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Beans, Bullets or Band-Aids, Plano’s new military-spec Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box protects contents in all conditions

by: Josh Lantz, Traditions Media

Photo by courtesy of Plano
Photo by courtesy Plano
(May 3, 2017 - Plano, IL) Plano’s venerable 1312, 1712 and 1612 Field/Ammo Boxes have served hunters and shooters around the world for over a decade. These practical, molded-plastic ammo cans are durable, won’t rust, and provide a secure and economical means of storing and transporting ammunition and other shooting accessories. Specifically, worldwide sales of the big Model 1612 .50 cal. Ammo Box have sealed its status as a shooter-preferred favorite.

New for 2017, Plano introduces the Model 109160 Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box, which shares the familiar architecture and interior dimensions of the popular Model 1612 Ammo Box, but has been upgraded to the military-grade performance specifications of Plano’s premium Field Locker Series of cases.

“The new Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box takes the .50 cal. Plano Ammo Can that hunters and shooters around the world are familiar with to the true, military-spec performance level of the Field Locker series,” says Plano Brand Manager, Scott Borto. “It’s the first guaranteed waterproof ammo box of its kind on the market.”

Plano doesn’t make the Mil-Spec claim casually.  Each Field Locker Mil-Spec Case has been certified by an accredited test facility as meeting military specifications for immersion, dust, vibration and transit drop per MIL-STD-810G.

All thick and durable Field Locker Mil-Spec Cases are watertight and dustproof. Secure sealing with premium Dry-Loc gaskets coupled with exact measurements ensure water or dirty environments won’t adversely affect contents. Plano’s pledge of protection against environmental factors is further advanced by a premium Pressure Release Valve, which equalizes pressure divergence caused by altitude or temperature.

Military and law enforcement grade amenities continue throughout the new Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box’s design and construction. Over-molded heavy-duty handles and clamp-down latches are designed and built for extreme durability and failsafe performance, while steel-reinforced padlock gates provide the ultimate insurance against threats to safety and security.

While the new Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box has been designed to meet the stringent performance specifications of the military and law enforcement communities, this exceptional box gives the average shooter plenty to be excited about. It’s the perfect vessel for storing expensive ammunition in damp or flood-prone areas, and is the ultimate ammunition travel case – affording uncompromised protection over the course of any journey involving airplanes, trucks, ATVs or even dugout canoes.

Plano Field Locker® Waterproof Ammo Box
•    Model 109160
•    UPC 0-24099-16009-4
Heavy-duty material
Durable and replaceable clamp-down latches
Automatic pressure valve for air travel
Heavy-duty hinge
Heavy-duty carry handle and detachable shoulder strap
Dri-Loc Gasket for guaranteed waterproof seal
Exterior dimensions: 17” x 8.708” x 10.887”
Interior dimensions: 12.8” x 6.55” x 9.175”
Made in the USA
MSRP: $74.99

Plano’s premium, Mil-Spec line of Field Locker cases includes three distinct long gun cases, three sizes of pistol cases, a compound bow case and, now, the all-new Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box – providing hunters, shooters and tactical professionals with a complete and worry-free storage and transport platform offering the highest degree of safety and security for valuable gear and equipment.

Innovation and quality are the traits that have become associated with the Plano® brand. Thousands of hunters, shooters and tactical professionals have come to trust Plano for the storage of their firearms, bows and accessories. Since 1952, Plano has been supplying outdoor enthusiast with storage solutions that allow them to make the most of the time they have outdoors.
Photo by courtesy Plano
Photo by courtesy Plano