The Magpul DAKA Hard Case, LR53 fixes the many shortcomings of current hard case offerings, providing a stronger, easier-to-use, and more reliable transportation and storage system. Combined with our innovative DAKA GRID Organizer, the DAKA Hard Case creates a premium storage solution that’s optimized for you and your gear, both inside and out. Streamlined, easy to maneuver, and full of usable protective space, it includes advanced features such as better latches, recessed lock housings, ergonomic handles, and dependable wheels, all in a package that provides greater protection for your important gear. The DAKA Hard Case has also removed the many potential snagging points that typically lead to case damage, ensuring it glides smoothly over most surfaces while in transit.
Built around the uniquely customizable DAKA GRID Organizer, the LR53 was designed to hold one or more long rifles or shotguns comfortably, along with much of the additional equipment required to travel with your firearms. As opposed to traditional foam inserts, the DAKA GRID doesn’t trap moisture, dirt, or other contaminants. It’s lighter, endlessly customizable, and significantly stronger than traditional foam, providing measurably better organization and protection. The DAKA GRID is made of individual Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) End Panels, Center Panels, and DAKA Blocks that nest securely together to create an advanced drop-in system that compartmentalizes your gear. The DAKA Blocks can be easily pressed into the GRID Panels and are just as easily removed and reinstalled to fit the needs of whatever you’re carrying. The LR53 includes 10 (ten) triple Blocks and 10 (ten) double Blocks to customize your loadout, and additional Blocks are available if needed. If you’re carrying wider or taller equipment such as lights, bipods, or lasers, a center GRID Panel can also be cut down in size or removed to open up space for objects up to 4.25” inches wide, as long as you brace both ends of the firearm on the other panels. If you end up needing to cut a Panel to create a unique cavity for your wider gear, the EPP cuts smoothly, doesn’t flake like regular foam, and doesn’t lose its strength or ability to protect your important equipment.
The DAKA Hard Case’s rounded, double-walled corners provide strength and decrease snagging during transport while creating bumper zones for added impact resistance that double as storage pockets for other necessary equipment. Its water and weather-resistant gasket also keeps out dust and moisture and provides self-equalizing pressure control, keeping the contents safe from the effects of external environmental factors. The Hard Case’s injection molding technology provides greater strength and case integrity compared to other conventional cases, with durability and drop performance that stands up to the toughest shipping, travel, and hard-use environments.
The latch design, along with the greater case rigidity, makes the latches simple to use and incredibly rugged. Each latch features a large, easily operated push-button release that can be activated with one hand. When pressed, the latch opens and remains in the open position, and it can be used as a handle to open the lid. The latch closes with simple downward pressure anywhere on the latch body, and there’s a clear audible “click” when it’s secured. The innovative latch design also features a reimagined latch lockout system. Each latch on the DAKA Hard Case contains one lock pass-through and, once a lock is installed (we recommend a lock with a 5/16” thick shackle and a 1-1.5” interior clearance), the latch cannot be opened until the lock is removed, which secures the entire case. Additionally, each latch features a lock housing and a zip tie pass-through that allows the user to secure the lock to the case, protecting the lock and the case from damage due to impacts. The Hard Case includes four Velcro straps for this purpose.
Nesting lugs provide a positive interface when DAKA Hard Cases are stacked on each other, and two built-in strap recesses keep ratchet straps in place and secured during use. There are two large main handles that are easy to manipulate under load, and a third, integrated handle near the wheels makes the case easier to move and allows the case to stand vertically on its own. The handles have cross sections that are modeled on Magpul pistol grips for greater comfort and control, and they recess completely into the case’s frame. They’re designed to stay open once they’re extended and stay closed when not in use. The wheels are designed for smooth rolling and longevity, with reduced noise, friction, and debris incursion thanks to the ball bearings, rubber overmolding, and reinforced polymer hubs.
This LR53 Case has interior measurements of 53.8 x 16.6 x 5.5″ and will accept most shotguns and long rifles.
Hard Case made in the USA.
- Overall dimensions: 57.3 x 19.7 x 6.5 in.
- Internal height: 5.5 in.
- Internal width: 16.6 in.
- Internal length: 53.8 in.
- Internal volume: 64L
- Weight: Empty: ~25 lbs, w/GRID Organizer: ~28 lbs
- Lid depth: 1.5 in.
- Bottom depth: 4.0 in.
- Padlock hole dia: 0.44 in. (5/16” shackle lock recommended)