Harbor Freight recently started carrying a new Apache case, the 4800. It is noticeably larger than the 3800 case which had been the largest one available. That one, the 3800, was equivalent in size to the Pelican 1450 and I thought the new 4800 would probably be equivalent to the Pelican 1500, but it goes beyond that. It is virtually the same size as the 1520.
What is not the same is the price. The Pelican 1520 typically sells for about $120.00, maybe a bit more, with foam; and the Apache 4800 sells normally for $54.99, but I used a coupon which reduced the price to $44.99, quite a good deal. In addition to the two front latches which have metal reinforced lock holes, the 4800 has two side latches as well. Inside are top and bottom layers of dense foam and two diced layers of foam which can be punched out to custom fit your equipment. Quite a good deal at less than half the price of the equivalent Pelican case.
Note - I am not knocking Pelican cases, I have quite a collection of them from the 1400 on up to the 1650 with virtually everything in between. However the construction and the price of the Apache cases at Harbor Freight cannot be ignored. Several of them in various sizes will be used as door prizes at our upcoming Deep South Star Gaze. For those looking for a great case at a good price, you might want to visit Harbor Freight.