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Steve has never not known guns. Before motorcycles, money, or girls, they have always been part of his life. He was tenured as General Manager of one of the country's largest gun stores and ranges, a buyer in a big box outdoor sporting goods store, and is currently OpticsPlanet's Director of Product Intelligence. He was a US Navy nuclear gunners mate, a private investigator, and is an NRA certified instructor in ten categories, as well as an Illinois CCW instructor. He shoots competitively and has hunted from Alaska to Africa. He thoroughly loves life with his beloved wife, Shirley, and together they live with their three wildish dogs Tinker, TranRek, and Crash Almighty. He is a stubborn stage 4 cancer survivor and isn't ready to cash in his chips yet.

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Gun Case Preparation Overview


When you pick up a new Pelican Gun Case it is important to make sure your prepare the foam correctly to not only ensure your firearm and gun accessories are properly stored, but also to make sure you take advantage of the available space in your new gun case. In the video below our top riflescope expert Steve Ledin will walk you through all the tools you need, how to outline your gear properly and cut the foam so that nothing is damaged during transport. Steve will remind you of many of the often overlooked considerations when preparing you Pelican Rifle Case, such as how to distribute weight and which side of you rifle to face upward for easier passage through customs. Steve has hauled his guns on hunting expeditions all over the world for years, so you can trust his extensive experience to guide you through preparing your gun case. Every smart gun owner wants to make sure they take care of their firearms during transport, so watch the Preparing a Pelican Case's Foam Video Tutorial below and you'll be armed with all the knowledge you need. For more great videos head over to the OpticsPlanet Youtube page, where we provide great info on a wide variety of the products available in our store.

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