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GunBox was kind enough to send me one of these for my handgun:

If this is your first time hearing about the GunBox, it’s a stylish / functional way to store your handgun away from the hands those who you don’t grant access. Those who have access are able to get at the gun quickly.

You’ll see the pictures on their website and almost definitely think “wow that looks cool”. I’ve read other reviews on the GunBox and people always mentioned how well built it is. That’s the type of thing that’s impossible to tell from the pictures, but I definitely echo those claims. This thing feels like it was made by Apple, as in it just feels like quality when you first pull it out of the box. It’s exterior is aircraft grade aluminum, has great contours, and the lid nestles into the bottom half so nicely.

Excited, I hooked up the included wall charger to the GunBox, plugged it in and with my girlfriend looking over my shoulder swiped the RF wrist band over the top of the center where the logo is. Next, we heard the unlocking of the interior latch and the pssssssssst of the hydraulics releasing the lid and 2-3 seconds later we’re looking at the inside of it. We both were like “whoa” because it was cool. I continued to shut the lid then open it over and over with the wrist band for the next 5 minutes or so. The novelty never did wear off, but my girlfriend’s patience definitely did.

At this point I figured it was time to try the biometric abilities, so following the instructions included I pressed the unlabeled button on the inside of the lid, putting the GunBox into “learn mode”, shut the lid and programmed in my index finger. This was simple, and you can actually program in 100 different fingerprints. Excessive maybe since were talking about access to a gun haha but the capability is there. You can either just use the RF wristband (small RF sticker also included… RF ring available on the website) to open the box, or you can require RF plus a fingerprint for added security.

Head over to the GunBox website if you’re looking to purchase one, or want more information. I highly recommend picking one up if you’re in the market for an easy-but-restricted-access type lockbox for a handgun.

If anyone has any questions for me about the GunBox, let me know in the comments.

Oh and lucky you guys GunBox was nice enough to agree to give an RF + Biometric model ($300 value) to a lucky ENDO winner!!!

TO ENTER:

Sign up for the ENDOapparel.com mailing list below (if you’re already on it that’s awesome! This wont add you twice, but will enter you in the contest)

To Get An Extra Entry – Put up an ENDO Apparel related post (with the link to ENDO Apparel of course in the post) on at least one social media site you’re on (Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / NOT G+) and leave me the link in the comments here (using the same email address you used in Step 1).

gunbox-logoUSA mailing addresses only. A random winner who complied with the rules will be picked and announced within a few days of the contest ending.

Good luck!

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With advance permission from his mom of course:

0:47 – hahah classic stud finder joke.  If there has ever been a stud finder manufactured that hasn’t been subjected to that joke I’d be very surprised.  They probably even do that during quality control just to make sure people’s joke punchlines don’t get ruined.

2:38 – Instructions doubling as a template… now that’s just smart.  I love when things have a dual purpose like that.

All in all I think Tactical Walls are a cool idea, and the pricing isn’t too bad at all ($110 for the big insert, $40 for the small one).

Tactical-Walls

I’m my own biggest fan… I knew I blogged about Tactical Walls in the past so I just looked up the post and LOL’d at:

Their installation instructions are basically “Dick in a box, so not that big of deal if you own something that will cut through drywall.

Vigilant-Spectre-Tactical-WallsSpectre is wearing the ENDO Guns And Coffee t-shirt.

That mirror isn’t my style, but that “key” to unlock it is a cool idea.

Thoughts?

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Keeping little-ones’ booger hooks out of your handgun bang switches. Looking cool while doing it:

Lots more details, and you can get in on the initial run of these things over at the indiegogo campaign page.

The fit and finish looks incredible.  I get the hidden hinges, and the strength of the aircraft aluminum are impressive… but I’d really like to see this thing hit once with a sledge hammer, then see what’s up.  That said, this shouldn’t be a “safe”, but rather just a safer place to store a handgun if you have kids or other people running around your house.  Thieves are going to find a way into anything no matter what.

2:21 – The RFID wristband and ring are possibly the gaudiest things I’ve ever seen.  I’d probably try cutting the chip out and sticking it underneath my watch clasp or something if it’s really small.  The renders of the rings and the wristband in the indiegogo campaign are actually nicer looking, but still not my thing.  I’d rather just have a keyfob, be able to program it to an existing RFID keyfob I have, or baller status would be programmable compatibility with an owners subdermal RFID implant haha.

2:29 – Phone notifications and GPS tracking when someone tries to mess with your gun box.  See when your gun box ends up, grab some buddies with guns and see whats up?

Pricing:

  • $180 (Retail – $240) – Basic.. only has the RFID scanner
  • $225 (Retail – $300) – Biometric scanner and RFID scanner
  • $390 (Retail – $420) – GPS tracking, Biometric scanner, RFID scanner (Need to pay for GPS monitoring.. no idea how much that is)

Gun-BoxThe introductory pricing is really reasonable if you ask me.  Even the retail pricing isn’t bad at all for what you’re getting.  Sure there are cheaper storage solutions, but none are as cool.  In the end, isn’t the point just to try to look as cool as possible, as often as possible in life before we die?

Thoughts?

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This is hella tactical:

Easy to install with straps and buckles. Available for the Kawasaki KLR650, KTM950/990, and some Harley Davidson bikes.  Kind of hipster choices, not?  I would have expected them to go more mainstream with Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, and Kawasaki; cruiser, sport, and touring versions.  If that was the case every cowwadoody kid with a bike licence would be rocking one of these things with pouches filled with twinkies and cheetos.

You can purchase one and/or check out more info over at TankVest.com

If you have one of those bikes they currently make the vest for, after your purchase I recommend hitting up 5.11 and buying right and left handed pistol holsters, pouches to hold several backup mags for those pistols, more pouches to hold at least a dozen AR-15 magazines, and at least one trauma kit for when you try some stupid shooting-while-riding-tom-cruise-mission-impossible type shit that you’re not operator enough to pull off.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Dale

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I’m all for safe storage, but this is a bit ridiculous:

With 6 locks, that revolver isn’t going to be randomly killing anyone by itself any time soon.  Someone needs to lock those keys up in 6 different safety deposit boxes just to make sure… you can never be too safe.

Isn’t that one of those revolvers with a ceramic frame that can go through airport metal detectors?

Hat tip: Jesus

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At Colorado’s three largest institutions of higher learning, there are large caches of student-owned weaponry that would be the envy of many police departments.

Doesn’t look to me like too secure of a lockup.  It looks more like a closet.  Who knows though, maybe that closet is inside a vault type room with armed guards.

Students with proper identification, a clear background check and a claim tag can take them out any time.

Most of the shotguns and rifles are used for hunting getaways on weekends or on holiday breaks, say officials.

Are the students asked about what they are doing with the guns? Or are they divulging that information voluntarily?  It would be pain if you got interrogated every time you wanted to get your gun(s) out to go target shooting or hunting.

Before they are deposited into the locker, the weapons are unloaded by the students, and the ammunition is stored for them as well.

Are the guns expected to be unloaded before you arrive at the university lockup facility? or can you unload them there?  Also, can you carry concealed into the university if you are on your way to the lockup facility?

Is there a limit on the number of guns and the amount of ammo you can store?

What about the type of guns? Could I store NFA items there?

I like the concept behind the idea, although I can see them trying to make you feel like a criminal every time you wanted to get your guns, and questioning your choice of guns.  Hopefully that doesn’t happen though!

Anyone go to a Colorado university that wishes to comment?

Full Story – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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