Good Gear: Streamlight’s SpeedLocker Portable Storage Container

Streamlight SpeedLocker portable locking gun storage container

We were as surprised as everyone else was when we learned last year that Streamlight, makers of some of the best flashlights, weapon lights and lasers had gotten into the weapon storage business. They’d announced their new SpeedLocker portable storage container.

You’ve seen similar products before. Small lockable containers meant for those times when you’re forced to leave your gun in your car. Lots of them are also good to go when traveling and checking a firearm. But most of those are cheap stamped metal containers with a simple key lock. Streamlight decided to take the concept to a much higher level.

The SpeedLocker is made of thick polymber and is secured by a five position “simplex” style lock. It has a folding handle at the top and, with the small included padlock, it’s TSA approved for travel. As for its build quality, it feels like a Pelican case. In other words, it’s built. 

Streamlight SpeedLocker portable locking gun storage container

Yes, you can use it to secure valuables like credit cards, jewelry, a passport or your favorite flashlight.

Streamlight SpeedLocker portable locking gun storage container

But this is what most of you are going to use the SpeedLocker for. When you travel, it will easily hold your carry gun, a knife, a light, an extra magazine…whatever you’ll need.

Streamlight SpeedLocker portable locking gun storage container

But the SpeedLocker’s foam padded compartment is 8¼ inches high by 7¼ wide.

Streamlight SpeedLocker portable locking gun storage container

That means it will hold a full-size pistol like this Beretta APX A1.

The mechanical lock (no batteries, nothing to fail) has 31 possible combinations. While that may not sound like a lot, you should know that opening the SpeedLocker can, if you choose, require you to press more than one key at a time. That makes it more than secure enough to keep out people who aren’t authorized to open it.

The SpeedLocker ships with a TSA-required padock, a steel cable for securing it to the seat mount in your car, and an Allen key you’ll need to change the combination. The Streamlight SpeedLocker is first rate portable container for your gun or other valuables. It’s not inexpensive, but it’s probably the best portable container of its kind you can buy.


Overall size: 12.4 x 8.2 x 2.8 inches
Storage compartment size: 8.25 x 7.25 inches
Weight: 2.6 pounds
TSA compliant: yes, with included lock
MSRP: $165 (about $99 retail)



One Response

  1. I love streamlight stuff. That’s just way too much money. I’ll stick with the $20 stamped steel keyed boxes.

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