Plano’s Anti-Rust Tacklebox Technology Now Protects Guns, Too

“Rustrictor” is a vapor corrosion inhibitor infused into a resin-and-foam emitter that prevents your favorite firearms from rusting. Image courtesy of Plano

Plano has added its “Rustrictor” technology, perfected in the company’s fishing tackleboxes, to their All Weather 2 Rifle case.

What does the term “Rustrictor” actually mean? A vapor corrosion inhibitor is infused into a resin-and-foam emitter and prevents your favorite firearms from rusting.

Sounds good, actually.

According to Plano, in accelerated lab testing Rustrictor blocks rust and corrosion from forming five times longer than competing products. Pre-perforated pluck foam allows for easy customization.

The exterior features dual-stage lockable latches and a continuous Dri-Loc seal creates a watertight, dust-proof shield. Lockable tabs accept padlocks. Image courtesy of Plano

Containing all that anti-rustiness is a tough outer shell. The exterior features dual-stage lockable latches and a continuous Dri-Loc seal creates a watertight, dust-proof shield. Lockable tabs accept padlocks to prevent unauthorized access.

The lockable, airline-approved All Weather 2 rifle case features a pressure release valve to equalize pressure changes caused by altitude or temperature changes. The Rustrictor AW2 36″ Rifle Case is the smallest case in the All-Weather series. MSRPs for the cases run from $99.99 to $124.99.

Plano is based in Grand Prairie, TX. 

Here’s a video demonstrating the strength of earlier models of their cases. 

 

Got one of these Plano cases? Tell us what you think about them in the comments below.

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  1. avatar Mark says:

    The only downside is you get cancer from breathing in the rust inhibitor upon opening the case. : )
    In all serious, are people still having issues with rust? I guess I could maybe see the issue on older and collectible type firearms. However, given most if not all modern guns are either Parkerized, Cerakoted, anodized aluminum, polymer, and hopefully (and this is your fault if not) covered with a quality lubricant such as Slip 2000 EWL, rust should be a thing of the past unless you truly live in a swamp and completely neglect your firearms. What am I missing here. I’ve never had a rust problem ever and I live in the Pacific NW.

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      “rust should be a thing of the past unless you truly live in a swamp and completely neglect your firearms. What am I missing here.”

      Central Florida here, and yes, it is an issue for those that don’t run or aren’t able to run a central A/C unit. 100 year-old grand homes with high ceilings some folks only have a wall unit in their bedrooms to sleep.

      Summers can be 100 F and the humidity here in summer is 90 percent.

      So it is an issue for some folks, especially those that live in those old houses with lattice and plaster walls and wood floors…

    2. avatar strych9 says:

      A house with a swamp cooler will wreak havoc on your firearms even with desiccants in your safe.

      Last house I rented before buying this one did that. Every gun had to be fully disassembled and re-oiled monthly during the summer. Many knives needed a film of oil too. Or a misting of powdered teflon.

  2. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Interesting that Plano products are produced in Grand Prarie, which is 38 miles from Plano, Tx (often referred to as “Plan-Zero”. The map app shows the 38mi trip takes over an hour.

    1. avatar m11nine says:

      I think they were from Plano Illinois

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        ” I think they were from Plano Illinois ”

        You could be correct. Just noticed there is also a Grand Prarie, Ill-noise.

        How can it be that the names of towns in Texas are not unique to that state, alone? Boggles the mind, it does.

  3. avatar Michael Christensen says:

    I have two of the older styles, one for an AR and one for an AK. I like them alot, very good construction and they protect your weapon very well. They have pluck out foam blocks so you can make a shape that your weapon will fit into to protect it even more than just laying it on top of the foam. Waterproof and dust proof seals as well. I bought mine early in the production as I only paid $58 each for them. A couple of months later the exact same case cost $119. I guess I got lucky.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    I’ve sold a lot of Plano rifle and pistol cases. They seem up to the task of transporting guns by auto or truck and they’re not too expensive.

    While I’ve heard zero customer complaints about Plano build quality, I wouldn’t trust them for airplane travel. They seem too flimsy. And yes, I fly with guns all the time.

    1. avatar ‘liljoe says:

      That’s impressive! I usually fly with planes… occasionally hot air balloons or helicopters. Although some would argue that’s more hovering than flying.

      1. avatar Dave G. says:

        Airplanes: okay. Hot air balloons and helicopters: not so much. Anyway, I haven’t had an occasion to fly in a very long time.

    2. avatar Lugnut says:

      I used to fly all the time, but as I got older, my arms just got tired too quickly.

  5. avatar MrMax says:

    Some guys get to have all the fun with these tests – although I was waiting for when they’d throw them out of an airplane. I agree with Ralph in that I’ve got a few Plano cases for light-duty carry and keeping them clean during transport, but I go with Pelican cases if I fly my rifles anywhere. Never had a problem with either brand of cases given their intended use.

  6. avatar Hannibal says:

    “Plano has added its “Rustrictor” technology, perfected in the company’s fishing tackleboxes, to their All Weather 2 Rifle case.

    What does the term “Rustrictor” actually mean? A vapor corrosion inhibitor is infused into a resin-and-foam emitter and prevents your favorite firearms from rusting…”

    Is this not a sponsored post? Because it sure reads like one.

    1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

      At the least they could tag it “Product Announcement”…

      1. avatar Hannibal says:

        I mean, I have no problem with product placements or ‘sponsored content’ but I do have a problem with something that sounds suspiciously like a press release but is not marked as such.

  7. avatar strych9 says:

    My wife has a Plano Bone Collector rifle case. We’ve beat the shit out of it for probably six years at this point.

    Looks worse for wear but she’s a Timex where it counts and about 40% cheaper than comparable Pelican cases.

  8. avatar Matt in Ohio says:

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/workshop/tool-maintenance/59367-anti-corrosion-emitters

    This is existing tech, can be added to your existing gun safe or case

  9. avatar Grumpy Old Guy says:

    So how long does the rust inhibitor last? There is a definite life span and the amount of protection probably starts degrading a few months after manufacture yet the case is intended for long term use. It seems to me like a gimmick. I always think of Plano as mid-tier, something you use when you need something for transport, more than a soft case / sock and less than the pricey Pelican and other top shelf cases. It works there, no gimmicks needed. Long term storage is better served with a gun safe that is bolted to the floor and loaded with some dessicant.

    The other thought is fishing tackle is constantly damp and no oil, so it may really help there. Cared for guns have a thin oil coating which may inhibit the anti-rust coating. So it may only help for neglected firearms located in damp locations, say a gun stored in your boat.

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