Magpul DAKA® Hard Case, R44

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The Magpul DAKA Hard Case, R44 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 R44 was designed to hold mid-length rifles and gear. It accommodates one or more rifles comfortably, along with much of the additional equipment required to travel with your firearms. 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. 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 for your gear stored inside. 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 also adds extra storage space with its four, rounded, double-walled corner pockets, creating bumper zones for added impact resistance that double as storage 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 two 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 glass reinforced nylon hubs.

This R44 Case has interior measurements of 44.25” x 17” x 5.5” and works best with up to two standard 16” rifles, heavy carbines, and other similar firearms.

Hard Case made in the USA.

ADVANCED INJECTION MOLDING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES GREATER STRENGTH, DURABILITY, AND CASE INTEGRITY

Gas charged polypropylene reduces weight and its structure creates a tough outer shell

Sleek and streamlined outer design means minimal places for snags to occur

Hinges provide stability when open and are nested in a polymer housing to prevent tampering and break-ins

INTERNAL STORAGE AREA BUILT AROUND THE TRANSFORMATIONAL DAKA GRID ORGANIZER

DAKA GRID Organizer Panels and Blocks are lighter, easy to use, and customizable for every loadout

Reconfigurable without tools to maximize storage capacity and ensure gear stays in place

The GRID doesn’t absorb moisture, dirt, or other contaminants like open cell foam, and it wipes clean with a damp cloth

Stronger GRID and Hard Case combination provides better overall protection for your gear

THE DETAILS THAT MATTER FOR A GREAT CASE

Internal corner pockets create an impact-resistant bumper zone that also provides extra storage space for small objects

Water and weather-resistant gasket keeps out dust and moisture and includes self-equalizing pressure control

Case frame includes lugs at the base that interface with the lid, allowing cases to nest together

Strap recesses keep straps in place to mitigate shifting in transit

UNIQUE LATCH DESIGN MAKES OPENING, CLOSING, AND LOCKING A SNAP

Two cammed, push-button latches can be opened and closed with one hand

Lock and zip tie pass-throughs secure locks within the latch and streamline the case, preventing impact damage to the lock and the case

HANDLES ARE COMFORTABLE AND FUNCTIONAL

Handle cross sections are modeled on our pistol grips for maximum comfort and grip

The two hinged handles are longer than standard handles for more grip flexibility

Handles are designed to remain in when stowed and to stay out when deployed

A third, fixed handle located adjacent to the wheels makes gripping and maneuvering the case easier

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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Overall dimensions 48.0 x 19.7 x 6.5 in.
External height 6.5 in.
Internal height 5.5 in.
External width 19.7 in.
Internal width 17.0 in.
External length 48.0 in.
Internal length 44.25 in.
Internal volume 53.5L
Other Specs Measurements

Lid depth: 1.5 in.

Bottom depth: 4.0 in.

Padlock hole dia: 0.44 in. (5/16” shackle lock with 1-1.5” interior clearance recommended)

Weights

Empty: ~18.4 lbs

w/GRID Organizer: ~21.4 lbs

Additional information

Weight 320 oz
Dimensions 44 × 12 × 6 in

5 reviews for Magpul DAKA® Hard Case, R44

  1. coreymcox6 (verified owner)

    Heavy duty case with lots of well thought out features. Grid system is very modular and makes configuring it for multiple rifles a breeze. BTO was excellent as always and shipped very fast.

  2. Ryan McDonnell (verified owner)

    The construction of the Magpul cases is great and addresses a lot of the issues with the Pelican cases. However, I think the grid system is overrated and leads to less useable space.

    I travel with and shoot ARs, and find breaking them down to work best for me. This case doesn’t offer me anything my pelican 1615 doesn’t offer, beyond the organization system I don’t like and keeping my rifle assembled which I don’t do. It also has 17 less liters of space and weighs 7lbs more. Space and weight are important when flying for matches/classes.

    If Magpul releases a 1615 variant and sells it without the grid, I’ll buy it.

  3. dhol909 (verified owner)

    This is my first hard case and it doesn’t disappoint.

    The construction: seems to be very high quality although maybe not as aesthetic as the pelican cases (if that’s your thing). Love the design with the flush handles and locks and the fact that you can’t unlatch the case when it is locked. The cam lock design is also great.

    The daka grid: is good (maybe). It is kinda frustrating at first as it doesn’t always align well with your rifle, but once you play around with it and do what I did and order additional blocks it gets easier to figure out. I think the daka grid organizer is probably a superior design to pluck foam if you have multiple or varying rifles that you deal with.

    Overall I highly recommend although if I had a hard case already I would just upgrade to the grid organizer rather than buy this case.

    Final issue is depending on rifle builds it might be hard to fit two carbines with optics due to width.

  4. khum1 (verified owner)

    Amazing case. Heavy duty use and modularity is awesome. Highly recommend.

  5. andrew8754 (verified owner)

    Excellent case and take on the modern rifle case. Simplifies loadouts and versatility while not compromising security.

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