About HandgunSafeResearch.com

I established HandgunSafeResearch.com after writing a piece of investigative journalism titled “Gun Safe Cracking.” The article first appeared in the online version of American Shooting Journal, July 21, 2015. A print version of the article appeared in the September 2015 newsstand issue of ASJ. I wrote a follow-up piece titled “Lawfully Defective Gun Safes” for Ammoland Shooting Sports News.


If I come across a particularly dangerous device, I may still submit a story to an online gun magazine, though I am no gun fanatic. I don’t actually believe that ready access to a firearm is essential for maintaining home security. Visitors to this site who honestly believe they are at risk of a home invasion should consider investing in high-security deadbolts that cannot be picked, barricade hardware for their doors, and bars for their lower-story windows. A gun is a last resort when defending one’s home, and gun ownership is probably unnecessary for many people.

Articles of note


Gun Safe Cracking, American Shooting Journal

The Amarey Gun Safe Scam, American Shooting Journal


Lawfully Defective Gun Safes, Ammoland Shooting Sports News

Amarey Biometric Gun Safe FAIL: Don’t Let Your Gun Get Stolen, Ammoland Shooting Sports News


Gun Safe Fail: GunVault Minivault Biometric GVB1000, The Truth About Guns

Gun Safe Fail: GunVault SpeedVault Biometric Opens With a Gum Wrapper, The Truth About Guns