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    Vara Safety Reach Handgun Safe

    I thought this was an interesting concept for a quick access method of securing a handgun. It is suppose to be released in the spring. It releases the gun using thumb print and has gun specific insert so it is more like a secure holster.
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    The pictures do not show a "right hand" or "left hand" model. Seems to attach only from one side. Battery back up in case of power outage, but they don't say how long the battery will last.

    I'm not too excited about most of that stuff, but if I had young kids around I might feel differently, especially for securing a bedside gun. Sounds like they are still in the development process though and it seems it will be rather expensive if they are offering $100 off the first how ever many orders.
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    Interesting.

    My only experience with a thumb print safe was one I bought at Sam's Club. It was small, just perfect for one gun in the night stand. I could only get it to read my thumb print about 50% of the time. I was so disappointed and finally returned it.

    I like that gun safe you posted though. Thanks!

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    Nice idea, but I don't trust electronic fingerprint readers. I have them on my phone and my laptop. They are OK for those applications, but if you get in a hurry, your hand isn't steady or your hand is wet or sweaty, they won't work. Also, sometimes they seem to have a mind of their own and won't open under the best of circumstances.

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    Pass until print readers are foolproof.
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    Interesting idea but with poor ridge detail most print readers will not work with me, the last time I renewed my ID card and CAC required an override to process them.

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    To many moving parts and "if it works " for me personally.
    Gun by my bedside in arms reach works just fine.

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    The pictures do not show a "right hand" or "left hand" model. Seems to attach only from one side. Battery back up in case of power outage, but they don't say how long the battery will last.

    I'm not too excited about most of that stuff, but if I had young kids around I might feel differently, especially for securing a bedside gun. Sounds like they are still in the development process though and it seems it will be rather expensive if they are offering $100 off the first how ever many orders.
    When I was reading through it said expected price was $299 and the left hand version would be coming out shortly after the right. Those having young kids is exactly who I thought might be interested. I also thought about those living in states with laws requiring securing.
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    A lot of people buy into biometric but it's not close enough to perfect for me.

    We use biometric time clocks and across the company have about 500 employees that clock in and out. Over the years one stat has never changed - 25 to 50 people, 5% to 10% - cannot use the clock because the clock just can't read their print. Something as sophisticated as this is just not reliable enough for me.
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    I'm a Luddite on this kind of contraption.

    No thanks to battery powered "security" devices or consumer level print readers that might not recognize me if I have oil, sweat, or dirt on my thumb.

    Had a conversation with a locksmith a couple of years ago and he had high praise for battery powered locks. Said that really boosted his business because they were constantly malfunctioning or requiring his skills when the batteries died.

    I'm not a locksmith. I like simple mechanical locks. So simple that even I can handle them.

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    Personally, I don't think I could go with something that basically begs people to walk up and try pulling the gun out.

    I do have a biometric safe that I like - The Liberty HDX-250. I've had one for quite a while now and I can say it's several steps above all of the other electronic access 1-2 gun safes I have seen. I followed the recommendations in the manual on fingerprint registration and it just works. It's also built like a tank compared to any other small electronic safe.




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