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The GunBox Meets ATSM Standards for Youth-Resistant Firearms Containers

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We know we have developed a good product with The GunBox. How do we know this? Our customers have told us so. And now, national and international organizations are telling us as well.

We are very happy to announce that The GunBox meets the standards of the ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) for Youth-Resistant firearms Containers. To meet this standard, The GunBox was subjected to a battery of tests and it came through with flying colors.

Defend Responsibly and check out this press release that provides some more details:

For Immediate Release:

The GunBox Meets ATSM Standards for Youth-Resistant Firearms Containers

LEHI, UTAH—April 23, 2014—The GunBox today announced it has qualified for the ASTM F2456-04(2009) standard for Youth-Resistant Firearms Containers (YRFCs). The specification covers YRFCs which are lockable containers that completely contain firearms.

“We are committed to designing and manufacturing the best product possible to store guns and help keep children safe,” said Ryan Hyde, CEO of The GunBox. “Part of this commitment involves subjecting The GunBox to national and international industry safety standards and tests. The most recent we have participated in is the ASTM standards for Youth-Resistant Firearm Containers. The purpose is to establish a security level for firearm storage that prevents children from gaining unauthorized access to the firearm inside. The GunBox met or exceeded every applicable element of this standard.”

Rigorous testing, which covered functional, operation, safety and performance requirements consisted of the following:
• Cycle test, opening and closing The GunBox 200 times
• Drop test: included dropping The GunBox onto its face, corners and edges onto a concrete floor ten times from one meter. The GunBox remained closed for the entirety of the testing
• Shock test: was conducted as specified with 1kg weight with attached striking element as per F2456-04. Five consecutive strikes with the shock element were administered with no real damage other than some minor scratching. The GunBox was not compromised in any way following shock test
• Saw test: was conducted as specified in two different areas of The GunBox; it was not able to be compromised with the saw attack
• Pry test: Because of the minimal surface area when closed, a pry attack is difficult to test. When closed, it prevented the insertion of a screwdriver beyond the superficial exposed seam. Test was run with no real damage
• Flammability test: The top area of the plastic on and near the fingerprint reader was chosen as the best location to try and compromise product. Some plastic bubbled and charred, but box was not comprised during flame test or for 1 minute following test
The tests concluded that The GunBox meets or exceeds the standard outlined by ATSM F2456-04.

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

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About The GunBox
The GunBox provides the next stage of gun storage and safety. It is designed and assembled in America at the company’s headquarters in Lehi, Utah. The GunBox provides an ideal solution for hand gun storage that offers both security and rapid access. Defend Responsibly. For more information, please visit:

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