by Scott Crawford - December 29 2021
While most gun owners think of big, heavy and expensive gun safes many have not considered a cost effective smaller handgun safe.
Keeping two of my favorites protected but available
Typically a large gun safe is located in a room that isn't always convenient for quick access to your hand guns and this model solves that problem. Whether you're storing valuables, important papers or hand guns, this model as well as several others will answer the mail. While security of my long guns in a larger safe is important for me, the quick access with these models solves two problems.
I demand quick access for protection yet I need my hand guns locked up to keep young, prying eyes from finding them. Our children are grown however one never knows when a friend might stop in with children. I refuse to be that guy that takes the chance that a child can come across a loaded weapon in my house.
Well, let's jump into the actual review of this Biometric Fingerprint Gun Safe by RPNB for $129.99.
Right out of the box it was a very quick setup. Read the short, simple instructions to install batteries, set password and fingerprint recording. Boom, you're done. Now to find the place to install the safe. The size allows so many choices. On a desk, in a larger drawer, on a closet wall and on & on. Mounting holes in the base of the safe make quick installation easy.
I love the fact that there are three ways to gain access to the contents of the safe. Fingerprint scanning, digital pass code and a key entry. Pry off the rubber RPNB emblem on the front of the safe and insert your key if you have forgotten your code or the battery went dead. This backup is important and the key must be kept where you can find it later, keep this in mind!
Oh, I forgot to mention that the safe can store up to 20 fingerprints. This is an awesome feature on a safe, especially when quick access is a consideration in troubling times. Your spouse, adult children or parents all can have access if you choose. Everybody but those who should never have access.
I also greatly appreciate the silent operation for entry. Imagine an intruder in your home and they hear you fumbling with a noisy entry system. This allows one to access and grab what they need without notifying others in the next room. Perfect!
For my money, this safe is a must have for any hand gun owner and I'm now considering a second one for placement in strategic locations around my multi-level house. If you need more safe storage solutions, RPNB offers multiple styles & capacity models. Hit their link at the end of this review for more choices.
After the specifications & features below, I've included a link to ChildSafe.org which promotes firearm safety & handling. Please be sure to check them out for excellent guidance on firearms storage suggestions.
Technical Specifications Model RP2005
Project ChildSafe is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote firearms safety and education. They are committed to promoting genuine firearms safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits to communities across the U.S. Click on the graphic below for a larger .pdf file to read!
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