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Post by Solscud007 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:24 am

My friend Brian approached me and wanted to make a case similar to KRISS USA


Here is the KRISS Storm case. a bit pricey at $369.99


According to KRISS:
- Pelican Storm Case IM3100
- Hard-foam insert that repels water and protects your KRISS

Pelican storm cases are over $200, not much chance of getting that cheaper.
Hard foam is actually closed cell polyurethane polyethylene foam. There are different densities.

Brian and I purchased the Plano All-Weather Gun Gard case. It is a clone of a pelican case. Not quite as good but much better than your standard Plano gun case. The case is stiffer and has hard core latches. It even has a pressure equalizer purge. At a retail price of over $100 we found some for just shy under $100.

Now the next part was to source closed cell poly foam. We found some in NYC. It is very dense. I can stand on it and it wont even make a depression. It doesnt absorb water like a sponge. Pelican pick-n-pluck is open cell and soaks up water. KRISS says theirs repels water, but I think that is misleading. closed cell foam just doesn absorb it.

We traced my KRISS and hand cut it. The next step is to make a digital layout and get multiple inserts professionally cut. We are thinking laser or water jet cutting. We plan to mimic the KRISS USA insert layout. we will leave the cut away so for your SBR folks, you can leave the shroud portion in.


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We bought some red foam to put as the bottom layer. Just to give it that pizazz.





We made this prototype to show to KWA when they come next week to show off the airsoft KRISS SMG. If we get interest in the airsoft community we can order these cases in bulk and offer some up here. I am hoping for $150 or less for the case and inserts.

Oh and the top layer will be similar to the bottom layer. It will be black with KRISS laser cut and red showing underneath.

What do you guys think?


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Post by Solscud007 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:39 am

Here is a digital mock up of the concept we have for the top layer.


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Post by Antrax on Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:24 am

If you plan to sell it, let me know. I'll take one. Love the red insert.

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Post by Dtalon03 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:21 am

I might be interested in one too! I dig the red insert as well!

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Post by CatMostFeared on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:31 am

Very kool
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Post by Solscud007 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:37 pm

UPDATE:

It has come to my attention that I have been using the wrong terminology. We are using Polyethylene Foam. I don't know much about the difference but Polyurethane has faults, issues of gassing out and decomposition.

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Post by Solscud007 on Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:33 am




I shaved the PLANO logo and had a custom vinyl decal cut.

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Post by Undrpsi on Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:24 am

Solscud007

Just got my Plano box in... it looks just like the one pictured. Credits to you for the idea on this...now gotta find me some BIG stickers like you did...going a little different direction though...will post when done...

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Post by DemskeetSkeet on Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:08 pm

Great work! Looks like it's perfect!

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Post by deertrackdesign on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:47 am

Hey guys. I am a new owner of a Kriss. I saw this post and wanted to say thanks because I am getting the same case. Also I wanted to extend my services, I do stickers and decals and could do it if anyone wanted

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Post by Solscud007 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:34 am

Thanks!

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Post by kalabaw on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Nice! Where did you buy the plano case from?
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Post by Solscud007 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:36 pm

I forget. Somewhere online. Shop around you can get them for under $100.

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Post by deertrackdesign on Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:42 pm

Amazon has them at a better price than ebay. If you are a Prime member, 2 day shipping for free

http://www.amazon.com/Plano-108360-Guard-Tactical-Case/dp/B0029KKWT8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=7KKO9PH2E29W&coliid=I26B7NWJM5MIM

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Re: Project affordable KRISS Vector case

Post by Brick Stone on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:37 pm

Ours were picked up at Overstock.com

last week they had some in stock for $96.00 Today however there is none in stock there.

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Post by Kipp on Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:00 pm

Looks good -- I personally dont like ads on the outside of my case. It can cause issues sometimes.
There is a trick with the soft foam like the original Kriss case has. Freeze it with canned air and it cuts easier.

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Post by afponiky on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:06 pm


Thats something I've never heard.

How do you get to the lower part of the foam?

Interesting idea.....
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Post by deertrackdesign on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:08 pm

I called Plano to order one yesterday. It was $12 + shipping. I would be interested to see if I could get a different foam that was not pluckable to fit in the Plano case.

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Post by Brick Stone on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:14 pm

$12 dollars for the case? They quoted us a price of $67 each if we bought 100 units. You have to be talking about the foam.

Closed cell Polyethylene foam can be bought from various sources online. Google it.

I purchased mine locally in Manhattan and bought a full sheet. They cut it for me and I have 7 planks cut to size for this Plano 108360 case.


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Post by GNice4U on Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:59 am

Love it...I want one. Smile

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Post by Solscud007 on Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:39 am

Brick Stone wrote:$12 dollars for the case? They quoted us a price of $67 each if we bought 100 units. You have to be talking about the foam.

Closed cell Polyethylene foam can be bought from various sources online. Google it.

I purchased mine locally in Manhattan and bought a full sheet. They cut it for me and I have 7 planks cut to size for this Plano 108360 case.


Brian, I think he means the replacement foam.

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Post by deertrackdesign on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:08 am

I did

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Post by Brick Stone on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:10 am

Yeah, I thought so...

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Post by kalabaw on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:02 am

Thanks to this forum I pulled the trigger and ordered the Plano AW Tactical Case 42". It only took 1 day for the case to get here. This is a very nice replacement for the stock Kriss case. I used a bread knife to cut the shape. Not perfect but good enough Very Happy

http://www.amazon.com/Plano-108420-Guard-Tactical-Case/dp/B0029KDHRM/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1361335743&sr=1-5&keywords=plano+case






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Post by DemskeetSkeet on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:33 pm

kalabaw wrote:Thanks to this forum I pulled the trigger and ordered the Plano AW Tactical Case 42". It only took 1 day for the case to get here. This is a very nice replacement for the stock Kriss case. I used a bread knife to cut the shape. Not perfect but good enough Very Happy

http://www.amazon.com/Plano-108420-Guard-Tactical-Case/dp/B0029KDHRM/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1361335743&sr=1-5&keywords=plano+case







That looks fantastic!

Does anyone know of a smaller case similar to this but deep enough to carry the Vector with the stock folded?

I'd like less length and width. Thickness isn't an issue as I know it's much thicker when folded.

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