Built to organize, protect, carry and survive tough conditions, the 985 AR15 waterproof hard case is impenetrable and indestructible with a lightweight tough NK-7 resin shell and four (4) PowerClaw latches. With NANUK’s exclusive locking and latching system, your case stays shut and secured until you are ready to open it.
For extra security, two latches feature an integrated TSA-accepted key lock to keep your equipment securely locked during transit but accessible for inspection by the TSA when required. This indestructible MIL-Spec case is equipped with a lid stay feature to keep the case safely open when in use and the reinforced stainless-steel eyelets can be used to secure additional padlocks.
Built to survive the outdoors, the NANUK 985 AR15 gun case is favored by sportsmen and sportswomen, gun collectors and sporting shooters, law enforcement officers and the military.
The high-grade pre-cut foam is engineered to fit a standard 36” AR15 along with space for up to eight (8) magazines, the high-quality PEF closed cell insert also features storage areas to accommodate popular accessories and two dedicated slots for desiccant canisters. Equipped with two (2) TSA accepted locking latches and polyurethane wheels, the 985 AR15 case will protect and transport your rifle in complete security.
The NANUK 985 985 AR15 protective gun case comes with a soft grip and ergonomic handle to make it easy to transport. It also features stainless steel hardware and spring-loaded handles to avoid harm when traveling or during shipping. This transport case is also equipped with an automatic pressure release valve.
This MIL-Spec injection molded case is backed by a lifetime warranty.
- Interior (LxWxH) 36.6 × 14.5 × 6″
930 x 368 x 152 mm
- Exterior (LxWxH) 39.7 × 17.3 × 6.6″
1010 x 440 x 168 mm
- Lid Depth 1.6″ | 41 mm
- Base Depth 4.4″ | 112 mm
- Internal Volume 1.73 cu.ft (49 L)
- Weight (empty) 15.8 lb | 7.2 kg
- Temperature Range Min -20°F (-29°C ) | Max 140°F (60°C)
- Material Lightweight NK-7 resin
- Max buoyancy 100 lb | 45.4 kg
- Padlock Holes Diameter 0.340"
- Airline carry-on No*
*Check with your airline carrier before travelling
TSA PowerClaw Latches
One step up with Lockable PowerClaw Latches
We found a way to make our patented PowerClaw latches even better - they are now lockable! The Nanuk 985 AR15 Case case has two TSA PowerClaws and adds another layer of security to your case. All our TSA Latches bear the Travel Sentry® Red Diamond logo, which allows security personnel to open your case for inspection when required during travel. Each lock has a special TSA001 to TSA003 code, which is used by the TSA, CATSA and other security agencies to know which secure tool to use to open the lock.
IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof
Go where no case has gone before.
NANUK protective cases were primarily designed for front line protection, search and rescue missions, first responders, military, industrial, marine and diving uses. The professionals that rely on NANUK cases require a reliable, waterproof solution which resists deformation and fatigue. NANUK ensures a long-lasting, watertight seal - nothing gets in – nothing!
Indestructible & Lightweight NK-7 Resin
Get High-Impact Protection with a fraction of the weight.
Impact-resistant, lightweight, and armed with NK-7 resin body, the Nanuk 985 AR15 Case protective case is designed with rounded corners, thick, strong walls, and oversized details. No matter what nature throws its way, NANUK is built to survive. This NANUK is shock-absorbent to prevent damage to the case and, more importantly, to the valuable contents.
Design & Colors
Stand out with a unique design and color selection.
Rounded corners and chamfered edges merge with strong character lines to deliver a design that is as sleek and modern as it is tough and reliable. Be it for aesthetic preference or more practical purposes, color choice is an important feature for many NANUK users - choose from up to nine colors depending on the case. Color options range from emergency red to military olive, meaning that you can blend in or stand out, whatever the task entails.
Automatic Pressure Release Valve
Keep your case from sealing shut. Automatically.
Changes in altitude, temperature, humidity and geographic location create a “vacuum lock” which can effectively seal a case shut. NANUK's integrated auto-pressure valve equalizes this atmospheric pressure difference. Using state-of-the-art technology, the micro vent allows air to pass through while preventing water from entering.
Spring Loaded & Soft Grip Handle
Comfortable handles that stay out of your way during storage
NANUK's soft-grip handles make heavy transportation comfortable and convenient. On the LONG series cases, you'll find the added benefit of two extra-long spring-loaded handles that retract when released, minimizing the chances of damage during transit.
Lid Stay & Reinforced Metal Padlock Holes
Keep the case from closing on your hands plus some added security
NANUK comes loaded with innovative features. All models have integrated lid stays molded into the hinge that keeps the case lid open when you need it to stay open which means no more pinched fingers. Available on the Nanuk 985 AR15 Case case are reinforced metal padlock holes let you lock down your gear so you can carry and protect your valuables with confidence. NANUK padlocks are also available. TSA- approved, these custom-designed hard case padlocks are the perfect accessory for frequent flyers.
Guaranteed for life
NANUK cases are designed and manufactured in Canada and are tested in some of the harshest conditions, including our own backyards. Every NANUK case comes with a lifetime guaranty so that if there is ever a problem with your case it will either be repaired and returned or replaced.
I already had Nanuk cases for my pistol as well as all my camera equipment, so it just made sense to me to get one for my AR. It's incredibly well built, I prefer their Powerclaw latches over competitor's latches, and their customer service is awesome. Not to mention I love that I can support a Canadian company!
I currently own the 990 and although it is a great case it’s too long for the trunk and therefore, need to lay it in the backseat. The 985AR15 fits nicely in the trunk of my car. I currently own 4 Nanuk Cases and various accessories, I’m definitely a happy customer. The customer service provided by David and the speedy delivery makes Hard Cases one company that truly understands their customer.
Bought this case for my recent AR since I didn’t have the time or want to put the effort into cutting my foam to size, I could also never get close to the finish quality of the cutting that it comes with. Here’s all that I can fit into the factory cut foam that came with the case
- Rifle with optic, plenty of room around for flexibility in setup,
- 2 Safety glasses,
- 1 in ear and 1 over ear hearing protection
- 1 desiccant container,
- 1 spare parts kit
- basic tools for spare parts and optic
The slot on the lower right side is what I use for ammo, here is how much I can fit into it in addition to all the above mentioned gear
All rounds are 5.56 NATO
- 220 rounds in original packaging (with empty mags)
- 220 in boxes + 160 Loaded mags (380 rounds)
- if I use up all empty spaces around the rifle by placing 20rd boxes of ammo, I can fit an additional 9 boxes wherever they fit bringing the total to 220+160+180=560 rds, which is more than enough for a single day of range use. (1063 loose rounds if you get rid of the boxes)
Is this case expensive? Yes.
Does it feel overpriced online? Yes.
Is it more durable than a pelican? Absolutely.
I have multiple hard cases from carious brands and the nanuk cases are hands down better than any of my cases.