[GAO] IC-Lock Safety Device

IC13 Arms and Accessories has a locking chamber flag for AR-15 and Remington 870 shotguns on display at the Great American Outdoor Show.

The IC-Lock plugs into the ejection port and is locked in place with a key. It is metal construction. According to IC13, an added benefit to the IC-Lock is that it prevents the AR-15 from being disassembled.  I am curious how that works. Couldn’t you just pop both take down pins and slide the upper forwards to disassemble it?  Similar to the PDW style stocks that use the NEA style bolt, where the bolt and spring sit in between the upper receiver and buffer tube. You cannot hinge the upper like normal. You have to pop both pins and then the upper can slide forward and up off the lower receiver.



IC13 has the “Remove in case of jihad” or their standard IC13 logo engraved on the IC-Lock.



Below is the IC13 870 lock.IMG_9770



The IC-Lock retails for $29.95 for either the 870 or AR15 version. You can check them out on their website.

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  • BattleshipGrey

    I’m guessing that when locked, it has a block that fits into either the pivot pin recess or against the gas tube or below against the front of the mag well to prevent forward motion.

    As long as it works, $30 doesn’t seem too bad. Some products are easily overcome as soon as a thief has time to tinker, but I’d imagine that even if he got it to his own home, the thief would still be hampered for quite a while on this one.

    • Bruce

      Well, it’s not exactly a theft deterrent. It’s a use deterrent. This will keep your kids from playing with it and your teenager from ‘borrowing’ your rifle to go shoot with friends. Honestly, if you are looking for theft deterrent then you need to be looking at a heavy box bolted to your building that has an alarm installed.

    • USMC03Vet

      I think it’s a feel good safety sally product. It’s not to deter theft that’s for sure, but rather unintended immediate use, which can be done already for cheaper.

  • Bill

    Take off any crappy slogans and make a handcuff key version and they could sell them to cops and LE agencies by the bushel

    • Limonata

      The slogan is optional and they actually offer 3 versions with one having no slogan. A handcuff key version would be cool

    • Nathan Alred

      I’d rather a common key for an agency. WAY too many people out there carry handcuff keys.

      • They even hand them out as giveaways at LE trade shows. Common key would be better for a while, eventually everything trickles out no matter what it is.

    • USMC03Vet

      Why do police have to have firearms locked up? They have armories to secure weapons when not in use. They have cars with multiple ways to lock up weapons not currently in use. Seems like a solution for a non problem.

      These people are deemed responsible enough to handle and use deadly force, products like this seem counter to that designation.

      • Bill

        Because not every car has a locking mount in it, particularly plainclothes, detective and administrative cars, and sometimes long guns are carried in trunks, which means that anyone who sneaks into the passenger compartment could pop that trunk and access the gun. Some poorly designed, but inexpensive and therefore popular, mounts don’t lock the action like these do either. Our Humvees and the pickups we use for pulling the boats and hauling evidence or off-road don’t have any mounts at all. We’ll also rent vehicles or borrow them from a friendly dealer for undercover work, and they don’t get holes drilled in them.

        Many agencies also mandate that duty firearms be locked when off work, and this looks considerably more stout than the typical cheeseball bike lock that comes with most guns, without having to go to the expense and hassle of a safe.

        • USMC03Vet

          But the cheese ball method also restricts it’s ability to just walk off, which is the main issue regarding police weaponry.

  • Josh Creel

    I would imagine it locks the upper and lower together by pressing the bolt carrier rearward into the buffer tube.

  • Joseph Smith

    I’d love one with a combo lock but I know the engineering on that is probably problematic.

  • Budogunner

    Doesn’t secure the firearm in place, just makes removing a chamber flash a pain…. I see this mainly as a vehicle for getting more offensive slogans on your guns.

    Imagine if one of these turned up in the residence of a Religiously motivated mass shooter. That would make the company, and gun owners in general look awesome wouldn’t it?

    … : /

    • anonymous

      I doubt that mass shooters use these types of “safety” devices. After all, gun locks prevent the misuse of firearms, right?

      If “one of these turned up in the residence of a Religiously motivated mass shooter”, I’d suspect that it was planted by some government agency as part of a false-flag operation to discredit gun owners.

  • /k/ommando

    “Remove in case of Jihad”? Seriously? Do they also do bulk discounts for KKK/neo-nazi militias?

  • JamesRPatrick

    I can’t figure out what problem this solves. Trying to prevent your kid from using the rifle? Use a cheap cable lock.

    There’s no way to anchor the IC-Lock to anything, so a thief could just take the rifle home and pick the lock at his leisure.

    • USMC03Vet

      Best way to disable guns from unintentional use is just to remove their firing pins or some other internal part. I’ll never understand many of these gun lock products either because you can disable the firearm yourself, for free, and it’s not a ridiculous burden on you. If you’re putting locks on firearms you don’t have the intention for quick access to it to begin with making the case even more.

  • USMC03Vet

    Paid solution to a non problem you can do yourself for cheaper or even free.

  • jerry young

    from what I see here the only way to take the AR apart would be to remove the lock, with it in place the bolt would have to be to the rear in the cocked position and any attempt to separate the upper from the lower could cause damage, I don’t really like this lock out device for long term storage because of the AR having to be in the full cocked position, a good gun safe and due diligence making sure your guns are unloaded before putting them away or showing them is always the best route, while this does have it’s uses it seems more of a pain to use just to show an empty chamber

  • Joseph B Campbell

    Doesn’t this put undo stress on the recoil Spring by leaving the bolt open all the time!?