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Possible "stealth" gun case

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bogie, May 13, 2007.

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  1. bogie

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    For apartment dwellers, etc...

    One of my neighbors is into kites. And he's got a big ol' sucker (need to ask him where he got it - may have been wally world), that has its own case. And it looks just like a shotgun or KY rifle case... Leave the "kite" price tag dealie dangling from it, and you're good...

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  2. Rembrandt

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    This problem has been around for a while......Capone and his gang used violin cases.
     
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    They need a prairie dog one...
     
  5. No4Mk1

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    The absolute best "stealth" gun case I've come up with yet are baseball gear bags.
     
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    DeWalt drill case.

    Curtain rod boxes.

    "I'm going to a Paint Ball Tournament."

    Mickee Rodent lunch box.

    Smuggle them out at night.

    Hollowed out Bible. (I'm sure the author wouldn't mind. He authorized self defense --and, by extension, practice for it.)

    Suitcases with LAX tags on them... who'd suspect, right?

    Ski bags.

    Tackle box (with pole.)

    :)

    I've got and thought about the same problem. Just about nobody in my apartment building knows that I shoot. Not that I care what anyone thinks, it's just a security measure.

    I actually use the curtain rod box when I suddenly decide to go to the range in broad daylight. Most of the time, I smuggle the long arms out in the dead of the night before. Tippietoe-tiippietoe-tippietoe.

    I haven't actually used it yet, but the Drill Box with the big yellow DeWalt label on it sure looks innocent.
     
  8. Travis McGee

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    Golf bag. Hands down winner. Even has accessory pouches on the sides for ammo etc.
     
  9. Zach S

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    Innocent, yes.

    However Dewalt, in big yellow letters, on a black case, doesnt do much for theft deterance...
     
  10. Jim K

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    Right on, Zach. The pawn shops are full of DeWalt tools, a few of which may even have been legally owned by the guys who hocked them.

    Jim
     
  11. PPGMD

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    The Blackhawk Discreet SOCOM Pistol Case looks like like one of those laptop only bags and can carry a pistol 2-3 magazines, suppressor, and light/laser.

    At least the ones that come from Hk have nothing but a business card holder on the outside with a small Hk tag on the inside, I believe the Blackhawk made ones have a small Blackhawk tag on the outside.

    Anyways any old bag should do for pistols, range bags unless they are camo colored don't look any different from any other shoulder bag.

    Heck for most people rectangular soft sided long gun cases don't scream gun either as long as it's tall enough.

    Something like this:
    http://www.blackhawk.com/product1.asp?P=65DC
     
  12. Prince Yamato

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    guitar case...
     
  13. bogie

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    Bass case.
     
  14. Fulcrum of Evil

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    How about lacrosse bags? The idea is not to make guns look like some other highly stealable item - who wants someone's old cup?
     
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    I reckon they make cases for projector screens? One of them might do.
     
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    I vote for the golf bag. It was how I got my first rifle into the house (30 years ago) under the nose of my very anti-gun Mom.

    there was no lying involved after that if I said I was going to the range ;)
     
  17. Warren

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    I just wrap my rifle up and tell anyone who asks that it is just some curtain rods.
     
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    When we lived in an apartment, I just carried them in a gun case. When not in use, I kept them in a vault. The complex had video security, so I didn't care who knew I had firearms. They were on tape.
     
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    "Just going out to fix someone's bathroom door."

    Not worried about theft of the guns while transporting them from the apartment to the car in the DeWalt case, Zach S. I'm worried about advertising that I have guns at all.

    You'll note that was the thrust of the OP.
     
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    Legal warning (from a non lawyer.)

    In some places carrying a firearm in a case or bag that most people would consider is not a gun case/bag is legally concealed carry. And in some places carrying a concealed firearm without a license is a felony. Check you local laws.
     
  21. geekWithA.45

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    Before this becomes a permanent part of the mythology, have you got a citation or case reference for that and to what jurisdictions does it apply?
     
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    Is it illegal to transport firearms, say, to and from your vehicle in plain sight... that is uncovered.
     
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    Not in Oregon (and probably not in any of the free states).
    Depending on your neighbors you may get anything from "ooh's and ahh's" to "man with a gun" calls. Although someone would have to be a hopeless jumpy hopolophobe to make that their business.
     
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    ^Thanks!
     
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    Don't forget the ever lovable tennis racket bag. I know of several guys at the range who use them to varying degrees. They are most popular with the collapsible/side-folder stock set.

    Me, I use a (insert famous beer label here) duffel to carry my AR or my Lusa 9mm carbine. Perfect fit.
     
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