The next generation gun lock box?

    Over at IndieGoGo, a Kickstarter type site, The Gun Box is trying to raise a $100,000 in seed funding for its first run production. With 26 days left as of this writing, they have raised $14.5K.

    What’s interesting about this gun safe for me first, is its design. It looks sleek and something that fits in nicely with all of the other tech gadgets many folks have on their nightstands and around their home these days. It also doesn’t scream “gun safe,” which is all the better.



    Activated by either an RFID bracelet/ring, a fingerprint scan, or both, the Gun Box appears to open easily. The RFID option is interesting since it allows for quick access to your gun, and so the owner just needs to focus on securing the RFID bracelet/ring.

    Other features are 2 USB ports so you can charge your phone, tablet, or other device. You can use a laptop cable to secure the box, and you can also take the box with you where apparently the charge will last days so you can lock/unlock the Gun Box.

    An awesome security feature is that you can receive notifications when the box is opened, closed, or moved. Built in GPS will allow the owner to track the Gun Box’s movement, and notify police if necessary. These security features are only available on the Gun Box top of the line “Premier” version.

    The one thing I would suggest from what I’ve seen in the video is to alter the wristband and ring so that the company logo isn’t on it. I think I would prefer to have a small-as-possible profile on each so it’s discrete, and a potential bad guy wouldn’t be able to put two-and-two together by seeing the logo on the RFID device and the logo on The Gun Box.

    The creator is an engineer by trade, and so he’s got the technical know-how to take this from concept to reality. In fact, the first production run is slated for December 2013.

    If you’re interested in your own Gun Box, the cheapest version is currently $180, and pricing goes all the way up to $390 which includes the notifications and GPS tracking subscription service.

    Here’s The Gun Box promo video:

    Click through to the IndieGoGo page for more pictures and details.

    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.