Gun Storage, Arms, Defense, and General Babbling

Hacking Handgun Safes

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Handgun Safes | 0 comments

If you have 40 minutes to spare, I strongly recommend watching the following video from The CORE Group’s, Deviant Ollam.  It’s...

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15 Places to Mount a Pistol Safe in Your House

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Best Posts, Handgun Safes | 9 comments

The objective of this article isn’t to brag about how many firearms I have hidden around my house, it’s to demonstrate that with the right pistol safe, and maybe a few surplus Makarovs, I could secure them just about anywhere with very little logistical trouble.

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My Winchester EVault Handgun Safe…Still Ticking

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in Handgun Safes | 0 comments

I’m currently sprucing up my home security, and, of course, documenting all of it for the site.  One piece of functional furniture I...

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Accessing Your Handgun Safe

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in Handgun Safes | 15 comments

A lot of the gun safes discussed on this site are those massive, heavy, unmistakable steel leviathans crafted to keep your most precious valuables safe from crooks, fires, floods, lava, martians, and Rosie O'Donnell and her demons from Hell. Massive impenetrable fortresses from Liberty, Fort Knox, Cannon, Browning...these are the safes that I dream about. However, unless your wife is cooler than mine, which isn't possible (she reads this), you're never going to be able to sleep with a 2000 lbs armory next to your bed. So what good is a Liberty Presidential going to be during a home invasion if it's downstairs in your basement?

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Tips On Buying a Fingerprint Safe

Posted by on Dec 20, 2009 in Handgun Safes | 5 comments

Fingerprint safe, biometric safe, fingerprint reader...whatever you want to call it, what I'm referring to when I use anyone of these monikers is a gun safe that can be opened when the rightful owner of the unit swipes their finger across the safe's scanner. High tech, I know, but with every year that goes by, biometrics technology gets better and better, and of course, cheaper and cheaper. You still pay a pretty penny for a gun safe that you can open with your pinky, but it's a lot better than it was a couple years ago.

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Understanding the Scanner On A Fingerprint Gun Safe

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in Handgun Safes | 3 comments

When purchasing a fingerprint gun safe (biometric fingerprint gun safe), there are several elements to consider. Thickness, capacity, dimensions...these are all characteristics that are pretty easy to grasp. But when dealing with biometric gun safe locks, terms like 'minutiae' and 'algorithm adjustments' start to cloud up the water a bit. Take GunVault for example - they say that their MiniVault safe "has a very low False Reject Rate (FRR) for a given False Accept Rate (FAR)". Ok, so what does that mean, fella? Is this something I should be concerned with, or is it just marketing gibberish? Well, it's a little bit of both.

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