This is a discussion on Pelican Briefcase 1490/1495 within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Is there anyone that have used the Pelican 1490/ 1495 for air travel? This one says it is Unbreakable And this one says Military approved ...
Pelican is good to go, I use a 1720 for travel and have no worries about the quality.
Check out Pelican 1490 Protector Case
Note the price at the top is for the computer case, not the plain case with foam. Look down below.
This company does well and is pretty reliable.
We use them for laptops at work, and I wouldn't really recommend them. They just don't seem as durable as the regular Pelican cases, we've actually broken at least one that I know of.
That said the flightline is a harsh environment and they probably get beat on there more then they normally would, so for normal travel they would probably hold up just fine.
Hope it helps...
It takes a college degree to break'em;
and a high school education to fix'em!
They are great cases for firearms. I'd go ahead with them; I've got a couple.
Got one for my photo equipment...camera, lenses, accessories.....
Rugged, and supposedly..(I"M not gonna test it...!) waterproof....
Kinda pricey as cases go....but it all depends on what you're protecting....
I use a 1400 for airline travel that holds my firearm, two mags and a couple of boxes of ammo. So far I've had no issues with it. I just toss it in the rest of my checked luggage and not worry about it. Also I've used a Pelican case when I got deployed and that thing survived a trip halfway around the world and back, plus 6 months in the desert.
I have nothing negative to say about Pelican products. You get what you pay for, and these are the best I've come across WRT durability. We use them extensively in the military, and we're not exactly gentle with our gear off-loading procedures. Pay the extra and get the foam. Then use and exacto knife to cut as needed.
NRA Certified Instructor (6 years)
Former LEO/DOD Contractor
Active Duty Marine (Martial Arts Instructor)
Glock 17, Kel-Tec P-11, S&W Model 60, various rifles
If you're carrying 2 pistols I would recommend the Pelican 1700: Pelican 1700
It has enough room for a few pistols and extra accessories. I think the 1700-1780 cases are much more durable, because they are designed for military use.
Don't forget about SKB. They have excellent cases for all kinds of applications like firearms, delicate equipment, music gear.
“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” Jeff Cooper
Nice to see SKB got rid of the cheap latches a 5 year old with a fingernail file could open, but don't you need locks that can't be opened with a TSA key to be used to check firearms in your luggage? That's the way the regulations on the TSA website read.