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First Look: Hornady RAPiD Safe

by Guns & Ammo TV   |  January 7th, 2014 5

New for 2014, the Hornady RAPiD Safe represents the future of personal firearm storage.

The safe weighs almost 16 pounds and is constructed of 16-gauge steel with a .25-inch steel dual locking lug system. It can also be secured to an immobile object with a 1,500-pound rated cable.

Hands-free access to the safe is possible with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device—three of which are included in the form of a keycard, bracelet and key fob. The RAPiD Safe pops open by quickly swiping one of the RFID devices.

In addition to hands-free access, the safe will also open with a personally-programmed keypad code or with a traditional lock and key.

Powered by standard 110-volt AC power or a battery backup, the safe’s electronics will operate either at home or on the go.

Interior storage space of 11 x 8 x 3-inches fits handguns with barrels up to 6 inches in length. It also includes a padded pistol compartment that flips up upon opening.

The Hornady RAPiD Safe is available now for $276. For more information, check out the following photos and a segment of Guns & Ammo TV.


  • got glock

    Who has 100 volts standard? Otherwise fool safe.

    • DustyG223

      Thanks for pointing this out, correction made to 110-volt. Maybe I need an electrician for copy editing.

      -Dusty Gibson
      Online Shooting Editor

  • got glock

    Darn tiny keyboard and lack of proof reading, “cool” safe

  • Thomas Reed

    It comes with a 110 v AC adapter and runs on 8 AA batteries; they should also include or make available a 12 volt DC cord for use in vehicles to save on the cost of all the back up batteries that are needed.

  • carltests

    This is a tough post for me because I think highly of Hornady products and also believe in free enterprise. This safe concerns me for several reasons. Relying on RFID devices is personally troubling. You have to have a card, wrist band, or key fob handy to gain rapid access. I can’t imagine fumbling around in the dark for one of those in times of duress and I can’t see being forced to sleep in jewelry so I don’t have to fumble if I need to. I’ve seen some video suggesting it will deter kids. Well, I think kids will find it much easier to get their hands on one of the RFID devices than to break into a combination type safe. Also, RFID cards fail all the time. All you need is to have your RFID device fail when you need it. Lastly, and this is the part that bothers me, but I still support Hornady’s right to free enterprise. We have states, like NJ and CA, trying to pass laws that would force all handguns sold in the state to be smartguns that use something like this type of RFID recognition, and right now, that seems to be the only technology out there likely to work (maybe also the magnets). I have the same problem with these less than smartguns that I have with this safe. I can’t personally see wanting to rely on that type of technology ever. I also think that kids will be better at defeating it than adults. So, this safe goes one step closer to giving self-righteous legislators the opinion that the technology is readily available and works so well that nothing else should exist, and that is scary. So, on one hand, I do basically believe that the market should drive whether or not products survive and don’t mind seeing this product out there for this reason. However, I am concerned that elected representatives out to make a name for themselves will abuse us all by trying to force this type of technology on us as the only type of technology allowed (boy – did you ever think we in the U.S. would reach a point where the government would force one and only one technology or business product on everyone? Too bad the Security Exchange Commission doesn’t get to weigh in on these things.). By the way, the above statement in this article that this safe “represents the future of personal firearm storage” provides substantial credence to my concerns.

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