I keep my weapon at arms reach when my family goes to sleep at night. With this trigger guard I don’t have to worry about my 9 year old picking it up while I am out of the room in the morning. It keeps the gun very safe from unauthorized use. When it comes time to defend my home, I pick up my 1911 45 acp as if to engage, as I raise my weapon, my finger naturally finds the print reader, the spring loaded trigger guard automatically separates from the weapon and falls to the ground. My thumb then drops the safety and I am ready to engage, timed 1.1 seconds is my fastest time to pickup, drop guard and engage. My last trigger guard was also a print reader, but it was not in the natural position as you pick up the weapon. You pick up the weapon, hold it awkwardly, read your print, grab the guard and remove it, then you must change to acquire a combat grip, acquire the target and drop the safety. My fastest time with it was 3.8 seconds. Now that may not sound like a lot, but three times longer, and I have to acquire a different grip to prepare the weapon to fire, just to many variables. As a former LE Officer who has been in a high stress shooting situation off duty, if it would have taken me over 3 seconds to prepare my weapon and aquire my target, I would have been killed. If you can’t prepare your weapon and acquire your target in under 2 seconds you have no business having it, because chances are, the bad guy will take your gun from you and maybe use it against you, if it takes you longer than 2 seconds then practice, practice, practice. To succeed in a confrontation you need to grab your weapon once and have it in the ready position, if you have to change your grip, you will die. This trigger guard allows me that advantage, and in under 1.2 seconds I can lay down effective and accurate lead into my target to get my family out safely. I have looked at everything on the market and this product will keep you and your family alive.
Great safety device for this application.
Works as advertised and very easy to set up.
Thanks for a Great Product.
I love the idea and functionality of this product. It would be awesome if you could make version 2 to be able to accommodate a weapon light. Preferably a stream light tlr 1 but in the ball park for others.
I had a scare the other day, my house alarm went off at 2:30a and my gun was in another room. I couldn't put the gun in my nightstand because I have a toddler running around and lock&key would take too long to access. A gun safe with finger print readers are slow and bulky. Identilock is perfect based on my research, but I was hesitant to buy this product since my Dan Wesson Heritage 1911 hasn't been tested. However, support assured me that I can return it if it doesn't fit so I went ahead with it.
I'm happy to report that it does fit the Dan Wesson Heritage (and probably other Dan Wesson 1911 models). The enrollment is not intuitive, but watching the video helps. You just need to scan your finger flat at a few position 8 times, if it's red you have to keep doing it until it turns green. Once it's enrolled, it unlocks just as fast as an iPhone. Also, I learned that the magazine needs to be out when you're locking it. You can insert the magazine in after it's locked (designed for safety). Oh, the the charger is USB-C which is very nice as micro USB is old technology. You're looking at this site, you should go for it.