Kansas-based SmartGunz have announced that their Sentry 9mm pistol, the company’s first product, will begin shipping in the 2nd quarter of 2021. Physically the SmartGunz Sentry is a 9x19mm 1911 pistol, but it utilises RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology to enable the gun to be used by its designated user.
SmartGunz LLC believes that one way to save lives lost from gunfire is to offer “smart gun” firearms
technology where the firearm can only be operated by its intended user. The pistol comes with a glove which contains an RFID chip unique to that pistol which allows the weapon to work only when in contact with the glove. The company envisages that the pistol might be useful for home defense, in law enforcement and correctional system applications where losing control of your firearm could be fatal.
The user must be holding the pistol and depressing a switch on the weapon in order to fire it. The pistol unlocks in less than 200 milliseconds. SmartGunz say their firearms are designed specifically for either right-handed or left-handed shooters and must be ordered accordingly.
Below is SmartGunz’ announcement:
Today, SmartGunz, LLC announced 2nd quarter 2021 availability of its Sentry 9mm pistol, the company’s flagship smart gun technology firearm for use in both home defense and correctional facility market segments.
The 9 mm Sentry features SmartGunz’s patent pending lock-out technology that is integrated with an RFID chip contained in a glove worn by the shooter. The shooter must depress the safety activation switch on the firearm while wearing an RFID-enabled glove to permit firing.
This ensures that each SmartGunz firearm fires each and every time when it is supposed to AND ONLY when it is supposed to fire.
Here’s what SmartGunz’ website has to say about the concept:
Many Americans worry about something happening in their home putting loved ones at risk. It is an unfortunate reality that home invasions and domestic violence result in the need to use force to protect the ones we love. Firearms are the great equalizer and give power to those who need it in a life-or-death situation.
Of course, the cure can’t be worse than the disease. SmartGunz’s 9mm Sentry pistol is a new option, especially appealing to people intimidated by traditional firearms
SmartGunz Firearms Provide You with True Peace of Mind!
- Protect yourself from attackers and intruders
- Protects you and your loved ones from firearm abuse, accidental firings, and suicide attempts
SmartGunz’ 9mm Sentry is priced at $2,495.00. Will you be slipping on the glove?
Head to SmartGunz.co to find out more.
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