Going to SHOT show, I grabbed a random gun case from several on the floor. That proved a mistake — the case wouldn’t stay closed! Both latches popped off at intervals, and after a while it was held together as much with the three locks as with the latches. The case sides had enough flex that the guns could have dropped out. I didn’t take a heavier case as none of mine had rollers. On the way back, a man next to me on the shuttle bus noticed the pathetic state of my case and suggested that it would be worth replacing. Turned out he was a representative for several companies, including Explorer Cases. A few weeks later, two gun cases and a camera case came in the mail. Today, I put several guns in one of them in preparation for travel. So far, I am quite impressed: these are waterproof, shockproof and very sturdy. They can roll, so I won’t have to lug all that weight. Handles are large and smooth, something that standard cases lack.
Now I just need to buy more foam to make pre-configured slots for other weapons.
I have a feeling that this type of luggage will become a habit. It will be nice not to worry about scope zero shifting in transit or the case falling apart completely from rough handling.