Hornady Armlock Box gun safe: Unboxing & Review (VIDEO)

Moving up one level in Hornady’s gun safe product line, I take a look at their “Armlock Box” gun safe.

While it shares the same sturdy construction of the Hornady Tripoint safe which I reviewed a few days ago, what’s nice about the Armlock Box is that it has a built-in arm instead of the flimsier cable.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the Armlock Box’s features:

  • A patent-pending ArmLock system features a 1⁄8″ laser cut, steel shackle that adjusts to accommodate objects up to 3½” in diameter.
  • Constructed of 16-gauge steel
  • Dimensions:
    • Exterior: 10.25″x8″x3″
    • Interior: 9.75″x7.5″x2.25″
  • Designed to exceed ASTM standards for child resistance and protection from unauthorized access
  • Both safes can travel with you and meet TSA requirements for handgun security in luggage
  • Industry first, patent pending TriPoint® locking system features 3 points of contact
  • Three, ½” wide steel locking lugs
  • Padded interior

At an MSRP of $46.00, I think this is another great safe for the money. And a quick Amazon search reveals that it’s available for $29.99.


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.



  • Marcus

    Any grade schooler with youtube access can defeat a tubular lock.

    It seems really goofy putting some multi-thousand dollar Glock in this Walmart special. Even if this were only to keep firearms away from the kids, it may well fail at that.

    Lockboxes like this look like they were made with the same philosophy as those cheap cable padlocks you get with everything – it may satisfy some legal requirement, but it is NOT security.

    This stuff is old news. Just go find Deviant Ollam’s presentation at DEFCON 19 – Safe to Armed in Seconds: A Study of Epic Fails of Popular Gun Safes.