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DOPE BAG

Hornady Security
RAPiD Safe Ready Vault
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ne important aspect of responsible gun ownership is securing
your firearms in a manner that
minimizes the possibility of unauthorized access. And a steel safe is far
more effective in this regard than an
old-fashioned wooden gun cabinet.
Nonetheless, the ability for authorized
personnel to quickly and efficiently
gain access to the safe's contents
should the need arise is of paramount
importance to the armed citizen who
just heard a bump in the night.
Added to Hornady Security's catalog
in 2020, the RAPiD Safe Ready Vault is
a medium-size firearm storage solution that addresses both concerns, as
it provides a level of security sufficient
to dissuade opportunistic criminals
while also offering immediate access to
its owner thanks to the integration of
touch-free radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.
The RAPiD Safe Ready Vault measures 52.2 " high, 20 " wide and 15.1 "
deep, making it capable of accommodating all but the most uncommonly long of long guns, yet compact
enough to fit within many closets.
Thanks to its 14-ga. steel door and
16-ga. steel walls, the vault's empty
weight comes to 170 lbs., and holes
pre-drilled into the bottom also allow
for its permanent installation. When
engaged, the door is secured by five
hardened steel locking lugs.
All interior walls feature metal
pegboard surfaces, and the Ready Vault
comes with a shelf, one six-slot rifle/
pistol rack and two four-slot racks

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that are compatible with the system's
square pegs. This modularity allows
the end user to configure the safe's
internal space in the way that best
suits their needs. The included wire
racks optimize capacity by allowing a
handgun to be stored between each of
the longarms, accommodating up to six
rifles or shotguns and 14 handguns in
total. Each rack is PVC-coated to help
protect the firearms' finishes, and a
Hornady Security-branded neoprene
floor mat is also included that prevents
the guns from slipping and potentially
damaging each other.
Entrance into the vault can be
accomplished in a number of ways:
manually via the digital keypad and a
user-programmable key code, with one
of two included physical barrel keys
or by way of the RAPiD system's three
styles of RFID tags. Included with the
safe are a rubber wristband, a plastic
fob for your keychain and two adhesive decals that can be unobtrusively
affixed to any number of innocuous
nearby objects or your phone. Once
calibrated, holding any of these items
within 1/2 " of the unit's keypad
will automatically cause its locks to
disengage and the door to slowly swing
open. A small access hole and supplied
AC cord allow the safe to powered by
any standard household outlet, however, in the event of an electrical outage, four AA batteries can be installed
within the door to provide backup.
In our opinion, RFID technology
has been a real game-changer within
the realm of home gun security. A
deft, experienced hand can enter the

appropriate code by way of the keypad
buttons and access the interior of the
cabinet in approximately two seconds;
by contrast, an unpracticed user can
open the RAPiD Safe Ready Vault via
one of its RFID methods in roughly half
of a second. During a stressful circumstance such as a home invasion, with
the heart pounding and the adrenaline
pumping, it's hard to overstate just
how beneficial this immediate, fumblefree access to your firearm is.
The Hornady Security RAPiD Safe
Ready Vault occupies the middle
ground between cheap and inexpensive
gun lockers and colossal, bank-grade
vaults. It strikes an effective balance by providing a useful amount
of security while also being light and
portable enough for one or two people
to handle. On the one hand, at an
MSRP of $850 the Ready Vault is not
inexpensive, but on the other, many
more expensive safes on the market
don't benefit from an immediate-access
feature like the RAPiD system.
RAPiD SAFE READY VAULT

MANUFACTURER: HORNADY MFG. CO.,
3625 W. OLD POTASH HIGHWAY,
GRAND ISLAND, NE 68803;
(800) 338-3220; HORNADY.COM
LOCK: PROGRAMMABLE DIGITAL KEYPAD,
HANDS-FREE RFID SYSTEM,
MECHANICAL KEY BACKUP

LOCKING BOLTS: FIVE HARDENED STEEL LUGS
EXTERIOR WALLS: 16-GA. STEEL
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 52.2 " TALL,
20 " WIDE, 15.1 " DEEP
WEIGHT: 170 LBS.
CAPACITY: UP TO SIX LONG GUNS AND
14 HANDGUNS
MSRP: $857

The American Rifleman has used the phrase " Dope Bag " since at least 1921, when Col. Townsend
Whelen first titled his column with it. Even then, it had been in use for years, referring to a sack used
by target shooters to hold ammunition and accessories on the firing line. " Sight dope " also was a
traditional marksman's term for sight-adjustment information, while judging wind speed and direction
was called " doping the wind. "
WARNING: Technical data and information contained herein are intended to provide information based
on the limited experience of individuals under specific conditions and circumstances. They do not detail
the comprehensive training procedures, techniques and safety precautions absolutely necessary to
properly carry on similar activity. Read the notice and disclaimer on the contents page. Always consult
comprehensive reference manuals and bulletins for details of proper training requirements, procedures,
techniques and safety precautions before attempting any similar activity.

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