After reading some of their reviews I had to laugh. Here is what the hatters are saying:
1. In a panic if you had this loaded, you would put your life in danger, because you become unhinged and go crazy, pulling the trigger and locking your gun up!
Maybe they do, but most normal folks train with their guns. So when it does hit the fan your training kicks in. That's why Law Enforcement and the Military train so when attacked, they don't run around in circles screaming " we are all going to die!" Plus here is the thing, worst case scenario, say you just bought the Safety Bullet and have not had a chance to train with your gun and you do pull the trigger. Grab the rod, shove it down the barrel, rack the gun and shoot. Even in the worst case scenario you can still get a round down range faster than with any other lock! When I tested the Safety Bullet I placed two in the gun and 10 lethal rounds. I went up against the best gun guy I have ever met. I tested against 40 different gun locks. My friend would put one of the 40 different locks on his gun and I placed 2 safety bullets and 10 lethal rounds in my 229 Elite. A lady said go and pressed her stop watch. I would lock my gun, unlock it and put 10 rounds down range while my friend was trying to get the lock off his gun and put one round down range. Yes this is that fast. Even worse case scenario it is still faster than any other lock made!
2. Some other lock is better.
Wrong! Read this web site.
3. It plugs up the barrel!
No it doesn't. Read the web site, watch the animation, nothing leaves the Safety Bullet every thing is locked in it by the crimp. That statement comes from ignorance they did not do their homework so they start making bizarre statements about the product that simply are not true.
Logic what a concept!
Of the several hundred dealers/trainers I talked to this past week. A few of them told me the only gun lock they would ever use is their finger and that is what they teach. These guys are all over the country but Florida and 18 other states are Cap States. That stands for Child Access Prevention. There are 18 states that are under the CAP law. The law states you have to keep your gun securely away from children. They are telling gun owners to break the law in teaching you not to use a gun lock. Ask your trainer if he is going to show you all the gun locks that are available. If not find one that will! I wonder how many kids are going to die because of them? We keep having accidental shootings because of people like this. Until this stops it will continue.
I just added the CAP Law below so you can read it for yourself.
So you STILL think Cable locks, trigger locks and Bio Metric Gun Safes are better!
Child Access Prevention - The Law
Accidental Shooting Penalties
The legal consequences — whether the shooter or gun owner was charged criminally — differed dramatically depending on the legal status of the gun’s ownership. In cases where guns were legally owned, charges were brought in only about a quarter of cases. By contrast, in nearly nine of ten cases involving guns that were unlawfully owned, charges were filed against the gun owner or shooter — for illegal possession, negligent homicide, child endangerment, or similar charges.
Why is the Safety Bullet the best gun lock for Parents or Grandparents?
The Safety Bullet out sells all other devices because it fills a need. For gun owners with kids this device works far better than anything else on the market. It is the speed of getting your gun ready to fire that gives the Safety Bullet its edge over all other Safety Devices. In a blink you can have your gun ready to fire. Yet if a child or intruder finds your gun and pulls the trigger on the Safety Bullet the Safety Bullet will instantly render your gun safe. Then remove the Safety Bullet with the rod that came with the package.
Then there are our Dealers. We pick only the best to carry this product. When you need advise, help in any way they are there to answer all your questions. Plus if you need a gun or training most of our dealers offer training courses for you to take or have an NRA Instructor they work with. Plus they have the latest Safety Bullets ready for you. We work at improving them all the time and they always have the newest version available.
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Question: What makes the Safety Bullet different from all the other devices?
There are a lot of Safety Devices on the market. Cable locks, trigger locks, you name it, and they can be priced from free to a couple of grand for a large gun safe. Or just hide your gun in your sock drawer! No one will find it. Your kids know exactly where your gun is, as well as the ammo you have put somewhere else.
So, what's the answer?
You have a gun for protection, not to be chained up. That's why a lot of us keep a loaded gun, me included. If I need my firearm I don't want to disable a safety device in the dark and then try to load my gun. That takes time and time in a home invasion is something you don't have.
That is why I invented the Safety Bullet®. If you keep your gun loaded, put a Safety Bullet® in the firing chamber and one at the top of the magazine. If anyone pulls the trigger the gun is locked up. If anyone cycles the action and pulls the trigger the gun is locked up.I know the Safety Bullet® is loaded in my firearm, so I cycle the action twice; once for the bullet in the chamber and the second time for the bullet in the top of the magazine.Two seconds is all it takes, and with practice, one second.
Any other device will send you looking for a key or trying to remember the combination to your lock. That's nuts and not for me. I like to keep it simple, so I use the Safety Bullet ®because it is simple, easy, safe and fast.
Question: How does it work?
When a hammer falls on the Safety Bullet® it ignites the primer. The primer is all the force that is needed to instantly send the components of the Safety Bullet® into action.
The force of the primer pushes a ram made out of Aluminum forward about 1/4 of an inch, where it stops. It stops because a crimp has been placed in the shell casing to stop the Ram and hold it inside the shell casing. The Ram has moved through plastic sleeve that is also held inside the shell casing.
The plastic sleve I call the Expander, because it expands outward against the inside of your firearms firing chamber.
The Expanders forward end has an X cut placed in it to allow it to be spread by the ram. It expands outward less than 1/4 of an inch against the walls of the firearms firing chamber. That does not seem like much, but it is held in place by enough pressure that no one can remove the Safety Bullet® without the use of an ejector rod.
The expander is made of Delrin and does not harm the gun in any way.
The Ram has moved out past the end of the Safety Bullets'® expander and into the barrel of the gun. In an automatic it works like a dream. In a revolver, the Ram that has moved into the barrel of the firearm stops the cylinder from revolving and renders the revolver locked up also.
To remove the Safety Bullet®, push the ram back inside the Safety Bullet® and this will relieve the pressure. A rod comes with the bullets for that purpose.
After firing, send the Safety Bullet back to us with $2.00 to cover postage and handling and we will reprime them for you. We will inspect your Safety Bullet to make sure it is still perfect and if it not we replace it for free.
Question: Isn't education and training the real answer to this problem?
What I did before I started on the quest to invent a new Safety Device was to read as many stories on Accidental Shootings as I could find.
Education and training is what my father hammered into my head. He sent me to a firearm Safety Course and it taught me a lot. Most responsible gun owners have had a Safety Course and practice those lessons that were taught to all of us.
OK, then why are we still having Accidental Shootings? What I found after 6 years of reading hundreds of cases, is that most Accidental Shootings are caused by those people that did not have the benefit of a Safety Course. Rarely do those of us who have had the education and experience get involved in an Accidental shooting.There are some gun owners who will never use a safety device. Even if it means putting their kids at risk and violating State Law. They state that using Safety devices will get them killed. The only safety device they rely on is their brain.
Go to Google and do a search for accidental shooting cases and start reading. Every one of those involved state " I never thought it would happen to me" The results of their thinking ended in an Accidental Shooting and got them thrown in jail. Now they have completely lost all rights to own a gun.
Most cases are caused by people that don't have any experience with a firearm other than what they see on TV. Guns are power, they have a mystique to them. For that reason some children are drawn to them.
Emory University in Atlanta did a study of how children respond when they see or find a firearm. They put several kids in each of 20 rooms and they also placed an unloaded firearm in each room. The parents got to watch how their kids handled the situation if the unloaded gun was found.
In 15 of the rooms a child found the unloaded firearm. In several of those instances the kids pulled the trigger on the gun. In only one case did a child leave the room to tell an adult that there was a gun in the room.
My suggestion to you is to go to any search engine and type in Accidental Shootings. Start reading the stories.
Is this better than keeping an unloaded gun? Yes!! Just put in the Safety Bullet®. If a kid or anyone else that is not supposed to touch your gun pulls the trigger, clink, it's locked up. If the gun was empty, the unauthorized user would then go looking for some bullets. With the gun firmly locked up they cannot load anything in the gun. Yes, it is better to load a Safety Bullet® than leave the gun totally unloaded.
For real safety, place a Safety Bullet® in your firearm and pull the trigger. It just became a paperweight. Now you can proudly display your guns without fear that someone will place a lethal round in it, until you remove your Safety Bullet®!!
Is this a great idea or what!!
There are some that object to the Safety Bullet. If you take the time to analyze what they are saying they have never tried one. They refuse to do a side by side comparison between the Safety Bullet and any other gun safety devices. Why? Because NOTHING is faster than this. I have offered everyone that thinks something else is better to do a side by side test they have ALL refused. The Safety Bullet blows all other locks out of the water. There simply is nothing better.
Is the Safety Bullet reuseable.
Safety Bullets are rated for 100 firings each. Send it back to us to be reprimed. The key is reloading them with the same primer they are configured for a CCI small pistol primer. We do it here for $3.00 the cost of postage. If you do it the unconditional warrantee is voided. We inspect every round we get back if it is not perfect we simply replace it.
Does the Safety Bullet offer a false sense of security?
I sent out a question to a # of my dealers and distributer to answer the question: Does the Safety Bullet offer a false sense of security. Here is what a former Navy Captain had to say.
A sense of security is just that, a sense and, buddy, they are all false.No matter what safety device is in use it is a foolish person who thinks it is infallible.Kids find the keys, watch you set the combination or find where it is hidden, latches fail to close completely, batteries go dead, and, yes, the Safety Bullet can be removed.A savy or lucky (maybe unlucky) person can defeat any safety device ever invented.
Any device you have is only that, a device.It has no brain.Ejection seats fail to fire, parachutes fail to open, seat belts break and airbags fail to deploy.The thought that a safety device can give a false sense of security has merit.Those who take that logic to the point of not wearing a seat belt since they might not be able to escape a burning car are not worthy of continued discussion.
If you fly fast aircraft, own guns, drive race cars or date strange women you are tempting fate at every turn.Any safety device is better than none and, while none is perfect, the Safety Bullet is, in my opinion, by far the best when it comes to primary function (safety of children) while still allowing the owner use of the weapon in very short order.
Failure to use any safety device as directed and developed increases the chances of raising the IQ in the gene pool.
Old, fat safety officer and accident investigator
Here is mine.
The safety bullet like any firearm safety device does what it does But it does it better than any other safety device on the market. It offers the gun owner instant access to his gun with out a key or combination lock. It protects the owner of a gun and everyone else that may come in contact with it from an accidental shooting. Does it have its faults of course! All safety devices have their faults. The Consumer product safety commission has show that cable locks and trigger locks are simply not safe. Please go to Safety Bullet Vs web page and read their findings. Gun safes offer great long term protection and are not comparable to the Safety Bullet. All of them except the instant access models and not comparable to the Safety Bullet. Those instant access gun safes have issues also. In the worse case scenario if your gun is needed and the battery is dead, or the unit got wet and shorted out your back using a key. Plus lets talk $ and cents. The Safety Bullet for what it does is far more inexpensive than the instant access models and you never have to worry about it shorting out. The safety bullet was engineered to give the owner of any firearm that it is configured for instant access to live rounds so he can protect his family if needed. Yet if anyone tries to use the gun that is not authorized the safety bullet will instantly disable the firearm. The safety Bullet goes a long way towards giving the owner a real sense of security. He knows that he has purchase the finest firearm safety device made.
If you examine those that have a real issue with the Safety Bullet you will find that they sell other safety devices. Most other devices have been made obsolete by the Safety Bullet because nothing is faster or easier than the safety Bullet, period.
Mike Worley Inventor of the Safety Bullet
I completely agree with these statements, and especially with Rule #1. As they say,"never wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty, but the pig just enjoys it". Seriously, I believe it is in our best interest to be champions of ANY type of safety device; is our mission not, after all, to help keep people safe and possibly save lives? I NEVER speak down any safety device anyone has or uses, but when I promote the SB at shows I tend to make this distinction: While any safety device is a good addition to your firearm, I don't consider any other safety device anything other than a SAFE KEEPING DEVICE just like my safe. Why? For the same reason people don't use the other safety devices, time to access your firearm or the inability to easily take the safety device with you. The Safety Bullet is the only ACTIVE safety device, period. We know the rest. The SB is the only device that easily goes with you ALWAYS protecting you, camping, traveling, and so on, even in your holster. Does the SB, or any other safety device, take the place of proper training, handling,and Respect for a firearm? Again, absolutely not. Does it give a false sense of security, I hope not but some people may get that notion and if so, we should discourage it by reminding them nothing's perfect, including the firearm and ammunition itself. After all, firearms NEVER malfunction and ammunition ALWAYS works and for that matter, the government always has your best interests as their top priority. The bottom line is, The Safety Bullet is simply the best system available to keep innocence, curiosity, (kids) and, unfortunately, stupidity, (adults who should know better but don't) from getting hurt or killed from a mistake. It is our responsibility to present the product fairly and ACCURATELY. People are going to think and do what they want.
For those guns that we have configured it to, yes. It works perfectly every time. For now we have Safety Bullets® for these calibers:
9 mm - 357 cal - 38 cal - 40 cal - 44 mag - 45 acp
We are working on several other calibers and will list those as they become available. If you have a special need let me know by emailing me.
Child Access Prevention Law
Child Access Prevention Laws by State
California - Connecticut - Deleware - Florida - Hawaii Illinois - Iowa - Maryland - Massachusetts Minnesota - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey North Carolina - Rhode Island - Texas Virgina - Wisconsin
I. The Fundamentals of Firearm Safety
The three basic general rules of safe gun handling.
Always point the muzzle in a safe direction; never point a firearm at anyone or anything you don't want to shoot.
Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
Keep the action open and the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.
II. Additional specific rules of safe gun handling
Safety Rules Related to the Shooter and His Behavior.
Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
Never pass a firearm to another person, or accept a firearm from another person, until the cylinder or action is open and you've personally checked that the weapon is completely unloaded.
Before handling any firearm, understand its operation.
Never rely on any mechanical device for safety.
Think before shooting: once you pull the trigger you can't take back the shot you've just fired!
Never joke around or engage in horseplay while handling or using firearms.
Be alert at all times; never shoot if you're tired, cold or impaired in any way. Don't mix alcohol or drugs with shooting.
Don't sleep with a loaded firearm in your bedroom if you sleepwalk, have nightmares, sleep restlessly or have other sleep problems.
Safeguard your sight, hearing and health. Always wear eye and ear protection. Endeavor to limit your exposure to heavy metal particulates and gases, and minimize your contact with aromatic organic solvents (such as those commonly used in gun cleaning products).
If you see unsafe behavior any time when firearms are being handled or used, speak up and take action to correct the unsafe behavior at once.
Receive competent instruction from a qualified person before beginning to shoot. If questions arise later, after you've been shooting for a period of time, get answers to those questions from a competent authority.
Safety Rules Related to Your Target.
Positively identify your target and the threat it poses before firing at it.
What's behind your target? Always make sure that a stray shot, or a bullet which penetrates its intended target through and through, will be safely stopped.
Never shoot at a hard surface, or at water -- your shot may glance off, ricochet and injure someone.
Never shoot at glass bottles, living trees, or inappropriate targets which would create a hazard for other persons or damage the environment.
Never shoot a rifle or handgun directly upwards, or at a high angle of elevation. Even a rimfire .22 bullet fired at an angle into the air can have enough energy a mile and a half away to accidentally kill someone!
Never shoot across a highway or other roadway.
Never vandalize a road sign (or other public or private property) by using it as a target.
Never poach a game animal out of season, or shoot any game animal you don't intend to eat.
Safety Rules Related to Your Firearm.
Make sure your firearm is in good mechanical condition before firing it. Periodically have your firearm checked for signs of erosion, cracking, or wear by the factory, by a qualified armorer, or by a factory certified gunsmith.
Never try to fire a gun which may have a plugged or partially obstructed barrel.
Insure that any modifications made to a firearm are made by a qualified individual, and that those modifications don't interfere with your firearm's safety features.
Be sure all accessories, such as holsters and grips, are compatible with the firearm and won't interfere with its safe operation.
Remember: a backup firearm carried about your person may be highly valuable to you in the event your primary firearm is ever rendered inoperable or is taken from you by an assailant.
It is your responsibility to insure that your firearm is always either about your person and under your personal control, or positively secured from access by children or other unauthorized parties. Prevent tragedy: lock down your firearms when they aren't in use.
When storing a firearm for a long period of time, consider storing the slide, bolt, or other critical components of the firearm separately under separate lock and key.
Never carry a single action revolver with a round under the hammer unless that revolver is a modern transfer-bar type, equipped with an inertial firing pin.
Never carry a pistol with a round in the chamber unless the pistol has an automatic firing-pin block and/or an inertial firing pin.
Generally avoid carrying or storing an external hammer-type firearm with its hammer cocked. Exercise extreme care in decocking any external hammer firearm: it is very easy to experience an accidental discharge while doing so if your thumb slips off the hammer.
Generally avoid unloading a firearm by working the cartridges through the action one-at-a-time; drop the magazine and then eject the round which may be left in the chamber, instead, if possible.
Never use a scope mounted on a firearm as a general purpose spotting scope: while observing an area you may end up accidentally aiming your firearm at fellow hunters, or other non-targets.
Avoid trying to catch a live round (while unloading a semiautomatic pistol) by cupping your hand around the ejection port while retracting the slide; doing so may result in an accidental discharge.
Safety Rules Related to Ammunition.
Be sure your gun and ammunition are compatible. Shooting incorrect ammunition in a firearm may cause it to be damaged or even make it blow up.
Relying on ammunition which doesn't feed reliably in your particular firearm may make your firearm malfunction at a critical juncture: get experience with a particular lot of ammunition in your firearm before relying on it for defensive purposes.
Use only ammunition recommended for your firearm by its manufacturer. Never fire ammunition which exceeds industry standard pressure specifications. Over-pressure ammunition will reduce the service life of your handgun, and puts you and those around you at risk of a catastrophic firearm failure.
Use reloaded ammunition judiciously. Be aware that many firearms manufacturers specifically forbid the use of reloaded ammunition in their products, and will void their product's warranty if you elect to use reloaded ammunition in contravention of their instructions.
Also remember that a cartridge which has: the wrong powder, no powder charge, or too large a powder charge; an inverted primer, mis-seated primer, the wrong type of primer or an inert primer; a mis-seated, inverted, or mis-sized bullet; a collapsed, weakened, improperly sized or mis-crimped case; incorrect overall length or any of a host of other defects may seriously jeopardize your safety, the safety of those around you, and/or the reliability of your firearm in a defensive situation.
Many shooters prepare and safely use reloaded ammunition each day, and it can be an economical way to stretch your ammunition budget, but the safety of that reloaded ammunition directly depends on the care, components, equipment, and practices used in preparing it.
Carry only one caliber of ammunition when shooting. Accidentally grabbing the wrong ammunition while shooting can result in a shooter or third party being injured, or damage or destruction of a firearm.
Insure you carry sufficient spare ammunition for your defensive firearm, and make sure you carry it in a readily employable fashion (such as in spare magazines or in speedloaders).
Store ammunition that isn't being used under lock and key, inaccessible to unauthorized parties and children.
Dispose of unwanted ammunition safely.
Safety Rules Related to Your Firearm's Holster and Ammo Carrier.
Always use a holster which is designed for, and which fits, your handgun.
Make sure your holster covers the trigger guard of your handgun.
Purchase a holster which allows you to obtain a secure grip on your handgun while it is still holstered.
Be sure the thumb break, safety strap, or other firearm retention device on your holster is functional and consistently employed. A good holster should retain your firearm during normal carry and routine physical activity, but no holster can insure that a firearm will be secure against determined attempts at disarmament, or keep a firearm secure during all possible physical activities.
Avoid clip-on holsters and magazine pouches. These carriers may fail to stay clipped to the belt and end up being drawn along with the firearm or the magazine they still hold, thereby interfering with use of the firearm or with timely reloading.
Avoid paddle-style holsters, cross draw holsters, and similar holsters which provide poor weapon retention.
Avoid ankle holsters, shoulder holsters and other types of holsters which can introduce unnecessary delays in accessing a defensive firearm.
Avoid carrying a defensive firearm in a purse, pocketbook, daypack or briefcase. A firearm carried in that fashion is:
Typically hard to rapidly access due to the presence of slow-to-open zippers, multiple latches, etc.,
Often hard to find and draw amidst all the other items routinely carried, since few purses or briefcases include a dedicated handgun-carrying compartment,
Prone to being unavailable when needed, since briefcases, purses and other carriers are routinely set down or put away in a desk drawer where they may or may not be readily accessible and under your physical control,
Unusually vulnerable to being stolen, since purses, pocketbooks, daypacks and briefcases are prime targets for purse snatchers, pick pockets, muggers and thieves,
Prone to misfunction in an emergency since materials carried along with your handgun in a purse or brief case may gum up the firearm's mechanism and potentially interfere with its proper operation, and
Likely to allow your handgun to accidentally become visible to shop clerks, bank tellers or other parties while you are searching for your checkbook or locating a credit card, and that inadvertent exposure may potentially result in a tense situation or even a tragic over-reaction on the part of an individual noticing the firearm and/or summoning law enforcement officers to the scene.
Never carry a handgun tucked into your belt or waistband without a holster (i.e., so-called ``mexican carry''). A handgun carried in this fashion may be unintentionally dislodged, fall onto a hard surface and accidentally discharge or be damaged. Inside the waistband-type holsters will allow you to obtain the concealment of this type of carry while simultaneously providing vastly improved firearm retention.
Always employ a proper magazine holder or speed loader carrier to carry your spare ammunition. Select a design that secures and protects your speedloaders or magazines while still making them readily available for use. Avoid ammunition loops and ammo dump boxes.
Never put a partially empty magazine or speedloader back into a magazine carrier or speedloader pouch: only full magazines or full speedloaders belong in a carrier. Partially empty magazines or speed loaders should go into your pocket; empty magazines or speedloaders should be allowed to fall where they're used during an emergency.
Miscellaneous Safety Rules.
At a range, obey the commands of the range officers, or any individual calling `cease fire,' at once. Read, know and follow any rules peculiar to a particular range which you may be using.
Be careful of hot gases and metal shavings ejected at the forcing cone of a revolver.
Keep your fingers and other parts of your body away from the muzzle, the rear of the slide, and the ejection area of a semiautomatic pistol.
In the event of a misfire, keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, remove your finger from the trigger, wait ten seconds, then eject the cartridge and dispose of it properly.
If you hear an unusual sound upon squeezing the trigger or feel an unusual recoil, stop shooting and investigate. You may have experienced a ``squib'' load (or under-powered cartridge), and it may have caused a bore obstruction. Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, remove your finger from the trigger, wait ten seconds, then unload the firearm and safely examine the barrel, checking carefully for any possible obstructions before reloading and resuming shooting.
Climb a tree with a loaded firearm,
Cross a fence with a loaded firearm,
Jump a ditch or ford a stream with a loaded firearm,
Scale or descend a steep incline or hill with a loaded firearm,
Climb a tree, or climb into a hunting stand with a loaded firearm,
Prop or lean a loaded firearm against a tree or other surface which may allow it to slide, or
Transport a cased loaded firearm.
Always carry your firearms in a way which will allow you to control where the muzzle is pointing, should you stumble or fall.
A ballistic vest may substantially improve your chances of surviving an armed encounter on the street.
Always wear a thousand square inches or more of blaze orange while in the field during hunting season.
Blackpowder (and replica blackpowder) firearms require additional safety precautions not discussed here. Obtain qualified instruction in the safe operation of blackpowder firearms before attempting to load or fire any such firearm.
Circumstances may require additional safety rules unique to a particular situation.
III. Safe Gun Storage.
When you are not using your firearm, you should insure that it is store safely. Affirmative measures designed to prevent unauthorized access to a defensive firearm by minors, or firearm theft, include:
Use Safety Bullets in all your guns. Gun Locks do not work please go to Consumer Protection Service and see what they say about gun locks you will find most can be easily defeated. Always train anyone that is going to use your firearm. Training should never end. Take as many NRA courses as you can. Start your children on a training course as soon as they are old enough to understand and never stop testing them on all aspects of Safety.