Review: Nanuk 935 6 Up Gun Roller Case

By Paul Carlson
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Review: Nanuk 935 6 Up Gun Roller Case

February 1st, 2022

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I am relatively hard on my gear. I look at my guns as tools and treat them accordingly. I make sure they are ready for the job they are designed to handle, but I don’t baby them. At the same time, I realize it is important to protect my guns from the elements and from the possibility of theft.

Nanuk 935 6 Up Gun Case
The author found the Nanuk 935 was a rugged, waterproof, dustproof, shock-resistant case that protects your sensitive equipment.

Nanuk builds waterproof and impact-resistant cases that help me to do exactly that.

In today’s review, I look at the Nanuk 935 6 Up Gun Case. It offers some significant advantages over many other hard cases in my opinion, including the market monster, Pelican.

My First Nanuk

Not too long ago, I flew to Kansas to participate in the Active Self Protection National Conference as an instructor. We spent a weekend in the classroom and on the range working to improve our knowledge and skills in personal protection-related topics. I taught three classroom classes and three sessions out on the range. It was a great time with outstanding people and helpful sponsors.

Nanuk 935 gun case in the bed of a pickup truck with pistol and ammo on top of the case
Suitably sized for carry-on duties when flying, the Nanuk proved to be durable enough in the back of a pick-up truck and on the range.

Nanuk was one of the event sponsors and I was lucky enough to head home with a Nanuk 935.

Nanuk 935: The Big Picture

Like all Nanuk cases, the 935 is a beast. It is waterproof and shockproof and meets IP67 standards. The case is rated for military and law enforcement use. In other words, it is objectively durable and seems to be built like a tank.

Locking points tested on the Nanuk 935 gun case
The 935 is a lockable case. The locking holes have metal inserts in both the top and bottom for added strength and security.

The 935 is sized so that it can be used as a commercial airline carry-on bag – without the guns, of course. It will fit into the overhead storage without an issue.

It is also suitable for use as checked luggage. It has latches that can be retrofitted with TSA locks for general use and has two holes that can be used with padlocks when you need to secure the contents for air travel or otherwise.

The Guts

When it comes to protecting guns and other sensitive gear, the interior of a case can be just as important as the exterior.

Nanuk 935 6 Up Gun Case with pistols, magazines, and ammo in it
The 935 6 Up Gun Case holds six pistols in upright positions. By removing the center section, the author was able to transport four handguns plus his range gear.

Nanuk ships the 935 with several different foam interior options and offers foam and padding inserts as a separate purchase option. The case can be had as a gun case in the “6 Up” configuration I have, with padded moveable dividers, or with no insert.

Nanuk 935 case latches
The clasps that keep the case sealed are easy to use. A reasonable amount of pressure closes the latch, and pinching the latch allows it to be opened.

While many readers are interested in the case from the “transportation of firearms” perspective, I know quite a few of us are into photography as well. With the right foam inserts, the 935 hard case makes for an exceptionally tough photo gear transport case.

My Thoughts

There is no doubt that Nanuk builds a quality case. They have made several improvements on their cases compared to the competition, including latches that seem more secure and easier to operate.

Pistols and magazines in Nanuk 935 case
Note the magazine storage sections beside the pistol cutaway slots.

The Nanuk 935 6 Up Gun Case has an MSRP of $315.95, and the street price seems to register about $100 less. I already have one Nanuk 935, but I can see my video gear living in a second case in the near future.

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Paul Carlson

Paul Carlson

Paul Carlson is the owner of Safety Solutions Academy, LLC, a professional defensive shooting instructor, content creator in the firearms industry, and most importantly a husband and a father. Through Safety Solutions Academy, Paul teaches a variety of critical defensive skill courses in more than a dozen states annually. When Paul’s not traveling to teach and work in the firearms industry, you can find him with his family, either on the range or in the mountains.

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