If you have 40 minutes to spare, I strongly recommend watching the following video from The CORE Group’s, Deviant Ollam.  It’s a thumpingly interesting presentation given at Defcon 19 last August…finally got around to watching it.

Of course, if you’re like me, and you don’t have 40 minutes to spare (I had to watch it in four installments from the toilet), here’s the gist:

  • That padlock that came included with your new firearm is crap.
  • Gun cabinet wafer locks are laughable.
  • Most trigger locks are crap.
  • The majority of handgun safes on the market can be picked open with little effort.

This dude can torture test a pistol box like no one I’ve ever seen.  Of the three safes he showcased:

Here’s the video.  I’ll warn you–this gentleman, while very articulate, has quite the fun-lovin’ mouth–I deem this clip NSFW:

Safe to Armed in Seconds: A Study of Epic Fails of Popular Gun Safes from Deviant Ollam on Vimeo.