US 20020011504 A1
An improved casing for pistols, specifically designed for facilitating the pistol bearing and withdrawing, comprises a box-like body, the inner construction of which comprises two “C”-shape section members, a top section member and a bottom section member, coupled to an element of the casing, and a third section member coupling the other two section members and which is perpendicular to the latter.
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 The present invention relates to a casing for a pistol or revolver, which has been specifically designed to facilitate a safety handling of the pistol and its withdrawal from the casing.
 In particular, the pistol casing according to the invention allows a user to bring a pistol without revealing the presence of such a pistol to third parties.
 As is known, a great problem related to the use and bearing of fire weapons and, in particular, pistols or semiautomatic loader revolvers, is that of concealing said weapons, together with a very easy withdrawal thereof, which is very important in particular defence circumstances, in which the pistol gripping speed and the possibility of immediately firing would involve vital problems.
 Further known is the fact that conventional pistol holsters or casing are born outside of the user body, and can be concealed under a jacket, with straps for allowing the pistol to be properly supported.
 On the other hand, the provision of straps, belts, snap buttons, Velcro closures, hinder a quick withdrawal of the pistol.
 In fact, if a pistol is held in a conventional holster it is usually necessary to deflect a closing flap or opening a Velcro closure, to grip the pistol and then withdraw it.
 Thus, a precious time is lost.
 Accordingly, the aim of the present invention is to provide a pistol casing specifically designed for obviating the above mentioned drawbacks, which pistol casing can be arranged at any desired part of a user body, by using suitable connecting straps, for example fixed at the user waist or on a user shoulder.
 Within the scope of the above mentioned aim, a main object of the present invention is to provide such a pistol casing which can be safely concealed, by associating said pistol casing with a leather and/or fabric coating covering and concealing said casing to provide with an aesthetic aspect similar to that of a bag or pouch.
 Yet another object of the present invention is to provide such a pistol casing which can be supported on outer rings of a rucksack, a purse, or a jacket, for example hunting or fishing jackets, even in a vertical position, with the pistol barrel mouth upwardly directed.
 Thus, the aim of the present invention is to provide such a pistol casing which can allow a pistol to be perfectly concealed and easily withdrawn.
 This would allow a pistol user to conceal it and withdraw it in a very easy manner.
 A further object of the present invention is to provide such a pistol casing which can be easily fitted to several types of pistols and revolvers.
 Yet another object of the present invention is to provide such a pistol or revolver casing allowing the pistol to be easily arranged therein and withdrawn, even by a left-handed person.
 Yet another object of the present invention is to provide such a pistol casing which can also hold therein auxiliary devices such as laser pointing devices, silencing devices or the like.
 Yet another object of the present invention is to provide such a pistol casing which can be easily made and customized by using easily available elements and materials and which, moreover, is very competitive from a mere economic standpoint.
 According to one aspect of the present invention, the above mentioned aim and objects, as well as yet other objects, which will become more apparent hereinafter, are achieved by a pistol or revolver casing having the features defined in the accompanying claims.
 Further characteristics and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent hereinafter from the following detailed disclosure of a preferred, though not exclusive, embodiment of a pistol casing, which is illustrated, by way of an indicative, but not limitative, example, in the figures of the accompanying drawings, where:
FIG. 1 is a tridimensional side view of the pistol casing according to the invention;
FIG. 2 is a side view of the pistol casing according to the invention;
FIG. 3 is a further side view of the pistol casing, and specifically showing constructional elements thereof and a pistol arranged inside it;
FIG. 4 is a side view of the pistol casing according to the invention, and specifically shows the locking elements allowing a withdrawal of the casing according to the invention;
FIG. 5 illustrates only the constructional elements of the pistol casing according to the invention, the pistol being omitted; and
FIG. 6 is an exploded view illustrating the inner construction of the pistol casing according to the invention, specifically designed for concealing the pistol and facilitating its withdrawal.
 With reference to the number references of the figures of the accompanying drawings, the pistol casing according to the present invention, which has been generally indicated by the reference number 1, comprises an inner or inside construction, including two C-shape cross section members, i.e. a top section member 2 and a bottom section member 3, which are connected to a casing element 4.
 Said casing 1 comprises furthermore a further C-shape section member 5, coupling the section members 2 and 3 and which perpendicularly extends with respect to the latter.
 The casing 1 is furthermore coated by two half-shells 9 and 10, made of any suitable plastics, resilient and foamed materials.
 Said half-shells are coated by a textile material, leather or synthetic leather material.
 The mentioned section members form a supporting framework including two guides, i.e. a top and a bottom guide, therebetween a pistol can linearly slide.
 The bottom element 4, extending the section member 3, defines an end portion of the bottom guide, thereon the pistol butt slides, bears and is locked.
 In particular, the locking of the pistol or revolver 25, at an end of stroke or limit position thereof, is achieved by using two locking means.
 The first of said locking means comprise a metal locking element 13, which can be freely turn about a hinge 15 including a spring 14.
 Said hinge spring is coupled to the section member 2 through the supporting element 16, the clamping elements and screws 17 and 18.
 The screw 17, in particular, connects the spring 14 to the supporting element 16 which is made rigid with the section member 2 by the screw 18.
 Said section member 2 is in turn coupled to the section member 5 by a small bracket 6, which is provided with four tapering holes therein corresponding screws are engaged.
 In turn, the section member 5 is made rigid with the section member 3, through the small bracket 7.
 The bottom element 4 is made rigid with the section member 3 by a clamping element, i.e. a screw 12, which is threaded in a thread formed in the walls of the throughgoing tapering hole 19 of the element 4 and in the walls of the seat 20 of the section member 3.
 At the opposite end from the hole 19, the bottom element 4 has its greatest thickness.
 Said element 4, at its side inside the casing, where it contacts the gripping portion or butt of the pistol, also comprises a seat or recess 23 which is engaged as the pistol is fully introduced into the casing, by a protuberance 22, operating as a detent element for an anti-fall binding of the pistol.
 In the outside end portion of the element 4, a throughgoing threaded hole 21 in which is threaded a pressing element 11 is formed.
 As the protuberance 22 enters the seat or recess 23, it will abut against the deepest wall of the seat 23, and, by said pressing element 11, the pistol will be prevented from accidentally exiting its casing.
 Thus, said pistol is held and locked at the loader bottom, owing to the ridge formed by the end ball portion of the pressing element 11.
 Said pressing element, in particular, will prevent the pistol from exiting, by cooperating with a detent level 13 held by the spring 14.
 As the pistol user introduces his/her hand into the inlet of the casing between the two foamed material shells 9 and 10 for gripping the pistol, the pressing element will yield under the pulling force characterizing the pistol withdrawing operation, thereby allowing the pistol to freely exit, and the top portion of said pistol will rise the lever 13 which will turn through 90 degrees thereby fully freeing the pistol.
 Different is the condition in which a bag shaped casing, according to the present invention, conventionally holds the pistol.
 In fact, the pressure of the lever 13, provided by the spring 14 on the top portion of the butt 26 of the pistol 25 and the pressure of the spring of the pressing element provided on the bottom of said butt on the rear of the protuberance 22, it will be sufficient to hold the pistol 25 in its casing 1, even if the pistol has been introduced in a reversed condition with the pistol barrel mouth facing upward and the butt 26 facing downward.
 The pressing element 11 provides a dynamical type of detent element, which will be lowered exclusively under a withdrawal force greater than the pistol weight.
 Such a closure allows anyhow an easy and free displacement, while assuring a proper supporting of the pistol and a free and quick withdrawal thereof, since said closure does not comprise straps, snap buttons or other complex holding means.
 Accordingly, the pistol casing will be of a reversible type and, consequently, can also be easily used by a left-handed person.
 The variable fixation of the pistol is achieved by a plurality of riveted holes 24 arranged on the inner side of the casing.
 From the above disclosure it should be apparent that the invention fully achieves the intended aim and objects.
 The invention, as disclosed, is susceptible to several modifications and variations, all of which will come within the scope of the invention.
 Moreover, all the constructional details can be replaced by other technically equivalent elements.
 In practicing the invention, the used materials, as well as the contingent size and shapes, can be any, depending on requirements.