It’s always a good idea to have somewhat of an idea of what you are looking for in a gun case. Its always best to see someone you know using gear and copying what they are doing, but often times people are on their own and it’s our job to give them options. We see far too often that people that own an AR15 or some other type of semi-auto rifle just assume they need a rifle case with a whole bunch of magazine pouches on the side. Then they go off and buy a grip pod, flashlight, extended butt stock, and find out they are having trouble closing the case up. Then we here of the stories where the zipper broke, the nylon has a whole punched through it right where some accessory was and then it’s time to spend more money on something else.
I own a ton of Uncle Mike’s and Bulldog gun cases for my firearms and usually mark off somewhere on the case which firearm it’s for, I keep the magazines in the case so it’s range ready, Mini 14, AK, AR15 ect. I tend to prefer to buy gun cases, or recommend gun cases that are rectangular in shape knowing that bi-pods, grip-pods flashlights, laser sights, optics are all add ons that people buy and it’s better to start off with space around your firearm that getting something too tight. The Elite Survival Systems Covert Operations cases are very, very nice and are a great match for SBR’s, M4s, SCARS and more. Valken makes a pretty decent 42″ Double Rifle gun case that is also in the same classification. Hard cases are nice, Like Pelican or SKB, but I often hear of how much of a pain they are to transport. Those are more for people traveling long distances or for shipping.