First Look: Hornady RAPiD Vehicle Safe

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posted on November 9, 2017
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Hornady added a new firearm-safety device to its line of security products in the fall of 2017, bringing its new RAPiD Vehicle Safe to consumers to provide them with a safe, secure storage option that's able to fit in almost any vehicle, thanks to the company's patent-pending mount design.

"[The Hornady RAPiD Vehicle Safe] is designed to be mounted vertically, near the center console or between the seats," Hornady Project Engineer Matt Mack said. "It opens up, and there's a presenter in there, and the firearm actually presents as the lid opens for great, easy access.

The safe is attached to an inflatable air bladder, which is part of the unique mounting system offered by Hornady. When deflated, the bladder slips between the seat and the center console of the vehicle. Users then inflate the bladder using the included hand pump. As the bag inflates, it squeezes between the seat and center console, securing the safe in place and providing drivers with easy access to a stored firearm.

Further security is provided through the included cable lock, which is long enough to wrap around the frame of the passenger-side seat, ensuring that the safe cannot be easily removed by unauthorized individuals once it's in place.

Hornady proudly notes that the RAPiD Vehicle Safe exceeds all ASTM International safety standards. The safe is constructed from 14-gauge steel and is secured with two hardened locking lugs located on the inside of the product. The interior dimensions of the safe are 7.5 inches x 5.6 inches x 1.7 inches. The safe will fit most 4-inch barreled pistols and 2-inch revolvers.

"The vehicle safe is designed to the same ASTM standards as all of our other RAPiD safes, which means it goes through the same pry attacks, saw attacks, hinge attacks as all of our other safes," Mack said. "That means it's certified as a youth-resistant firearms storage device."

The safe is unlocked through an RFID system, which can be triggered through the use of several included RFID-enabled tags, such as a wristband, two stickers and a key fob. The electronic RFID lock can be hooked into the car's electronics through the use of a 12-volt car adapter, or the unit can be powered through four AAA batteries. A keypad is also located on the safe, allowing owners to program in their own access code. Users can also access the interior of the safe with the use of a manual key lock, and two barrel keys are provided.

The suggested retail price on the new Hornady RAPiD Vehicle Safe is $226.51.

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