First Look First Look: Biofire, The World’s First Smart Gun? David Lane April 13, 2023 8 Comments, Join the Conversation SMART GUN OR BAD IDEA? NEW from Biofire comes what might be the world’s first practical smart gun. In something like what you might see in a Bond movie, the Biofire Smart Gun uses capacitive fingerprint identification and 3D infrared facial recognition systems to detect an authorized user’s identity and grant them access to the firearm. These systems work in tandem, but only one is required to release the gun’s fire control and allow the system to be fired. In other words, your fingerprint can unlock it, or your face can. The Smart Gun itself is a fire-by-wire system with multiple internal safeties that prevent the use of the firearm without first being unlocked via the authentication system. The solid-state, encrypted fire control system secures the system from being tampered with or bypassed. Furthermore, all of the biometric data never leaves the firearm. Biofire’s Smart Gun has no onboard WiFi, BlueTooth, GPS, or RFID. From the ground up, the system was designed to retain and protect all of the data. Electronic access to the Smart Gun is only through a USB port and the Smart Dock that comes with the Smart Gun. The Smart Dock is used to add new users, remove users, and other tasks. No phone app, no kill switch. We at RECOIL got to see a preview of the Smart Gun only just this week. And while we plan on reporting more on it in the near future, for now, this is at least something to keep an eye on. So-called “smart” technology for firearms has been a topic of consideration for decades, but until now seemed more fantasy than reality. We have many questions for Biofire and its new firearm. Durability, reliability, security, and just how well the system actually works. All of these and more we hope to see answered in the coming months. For now, if you’re interested in pre-orders, they are available on Biofire’s website. MSRP for the Smart Gun is $1,500 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS SMART GUN CALIBER: 9mm Luger ACTION: Semi-Automatic OPERATION: Striker-Fire FIRE CONTROL: Electronic FACIAL RECOGNITION: 3D Infrared Facial Recognition FINGERPRINT: Capacitive Fingerprint Identification SLIDE MATERIAL: Forged Stainless Steel BARREL MATERIAL: Forged Stainless Steel GRIP MATERIAL: Glass Filled Nylon BATTERY: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion LASER: Fully Integrated Laser Sight LASER WAVELENGTH: 635nm LASER DIVERGENCE: .7mRad LASER PEAK OUTPUT: .5mW REAR STATUS INDICATOR: Light Emitting Diode REAR SIGHT: Notch FRONT SIGHT: Non-Reciprocating Blade FRONT SIGHT ILLUMINATION: Light Emitting Diode MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 10 or 15 Rounds MAGAZINE STYLE: Double Stack MAGAZINE FOLLOWER High Visibility Follower TRIGGER PULL: 5lbs TRIGGER STYLE: Flat TRIGGER RESET: Tactile and Audible TRIGGER LENGTH: 2.9” (73mm) BARREL LENGTH: 4.7” (119mm) OVERALL LENGTH: 8.7” (222mm) OVERALL WIDTH: 5.7” (145mm) OVERALL HEIGHT: 1.6” (40mm) BARREL POLISHING: Feed Ramp and Chamber BARREL TWIST RATE: 1:10” OVERALL WEIGHT: 2.4lbs SLIDE: Serrated Grip Texture EJECTION PORT: Right Side MECHANICAL SAFETIES: Trigger and Drop Safety ELECTRONIC INTERFACE: USB Type-C SMART DOCK DISPLAY: 5” LCD Captivate Touch PROCESSOR: Quad-Core Processor SECURITY: Cryptographic Acceleration Module POWER MANAGEMENT: Flexible Power Domain Partitioning SENSOR: Ambient Light Sensor OVERALL LENGTH: 6.75” (171mm) OVERALL WIDTH: 3.5”(89mm) OVERALL HEIGHT: 2.5” (64mm) Explore RECOILweb:[Build Sheet] KE Arms KP-9 9mm PCC: Plastic Pistol Caliber CarbineBest AR-10 Pistol Buyer's Guide Preview - Run Your SCAR 17S Like a ProAimpoint Releases New Micro Hunting Sight NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.