Course Outline

Padded, Soft-Sided Case (Pistol Rug)

Advantages:

  • Light, easy to handle and store
  • Less costly than hard cases

Disadvantage:

  • Less protection than hard-sided cases
Padded, soft-sided handgun case
Material: canvas, nylon, neoprene, polyester, or leather

Lockable, Hard-Sided Case

Advantages:

  • Lightweight but sturdy
  • Meets airline standards
  • Can include deep foam padding that holds handgun in place and cushions impact
  • Composite models can be molded to fit handgun
  • Available in waterproof models

Disadvantage:

  • Bulkier and costlier than soft-sided cases
Lockable, hard-sided handgun case
Material: aluminum or composite

Range Bag

Advantages:

  • Holds handgun(s), ammunition, magazines, and accessories in separate padded sections
  • Keeps all equipment in one location for transporting it easily to the firing range

Disadvantage:

  • Not for use as a storage location since the handgun(s) and ammunition would be stored together
Range bag for handguns

Holster

Advantages:

  • Often used as a second case to carry a handgun from a vehicle into an outdoor shooting area
  • Comes in a variety of styles, letting you select the one that meets your needs and personal comfort

Disadvantages:

  • Must get your handgun first and then get a holster to fit the gun
  • Usually requires some type of carry permit
Handgun holster

Gun Sock

Advantages:

  • Lightweight protection from dust, dirt, and moisture
  • Offered in camouflage
  • Often used as a second case to carry a firearm from a vehicle into a hunting area

Disadvantage:

  • Minimal protection from elements or impact
Handgun gunsock
Material: durable stretch fabric (polyester/acrylic) or soft pile materials
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