Up for review today we have a weapons case from 5ive Star Gear, the PWC-5s Multi Weapon Case. This case is all the case you need, for half the money of the regular brands.
Of course it’s made with the heavy ballistic weave, heavy duty zippers, and has closed cell foam like other weapon cases. What’s cool about this case, with regard to padding, is that even the lips are padded, with a relatively thick padded divider. This case is designated to carry two weapons up to 42″ in length, and it fits that bill nicely. I’ve carried 2 battle rifles with optics in this case, and they didn’t budge with the hook-and-loop velcro enclosures. What’s more is the padded corners are a nice home for the muzzle, especially for magazine fed rifles. You may also carry shotguns, long rifles and the like in here, with plenty of room. I’d probably measure first if you have a 26″ barreled rifle, though. Just a heads up.
Moving to the front of the case, we have the nylon webbing we’ve all come to know and love. You can loop IFAKs on here with ease, like one from Rescue Essentials or MyMedic, both of which have been reviewed and loved here at SGPT. Always bring a medkit to the range; always. Inside the front pouch are another two padded compartments, allegedly pistol compartments. Personally, with two rifles in here, no way could I stuff even a single stack compact pistol into the pockets. I usually throw in a couple loaded P-Mags with two rifles though, and it’s no problem; I’m sure with one rifle in tow you could use these as pistol pouches. You can see it pictured here with just that, and loaded up with both a shotgun and rifle. (In fact, it’s the APOC Armory build we reviewed a couple years back. Still a tack driver.)
Heavy duty buckles and 1″ webbing don the outside of the bag, allowing you to secure more kit or take in slack. Again, the zippers are solid and padding is great.
Overall, it’s a lot of case for not a lot of money. You have all your essentials, good padding, and load-out versatility for under $60. If you’re like me and hate carrying a bunch of rifle cases when a couple of these would do, you’ll like this. What’s more, it makes a pretty comfy shooting mat.
Pros, what we like: Great value, all the padding you need, with none of the frills you done. Solid webbing and stitching, capable of adding modular items to. Also, it handles various pairings of rifles and still zips shut securely. Makes a good shooting mat in a pinch.
Cons, what we don’t like: The shoulder strap is garbage, but I usually take those off anyway.
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Alex Castiglione lives in Atlanta, and is an avid outdoorsman and competitive shooter.
Where-abouts include getting after it in his garage gym, practicing martial arts, hitting the trails, or running CrossFit and Strongman competitions for his non-profit which holds fundraiser fitness competitions dedicated to aiding Bully breed rescues, dog rescues, or other non-profits with similar missions.