Hornady Rapid Gun Safe: Unboxing & Review (VIDEO)

In my third Hornady gun safe unboxing & review video, I take a look at the Rapid Gun Safe which has multiple RFID options (bracelet, card, and key fob). Weighing in at 15.65 lbs, this safe has a lot more heft than it’s two smaller cousins.

I liked the RFID options since it was faster and more reliable. I tried entering my numeric key code quickly as if I was under stress and the safe sometimes wouldn’t catch my quick button entries. I would like to see a different button design, one that has more tactile feedback and a positive response so the user can feel more of the button being pressed.

TFB reviewed the Hornady Safe a year ago and so I’ll leave you to the main part of this post, which is the unboxing & review video below:

MSRP is $275.00, but another quick Amazon search shows you can get it there for $204.00.


Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.



  • Wolfenstein

    This looks like it was designed in the early 1990’s

  • Scott Tuttle

    the rfid seems a bit superfluous when you’ll always have your fingers to enter the code with.

  • ClintTorres

    I would never guess there was a gun in there. So much for stealth.

  • Frank

    For $200 why not just get a simplex lock safe?

  • Mike

    I bought one and the contact wire strips at the battery compartment was pulled loose. It looks like a ribbon strip. It was never glued or soldered. Be careful when removing to battery cover. You can pull them loose yourself if not careful.