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I have a Commando. While I've *always* had a yearning for a Tommy Gun with a violin case, this was my purchase instead. BUT I still need to buy the tennis racquet case. Those of you who have one, what ya got?
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I have a base "ER" model. I use a baseball equipment bag. It the only bag that world hold the rifle (34" with stock collapsed). I found it at the Sports Authority. I first had to find a bat that was 34" long. I'm sure the management of the store wouldn't want me trying to fit the rifle to the cases. Using the bat of equal length as the rifle worked out well. Not too many raised eye brows. Plus I learned a bunch about modern baseball bats... Did you know they make them from carbon-fiber now?
 

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T0land said:
Plus I learned a bunch about modern baseball bats... Did you know they make them from carbon-fiber now?
Yeah but don't they have to "dumb them down" by making sure they weigh as many ounces as they are inches long? At least for legal competitions like college and HS ball. Still though, only wooden bats (and golf clubs) are the real deal. The rest is just Star Wars bafoonery.
 

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Yes, the Prince bag (there's another one in Green I like) is currently at the top of my list (online shopping only so far). The ones that I've seen that I *know* would work well, hold some extra mags, etc. all look so much like a gun bag, that it defeats what I'm trying to pull off with the look of a tennis racquet case, rather than a gun case. There's a Wilson bag that also looks right, but it's a bit wide @ 6".
I am going to continue shopping, and if somebody has/sees the one to get, please pass it along.
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Would appreciate if anybody can post their sig556 in tennis racquet bag. I don't play tennis, but this would be a cool way to carry 556 going to gun range :)
 

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Would appreciate if anybody can post their sig556 in tennis racquet bag. I don't play tennis, but this would be a cool way to carry 556 going to gun range :)
Or, you can use a soft case, or pelican. Why do you need to be cool? Or if you don't look "cool" you might end up looking like a jacka$$
 

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I have been following the thread. I think it is an awesome idea to put the rifle in a tennis case. It's funny and different. It's the new age violin case. I will take a pencil outline of my 556 pistol and see if I can find something that will work. I hope it will work with a loaded magazine !

Although it would be funny (till I got arrested at gun point) to just walk into Sports Authority with the rifle and ask for a case !

I can see how some think it's a stupid idea, but my 2 cents says it's hilarious and I'm gonna do it.

Mike
 

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My primary requirement is that it *looks like* a tennis racquet case. With the pistol, you should have it made. I'm having to look at the triple-bags, due to the 3 1/2" width with the stock folded. And most of those are wedge shaped, too much like a gun bag, unfortunately. However, I've seen several single sized bags that retain a racquet shape, making them very incognito. I'm probably going to end up with several bags, before my quest is over, kinda like the holster drawer that we all have....
 

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Apparently, I'm missing the joke... God, I hope this is a joke! Anyway, I guess I'm not all that "cool." I'm using a soft carrying case by Ace; You know... A case made to carry a rifle?! Has plenty of storage for extra mag's & a cleaning kit.
 

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I picked up a Wilson case yesterday. The only thing I don't like is the lack of padding. The bag bunches up a bit.

Otherwise it is funny !
 

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tvchance said:
Apparently, I'm missing the joke... God, I hope this is a joke! Anyway, I guess I'm not all that "cool." I'm using a soft carrying case by Ace; You know... A case made to carry a rifle?! Has plenty of storage for extra mag's & a cleaning kit.
I suppose the idea may be a joke to some, but I'm actually in search of the perfect tennis case for performing the same purpose as a gun case. Call it an "inside joke", kinda like those pranksters of the 20's who carried their Thompsons in the violin case.
And FWIW, not just every rifle will fit in a tennis case, which is another reason why this idea appeals to me.
 

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As a matter of fact, I propose that all sig 556 pistol owners start using tennis racket cases to carry their wepons. We can start a trend like the thompsons !

BTW. The tennis racket case, though devoid of padding, makes a perfect case. The bag I have even has room for extra mags (tennis balls) cleaning kit area ( towel and gym shorts area) .
 

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556 Pistol owners could use a racquetball case at under 23" in length.
 

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556 Pistol owners could use a raquetball case at under 23" in length.
Or, a bookbag, gym sock, gym bag, nylon sweater, etc I don't understand this.
There is nothing to it. Folks just don't want the attention that you get when you carry a tacticool "assault case." They're ok to fly under the radar and look like a racquetball player who is not bringing along anything of much value, just a sweaty, used racket in a case.
 

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bremo76 said:
Accomplice said:
556 Pistol owners could use a raquetball case at under 23" in length.
Or, a bookbag, gym sock, gym bag, nylon sweater, etc I don't understand this.
Nothing worth arguing about here. Not sure why you're getting mad at those of us who want to carry the Sig in a tennis case. I don't own *any* rifle cases. For me, it's a "because I can" issue, for the 556.
BUT I'd like to know, what are your thoughts on gangsters carrying their Thompsons in a violin case? Maybe I'm into nostalgia more than you are. And, you know what they say, if you have to explain a joke....
 
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