Rarely do gun storage solutions excite me. As a kid I grew up with the romantic notion that one day I would be hanging my guns above the fireplace, next to oversized deer antlers, for all to see and admire. For most, if not all, of us city dwellers this is no longer a safe or practical way to store our firearm collection. Despite my deep inner physiological dislike to having to store guns inside safes, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a video (embedded below) about the SentrySafe Home Defense Center, a safe with many nifty features.
The HDC is designed to store one pistol and one long gun (rifle or shotgun), specifically for home/personal defense. Most people would install this type of safe in their bedroom. The corner design allows it to be tucked away, but still be accessible quickly in an emergency. The pistol and rifle/shotgun are presented so that they can be stored loaded and drawn quickly. The pistol holder can be rotated so that both left and right handed shooters can draw it with the correct hand.
It has an electronic lock. The combination is entered on four buttons. If the electronics completely fail, the lock can be opened with key. In the event of a nuclear EMP bomb you will still have access to your guns 😉
A nice touch is a storage tray on the top of the safe for storing things like your holster, car keys and spare magazines.
The below video was shot by Chris Burget, of BullsAndBeavers.com at SHOT Show …
|Exterior Dimensions||54.4” x 11.1” x 12”|
|Interior Dimensions||46.8” x 8.8” x 8.8”|
|Capacity||2.1 Cu. Ft. / 58.6 liters|
The Home Defense Center goes on sale in September. No word on pricing at this time.