Is there a particular thing I’m missing that this does and the included-for-free (because it’s legally required) cable lock does not?
Maybe it would take a criminal a few more seconds to get into if all they had was some cable cutters? They’d have to take the time to find a hammer and or a screw driver instead.
The company seems to be touting this as some sort of quick access safe. But what a nightmare trying to make this work in an actual self defense situation. You would need to dig out the keys and use fine motor skills to get the key inserted and turned and then I assume you would have to rack the slide to get a round chambered. By that time the attacker will be standing over your dead body thanking you for unlocking it for them.
Please tell me I am not the only one who looked at this and said “an extended mag, I can carry five more rounds”?
It looks like an extended mag but actually carries 7 less rounds than the standard magazine.
I guess that is the missing thing Nathan is missing… it carries fewer rounds. That guy spent 10 minutes “explaining” something that should have taken about one minute.
I keep my firearms safe by keeping them in a safe. The ones I have for self-defense are either on my person, or as I sit here, within easy reach, but still in a holster. I would never lock-up a firearm intended for self-defense.
I would like to see how quick it can be defeated.
Same reason I’m not a fan of those bump-in-the-night quick access gun safes. I’m a fan of quicker access.
My .45 has its own pillow
For people with kids, that is a bit of a necessity. You can’t always have it on your person. Sleeping, showering/bathing, consuming alcohol, etc…sometimes guns need to be locked up.
There is also something, IMO, to be said for having locked guns in quick access safes, staged, even if you carry. It’s damn difficult to carry a gun on your person literally 100% of waking hours. If you get up in the middle of the night and go to the kitchen for something, do you holster up first, for example? I don’t, but I have a staged locked quick access pistol in the kitchen.
There is also the concern of security, with others/kids in the house, of long guns. Like we talked about an AR or a shotgun for home defense…those need locked up/staged at all times.