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Is The Sightmark Ultra Shot Pro Spec Sight NV QD Really Good?

Sightmark is well known for their affordably priced weapon’s optics.

Initially, this made me uncomfortable, as I knew they weren’t as high quality as some other available optics.

After plenty of research and testing my friends’ optics, I eventually went with Sightmark’s Ultra Shot QD paired with a Sightmark 3x Magnifier. You can see that sightmark on my AR15 below:

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight -1

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight -1

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight-2

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight-2

For me, I knew exactly what I needed in a weapon’s optic, and knew exactly what to expect from the Ultra Shot QD.

Overall, I have not regretted this purchase whatsoever.

It has served the purpose that I bought it for, but I also realize that this sight is not for everyone. As I said previously, there are higher quality optics available, but for the average shooter, the Sightmark Ultra Shot QD will work.

Comparisons 

My reasons for selecting the Ultra Shot QD were the affordability and the ease of use.

My thought process is that a reflex style red dot sight is nothing more than a piece of glass with a laser dot in it. If the sight can be accurately zeroed, and will hold that zero, it works.

For my purposes, I will NOT be beating up my sight, using it in foul weather, or needing overly accurate shots at 300+ meters.

Higher quality sights will be waterproof, have smaller reticles to allow for more accurate shots, and will generally be more durable.

The Ultra Shot QD does not have all of these features. However, for the average shooter, it is more than acceptable.

I use it for range shooting and some hunting with no issues. I have shot far more accurate sights, but I am still able to shoot out to 300 meters accurately using the Ultra Shot QD.

Feature of Sightmark Ultra Shot Pro Spec Sight NV QD

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight-4

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight-4

The Ultra Shot QD offers four different reticle options and multiple brightness settings.

Some of the best features are how easy it is to install, zero, and use.

The easy clip on the side of the sight allows for it to easily be attached and unattached from the railings on an average AR or other tactical style weapon. The same clip also makes it easy to tighten to fit any railing system.

Compared to some sights, this is a huge positive. However, it will not be affixed to the rail quite as tight as more expensive sights are.

Some will argue that over time, this will affect the accuracy of the sight.

My response to that, is that a knowledgeable shooter should be confirming their zero frequently anyway, so it should be extremely easy to catch and fix this issue.

However, in months of shooting this weapon, I have not had this issue. I have confirmed my zero multiple times, and never had an issue.

Zeroing the sight is a breeze. It requires an Allen wrench, but is an extremely easy sight to zero.

The sight is also extremely easy to use. For the new and experienced shooter alike, it could not be easier. Simply turn the sight on, adjust your brightness, and shoot downrange with both eyes open. It is extremely easy to acquire targets and shoot accurately.

What about Sightmark 3x Tactical Magnifier

I bought this sight in a combo pack that came with a Sightmark 3x Magnifier.

The magnifier is a separate entity (see photos below), and the user is able to slide the magnifier over if they don’t wish to use it. While this magnifier does take some getting used to, it is equally easy to use.

Sightmark Ultra Shot Reflex Sight-3

Sightmark’s Ultra Shot QD paired with a Sightmark 3x Magnifier on my AR15

You will have to get used to where you are placing your head for each shot when you are using the magnifier.

However, once you have it figured out, it is a great addition to the reflex sight.

The fact that you can also slide the magnifier off to the side if you are shooting at a closer range is another awesome feature.

Similar to the reflex sight, there are much higher quality magnifiers out there, but for the average shooter, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this.

Conclution

For the competitive shooter, serious hunter, and optics snobs, I would avoid this sight.

For the new shooter, basic hunter, and especially the casual plinker, this sight is perfect for you.

If you are just looking for an easy to use sight to go out and shoot targets with every once in a while, this is the sight for you. It is affordably priced, easy to use, and reliable. I have had no issues with my sight, but I also knew exactly what to expect and what I wanted it for before I got it.

Overall, this was a great purchase for me.

About the Author: This post from Robert Sagona who is Army Officer in Columbus, US. He has 2 rifle, and 2 shotgun. So amazing. He bought that product in 2016 and completely satisfied with it. So he write some review about this product and take some photo of his gun. Read my review about best gun safe for the money to pick for yourself the best, 

Which SentrySafe Pistol Safe (Biometric Or KeyLock) Is Right For You?

The marketplace for Biometric gun safes is seemingly ever-expanding. There are so many products available that it can be tough to figure out exactly which one is the best buy.

As an experienced shooter, I’m going to provide a full review off the sentry safe biometric quick access pistol safe model # qap1be

But first I’d like to take a moment to emphasize a couple important questions to ask when searching for the best gun safe for you:

  • Where will I store the gun safe?
  • What type of gun do I need it for, and what other material needs to be stored in the safe?
  • Do I trust the Biometric system?

What you’ll find here is one of the most reliable safes on the market, no matter which option you choose. I have the two pistol version, but have used the Biometric option much also.

I’ll break down these versions and the situations each is better for here in this article.

First, quick check 5 option of this Sentry Pistol Safe

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe QAP1BE

Biometric Version

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe

This is the contemporary masterpiece of the SentrySafe pistol safe line.

I’ve never heard of a standard pistol that wasn’t easily accessible in two shakes of a rabbit’s tail with this version.

I’ve tested this safe in a variety of different situations. Staged emergencies, calm openings, finger pressed at odd angles. The safe performed well in all of these situations, and I’ll break them down here:

  • Staged Emergency: Palms were sweaty, and following waking from sleep mode I had to press my finger down firmly to offset any grease. But the safe successfully read my finger and opened. I grabbed the gun with ease despite having perspiration on my hand
  • Odd angle pressing: This one I tried from three different angles. The first was slightly ajar to the left, which the safe opened fine. The second was slightly ajar to the right, and the safe made me try again but opened on the second try. The third situation was a roll of the finger, which surprised me because the Biometric scanner performed well. Overall, I was satisfied with the performance

The override key provides great backup access in the instance that your finger is too sweaty to successfully open the lock.

Scan family member’s fingerprints when you’ll be gone.

What you should do is keep a handkerchief either on or right by the safe and grab it with your scanning finger before trying to open the safe.

If you’re worried about sweat altering the reading, this is a great solution to the problem.

​This product is the best biometric gun safe on the market now!

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Gun Safe, Digital Lock, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1E

Electronic Lock Version

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Gun Safe, Digital Lock, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1E

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Gun Safe, Digital Lock, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1E

This version is basically the same as the Biometric option except it’s got a coded entry instead.

Set your code and be sure to remember it, because even with the override you’ll lose several seconds getting the thing open if you have to use the backup option.

I suggest keeping the code similar to a bank card or online passcode that you’ve memorized and will never forget.

The only benefit of this safe over the previous option is that there is no chance of the finger being misread, or of someone else opening it with their fingerprint.

You can give the code to your family members so that they can access in an emergency, which my neighbor did successfully while he was out of town recently.

His son got into the safe and retrieved the gun, using it in self-defense as a scare tactic but not firing.

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Portable Gun Safe with Key Lock & Tether Cable, Single Gun Capacity, PP1K

Keyed Lock Version

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Portable Gun Safe with Key Lock & Tether Cable, Single Gun Capacity, PP1K

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Portable Gun Safe with Key Lock & Tether Cable, Single Gun Capacity, PP1K

Some people just don’t trust technology when it comes to their guns. If that is you, but you still want the convenience of this SentrySafe product, get the keyed lock version.

The opening is quiet, and although it’s less quick than the Biometric version because you’ve got to put the key in the hole, it’s still rather fast.

One thing to note here is that in an emergency situation, grabbing your key and identifying the keyhole can be a challenge in a pinch.

This is especially true if your hands are sweaty.

Therefore, I highly recommend the Biometric version (or at the very least, the Electronic Lock version).

Your argument is probably that the technology might fail right when you need it most. But the odds of that happening are far less than the chances of human error – you mess up a lot more than a computer does.

I also always ask, if you’re worried about security, why do you have the key to your safe sitting on a chain attached to the safe? Doesn’t seem to smart, does it? Other than that, the keyed lock safe is just as good as SentrySafe’s other options. Here’s a great video review of the safes.

 SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Gun Safe with LED Interior Lights, Two Pistol Capacity, QAP2EL

Two Pistol Capacity Versions + Led light:

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Gun Safe with LED Interior Lights, Two Pistol Capacity, QAP2EL

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Gun Safe with LED Interior Lights, Two Pistol Capacity, QAP2EL

The TWO pistol capacity option is ideal for if you and your partner both need to store a gun with quick access.

It provides the same single-hand access as the other versions, which doesn’t really do much for the second person but is still convenient.

I call attention to the Sleep Mode – it takes only one quick touch to wake and be ready to open, but it’s important to remember that touch because otherwise you’ll go through the opening sequence at the wrong time.

If you’re an ammo freak like me and prefer to always have extra ammo available at a moment’s notice, than this safe is ideal for you because of the space it offers.

I own this version and only keep one gun in it most of the time, using the rest of the space for storage of ammo.

I have a large shelf in the bedroom where I’ve mounted this safe so that any intruder to my home will never make it into the bedroom. It’s quiet, but if you find a squeak begins to happen on opening, just take some WD-40 to the gears and you’ll be fine. 

It's also the best handgun safe for the money in this time.​​

Conclusion

SentrySafe’s Quick Access Pistol safe is the best pistol safe available on the market, particularly in its class.

The variety of options proves that SentrySafe really cares about its customers and their concerns.

There is literally something for everybody here. I always encourage the modern tech variety, and push you to consider the Biometric option for most situations.

If you’ve enjoyed this article, please share on your social channels so that others can learn of the different options SentrySafe has provided here. Leave a comment and tell me which one is your favorite!

Red Dot Vs Magnified Scope. Which Is Better For Your Rifle?

One of the more common issues of discussion among frequent shooters is that of red dot vs scope, 

Red dot vs Scope

Red dot vs Scope

Many hunters wonder which one is better for what type of situation, and if there is ever a time when they should be partial to both.

Personally, I’m a big fan of modern technology when it comes to guns, so the red dot puts me in a sort of heaven.

But today we’ll look at the what red dot and scope are, and what are the differences between them.

What is a red dot, and what is a scope?

So what is the red dot?

Simply put, a red dot is like an optical illusion. Inside a tube or other enclosure on top of the gun, a red dot will be projected onto a screen.

This dot, which is sometimes a line, reticle, or other red honing notation of some kind, appears to be at the same distance as the target. The goal is two-fold:

  • Help the shooter identify the distance between him or herself and the target
  • Improve accuracy and eye line by focusing on the dot

What about a scope?

Contrast this with a scope, which is purely meant to magnify the target and increase the line of sight on it by the shooter.

There is no red line or marking of any kind, it’s basically the same as looking through a telescope, magnifying glass, or other optical funnel.

Here is a great video on the subject:

What are pros and cons of Red Dot and Scope?

Pros and cons of the red dot

There is a reason why red dot scopes have become so heavily used in the military and other high-pressure, intense situations. It is because in short range, rapid fire scenarios, the shooter can aim quicker, follow a moving target with more accuracy, and generally increase their odds of a hit.

The Rifle with Red Dot

The Rifle with Red Dot

The tube of light hits the concave glass lens. The light the shooter sees is the reflection of that light and for field situations, it really helps with accuracy and tracking.

I find that the red dots also help a lot with pinpointing an area on the target that I want to hit while the target is moving. Perhaps that’s because I can make the dot hit that spot for at least a brief second.

No matter the reason, I can’t get that perk with a scope or without using any magnification at all. I also like the ability to subtend either 2, 3, or 4 minutes at 100 years. I most often use the 2 minute option, but have found myself at 3 several times.

On the downside, red dots don’t help as much as a traditional scope with overall accuracy.

You’re also dealing with a battery that may cause issues. This isn’t going to be a problem for those shooters who are fanatical about maintenance and double checking that everything is ready to go before heading into the field.

But if you’re sloppy, you may be caught off guard with no dot when you need it most. Here is a video on using a red dot scope:

What about the Magnified optic scope

The biggest plus to using a scope instead of a red dot is that many of them have variable power settings, and can be adjusted much easier than the red dot devices.

The rifle with Magnified Scope

The rifle with Magnified Scope

Another plus is that the scope is more versatile for both close and long range shooting situations. The varied settings of the scope allow for easy adjustment to fit your specific circumstance.

The scope is, overall, better for accuracy and hit percentage.

On the negative side:

I seem to find it difficult to hit a target at the exact point I’m shooting for. While the scope brings the target into focus well, it does little to help shooters hit a precise point beyond making that point larger in their field of view.

Additionally, I find scopes to be harder to adjust my eyes to specifically because they don’t really do anything other than magnify and focus. I appreciate them holding zero, and am not trying to say I don’t find any value in magnified optic scopes. But for specific shooting in high-pressure situations, they fall behind.

Here is a video on how to sight your rifle scope.

Situational comparison between Red Dot and the Magnified Optics Scope

Let’s go over a couple of scenarios here and decide whether the red dot or the scope is better.

Scenario 1: Short range white tail hunte.

  • The short range gives to the red dot.
  • The quick movement and easy startling of the animal gives to the scope. This is close- I’ve noted red dots ability to move quickly, but because the accuracy is better overall with the scope, it wins this point
  • The ability to hit the body where you prefer gives a point to the red dot here
  • Overall winner: red dot

Scenario 2: long-range hunt or hunt of target at higher elevation than the shooter

  • Need for increase accuracy gives a point to the scope
  • The flying target or uphill moving target definitely goes to the red dot, because you can follow the part of the target that you wish to hit with a higher degree of precision
  • The parallax issue comes into play here as the target moves further away or changes elevation. The red dot, as long as it is in view, can stay over the target and reduce the effect of the parallax issue. Point to the red dot
  • Overall winner: red dot

Conclusion

Now, obviously there is a lot of my personal experience and opinion in this article.

Long-time scope users will come forward saying that the long-distance competition should have gone to the scope. They are correct assuming that their comfort level with the scope is much higher than with the red dot. Other than that, I fail to see how the scope would win.

Overall, I like the red dot much better because of the parallax issue and short distance accuracy. I keep good track of my battery power and other small details, so I never have any problems there.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Go ahead and throw your comments in the section down below, and please share on social media. Let’s get a good conversation going!

Mount Your Scope With 5 Best Ar Scope Mount For The Money In 2018

There are so many AR scope mounts available that it can be confusing to know which one to choose.

Best AR Scope Mount For The Money

Best AR Scope Mount For The Money

In my fifty years or more of hunting, I’ve tried a number of them, and today we’ll be discussing five budget-friendly options for scope mounts.

If you need assistance with accuracy, finding and holding zero, and a general improvement in your shooting, this article is for you. Here are the five best AR scope mounts.

Top Our Pick For Best AR Scope Mounts For The Money In 2017

Top 5 Best AR Scope Mount For The Money In 2017

This is my review about 5 best ar scope mount on the market, it will help you find the best for hunting. Check out it:

1. CCOP High Profile AR-ArmourTac Rifle Scope Mount Rings for Picatinny Rail, 1-Inch, Black

CCOP High Profile AR-ArmourTac Rifle Scope Mount Rings for Picatinny Rail, 1-Inch, Black

1-Inch Ar Scope Mount- CCOP High Profile AR-ArmourTac

I’ve used this scope on my Bushnell 3-9x40 for many years because it is the best AR scope mount on the market.

Before, I was having issues with dealing with wobbly scope mounts that actually hindered my line of sight instead of helped.

This scope is securely fastened on top of the gun and never shakes. I’ve hit targets from 180 yards or more many times and it’s a breeze.

I have heard tell of this scope mount cracking, but that is generally a result of improper securement.

If you know what you’re doing, you can use Loctite on the screws and shouldn’t have any issues.

When secured well, you’ll be able to hold zero with no effort and greatly improve accuracy both at the range and out in the field.

Tight securement and consistency are what makes this one of the best AR scope mounts.

2. CCOP MNT-1516 High Profile AR-ArmourTac Rifle Scope Mount Rings for Picatinny Rail, 30m

CCOP MNT-1516 High Profile AR-ArmourTac Rifle Scope Mount Rings for Picatinny Rail, 30mm

Best 30mm Scope Mount- 1516 High Profile Ar Scope Mount-

Another solid option for a 30-mm rifle scope.

If you’ve had problems in the past with cracked scopes, this is a great solution because the aluminum alloy is strong enough to handle strong recoil.

The downside to this is that this scope is heavier than many of the more expensive ones. Even with a lot of pushback, this rifle scope holds zero securely as long as you use higher quality screws.

I don’t like the ones that come standard, and recommend upgrading to avoid them being stripped.

3. Burris 410341 AR PEPR 30-mm Scope Mount (Black)

Burris 410341 AR PEPR 30-mm Scope Mount (Black)

30 mm Scope Mount for Ar- Burris 410341

Versatility is the name of the game with this one, the best AR scope mount from Burris.

For any shooters struggling to find the right scope mount for a variety of angles, this one comes in three sizes (1 inch, 30 mm, and 34mm).

You can have the same scope mount on different size guns and always enter the field feeling comfortable in your ability to hold zero across multiple options.

I prefer the Picatinny top because that’s what I’ve been shooting with for many years, but my nephew is on board with the smooth mount and has no problems nailing targets at 150 yards or more.

There are two nuts keeping the mount on the rail and they aren’t going to strip on you.

While that’s a worry with many other low budget mounts, I haven’t heard any tale of that happening with the Burris.

To further the versatility, this scope gives users the ability to mount on a variety of models and sizes, up to 50 mm without too much pressure on the piece.

This scope is best for shooters who spend most of their time at the range instead of in the field because of its weight

4. American Defense AD-RECON STD Riflescope Optic Mount

American Defense AD-RECON STD Riflescope Optic Mount (Black, 30 mm)

30m Ar Scope Mount -American Defense AD-RECON STD

This one speaks to the heart of the true American. The biggest benefit I’ve noticed is the AD-RECON mounts are the best in the industry. Heavy recoil will never be a problem for anyone using this mount.

If you’re shooting with a 1-6x24 scope or something similar, the weight of this mount shouldn’t offset the benefits. This holds true when hiking into the field.

The one thing to do on the side is to get ahold of some Loctite and use it for the screws.

I haven’t seen any stripping issues but for security, it will ensure no issues when in a high-pressure situation. All repositioning can be done by hand if you don’t have a screwdriver or tools.

The floating ring setup is impactful for the heavy hunter and helps separate American Defenseman from other best AR scope mounts on the market. Overall, this is the second best option on this list

5. Accushot UTG High Profile Picatinny/Weaver Rings (1-Inch, 2-Piece)

Accushot UTG High Profile Picatinny/Weaver Rings (1-Inch, 2-Piece)

1 Inch Ar Scope Mount Accushot UTG High Profile Picatinny/Weaver Rings

The two-piece AR scope mount set here is the best value.

If you struggle with recoil issues, these Accushot UTGs will help you hold the gun securely so that you’re firing doesn’t impact accuracy. I also really like their assistance with holding zero.

The flexibility offered by a multi-piece mounting setup with these as a part of it will help accuracy at the range or in the field.

These scope rings perform well as Picatinny/Weaver and any other setup you need high-impact, low budget scope rings to grow your game. Obtaining these scopes online makes them even more wallet friendly.

I set them up in about two minutes on my 20 gauge slug and did it all by hand. Those of you needing simple rings, here is your answer.

Head-to-head comparison

Two of the options here stand out as the best AR scope mounts: The CCOP High-Profile AR Armour Tac and the Burris 410341.

The CCOP is the one I have the most experience with. I turned to their scope mount to solve recoil issues I was having with the previous one.

Since the switch, I’ve had no issues whatsoever.

My first use of the Burris AR scope came about two years ago when I bought a new shotgun that the CCOP wouldn’t fit, at least not in a way that made me comfortable.

I’ve taken it on three hunting trips and love the sturdiness, ease of holding zero, and accuracy at 200 yards. To pick between the two, I encourage you to purchase the Burris 410341 as the best AR scope mount on the market.

Conclusion

If this article proves anything, it’s that you don’t have to spend big on AR scope mounts. These options are well-rounded, each with its pros and cons.

Ultimately, my field experience led me to the Burris and CCOP options that I’ve grown accustomed to. I’ve gotten both my son and brother on board as well.

I encourage you to do the same. If you enjoyed this review, please share on social media and add your thoughts in the comments below. If there is one that needs to be added to the list, let us know!

How To Move A Gun Safe. Best Way You Need To Know

It’s that dreaded moment. The time when you have to move a gun safe from one place to another. Gun safes are notoriously heavy and difficult to move, much like that furniture you inherited from Grandma. Everything about the process basically sucks, but it is doable. Follow this simple series of steps on how to move a gun safe and you’ll have that thing in its new location in no time.

How to move a gun safe

How to move a gun safe

Initial steps

Get the safe as light as possible by removing anything that doesn’t need to be inside. Ammo, anything else that can be put in a separate box for now, should be taken out. If moving to a new house, park the moving truck with the rear facing either the sidewalk or driveway that you will be approaching from. Lower the ramp and be sure the path to get to the truck is made as easy as possible.

For larger safes, provide the team with worker gloves if they don’t already have some. I also find it helpful to provide pizza and beer to those that help me move – it seems to get everyone in a better mood and creates a team atmosphere. Here is a great video.

  • Cover walls, door openings, other furniture, and important items with scratch resistant material. Anything that the safe will pass by in the home should be protected.
  • Clear the path with which the safe will travel to an extra foot on each side, wherever possible. A bit of wobbling and curving will likely occur during transport. You don’t want anything to be struck by the safe should it or your team become frenzied.
  • Get a plank of wood or other solid object to act as a ramp if there are any steps leading from the front door to the vehicle or other area where the safe will be. If this doesn’t seem doable, you’ll need a couple extra people on the lower side as you move the safe down the step.

Moving larger gun safes (over 3 feet tall, too heavy for one person to lift)

Gun safes are heavy in order to make them near impossible to steal should someone intrude into your home. Moving them about is intentionally a process. I moved my 800-pound gun safe from our old house in Naples, Florida to our new spot in Lyndon, Washington and learned the hard way that gun safes aren’t the most transportable of items. We spent an extra grand on gas on the drive because of the added weight. However, I picked up these tips:

  • Get a furniture dolly, or a forklift if you can. I recommend buying one from a home improvement store instead of renting or borrowing one. That way, you’ll have it whenever you need it.
  • When you’re ready to move, have a team of people stand on one side of the safe and lean it back. Slide the dolly underneath the safe and stabilize.
    • I’ll note here that it is super important that the safe be balanced well on the dolly. Due to immense weight, it can fall over and crush individuals if not properly set. Here is a video on the process.
  • Ensure your path is cleared, and begin slowly moving the best gun safe out of the room.

Corners and Immoveable Objects in the way

Going around corners can be tough. The most important thing is to remain calm and proceed slowly. If you can, have a person position themselves on the far side of the safe (the side opposing the direction you are turning into) to provide added support from the back side. This person can forcefully push into the rear as the safe is moved around the corner. Go wide – by this I mean swing the dolly a bit further out than you initially think is necessary. That will allow the safe and dolly to be turned at an easier angle without striking the wall or toppling onto the person guarding the rear.

Loading into moving trucks/vehicles

Ready to exert some strength? Good, because this is the time to show off how those gym sessions have sculpted your muscles.

  • Assemble the entire team (add a few extra people if you can) at the bottom of the ramp leading into the back of the truck.
  • Everyone will need to position themselves comfortable behind the safe. If you have any truck straps, this is a great time to tie them around the safe and have one person stand in front of the safe and pull while everyone else pushes. While pulling won’t be super effective, the main benefit here is that this person acts as a sort of guide to ensure the safe doesn’t derail or fall off the dolly.
  • Once you start pushing the safe up the ramp, DON’T STOP! Momentum is the most important factor here. Get those grunts out and keep pushing. By the time you reach the top of the ladder, you will have enough momentum to easily move the gun safe into the desired position inside the truck.

Moving smaller gun safes

With smaller ones, the process of how to move a gun safe is basically the same buy slightly less intense. Follow the above steps and make adjustments where necessary – you won’t need as many people or as much strength. If the safe can be carried, be sure to have at least two people for added support. Set the safe down gently and be mindful of doorways, walls, and protruding objects when passing through hallways. Do not set the safe on top of anything else – it’s weight may crush other objects.

Conclusion

best gun safe

This is one of the best gun safe

Now you know how to move a gun safe. The process is tough but can be enjoyable with friends and a good attitude. One thing to keep in mind is that when moving the gun safe to a new house, identify in advance the best location for the safe. In the garage or a room where it will not need to be moved ever again. If you enjoyed this article, please share. Knowledge is power, just like teamwork! If you have any tips or anything, feel free to leave them in the comments and we’ll get a discussion going. Check out my recent post about best ar10 scope

What Are The Best Scope For Ruger 10/22?

Perhaps the best part of using a rifle like the Ruger 10/22 is its sheer popularity among American shooters. The gun is very popular, and because of this, there are a variety of scopes and mod options that have become popular as well.

best scope for a Ruger 1022

Best scope for ruger 10/22 David Yonehara

I’ve been using a Ruger since my Dad first took me out hunting as a kid, and have become very familiar with the different scope options available.

Today, we’ll take a look at three options that are the best scope for a Ruger 10/22 and why they stand apart from others.

Top Our Pick For Best Scopes For Ruger 10/22 In 2017

Top 6 Best Scopes For Ruger 10/22 On The Market

This is my review about 6 scope for ruger 10/22 takedown on the market, it will help you find the best for hunting. Check out it:

1. Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6 - 18x44mm AO Riflescope, DEAD-HOLD BDC

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6 - 18x44mm AO Riflescope, DEAD-HOLD BD

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6 - 18x44mm AO Riflescope, DEAD-HOLD BD

If you’re looking for a best Ruger 10/22 scope that holds zero like an absolute rock, this is the one for you.

Many Ruger fanatics spend years looking for that extra bit of accuracy and momentum in the field, and Vortex Optics answered by taking a 12 and making it doable from further than a football field away.

Up to 500 yards is no problem with strong accuracy. Any worries of missing turret clicks are eliminated by the recurring sound.

They are also protected under caps, allowing for longevity and durability that entry level scopes can’t offer. 

Compared to other good scopes in its class, this one is the king. It easily stands its ground against top-notch offerings from elite manufacturers

​This is what you’re getting with this product:

  • Strong handling of recoil and any vibrations
  • Seamless performance in inclement weather
  • One of the most consistent eye pieces on the market, even with rapid fire and movement with ruger 10/22 takedown

2. UTG 3-9X32 1" BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings

UTG 3-9X32 1

UTG 3-9X32 1" BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings

There has been much debate about what is the best scope for a Ruger 10/22. We’re here to put an end to this argument. Hands down, the best scope for a Ruger 10/22 is the UTG 3-9X32 1" BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings.

Let’s break it down for any unfamiliar with the product:

  • If you find yourself setting up visibility for a particular situation only to find adverse weather or a change in plans, this scope is adjustable on the fly. It allows for simple and quick adjustable objectives for any range you’re shooting
  • Those needing to improve their aim will find this scope tightens any missteps in their process. The reticle is specifically built to eliminate aiming issues, with the added bonus of helping your overall performance
  • It upholds through rain, fog, direct sunlight, or just about any other weather condition

Among the scopes for a Ruger 10/22, this one stands apart for long-lasting, dependable performance.

Take it from a pro: there’s no sense wasting time and resources on flimsy pieces of crap. Go with the UTG BugBuster, hands down the best scope for a Ruger/1022

3. Nikon P-RIMFIRE BDC 150 Rifle Scope, Black

Nikon P-RIMFIRE BDC 150 Rifle Scope, Black

Nikon P-RIMFIRE BDC 150 Rifle Scope, Black

When looking to step up the scope game significantly, this best scope from Nikon for ruger 10/22 takedown is the perfect piece of equipment.

Open circle aiming points are very accurate from 50 to 150 yards (I’ve actually used it for shots that I estimated were up to 200, but not with the accuracy of under 150).

The crosshair is right in the line of vision and never blurry or faded, something that is frequently a problem with cheaper scopes.

  • The Nikon Eco-Glass lenses are arsenic-free. They also are incredibly vibrant when in front of the eye – I’ve never had any issues with reflection or fog

  • Zero reset is required on elevation and windage. After you’ve zeroed the scope, there shouldn’t be any adjustments necessary to keep it accurate unless the mounting is altered. Move a click up, and it can be easily reset
  • Nikon has perfectly engineered this scope for .22 ammunition, and there is no better weapon for .22 than the Ruger 10/22. It is the perfect combination.

Make sure your on-hand mounts are made for the Ruger 10/22 – special order them if not.

Mounting and zero issues may result from mounts that are not for this specific rifle. Other than that, this is a solid scope and worth the spend.

My friend has bought a few of them for different .22s and always have been satisfied. If you’re looking to impress with a great gift, this is the best option available.

This is a good scope for ruger 10/22

4. Leupold 113872 VX-1 Rimfire Scope with Fine Duplex Reticle, Matte Black Finish

Leupold 113872 VX-1 Rimfire Scope with Fine Duplex Reticle, Matte Black Finish

Leupold 113872 VX-1 Rimfire Scope with Fine Duplex Reticle, Matte Black Finish

Leupold has the windage issue down with this ruger 10/22 scope.

In varied weather conditions, accuracy and ease of use remain largely unaltered.

Visibility is strong as well, although they reach the mid-level in this field at best.

This scope is ideal for rim fire and quick adjustments for moving targets, even in changing conditions.

No other brand beats them on that front.

It’s funny, as it seems that scopes with the strongest visibility struggle with windage and vice versa.

If Leupold really wanted to conquer the market, they’d address this issue – but they’ve got their niche down and a following that stands by their products. In its class, this scope is a solid addition.

  • Field-of-view range at 100 yards
  • Leupold’s incredible Quantum Optical System, which optimizes imagery sighting from one side of vision thru the other
  • This scope is built for windage and weather will work perfectly with ruger 10/22

This is a good choice for your ruger 10/22 takedown​

5. TascoRimfire Series 3-9x 32mm 30/30 Reticle .22 Riflescope (Matte Finish)

TascoRimfire Series 3-9x 32mm better scope for the Ruger 10/22

TascoRimfire Series 3-9x 32mm 30/30 Reticle .22 Riflescope (Matte Finish)

The TascoRimfire Series is top of the line, all the way. You won’t find a better scope for the Ruger 10/22 in its price range

The HD vision is superb. It really hones in on far-away targets and holds the view long enough to pull the trigger and get a good shot. I’m a fan because of these features:

  • The ruger 10/22 optics are fully coated. I’ve never had any sight problems with this scope, even after using it in multiple lighting scenarios and times of day.

  • ​The 50-yard parallax setting is standard and functional. Experienced shooters will find lines of sight to be as expected based on distance, terrain, and weather

  • The accuracy is spot on. Take it to the range once before heading out on a hunt and you’ll be completely comfortable with it.

One thing I always suggest with this scope is to purchase a separate weaver rail to go along with it. You can get one that is of much higher quality, and will last longer, than the one that Tasco makes. Also, buy additional scope rings if you don’t have any on hand. They will be necessary for proper and secure mounting.

Another hint is to make sure everything is properly mounted and fastened, so that the reticle doesn’t move.

If you’re using this scope regularly, check the security of the mounting each time you head out.Be sure to test it at both close up and further away shooting distances to get comfortable before forming your final opinion on the scope.

I found that it took a couple different scenarios before I fully grasped what it has to offer.

6. Simmons 511039 3 - 9 x 32mm .22 Mag(R) Matte Black Riflescope

Simmons 511039 3 - 9 x 32mm .22 Mag(R) Matte Black Riflescope

Simmons 511039 3 – 9 x 32mm .22 Mag(R) Matte Black Riflescope

The Simmons Riflescope is built with optical glass lenses that, in my experience, are incredibly functional.

For an economical .22 scope such as this one, that feature really stands out.

Their HydroShield lens coating that they brag about is optimized as well. Two of the three scopes we’re talking about today are far from the high-end market, proving that best Ruger 10/22 scopes don’t have to break the bank.

The eyepiece is bright and vibrant, allowing for easy target sighting and zero fatigue when following a target or working to find the best shot location on the target. The clarity cannot be beat.

Here are the best features:

  • ​The mounting rings that come with the Simmons Riflescope are not well-suited to the Ruger 10/22. As typical, I suggest buying additional rings and weaver rail. It can be mounted.

  • The rubber surface is easy to adjust, even in rain, heat, or damp conditions. Once zeroed, the scope is as accurate as anything on the market.

  • It mounts to other options, but seems to be specifically designed for the Ruger 10/22 due to its popularity.

Above all other scopes, this one gives the most bang for the buck. In the hunting world, that goes a long way because it allows more flexibility for other add-ons and modifications.

Conclusion

There are a variety of best scopes for a Ruger 10/22 on the market . These three are all well-suited for action, whether that be the range or out in the hunting field. The trendiness of rimfire shooting has led to the development of a lot of new scopes, but I always stand by the old classics. For mounting help, check out this great video.:

If you will reference this article in your upcoming scope purchase, we’d love it if you shared what you found helpful via social media. That way, others can learn more about the scopes as well.

I’d love to hear which one you ended up going with. Feel free to leave a comment here with thoughts and we’ll get a conversation going.

How To Use The Binoculars In The Right Way

Binoculars are the perfect addition for just about any outdoor activity. Hunting, fishing, bird watching, you name it. Binoculars improve visibility and help the user specifically focus on their target. If taking a shot or observing an animal from afar, they improve accuracy over a long range. Here are the best practices for how to use binoculars.

Set up the binoculars for optimal use

  • Adjust the distance between the two eye barrels to be appropriate for your face. Binoculars will stretch or pull tighter and hold that position for use. If the binoculars aren’t property set to you, you will see black edges in the peripherals.
  • Use the neck strap. You don’t want to set the binoculars down and forget them or risk having the settings compromised. By strapping them around your neck, you can relax the set when not in use while still having it ready to go very quickly.
  • Preferably, purchase a pair of binoculars with a diopter. This allows the user to focus both eye pieces at the same time, as opposed to having to do the process twice and risk them not being set equally. This can cause blur or otherwise be distracting.
  • This video walks users through setting their binoculars.

Identify your target and focus

Before zooming in, figure out exactly what it is that you’re going to look at. To get set, pick a solid object up against a solid color. A building, tree, or tall plant set against a cloudless sky is perfect.

  • Turn the diopter or central focus wheel until the object is perfectly in focus. Be sure that both eyes are set and feel comfortable. If you’ve gone too far in, zoom back out. I always recommend testing a few settings, even after you’ve found one that feels great. That way, you are confident the setting used is the best one.
  • For fine focusing, close the right eye. Using only the left, adjust the diopter to the specific setting that feels perfectly in view. Be sure the object you are focusing on is in clear, fine focus.
  • If your eyes are strained or fatigued, re-adjust. There’s nothing wrong with using more than one focus setting throughout the day.

Clean the binoculars

After use, you’ll want to clean the binoculars for next time. This helps keep the set optimized for long term use. You’ll notice that dirty lenses make it incredibly hard to find the perfect zoom and focal points. This can lead to headaches and fatigue. When cleaning, be careful not to scratch the lenses!

  • Using an eyeglass brush or cloth, wipe away any dirt or particles that have collected on the outside of the lends.
  • Use eyeglass solution to really get those lenses shining.
  • Look through the binoculars to ensure there are no smudges or streaks on the lenses.
  • Return the binoculars to their case and store them in a place that won’t get to hot or cold.
  • Here is a great video on cleaning binoculars.

In recent years, I’ve been using binoculars more and more to hone in my hunting and bird watching. A good pair really ups the visibility, and improves accuracy with long range shooting. Now that you’ve discovered the joy of using binoculars, please share this article on social media so that those closest to you can do the same! I love hearing about new tricks of the trade and activities, so feel free to comment as well.

What Are The Best Scope For AR 10 Rifle?

What are the best scopes for an AR-10 rifle? There are so many options these days, and certainly the discussions have flown back and forth as to who does it best.

Personally, my uncle got me into Nikon scopes as a kid and I’ve always preferred them, but over the last five years I’ve come across a few others that I think are worth mentioning.

Through demoing numerous scopes at ranges, talking extensively with hunters, and incorporating my personal situation and preferences, I’ve compiled here the four best scopes for an AR-10.

All of these are worth considering, and I think that through applying your personal preferences you’ll find one here that meets your needs.

Top Our Pick For Best Scopes For Ar 10 In 2018

Top 4 Best Scopes For AR 10 On The Market

This is my review about 4 scope for ar 10 on the market, it will help you find the best for hunting. Check it out:

1.UTG 3-12X44 30mm Compact Scope, AO, 36-color Mil-dot, Rings

UTG 3-12X44 30mm Compact Scope, AO, 36-color Mil-dot, Rings

UTG 3-12X44 30mm Compact Scope, AO, 36-color Mil-dot, Rings

When looking for the best scope for an AR-10, there is really only one viable option: the UTG 3-12X44 30mm Compact Scope. This scope, renowned for its accuracy and dependability in tough field situations, has risen as the cream of the crop for three main reasons:

  • The zeroing capability: Not only is this scope extremely simple and straight forward when zeroing, it holds the zero better than any scope on the market. Add to this that it also is a great package value without the necessity to purchase a bunch of expensive add-ons in order to optimize, and you’ve got yourself a winner here. Even after removing the scope and then reattaching it, your aim will remain perfect. It makes a good shooter feel like a great shooter!
  • It’s durability: Instead of obtaining a cheaply made scope and having to replace it every year or two (for avid users), this UTG scope will last a lifetime is properly cared for. The 3X zoom is good for zeroing on 50 yards and nailing the preferred part of the target from 100 yards no problem
  • Performance: Take it out as far as 900 yards and back to zero without losing focus or confidence in what you are doing. The scope is easily mountable, easily adjustable, and easy to master even for new shooters

Overall, this UTG scope is the best scope for an AR-10 that you’ll find anywhere on the market. I’ve been using it for years without ever having to have maintenance done or want to switch it up. Honestly, I never even want to try another scope, period. This is the top of the line

2. Vortex Optics Diamondback 4-12x40 Dead-Hold BDC Reticle - 1 Inch Tube (DBK-04-BDC)

Vortex Optics Diamondback 4-12x40 Dead-Hold BDC Reticle - 1 Inch Tube (DBK-04-BDC)

Vortex Optics Diamondback 4-12×40 Dead-Hold BDC Reticle – 1 Inch Tube (DBK-04-BDC)

Vortex rockets itself onto the list of best scopes for an AR-10 with this Diamondback model.

These things are sleek and effective- I first bought one years ago and have since bought this model and love the optics (I am entering my fifties now).

The glass is perfectly viewable and takes little to no time to adjust to. The reticle is spot on and extremely life-like.

Here are the best features:

  • The visibility and range of this scope are second to none 

  • ​Numerous rounds don’t offset the visibility or accuracy, unless you’re clunking the thing around a bunch. I’ve held zero for over 300 rounds and have friends who have done the same.

  • I ​find the crosshair extremely helpful.

  • Tuning the sight to your liking takes just a few seconds.

And what I don’t like:

  • I'm so used to using Nikon and Leupold that it did take a moment to familiarize myself with set-up. That is the main disadvantage of Vortex, is that they aren’t as widely used and thus there aren’t as many of them out at the range if I feel like asking for advice.

3. Nikon M-308 4-16x42mm Riflescope w/ BDC 800 Reticle,Black

Nikon M-308 4-16x42mm Riflescope w/ BDC 800 Reticle,Black

Nikon M-308 4-16x42mm Riflescope w/ BDC 800 Reticle,Black

The Nikon M-308 is one of the best scopes for an AR 10 because of the quick-focus eyepiece.

Nikon definitely responded to feedback on eyepieces and went the extra mile with this one. The piece is rather versatile, functioning without dependence on barrel length and works on any .308 platform.

I really loved the image quality, especially considering the price point and size of this scope. It’s lightweight, easy to mount, and retains accuracy through several rounds of shooting.

  • Clear optics and strong BDC reticle.

  • Great appearance in the water, enough to fool the uncanny hunter who hasn’t seen them before.
  • Bore sighted and great sight picture, up to 1000 yards. Have we mentioned how great the visibility is?

  • It’s very durable and will last many years. Nikon is putting out excellent scopes that are affordable and useful for hunters of all abilities.

The down side:

  • Be sure to inquire as to whether your order includes the M308 mount. Some sellers include this in the purchase, others force you to buy it separately. It’s a much better deal when the mount is included.

4. Primary Arms 4-14 X 44 FFP Scope ACSS HUD .308 BDC Reticle PA4-14XFFP308

Primary Arms 4-14 X 44 FFP Scope ACSS HUD .308 BDC Reticle PA4-14XFFP308

Primary Arms 4-14 X 44 FFP Scope ACSS HUD .308 BDC Reticle PA4-14XFFP308

You are out the shooting and the reticle on your scope is fogged or otherwise detracting from optimal vision. Thinking you’ve got the target in range and zeroed, you fire anyway. But the shot misses, too high. Over and again, this keeps happening. Enter the Primary Arms 4-14 X 44 FFP Scope. After a quick installation, you’re back out there. Primary Arms solves the problems of tough zeroes and clouded view in the field.

Better accuracy through simple physics

The ACSS reticle is top notch, greatly benefitting the functionality of the scope. When shooting from 500-600 yards, closing the gap on those high shots and missing left or right is a breeze. You’d be hard-pressed to find another rifle scope that so easily eliminates that problem.

When shooting with an AR-10, or even those with Ruger or Remington models, this Primary Arms scope easily works with the measurements of the gun to hold zero and improve shot accuracy, even on moving targets.

Personal preference with the Primary Arms scope

Some shooters prefer minimum zoom with this scope, hoping only for slight adjustments to their original line of sight. But by sliding the zoom up a bit, it is incredibly easy to see a dramatic increase in target acquisition from 500+ yards.

These days, with shooters adding more gadgets to their setup, this scope cuts back on what owners need to carry into the field. If you find the weight of your gear is getting out of hand with stuff meant to improve accuracy, cut it all back and get this scope.

Putting the Primary Arms Rifle Scope to the test

Depending on what setup you’re using currently, this scope will help in these ways:

  • Improve accuracy at the range and in the field
  • Minimize need for add-ons
  • Fit a variety of guns, specifically great for an AR-10

When needing a quick fix that won’t break the bank, this is the scope for you. It is among the best scopes for an AR-10.

Conclusion

These days, there are so many scopes on the market that choosing the best one can be challenge. I highly recommend going with the Nikon M-308 4-16x42mm Riflescope w/ BDC 800 Reticle,Black. There simply aren’t any drawbacks to this scope, from the time you open the box up through the 500th round you’ll fire.

It is the highest quality scope on the list here and by far the most effective anywhere near its price range.

I recommend you should read my post about best ar scope mount, it will give you a good mount for your ar 10 scope. 

I’m interested to hear which best scope for ar 10 you end up going with – let’s get a discussion going in the comments here and if you enjoyed this article, please share on social media!

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3 Best Biometric Gun Safe – Fingerprint Gun Safe Reviews 2018

What do you look for when searching for the best biometric gun safe? Are you looking to protect your family, home, or possessions? Most likely the answer is yes, as that is the most popular reason to own a handgun.

best biometric gun safe in 2017

best biometric gun safe in 2017

Biometric safes offer the benefit of being very quick to open in an emergency and allowing access only to those programmed to open the safe.

When shopping for the best biometric gun safe for your situation, consider things such as storage, size, and how many people need access before making your purchase.

Here in this article, we discuss the three best options for prospective biometric gun safe buyers to consider and the pros and cons of each.

Top Our Pick For Best Biometric Gun Safe In 2017

Top 3 Best Biometric Gun Safe For The Money

This is my review about 3 best biometric gun safe for the money, it will help you find the good biometric option for you gun. Check out it:

1. Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe Model # QAP1BE

Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe Model # QAP1BE

Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe Model # QAP1BE

Top Rated Gun Safe For Biometric Simplicity

For small pistol safes designed for personal use, Sentry Safe easily has one of the best handgun safe available with this model.

The biometric option can program two sets of fingerprints, allowing these options: the owner and a family member (for home emergencies) or shooting buddy (for heading to the range), or if no one else will be using the safe the owner can program his own finger twice to lower the odds of un-recognition when opening.

Once opened, grabbing hold of the gun with one hand is a quick and easy process. The biometric entry is fast and quiet. The safe can store an ammo clip and can easily fit in most drawers and any closet. This is also one of the best biometric gun safe options for storing underneath a seat or other thin area.

The safe has an override key and keypad for the event of the biometric option struggling.

Like with most safes, a small amount of oil applied to the gas struts that open the safe can cure any squeaking noises that begin occurring over time.

For usage in a dark room, the buttons on top of the safe light up when a one is pressed and the user can then easily see the biometric scanner. As the lid opens upwards, the user’s hands will not fit entirely into the safe so grab the gun by the handle with only one hand.

The safe can be bolted down but the product cannot be mounted to a wall. This is the best way to protect against theft- otherwise, someone could theoretically just walk off with it even if they were unable to get it open. When opening, push a button to turn on the biometric scanner, then scan your finger.

The whole process takes only a couple of seconds. If using a passcode to open, press firmly on the buttons to make sure that they register. Overall, this is a strong safe.

2. Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 gun safe

Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 gun safe

Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 gun safe

The Most Easily Mounted Top Rated Gun Safe

The gunvault SV500 is the best biometric safe for mountable self-defense. It can be mounted inside a work desk, garage, closet, etc.

Upon successful scan, the safe will lower down and reveal the weapon. Users can then grab it easily with one hand and be instantly ready to fire.

It makes a bit of noise when opening but the process is very quick.

It fits very well into small areas and the looks of it can be deceiving- it does not look like other safes so a criminal or intruder might not immediately recognize it. It fits in well with home surroundings and is open to a wide variety of mounting options without affecting the biometric scanner.

The False Acceptance Rate (FAR) here is higher than on other top rated safes so beware of that, but the positive attributes of this safe are its compact storage and incredibly easy access to the weapon.

Also, be sure to maintain battery life and change the batteries when needed- the FAR is much higher if the batteries are low, or else the safe may not recognize the correct finger at all.

But when the batteries are fresh this safe is very effective- use it for your primary defense weapon at home or work because the amount of time between scanning and being able to shoot is very low.

That is the best thing about this biometric safe. If you buy this safe, be sure to mount it well because its size makes it susceptible to outright theft.

The best biometric gun safe for versatile locations

3. BARSKA Biometric Safe

Barska Biometric Safe

Barska Biometric Safe

Comforting Familiarity And Ease Make This A Top Rated Gun Safe

This top biometric safe is the hoss of all options here. It is a big option for a best pistol safe- at 16.5 inches wide and 17.5 inches thick. It has room to hold multiple ammo clips and other valuables in addition to a pistol.

Holding up to 30 programmed fingerprints at a time, the biometric system on this safe is top notch. A recommended way to maximize the efficiency of this biometric system is to have each user register their finger two or three times- this will nearly eliminate the chance of the safe not recognizing a programmed finger when scanned. The scanner is displayed right on the front of the unit. While this safe is not going to fool anyone and is not much for being mounted, it is great to keep in a closet or garage.

A successful biometric scan will allow access to the weapon in only a couple of seconds at most. As long as the biometric scanner is not covered in dust or dirt, users should not have any problems scanning their fingers and the False Acceptance Rate is very, very low.

Having a safe like this in your home is highly recommended- many important documents and items in addition to guns can be stored inside of it.

Users will need a strong shelf or storage place for this safe. It is nearly impossible to break into and once you have found the best place to keep it, rest assured that weapons and valuable will be safe and secure. This safe is ply resistant- it would take a considerable amount of time for a robber to break into it if they even could.

Its size and weight also make it harder to steal outright than smaller safes even without being mounted. A crook would look ridiculous running down the street carrying this safe on a wheelbarrow.

This is fingerprint gun safe for general home use

What is a Biometric Gun Safe, and why buy a biometric gun safe?

A biometric gun safe contains a fingerprint scanner which can be programmed by the owner to allow access only to those whose fingerprints have been scanned. This option appeals to many gun owners for two main reasons:

  • Security and a minimal False Acceptance Rate. Only those scanned will get in
  • The quickness of accessibility. No searching for the right key or trying to remember the correct passcode is required. Just scan your finger and bam, you have instant access to your weapon. Many of these safes are specifically designed to open in a way that presents the weapon for easy grabbing by the owner, without having to dig around other items to grab it.

Most handgun owners intend their weapon to be used as a defense mechanism for their home, family, and valuables in the case of an emergency. It is important to have access to the weapon as quickly as possible in an emergency, and biometric scanners are the best way to ensure this.

Lock and key safes and keypad entry safes are certainly not the most secure options- all a child or intruder needs to get in is to find your key or guess your code, which isn’t as hard to do as you might think. Radial dial safes are the slowest at opening, as the user has to turn the knob to the correct combination exactly and the margin of error is high.

A biometric scanner ensures that only the programmed fingerprints will be able to open the safe- and no one can steal your fingerprints from you. Every second counts when you or your family’s lives are on the line and a biometric safe ensures that no time will be wasted between the recognition of need and being ready to shoot.

Best biometric gun safe

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The only real downsides to biometric safes are that they need battery power and have the possibility of False Acceptance, meaning someone whose fingerprint is not scanned is able to open the safe by scanning their finger. While the odds of this are incredibly low, the threat is never completely eliminated. Thus, it is important to store your safe in a bedroom, desk, or another place where only registered users know exactly where it is. Also, you cannot simply give a key or passcode to a relative or friend to access- a registered fingerprint must be there to open the safe. These days, most safes can store multiple fingerprints so that family can have access to the weapon if need be.

When compared head to head, the benefits of buying a biometric gun safe far outweigh the negatives. Having fast access to your weapon is crucially important, and knowing that no one other than those programmed will be able to get into the safe is a peace of mind worth investing in.

Conclusion

The strongest option for total home security is the BARSKA Biometric Safe. This is because of a number of fingerprints it can store, the fact that it can store other items in addition to the gun and ammo, and extreme difficulty that an outsider would face in attempting to open the safe. However, for those looking to store a handgun outside of their home or need to keep it in a smaller space, the Sentry Safe Biometric option discussed here is the way to go. It can be locked down, and is quick and portable. Access is fast and the False Acceptance Rate is very low. The GunVault SVB500 will do just fine for the workplace (underneath the desk, etc.) but for home use is not the most practical. Users should identify where the weapon will be stored, who will be allowed to have access to it, and why they are purchasing it and make their decision based on those factors. For general home security, the BARSKA Biometric Safe has got you covered. Hope you find for yourself  best biometric gun safe