Franco Negrini, Trap National shooter, World Fossa world champion in 1987 in Spain in Saragoza and with several European and national podiums, touring the world with the rifle felt the need to adequately protect his weapons with a resistant case that could protect the rifle absolutely even during long air trips. The wooden cases, in use at the time, often arrived damaged or broken with great risks for the weapons contained in them. Strengthened by his experience and his name, well known in the world of Flying Shooting, in 1981 he decided to start the business and started in the garage to build the first patented cases, suitable for air transport.
The production of our Negrini hard plastic protective cases was initially directed towards the construction of suitcases for rifles and then expanded towards carbines, guns, ammunition, bows, and accessories, using ABS, a plastic material that combines lightness and strength. What makes the Negrini suitcase unique is the particular configuration, the division of the internal compartments obtained from a single piece as well as the quality of the chosen materials, fundamental characteristics for easy and safe transport, a choice that will prove to be economic in time and winning. Currently, the production is always oriented on plastic materials, for the baseline, suitcases for first-range rifles, pistols, and accessories, Polypropylene is used, a polymer in granules that through special types of machinery is shaped hot by taking the required shape.
For the “luxury” line, Negrini continues to use thermoformed ABS, which is particularly resistant and customizable. The ABS cases are internally finished with padding, fabric or velvet, they generally have a classic shape with spaces in addition to the weapon, accessories and chokes, externally can be “nude” with embossed personalizations, prints, and in various colors , climbing with the merit of the contained weapons, they are covered in leather or fabric and enriched with the printing of the arms factory logo that commissioned them. In addition to the classic suitcases in the Negrini production, we find those for the multichannel rifles, for the couples, for the rifles with the possibility of housing also the optics, particularly voluminous those made for Blaser, where you can carry a shotgun with two barrels, two optics, and various accessories. All ABS cases are suitable for air transport and have combination locks both for safety and to prevent accidental opening.
In addition to the briefcases made for the arms companies, Negrini builds a wide choice for all the needs that can be purchased directly from e-commerce negrinicases.com.
Periodically new models of our hard plastic protective cases are born, all of which are patented, among the latest features the inclusion of carbon between the materials used for the most demanding customers and the “Slim” model 16405, very compact, with shoulder strap, which allows the transport of a rifle with the minimum encumbrance, only 810 x 175 x 120 mm. A Negrini patent is also the most economical lock of the boxes with Push & Pull hooks that guarantee perfect closure in maximum safety in an extremely simple way. Even for all the suitcases of the economic series, Negrini offers the standard factory lock with a combination lock or key, which you can replace at any time and makes the suitcase suitable for air travel. Among the customers, as we have said, there are all the main European arms producers.
Currently the production of our hard plastic protective cases has settled on about 15,000 pieces per day divided into about 400 different models, in turn made in various colors, which include in addition to the cases for guns, those for rifles and express, guns, cartridges, accessories, cleaning kits, chokes and a series of cases dedicated to a company that produces knives. Currently, the Negrini Srl employs about 80 people coordinated and directed by the sons of Franco Negrini, who tries to devote himself more and more to his great passions, hunting, and shooting. Elisabetta, who accompanied me during my visit to the company, is responsible for the administration and finance as well as the IT organization, Graziano is the director of industrialization and technical study of products, Romano directs production and logistics.
Negrini is a classic example of Italian genius, where a passion has been taken to create a unique reality where productivity and quality go hand in hand.