Tag: locks

Reader upgrades to LED motion sensor lights

Reader upgrades to LED motion sensor lights

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over a year ago I wrote about using motion sensor lights in gun safes. The drawback to LED lights is that they often have extremely bright white LEDs. This is likely to effect your night vision — hardly something you want to happen while things are going bump in the night. My original idea was […]

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BeyondLocks.com Door Security Bar Installation Review

BeyondLocks.com Door Security Bar Installation Review

| September 28, 2015 | 1 Comments

This is the second part in a multi-part series about beyondlocks.com products, which are meant to reinforce your door and door frame. These products are designed to be installed by the resident, with normal mechanical aptitude and household tools. Product Overview The Security Bar from beyondlocks.com is a solid piece of metal that stretches across your […]

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Beyond Locks Reinforced Security Strike Door Plate Installation and Review

Beyond Locks Reinforced Security Strike Door Plate Installation and Review

| August 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

When most people think about door security, they think about locks. How many wafers does it have? Is it more resistant to picks or bump keys? Can I afford the best lock on the market? The truth is any door knob or dead bolt will fail if the rest of the door is not properly […]

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Inexpensive motion activated gun safe light that won’t hurt your night vision

Inexpensive motion activated gun safe light that won’t hurt your night vision

| March 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

We keep all of our firearms either under our direct control or locked up. One of the small problems we had to solve was being able to see inside our gun safe when it was dark. After attending several low light live fire and force on force training classes, we’ve learned how difficult it is […]

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Don’t let your zipper go down in public

Don’t let your zipper go down in public

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Hey dude, your zipper’s down.” A fellow classmate didn’t say this about my pants — but about my everyday carry bag. We were a few hours into our Active Shooter Force on Force class held by QSI Training. The zippers on my inexpensive sling bag had come unzipped about 2″. I use this bag for […]

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Master Lock TSA Luggage Lock Failure

Master Lock TSA Luggage Lock Failure

| September 26, 2014 | 1 Comments

I’ve been using a Master Lock luggage lock on my bags ever since I started carrying an SBR or PDW around. As I wrote about before, the idea is to keep unwanted people from rustling around, not to keep thieves out. After about 20 months of use, one of my locks failed catastrophically: The braided […]

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Thoughts on when to deploy your SBR

Thoughts on when to deploy your SBR

| December 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

When do you deploy your short barrel rifle or “bag gun?” The short answer is: it depends. Are you otherwise armed? Is the threat near or far? Are you by yourself, or with another armed partner(s)? Immediate threat and you’re alone: pistol first If the threat is right in front of you and you’re by […]

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Keeping Your SBR Locked Up In Public

Keeping Your SBR Locked Up In Public

| December 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

In the United States you have to exert an extra amount of control over your NFA item. In our case, we’re talking about SBRs, but depending on what you have and where you live this would also apply to suppressors, short barreled shotguns, and “any other weapons” (AOW). NFA items have to be kept under […]

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