Identilock Smart Gun Technology

    Smart guns are at the front of the gun industry’s mind right now. This is due in large part to Obama’s recent order that the Department of Defense, Justice Department, and Department of Homeland Security must come up with a viable plan to speed along the progress of smart gun technology. In the wake of Obama’s executive order announcements at the beginning of January 2016, a company by the name of Sentinl took it upon themselves to make a big announcement: they just happened to have a product coming out of R and D capable of fulfilling Obama’s request.

    The new product is called Identilock and it isn’t a gun but a technologically advanced trigger lock. The maker of this new product – a product being hailed by mainstream media as the potential answer to many problems – is a man by the name of Omer Kiyani. Kiyani is an engineer living in Detroit who got his start as a software developer for airbags. He has apparently been working on the Identilock for three years. R and D was funded in part by a $100,000 grant from Conway’s Smart Tech Challenges Foundation. Kiyani says he is a gun owner and also that he was the victim of a drive-by shooting at the age of sixteen.

    Identilock from Sentinl

    Identilock from Sentinl

    According to Sentinl, Identilock will fit a wide variety of firearms (see list at bottom of this post). It attaches to the gun’s trigger guard and is designed to be unlocked with a fingerprint. The biometric lock first began seeing widespread media coverage in 2014 in publications such as Wired (“A Biometric Gun Lock That Even the NRA Might Like”) and Geek (“Identilock Biometric Tech Unlocks A Gun In Under A Second”). CNN even covered it in March of 2014 on their website in “The High-Tech Guns That Know Who Is Firing Them: Can Smart Tech Make Firearms Safer?”.

    The Identilock will be at SHOT Show next week and you can be sure I’ll be meeting with them.

    Take a look at their website at

    Guns the Identilock currently can be used on (this list is from Sentinl and has not been edited):

    • 1911 Colt and clones
    • 1911 Commander
    • 1911 Government
    • Beretta 92/96/M9
    • Glock 17/19/20/21/22/23/26/27/31/32/33/36/37/46
    • Glock 42/43
    • Heckler & Koch 45C
    • Heckler & Koch P30
    • Heckler & Koch UPS
    • Kahr CW
    • Kahr PW
    • Mossberg 500/930
    • Remington 870/1100
    • Ruger P85
    • Ruger P89
    • S&W 4000
    • S&W 5906
    • Sig Sauer 2022
    • Sig Sauer 226 / 228 / 229
    • Sig Sauer 250 DC
    • Sig Sauer P220/P225/P226/P228/P229
    • Sig Sauer P238
    • Sig Sauer P250/P320/Pro 2022
    • Smith & Wesson M&P .357
    • Smith & Wesson M&P SD 9/.40 / Sigma
    • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9/.40
    • Springfield XD/XDS/XDM
    • Taurus 24/7
    • Taurus PT111 Millennium G2


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