Frequently Asked Questions

Does SmartGunz, LLC technology limit what I can do with my 9mm 1911 Sentry firearm?

No, not in any manner. It is as responsive and reliable as any other firearm.

How does the 9mm 1911 Sentry firearm unlock?

While wearing an RFID enabled glove, the shooter grips the firearm while depressing the grip safety.

How fast does the 9mm 1911 Sentry firearm unlock?

In under 200 milliseconds (less than 1/5 of a second).

How long does the 9mm 1911 Sentry firearm stay unlocked?

As long as the shooter continues to depress the safety activation switch provided the shooter’s RFID-enabled glove is firmly gripping the hand grip.

Can my RFID-enabled glove operate other 9mm 1911 Sentry firearms?

No. Each SmartGunz, LLC civilian firearm is paired to one (and only one) unique RFID tag.

What about left handed / ambidextrous users?

The 9mm 1911 Sentry firearm is currently designed ONLY for right–handed shooters.

How does this help address firearm abuse or misuse?

Opportunities for firearm abuse and misuse are eliminated provided unintended users don’t have access to the RFID-enabled glove.

Will the government or anyone else be able to hack / remotely disable / modify my 9mm 1911 Sentry firearm?

No. The technology is entirely self-contained and can’t be accessed, hacked or manipulated remotely.

Does the purchase of a SmartGunz, LLC firearm require any additional certifications or background checks versus a traditional firearm?