Vara

Looks cool but ehhhhh, pass:

From the Vera Safety site:

Reach uses a unique locking system that was specially engineered for handguns. When you push your handgun firmly into the holster, it automatically locks it into the safe. A strong metal lock holds the front trigger guard and prevents the gun from being pulled out by force.

The lock entirely avoids the trigger, making sure that accidental discharge by trigger pull is not possible.

$299 for the complete mount kit, holster etc…  Sure it looks cool and all, but similar things have been done many time before.  The Achilles heel of all of these things is that you’re rendering your gun useless until you free it from the locking device.  Sure if it’s not a life or death situation, and you’re just using it to keep a kids dirty paws off of it then I guess that’s perfectly fine… but all I have to say to anyone who thinks fingerprint readers are a good idea where you need something NOW is: Have you ever been out in the rain without gloves on, and tried to unlock your phone?  Have you ever had lotion on your hands and tried to unlock your phone? You can’t do it.  I’m confident fingerprint readers (and various other biometric solutions) will get there one way or another eventually, but right now they just aren’t built for life or death situations.  I’m sure in the history of mankind someone has warned someone they were going to murder them… giving the would be victim a chance to think and react, but for the most part I’m comfortable saying that only happens in James Bond movies.

According to a press post on the Vera Safety facebook page, they have secured more than $1M in investment money.  Mind blowing (but also not in the times we’re living in)..  People definitely love something that looks pretty, so I’m not all that surprised the investors think this will do well.  On a macro level it makes me wonder sometimes what I’m doing with my life, when I literally have all the skills to design, brand, produce, market, and sell something like this.  I think part of it is you really have to be a salesman to secure funding… like you actually need to convince the guys with the bag 💰that if out of the estimated 50 million households with guns in the US you can convince 1% (“JUST 1% FELLAS!!!!” you say) that this safe is a good idea then you’ll all be Scrooge McDuck’in, and won’t have to do anything you don’t want to do for the rest of your lives.

Thoughts?

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