Stack-On PC-900

TSA Compliant

Stack-On claims this device “Meets TSA Airline Guidelines.” According to TSA Guidelines for Transporting Firearms and Ammunition, firearms may be transported in “a locked hard sided container.” The guidelines do not say how resistant to unauthorized access the container must be, aside from stating, “Locked cases that can be easily opened will not be accepted.” The phrase “can be easily opened” is the only language in the guidelines that might be construed to address unauthorized entry, covert, forced, or otherwise. Since the TSA does not endorse products (or services, or entities), responsibility is left to manufacturers to decide whether their products are TSA compliant. This safe was examined November 24, 2015.

Stack-On PS-514

California DOJ Approved

[Note: Stack-On has replaced this product with an updated model, the PS-1514.] This is one of the most common safe designs manufactured in China for export. The basic solenoid-locked mechanism inside is used in thousands of Chinese-made safes. Even the keypad fitting is installed on products made by multiple manufacturers, including Bolice Machinery & Equipment Suzhou Co., Ltd., Mexgrand (Suzhou) Metal Products Factory, Wujiang Granden Electronic Mechanical Co., Ltd., Yangzhou Super Industry Co., Ltd., and others. Put simply, this Stack-On safe is as generic as a product can possibly be. This safe was examined September 17, 2015.

Stack-On PS-1514

California DOJ Approved

This is an updated version of an earlier model, the PS-514. The components of the solenoid-locked mechanism inside the PS-1514 have redesigned to prevent “bouncing” the safe open. The redesign also includes shielding for the solenoid, making the new safe much more resistant to tampering should an attacker try to insert wires through the door. This safe was examined December 18, 2016.

Stack-On QAS-1200

California DOJ Approved

[Note: This device has been discontinued.] This handgun safe features a motorized latch mechanism with components that are actuated indirectly by a motor. Because the mechanism’s latch assembly moves independently of the motor, this mechanism needs to be installed in a container that has no holes, gaps, or other openings that allow one to access the independently moving parts of the mechanism. Unfortunately for the QAS 1200, the safe’s container does have holes in the top of it, and they can be exploited if one pulls the rubber keypad fitting from the top of the safe. This safe was examined October 27, 2015.