We’ve published a couple of press releases around the “tactical furniture” concept. The problem is that you can only get so much detail from a press kit, and I always wondered exactly how well they were constructed. They had a small display at Industry Day at the Range as well as the main venue and I was finally got some time to be hands on with the actual product.
The shelves and clock do not require destructive changes to your wall, other than mounting the screws. The cabinet style ones do seat between the studs. The compartment inside is lined with loop fastener and has strip magnets, giving you a lot of flexibility for securing your firearm.
They come in a number of finishes that should match most people’s decor, and they also have a custom shop that can construct things to your need.
One of the new implementations they have is an RFID unlock version. Their “standard” version uses rare earth magnets (placed in strategic locations) to release the catch (or catches on the larger models). The RFID version requires that you swipe the card over certain locations and the lock will disengage, lowering the storage space on a couple of lifters (much like the hatchback on a car).
The RFID will not be able to retrofit into existing models due to the nature of the construction.
The system will “fail” open, meaning that if the battery fails (after warning you for quite sometime), the storage area will open up, allowing you to replace the battery.
Also it turns out I will be getting a unit into review–though I’m not sure which one at this point. Be on the lookout for an upcoming article.