Will it protect as well as my hard case does?

It will protect as well if not better! The patent pending air bladder technology completely surrounds the contents with a cushion of air that is able to absorb energy and mitigate the sharp impulse associated with impact. Additionally, with the weapon securing straps and muzzle containment pockets, at no time will your weapon’s buttstock or muzzle come in contact with a hard surface which could be potentially damaging.