The best part of Dave Goetzinger's (AKA Handgun Safe Research) total ownership of the Amarey HFGS-089 gun safe is that he shows a relatively difficult exploit to open it before showing the insanely easy one: "Bolting the safe down to prevent attack with a paperclip is pointless." [via]
Amarey's handgun safe is going to get somebody killed. That's my prediction. Somebody, possibly a child, is going to take a hit with a hollow point, and aside from local newspaper coverage--a few dismal inches in a column of city news--no one will know about it.
He writes that this is the only device he's examined "vulnerable enough that a child could open it" and that the manufacturer is no longer in the business. A common target of his investigations are cheap, Chinese-made biometric models imported by local companies who stamp red-blooded American branding on them.
Here's another terrible gun safe, the GunVault SVB 500, which can be opened with a gum wrapper.
He recommends the AMSEC Heavy-Duty Pistol Safe, the Stealth Handgun Safe, and this auto model from Fort Knox [Amazon]. They're much uglier and heavier than the cheap models, but this is where I'm keeping my Beanie Babies.
when will the media stand up to the violent antifa Marxist ideology of [checks notes] ah, cat owners pic.twitter.com/h9qWQBurag — Sam Thielman (@samthielman) June 1, 2020 In this clip, a local news anchor mistakes a Cat Condo for a cinder block. You can hear the disappointment in his voice when he realizes it’s not what […]
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