A new startup company by the name of Zore is encouraging gun owners to ditch the bedside safe for its new, patented gun lock. The Zore X is a lock designed for semi-automatic pistols, and how it works is actually very clever. The lock is caliber-specific and includes a “bullet” that can be chambered. By racking the slide and pressing a button in the side of the device, the fake bullet expands into the chamber and essentially locks up the gun—not allowing the slide to travel. To remove the lock, simply enter a short code in the attached dial and rack the slide again.
Sounds simple enough, but is it actually too complicated when compared to traditional weapon locks? With the Zore X, the company says that gun owners will not have to fumble for keys or try to enter a combination in the dark.
“Safes are not always accessible, and are hard to operate in the dark. Locks can be difficult to operate,” stated the company’s website. “Smart guns are simply unreliable. Taking unreliable technology and actually putting it IN the gun itself is a recipe for disaster. Carrying a gun that needs to think before it shoots is unacceptable.”
Zore claims to have been founded by a group of Israeli IDF Special Forces and veterans from the elite technology unit.
“Having families in Israel and experiencing ongoing terror—our daily lives require guns for self-defense. We know they only way to really protect our loved ones is by ourselves,” the company stated. “While safe storage for our guns has always been a priority, we absolutely refuse to compromise on accessibility.”
The Zore X is currently still under development.