Despite the TacVault’s slender profile, it can store an AR-15 with a 30-round magazine and a shelf provides storage for ammunition, a tactical flashlight or other small supplies. If you enlarge the picture, this is apparently a .45GAP AR-15 go figure.
TacVault from GunVault
If you rely on an AR or shotgun for home defense, but can’t figure out a way to keep it secure from unauthorized access while readily available if the unthinkable happens, look no further. GunVault has introduced a new secure storage safe that will fit discreetly in most closets, yet the gun is instantly available with GunVault’s patented No-Eyes keypad or fingerprint scanner.
I’d heard all the claims before and, like you, I was skeptical about working scanners and keypads when under duress. No, they don’t put the gun immediately in your hands, and I know for a fact that a single second seems like forever in a life-and-death situation, but I’ve had great success when testing the GunVault’s systems in the past. They are fast and extremely reliable.
Even if you have a gun safe capable of swallowing your entire collect, you might consider this unit for your safe room. Constructed of 14-gauge steel in the body, with 12-gauge steel in the door, the four-foot-tall unit weighs 80 pounds. To ensure burglars don’t simply make off with the entire thing, it is predrilled for securing to the floor. Width is 10 inches and depth is 17 inches, enough to store any tactical shotgun or AR with a 30-round magazine. An interior shelf can hold spare magazines, a flashlight or ammunition.
It’s powered by a nine-volt battery and units are available either with a fingerprint scanner or a digital key pad. Low-battery-power warnings are issued by an audible signal and an LED indicator. MSRP is $499.99 or $549.99, depending on selected model.
The fingerprint recognition unit allows efficient and fast access to safe and—thanks to the company’s high-performance algorithm—false rejection rates are reportedly low. The self- learning algorithm adds new data to the fingerprint templates each time a user touches the fingerprint sensor, which decreases the likelihood of false rejection. The last time I tested one of them, it did seem to open more reliably each time I hit the sensor. Whether it was because the circuitry grew to know me better or I started holding my finger the same way each time, I can’t say. Either way, it works. Up to 10 different fingerprints can be provided.