated. Of course as many people have pointed out it is not exactly heavy duty, but for my purposes it is perfect for storing my new Taurus G3. I flipped one side of the egg shell foam over, traced my gun and magazines, and carefully cut out the foam to custom fit my gun and mags. It will hold everything very securely and completely to my satisfaction and needs, and it will meet any requirements for security during a range visit as well. What I travel with it on an airline? Probably not, but if that was my intention I would have bought a different case. I think for the money, this is probably one of the best deals that I have found on Amazon for a pistol case. If you want my ultimate seal of approval , I am going to order two more!" — R.J.

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3. MTM Single Revolver Case

Top-rated: 6,850 ratings | 107 answered questions

MTM Single Revolver Case

Highlight: For automatics and scoped revolvers with barrels measuring 6 inches or less.

Helpful review: "It's actually better than what it's advertised for. It's advertise for up to a 6 inch barrel. The one you see in this picture is a 7 1/4 inch barrel. The entire length of this firearm is 11 1/2 inches long and fits with room to spare below. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it fit especially for the price I paid for it." — prattcarioca
Trending review: "It was the perfect size for my gun, everything remains in perfect position upon opening. The lock I purchased is not as easy to apply since the locking mechanism is inside of the carry handle on this box so I use a trigger lock instead and carry the padlock on the inside of the case for situations where double locking is recommended. This is not a heavy-duty carrying case but perfect for my on-the-shoulder handbag that I use to carry equipment to the range." — ClassicalEduMom
Reassuring review: "It's sold as a single pistol case, but really fits just about any 2 of mine. Even fits my 5" barrel revolver, with room left for my Glock 17, much less any of the more compact guns. If you're using it for a single gun, I can put in my 6" barrel Buckmark and 5 loaded magazines. It has plenty of room. This isn't a shipping case, by any stretch of the imagination. It's not meant for rugged use and abuse, but when used to hold pistols for local transport, it's perfect." — Ron

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4. Cedar Mill Fine Firearms Hard Pistol Case with a Dual-Lock System

Top-rated: 3,862 ratings | 108 answered questions

Highlight: Unlike pistol cases that crack, chip and break, the cedar mills fine firearms pistol case is engineered for strength and durability.

Helpful review: "I bought this case for my 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P Shield. Not only will my pistol easily fit inside, but so will the spare magazines. The case even came with a handy tool to help punch out the foam to fit whatever you are putting inside. It looks like the seller addressed the earlier comments about needing foam lining on the bottom since that does not appear to be a problem. I am very happy with this purchase and plan to buy another if my next pistol comes in a cardboard box (c' mon Smith and Wesson!)." — Ian Fleming
Trending review: "Nice quality and inexpensive case to store my pistol which the original case was broken and not working properly and completely unsecure (for the last 20 years). This case worked perfect and easily customized to fit my 1911 style firearm. Would highly suggest this case if you don't have a case or the one you have is in poor condition. It sits in a large safe so I was not concerned about the physical security of the case itself so it was not a factor in buying this particular case. No matter what you buy the only way to ensure it stays put is put it in a heavy duty safe that can't be moved otherwise you could easily cut through it to access the firearm. For travel I would assume it would be fine with the proper locking mechanism applied." — KiloLima
Reassuring review: "This case is exactly what I was looking for. After reading multiple reviews I decided to purchase this. I have to say that my review is very high as well. My girlfriend and I are taking a trip in a couple weeks and wanted a safe, legal means of transporting our guns on the airplane. The pluck-a-part foam works perfectly to securely hold them inside the case. Pictured on the left are both of our daily carries. My Glock 23 and her SA XD-S, along with a magazine for each (admittedly a tight but secure fit) I’m sure it wouldn’t take anyone very long to open the locked case but that’s not why we purchased it. I can’t speak to the ruggedness of it just yet although my initial impression is great. It should easily meet the airline’s recommendation." — Holden

Get it from Amazon now: $29.99 & FREE Returns


5. MTM Two-Pistol Case

Top-rated: 2,773 ratings | 62 answered questions

MTM Case-Gard Two-Pistol Handgun Case

Highlight: Two-pistol, snap-latch handgun case.

Helpful review: "I bought this MTM pistol case for one reason and one reason only: to hold my Taurus Raging Bull. This large frame revolver has an 8.375" (8 3/8") barrel. After reading other reviews, I was sold on this case. I have other MTM products, so I am familiar with the brand and don't question the quality of the case. The plastic is rigid enough and the foam grabs and keeps the items inside snug and in place. The latches are adequate and snap close securely. I knew that I could fit the revolver diagonally, but was really pleasantly surprised to see that the gun can fit across the entire width of the case as well. As can be seen in my photo, I was also able to fit a Taurus Spectrum .380 and a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in .40 cal. None of the guns are laying on top of one another. There is plenty of space between them. The case closes with no problem and keeps the guns in their place. I swung this around a few times and upon opening it, was pleased to find everything in its place. If you have a large revolver, or want to store or transport multiple compact or subcompact handguns, this affordable case might be to your liking. Read the reviews. I did and they sold me on this case. I hope my review helps you make your decision." — Mark
Trending review: "For the price, this is a great case for storing and light-toting up to two pistols (e.g. see attached photo with two 1911s and four magazines for a sense of size). This has all plastic components with a lighter plastic casing and egg-crate foam that holds the contents securely enough. With my arrangement, there is a .5cm gap along the closure edges. I would say this is good for storage and for trips to the range. I would not recommend this case for trips that require rugged construction, 100% tamper-proof security, or element-proof encasement. While it would technically pass TSA requirements for firearm travel and does indeed have two lock holes and room around the handle for another cable lock if desired, I would not personally attempt airline transport with this case. If you need a more rugged application or if you will be air-traveling with your firearm(s), you'll probably want to look into Pelican or another upper-tier case. If you need, however, an affordable storage case or light-to-medium use range case, you can't beat this for the money. Glad I bought and will purchase more as needed." — Jeremiah Payne

Get it from Amazon now: $26.81 & FREE Returns


6. Case Club Case for 5 Pistols and 20 Magazines with a Rechargeable Moisture-Absorbing Silica Gel Canister to Help Prevent Gun Rust (Upgraded Gen-2)

Top-rated: 1,495 ratings | 53 answered questions

Case Club Waterproof Case for 5 Pistols and 20 Magazines with a Rechargeable Moisture-Absorbing Silica Gel Canister to Help Prevent Gun Rust (Upgraded Gen-2)

Highlight: Holds 5 pistols and 20 magazines (+5 more in the magwells). Case is 100% shippable and airline approved for TSA checked luggage.

Helpful review: "I use this case for 4 different handguns. All different sizes and this case works perfect for all of them. The mag slots have panels to make them different sizes just have to pull then out. Takes a little tinkering but you will be done organizing it in 5 mins. Nothing is to gard or tight. If your running a gun light I suggest flipping the gun because of the thickness. Then you dont have to stretch out the foam" — Travis
Trending review: "I have a Pelican V200 I was using. This is taller and deeper, so pistols with red dots fit much better. The pre-cut foam makes organizing pretty quick. Fits extended mags pretty well, only one I couldn’t get to fit were FN509 24-rd mags." — Justine
Reassuring review: "I researched these cases from A to Z. I bought the Vault300 BUT then I found Case Club!!! I bought this one thinking... well I'll wait and compare them. Well the Pelican V300 Vault Large Pistol Case got returned! Case Club rocks. Did I say great price? Rare that quality and affordable price go hand in hand. The cut out inserts are included and you can customize to YOUR liking. V300 you have to pay another 65+ . I have a G21SF - XD40 - G22 and 2 Olights (they rock 2 BTW!) plus filled to capacity with mags and several other cool things. Glock mags fit tightly - XD mags have a little loose play - no big deal. BTW I don't leave my olights on and just put them in the right side spot. Plus I love that a pro Silica Gel Canister is included! No saving little ones from other shipping or vit bottles. I put this case through the paces. I've turned all of my friends onto them as well. At range I'm constantly asked where did I get that?!?! Don't waste your time. One of the great things I love about Amazon are the reviews people leave! Hopefully this helps. But I say.... Buy this one - save $$$ and time. Cheers." — Customer

Get it from Amazon now: $99.95 & FREE Returns


7. Eylar Water and Shock Proof Hard Gun Case

Top-rated: 1,325 ratings | 26 answered questions

Eylar Water and Shock Proof Tactical Hard Gun Case

Highlight: Waterproof protection for up to 1 meter fully submerged with a rubber gasket lining.

Helpful review: "This case is the perfect case for my 9mm Smith and Wesson Shield. It has enough room to fit the handgun plus 2 magazines plus a small accessory item and hold them all securely. The fit and finish of the case is superb and the case is the perfect size. It is compact enough to fit on a shelf in my gun safe which makes it convenient for me for storage purposes. I travel considerably so the TSA compliant feature is important for me as well as the waterproof feature. The foam insert is easy to customize to your individual set up. I will definitely buy again." — Bruce C. Miller II