Disappointing Blackhawk Ammo Cans.
by Haaans on 9/16/2017
I order 4 of the 50 Cal cans and 4 of the 30 Cal cans, they arrived quickly and were well packaged but that’s where the good news ends.
My experience sounds similar to a few others I have read here; a strong smell of paint inside the cans, sharp edges/burrs, dried paint runs, and sloppy welds, make sure to open these outside for the first time otherwise you will have OD glitter all over your floor.
They were all very hard to open, like they had been painted shut, and they all have a ¼” to ½” bald spot in the bottom center of the can approximately ¾ of the way to the back…maybe they were placed on some sort of dowel as they went through the painting/drying process. They all have the “normal” white residue on the gaskets and several of the cans have a thin film of it all over the can.
Admittedly I am picky but I suggest you only order 1 or 2 to begin with until you determine if the quality to cost ratio works for you. I have found them since at a local store and witnessed the same quality issues but for $5 more a can. I believe these will work for my intended purpose once I thoroughly air them out, deburr them, clean them, touch-up the bare spots, and silicon grease the gaskets…but if I had wanted to do all this I could have bought surplus cans for less.
The most disappointing thing about this is these say they are made in the USA, that is one of the reason I bought them. Poor manufacturing like this will drive people to by better quality imported goods, shoddy workmanship like this won’t make America great again, it will make China great again!
I want to be clear that my disappoint is with the Blackhawk Ammo Cans, not Lucky Gunner. I plan on continuing to shop with LG just not for ammo cans.