Bulldog Cases and Vaults
Bulldog Cases and Vaults has been designing and manufacturing carrying and storage products for over 10 years. Their commitment is to quality, value and customer service. This is my kind of company! Materials and workmanship are high priorities for Bulldog Cases and Vaults and sets them apart from other firearm case manufacturers. Bulldog makes a“value” line of rifle cases known as the “Pitbull” series and a “supreme” line known as the “Extreme” series.
The Bulldog Extreme Tactical Rifle Case
The Bulldog Extreme Tactical Rifle case is designed to provide extreme protection in the most adverse conditions such as rain, snow and dust as well as from physical challenges like bumps, drops, slides, etc. The Extreme Tactical case is ideal for any carbine like the AK-47, AR-15, Hi Point 4095 or the SCAR. It’s available in 35”, 40”, 45” and 48” lengths. I chose the 35” for my Hi Point 4095TS carbine. The 4095TS carbine measures 32” but you need to allow for the padding in the case. Don’t buy a case that is exactly the length of your gun, add at least 2”. The retail price for the Extreme Tactical case is $45 for the 35” OD.
Is It Tough?
The Bulldog Extreme Tactical case is made from 1000D super heavy duty nylon fabric. 1000D nylon is very strong and abrasive resistant. It is woven tightly and looks and feels great. You can drag 1000D nylon over rocks, sand and logs without it tearing or abrading. It really is super tough. The main zipper on this tactical case is a #10 full length zipper. They don’t get any heavier than that. It’s double stitched to the case and will last forever. This is the heaviest zipper I have ever seen on any gun case and it zips and unzips smoothly. The zipper pull is large and easy to grasp. 2 1/4” of padding will prevent damage to your rifle should you drop, throw or slide it down rocky terrain.
2 1/4” is enough protection without being too bulky. More padding makes a tactical case unwieldy and heavy. The inside fabric lining is brushed Tricot and very soft. It doesn’t scratch and has a high quality look and feel. This is where some case manufacturers will use cheap materials. Bulldog definitely went first class on the inside too. I know… tactical guns are made to withstand the elements and are bound to get scratched BUT I try to minimize damage to my guns finish.
Extreme Tactical Case Features
The exterior of the Bulldog case features 4 magazine compartments secured via velcro flaps, a small accessory zippered compartment, two study 1000D nylon handles and a detachable shoulder sling. The magazine pouches will accommodate AR-15, AK-47 and other tactical type rifle magazines. The closure flap is very secure when velcroed shut. The small zippered accessory compartment is a great place to store small tools or a cleaning kit. The zipper is heavy duty and zips smoothly. The case handles are most often overlooked. These are critical on a good tactical case. If they tear, the case becomes useless. These handles are 1000D nylon fabric and tough as hell. I doubt the nylon or the double stitching will give way under any conditions. The handles are quite comfortable to the hand even when carrying for long periods. I carried this one for over an hour while on a hike. This is where the shoulder sling comes in handy. It’s made the same way as the case, super tough. Throw the case over your shoulder and you’re good to go for an all day hike.
The Bulldog Extreme Tactical case is an excellent product that demonstrates quality at an affordable price. How often does that happen? It is very well made and satisfies what I need from a tactical case which is:
● Protection from the elements and physical damage
● Multiple magazine storage
● Accessory compartment for small tools
● Easy to access firearm quickly
● Easy on the eyes…”looks nice”
● Great customer service – though I have not needed it yet.
The Bulldog case is a great basic tactical case. It has some limitations like storage. If you need to pack more items with your gun, then you might look for a case with more pockets/compartments. It is not a SHTF case in my opinion. There are other cases that can store survival items in addition to magazines and tools. I have one but it is bulky and complicated. It’s a Condor Rifle case. It has three pockets that are larger with compression straps. It has a second long compartment that can hold 2 handguns or other gear. It really depends on what purpose you intend to use the case for. I like simple and the Bulldog is that.
Where to Buy
The Bulldog case is available with free shipping on Amazon.com.
Kevin Mazza is a NRA member, experienced hunter, shooter and reloader and has written hundreds of firearm related articles and reviews. Kevin is the owner and editor of PelletGuns1.com.