A gun should either be in a safe or on your hip. (Those flimsy trigger/chamber locks that come with your new gun? Fuhgeddaboutit!) Regardless of “best practice,” not everyone lives by that credo. Some gun owners purse or backpack carry. Some want immediate access to their handgun, but don’t home carry. The IDENTILOCK could be the answer to “how do I stop unauthorized access to my firearm while still maintaining a high state of accessible operational readiness?”
While one can doubt any fingerprint recognition system’s reliability — especially if your finger is covered with (dare I say it) blood — the IDENTILOCK concept makes a lot of sense. I reckon the e-trigger guard would be ideal when you’re on vacation, the hotel room doesn’t have one of those small safes and you’re about to hit the beach. Or as an extra level of protection for a gun stored in a car that transports children.
IDENTILOCK fits a range of handguns, from your garden variety 1911 to all manner of GLOCKs. The big problem? Its big price; $239 is a whole lot of folding money for a high-tech trigger lock that could well be prised apart with a screwdriver (actual TTAG test to follow). Still, what price peace of mind?