Rated 4 out of 5 by thel1zardking Good case, could be sized better.
I recently purchased this case for a 28in over and under shotgun of mine. At first I ordered the smaller of the two sizes and it was too small, I exchanged it for the larger size and while it fits, the fit isn't ideal. I would recommend making the smaller size slightly longer so the gap between the two sizes isn't so large.
My second recommendation would be to make the pocket closure and actual strap based closure that way you can blouse the lid iff needed. From time to time I need to fit a couple extra items in the pocket but I cannot close it properly with it's faux buckle / magnet and velcro. Have an actual adjustable strap would give the user a little more flexibility here.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SavannahJohn Great Case, But....
I love the case but ordered the 28" size originally. My 28" Beretta wouldn't fit due to the extractors and the zipper was way too narrow. The case should be redesigned adding at least an inch or an inch and a half to the 28" size and a wider zipper. Exchanged it for the 34" version and it works fine. All is well except for the $6.50 shipping charge that I incurred when executing the exchange.
January 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Renty Lacking in Details
First off, this case looks great and the material and fabric used are awesome. However, a lot of the details were skipped over and it's obvious where corners where cut, so I ended up sending it back. Here's what needs to be improved:
- The handle/strap needs to be functional. (it's obvious when compared to the competition).
- Padding needs to be extended all the way around the muzzle end. The leather seems to be just stitched to the end, without any additional padding underneath. I noticed my barrel stretching into the thin leather.
- Improve the accessory pocket by adding bellows and removing the magnet. It's impossible to fit anything other than a few choke tubes in here.
- Add padding/protection over the rivets inside the case. Exposed metal inside the case isn't cool
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MIKACO GREAT CARRYING CASE!
I was looking for a good quality case to replace an old Redhead case for my Ithaca, this case is sturdy and with plenty of padding for protection.
I have seen the reviews noting the lack of a carrying handle but all I have to do is retract the starp and it works just as well; I did order the larger size due to the comments about 28" and 30" barrels, mine is a 28" and it fits with quite a bit of room to spare.
If there is something to mention I would agree with the fact that the side pocket does not allow for very much in it, I have filled it with the five shell holder inside and that leaves little room for anything else; an expandible feature would be the thing that would make this the best case in the market.
I am very pleased with my purchase for quality, for price you cannot get anything like it anywhere else.
Thank you LLBean for another good product!
October 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hardric31 Not worth the money
I would not recommend this gun case. I purchased the same gun case from LL Bean many years ago and have been very happy with my previous purchase. Thought I was getting the same product as before. The new version is not leather but vinyl and the one shipped to me had a large black stain on it right out of the plastic bag. I'm returning for a refund.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by burgerlover Secure and protective
I got this case specifically for my G grade Parker SXS. It fits the gun well, breathes and is adequately padded. The zipper is easy to use as well. The 112 year old gun gets treated well and is not handled or transported carelessly. I have several other "mature" SXS guns as well as some 100 year old Winchester pumps. I will be acquiring these cases for their storage and careful transport. I would like them better if the exterior pouch were a bit larger for storage of a bore snake plus some ammunition. As the pouch is, one or the other will fit but not both. Very nice gun case. After I worked with the carrying strap a bit I think it's a nice feature, allowing me to comfortably carry the cased gun over my shoulder.
The quality of materials in the case is excellent with a thick waxed cotton shell and soft leather exterior. The interior is smooth and soft. Both interior pockets should be large enough for most takedown guns. If you are concerned about fit, get the longer case.
August 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by funson May be an unfortunate choice
This may be an unfortunate choice due to the one thing this case does not protect your fire arm from, itself. The product is water proof to a point. The case is well padded and should protect you firearm from outside problems. It is a very handsome looking case & seems to be well built. The only problem is that due to its manner of construction on the inside, if you have high dollar wood on your gun, the rivets in the separator will make marks on your stock. Use of a gun sock may help resolve the problem. Maybe the manufacturer could have put a strip of leather over the rivets.
May 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by upstateNYretired 34" Mutton Leg
Well made, good quality material, good protection for my Beretta.
32" barrels fit nicely. 34" barrels probably would not fit.
I have the same case in the 30" size; I use it for for 28" Browning and SKB barrels, they barely fit. 30" barrels will not!
The side pocket does not have very much space. A cloth in a plastic bag is about all that will fit inside the pocket.
For my purposes it works well.
April 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ShotgunArge Interior is too rough
I love the look and function of this case. My only criticism, but it's a show stopper, is that the interior too rough for fine guns. I've only had this case a few weeks and I have already noticed rub marks on the stock of my DT10. Unlike most cases, this one isn't lined with a soft material (i.e. flannel or wool). That alone might not be a problem. However, the rough seams and divider rivets exposed on the inside will do damage to your wood over time.
I am conflicted because it is the best looking takedown case I've seen. Unfortunately, I can't afford to ruin my guns because of a poor interior design. This case will be going back.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JiminHouston Well made, sturdy, affordable and attractive
I recently purchased a side by side with a nice hard sided leather and canvas case, much too nice to take into the field. I looked around at several places for takedown cases. The LL Bean case wins hands down on quality of construction and features, including the leather trim and the buckle closure on the outer pocket (a nearly identical but more expensive case has only a Velcro closure). I also like the fact that the heavy duty zipper has a cloth cover, where it extends inside the case, so that it won't come into contact with the stock in the case.
Although my shotgun barrel is exactly 28" end to end, I chose the 34"case, since there were several comments that anything even slightly longer than 28" might have trouble getting into the 28" case.. I would have ordered a 30" had it been available, but the 34" case is not excessively long. The external pocket is very shallow; I can get a set of chokes in a soft case and a choke wrench in it, but nothing else. Also, there is no handle to carry the case, only the shoulder strap. There is a center ring on the case, but due to the size of the clasp on the shoulder strap, it can't be threaded through it. One other case (did I mention it was more expensive and not as well made) does have this feature.
Anyway, I am very satisfied with this case. It is the equal in the quality of construction of another "upmarket" case that I have for my other shotgun, and it actually looks better.
February 27, 2014