Test Date: 5/29/01 - Record Number: FSD030
Procedure 1): Picking or Manipulating Test...PASS
Cylinders in the firearms safety device shall resist picking with use of paper clips (jumbo size), paper clips (#1 size), and small screwdrivers that fit in the keyway for two minutes each. Combination locks shall resist manual manipulation for two minutes.
Procedure 2): Forced Removal Inspection...PASS
Inspect the firearm and firearms safety device to determine if the firearms safety device is of such a design that it may not be disabled or removed from the firearm through the partial destruction of the firearm with common household tools.
Procedure 3): Tensile Test...PASS
This test is designed to test the strength of th firearm safety device utilizing a pulling action. Apply 225 pounds force slowly along the central axis of the firearms safety device locking components without interfering or giving support to either the mating locking components of the firearms safety device.
Procedure 4): Shock Test...PASS
This test is designed to test the firearms safety device and locking mechanism ability to withstand shock. Using the shock impact fixture, drop a 2.2 pound weight from a distance of 39.4 inches — five times to the top of the firearms safety device body aligned to impinge and penetrate the locking keyway or combination lock using a chucked blade-type tool. Additionally, using the shock impact fixture, drop a 2.2 pound weight from a distance of 39.4 inches five times to the top of the firearms safety device body using a chucked steel rod tool.
Procedure 5): Shackel or Cable Cutting Test...N/A*
This test is designed to determine the firearms safety device resistance to cutting forces of 1,000 pounds force for solid metal shackles or with hand forces of 100 pounds force for cables.
Procedure 6): Plug Pulling Test...PASS
This test is designed to test a cylinder locks ability to withstand a pulling action to dislodge the plug from the cylinder. Drill the keyway with a number 20 diameter drill bit and insert a self tapping screw of size AB12 at least 0.75 inches deep. Apply a required tension of 225 pounds force axially between the case and installed screw.
Procedure 7): Plug Torque Test...PASS
This test is designed to test the ability of a firearms safety devices keyway, if so equipped, to withstand torque pressures. Insert a screwdriver with the largest flat blade (not to exceed 5/8 inch) that will fit into the keyway, so that a torque load of 89 pounds force-inches can be applied to the plug.
Procedure 8): Sawing Test...PASS
The testing agent shall accomplish a test using a standard carbon steel hacksaw blade with 32 teeth per inch with a consistent vertical downward force of ten pounds. The test shall consist of 120 cycles, with no time limit, by hand. One cutting cycle is defined as the combination of one 6-inch forward and one 6-inch backward cutting motion.
Procedure 9): Drop Test...PASS**
Cocked and loaded firearm secured by firearms safety device is dropped according to the following conditions: a) Normal firing position with the barrel horizontal — with the locking mechanism facing directly up. b) Upside down with the barrel horizontal — with the locking mechanism facing directly down. c) If the firearm is a handgun, on the grip with the barrel vertical. d) On the muzzle with the barrel vertical. e) On either side with the barrel horizontal. f) Exposed hammer or striker, otherwise on the rearmost point of the weapon.
* The Shackel or Cable Cutting Test did not apply to Life Jacket LJ1 and LJ2 (pistol type), LJ3 (shotgun type) or LJ4 (AR15/M16 type) devices.
** The Drop Test was not applicable to the LJ3 (shotgun type) or LJ4 (AR15/M16 type) safety devices. United States Test Laboratory does not certify or endorse this product. USTL emphasizes that Firearm Safety Devices have limitations and note that any such device can be defeated through the utilization of time, energy and tools. USTL is not liable for any such injury, death or property damage as a result of the use or misuse of this product.