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From Vara Safety . . .

RACT is a rifle and shotgun safe designed for fast access. This modular system is made to work with a large variety of AR-style platforms, hunting/sporting rifles, precision rifles, and shotguns. RACT can be used either as a solution for protection or to securely display a prized long gun.

RACT is made up of three core components that are mounted onto a rail:

1. Biometric Barrel Lock
A locking clamp that secures the barrel of the long gun. To unlock, place an authorized fingerprint onto the sensor and the latch will pop open, allowing you to quickly remove the gun.

2. Trigger Cover
The trigger cover prevents access to the trigger of the long gun. There is an AR-style insert and a traditional rifle & shotgun insert available for the trigger cover.

3. Stock Support
The stock support secures the long gun into the RACT platform and is adjustable to fit any length of stock.

Quick Overview:

  • Features the tried & trusted Vara fingerprint sensor (unlocks in 0.2 secs)
  • Stores up to 10 fingerprints
  • 12+ month rechargeable battery life
  • Withstands over 550 lbs. of force
  • Mechanical key override
  • Fully adjustable (right and left-handed)
  • Supports scopes/lights/accessories.

Product includes: RACT rail, biometric barrel lock, trigger cover, stock support, and mounting hardware.

Product Specs

Size & Weight: 30 x 6 x 5.25 in | 15 lbs

Materials: 12-gauge steel | nylon composite

– Unlocks in 0.2 seconds
– Stores 10 fingerprints
– 256 true values per pixel
– Full ESD protection to 30kV

Battery: 12 month battery life | USB-C rechargeable

Mechanical override: 2 backup keys provided

Force Testing: 550 lbs. of force

RACT has been force-tested against common tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, etc following the UL Residential Security Container guidelines. We also went further and tested with with a strong neodynium magnet, prybars, and a sledgehammer.

Price: $399


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    • You got it. When seconds count -extra seconds get you killed. I’m sure the NSSF is all over pushing for safe storage laws making these mandatory.

    • Reliable or not I bet Unsecure Steve can show your kids how to bypass this system in less than minute in a nondestructive manner so that that the firearm can be returned and you’d never know it was removed.

      He doesn’t do anything other than mechanical bypass on YT, but even so, his channel’s good for some lulz when people think locks are secure.

      His other media is far more alarming to most people, hence why it’s not on YT.

      • I dunno about ‘Unsecure Steve’, but Harry, the ‘LockPickingLawyer’ makes sheer mockery of pretty much most locks, but he seems to take evil delight in humiliating gun lock companies, defeating most in short seconds…

        • “The only people who believe in locks are the naïve, the benevolent and the stupid”.

          IMHO, non-destructive bypass is fun, but for a real hoot destructive bypass is the bee’s knees. You wanna see someone’s eyes bug out, pop a door frame with a hi-lift jack.

  1. Mount that on a concrete wall and my pry bar and I will have it on the floor in 5 minutes or less. Clearly not an anti-theft device.

    As for biometrics…no…never. As a tech guy, I am rabidly against relying on high-tech for survival and self-defense.

    • I’m against using any password or crypto that is permanently part of your body and once hacked can never be changed or altered to deal with that breach. I won’t use biometrics on any device.

      • You both are so right. My Samsung sometimes takes three tries to unlock with biometrics even when I have just reprogrammed it. Not worth dying for.

        • This?

          Your comment is awaiting moderation
          You both are so right. My Samsung sometimes takes three tries to unlock with biometrics even when I have just reprogrammed it. Not worth dying for.

          What the hell?

      • Your fingers don’t need to be attached to your body to be of use.

        Funny in movies when they make that example with retinas.

        • Often don’t need to go that far, common fingerprint dust and tape has been effective for many versions of fingerprint scanners for decades.

      • Good think I only have burners, heaters, tools, hammers, roscoes, smoke wagons and boomsticks then.

        I was getting nervous.

  2. Probably suitable for slowing down kids/brats and their pals up to jr. high level. Put the $399 towards a decent Safe.

    • My BIL has something like this next to his bed. It holds a pump 12 in an upright position. He has it because he raised 2 boys. And those boys had friends.

      He has a ginormous safe in his garage. But he wanted at least one next to his bed. I have 3 safes in my house. But only one is in the bedroom.

      • To my understanding, when B&E types go looking for valuables and a gun safe the FIRST stop is master bedroom closet.

        Same as under the front door mat for spare key “security” or on the visor of car.

  3. “Your comment is awaiting moderation
    You both are so right. My Samsung sometimes takes three tries to unlock with biometrics even when I have just reprogrammed it. Not worth dying for.”

    Moderation for what exactly?

  4. This isn’t designed to replace a safe. It’s a quick-access lockbox. There will always be a sliding scale between ease of access and security. This product happens to be a little closer to the “ease of access” end of the spectrum than some commenters prefer, but it’s more secure than a nightstand drawer.

    As far as the biometrics go: I have been using Barska biometric safes/lockboxes for a decade. If you do a good job inputting your prints, they are as reliable as keypads, faster in many cases, and far more secure than the common 4-button style combo keypads (4 button combos don’t give you that many options). I’ve actually found it more reliable than cellphone biometrics, although I have an admittedly small sample size to compare on that front.

    Will they work when your hands are mucky? Unlikely. That’s one of the reasons why I have fingers from each hand registered. Additionally, the likelihood of getting the chance to access my safe when my hands are already bloody, but my threat still needs to be neutralized, while not zero, is low. Finally on that note, I personally do not rely on only my biometric safe for security, and you don’t have to either if your feel it is in any way inadequate to the task.

    I have accessed my Barska multiple times a day nearly every day for over ten years, and have yet to regret my choice.

  5. Dumbass Acquaintance Access Control Unit.

    Or is it a Malfunctioning Spousal Unit Damage Prevention System?

    Can it be both?

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