Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The GunBox Review

The GunBox
To begin this post I want to express that out of all of my reviews and all of my posts, I feel this product is one that EVERY reader or visitor of my blog should check into.  This product is one that I feel every person should own for safety and security.

I was first turned onto The GunBox when I was on Facebook scrolling through a few of my friend's posts.  I saw one of my friends shared a video and tagged me in the comment telling me that she thought I would be interested in it.  Here is the video I saw:

For years my wife has been asking me to make her a custom head board for our bed that has a "hidden compartment" where we can store a gun in.  Right now we keep all of our guns locked in a gun cabinet in our storage closet on the other side of our house while the key to this gun cabinet is either on my key ring or inside another safe under our bed.  My wife and I are the type of gun owners that this product was specifically designed for, who want to have an easier access to a fire arm yet haven't found a safe and convenient way to do so.

I went down to the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City to check out this product along with many others that I was interested in.  At the show I was just as impressed with The GunBox as I was initially watching the short video about it.  I knew that this wasn't just an answer to the dilemma my wife and I had about gun storage but this was also a product that any gun owner could use.  

The GunBox
The GunBox

When I received The GunBox in the mail my first impression had nothing to do with the functionality of it at all.  Instead I was actually impressed that this device weighed less than 5 pounds.  As random and simple as this may sound, I was very glad that this gun safe was not a huge heavy contraption that would be a pain for my wife or I to have around.  As the video points out, The GunBox is able to be unplugged from the wall and the battery life can last for several weeks.  For me and my family, this meant that not only do I have the safety and convenience of The GunBox at home, but I am also able to safely and conveniently have a gun easily accessible while camping with my family.  Camping is one of the situations where this safe is able to adapt to without sacrificing any safety or inconvenience. Before owning The GunBox, I constantly had to be aware of where my hand gun was and who was near it, which made camping less relaxing.

The GunBoxThe GunBox

The GunBox allows you various ways to access your firearm through a RFID wristband, ring, or a sticker.  Another option that you can use to access your firearm is by using the Biometric fingerprint scanner that is on the device.  Because any single one of these options can open The GunBox if it is set up that way, it is important that you are aware of how convenient this may make it. I will attest that if you choose to keep one of the RFID devices next to your GunBox for convenience, then The GunBox is probably easier than a traditional safe for a young child to get into.  This situation will only make The GunBox easier to open if you have it set to open with any one single RFID device.  My daughter is only two and as I allowed her to play with The GunBox (with nothing placed inside for safety) she was able to accidentally open it by swiping the wristband over the sensor.  Because of this I would strongly recommend that you use the technology offered by this device and either set it up to require a fingerprint or combination of RFID and fingerprint.

The GunBox
The RFID bracelet
I work for the Juvenile Probation Department in my home town and honestly the kids I supervise are wonderful.  Even as wonderful as they are, my wife and I both recognize and have felt the risk of working with this population.  I don't know if anything would ever happen to my family because of the work I do but I know that I feel a lot more comfort knowing that with a quick swipe of my hand, I can access a handgun within seconds to protect my family. 

The GunBox
My daughter trying to open The GunBox
The GunBox
Trying her finger print after watching daddy

I could write on and on about how this safe is amazing and I could bore you with a long explanation of how the device opens, locks, etc... but instead, I just encourage you to visit The GunBox website and check out their line of GunBoxes to see which one fits you and your needs.  The prices of The GunBox safes vary between $270 - $475 depending on what features you decide you want.  The cost to safely and conveniently have quick access to a firearm is invaluable to me.  My wife has expressed to me how much safer she feels now that we have The GunBox in our room.  That reason alone is enough for me to know that The GunBox is a product that is not necessarily made just for gun owners, but also for families.  This product was made specifically to meet the needs of everyone in the home... not just the owner of the gun! Please share this post with anyone you feel would benefit from knowing more about The GunBox and please visit their website and show them your appreciation and support.  

If you have any questions about the durability or security of The GunBox that I did not include in my review please feel free to ask me.  I would love to answer any of your questions.  You can email or make a comment on this blog if you have any questions!

Here is another video of how much testing went into the durability of The GunBox!

As with all reviews on Idaho Pursuit, the following review is my honest opinion. I am not a pro-staff member of, sponsored by, or associated with The GunBox and am not accepting any  compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review.  My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.

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