Pro Shop: Safe-Room Essentials

The following items are useful pieces of gear to give you and your loved ones a defensive edge should trouble get past your door.

posted on April 3, 2024
Safe-Room Essentials

A. The moment you’re secured in your safe room, put on the BAO Tactical TSG Bobcat Carrier with Phoenix Level IIIA for added ballistic protection. Inside, the NIJ Level IIIA panels are just .22-inch thick and are in a shooter’s cut for enhanced comfort. The Bobcat carrier is adjustable to fit any size from small to XXL, and when the armor is inserted, the whole package weighs a mere 2.5 pounds. MSRP: $337.95;

B. The PowerTac Destroyer-X10K-G2-9,500 Lumen Search & Rescue Light features a blend of CREE XHP70 and CREE XM-L2 U2 white LEDs for greater illumination versatility. Its circular rotary ring that surrounds the bottom power switch helps you scroll through five distinct illumination modes (plus a strobe), and the light casts a retina-singeing 9,500-lumen beam out to 1,400 meters. MSRP: $799.95;

C. Ultra-slim Champion Target Vanquish Electronic Hearing Protection features side cuts on each ear cup, providing full clearance to mount stocks without interference. Two omnidirectional microphones offer 3X sound amplification, but momentarily shut off in less than a millisecond once the shooting starts, providing 22 dB of hearing protection. MSRP: $82.45;

D. Even if your power has been disabled, the Goal Zero Flip 24 Power Bank gives you the ability to alert and maintain contact with law enforcement. A single, built-in 2.1 amp USB port powers and charges your smartphone and/or other essential electronics, keeping them at the ready. The Flip 24 has a charging time of up to 4 hours, after which it’s ready to serve your power needs. MSRP: $29.99;

E. The Hayman Safe Company’s Minuteman Magnum Quick Access Gun Safe does not take up floor space. Instead, it mounts in the space between 2x4-inch wall studs, and the contents are accessed via either a fingerprint or a six-digit code. MSRP: $795 to $1,040;


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