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How The Pistol Pad Works

The Pistol Pad interfacing with your Security System


1. Understanding Wireless Equipment:


The Pistol Pad is designed for wireless communication. This means, there must be a transmitter and receiver of some kind in order for it to work. (See below for recommended transmitters and receivers). The transmitter is what "sends or transmits" the signal to the receiver, and the receiver is what receives signal and relays the signal to a central processing unit or any other kind of alarm system.

Recommended Transmitters: (Any transmitter with an external switch option) NAPCO: TRANSLP; DSC: WS4945; LINEAR: DXS-32, DXS-42;


Recommended Receivers: (Verify with Transmitter/Receiver Manufacturer for compatible combinations) NAPCO: GEM32, GEM96; DSC: RF5132-433, SCW9047; LINEAR: DXR-701, DXR-702


2. Contact Your Security System Installation Company:

If you already have wireless equipment in your home, you more than likely will not need to purchase a receiver for The Pistol Pad. All you will need is one (1) additional transmitter for The Pistol Pad to add to your alarm system. Ask your security system service provider the requirements of adding one (1) additional wireless panic zone to your system for a device that is designed to be on a "panic" zone. If the alarm installing company is not familiar with The Pistol Pad, we will be glad to help them understand its intent and functional purpose in order for them to properly install the device.


For Alarm Installers, Click on the images below for installation instructions.

For End-Users, These images are also The Pistol Pad user guide.


Tri-fold User Installation Manual / User Guide:

If You Are Unable To View the above Image, here is the Installation, Operation, and User Guide below (without images):




For maximum benefit and reliability, The Pistol Pad should be installed by your electronic alarm service provider and interfaced to a professionally installed, monitored alarm system.


Basic installation procedures:


1.Invert the unit and remove the BASE PLATE.

2.Terminate the two (2) open leads to the N.C. (Normally Closed) contacts of the selected transmitter.

3.Enroll the transmitter to the receiver and test each switch:

4.Place the transmitter in The Pistol Pad.

5.Replace the BASE PLATE.

6.Test each switch again.

Program the control panel. If the unit is interfaced to an alarm system, it is recommended that the unit be programmed as a PANIC ZONE. If the system is monitored, it is recommended that, on activation, the central station inform the emergency responders that it is a panic situation and "A GUN HAS BEEN DEPLOYED".




1.The Pistol Pad presents a closed loop in the ARMED condition, and shows open in the ALARM condition.

2.Insert key into SHUNT LOCK.

3.Rotate key clockwise until pointing at the green indicator. The Pistol Pad is now "DISARMED" (Firearm is ready to be handled).


5.Direct PULL AWAY CABLE up through the trigger guard & reinsert back into the RECEIVER TUBE.

6.Be certain firearm is oriented correctly to The Pistol Pad and for user deployment.


7.Rotate key counterclockwise to the RED indicator and remove key.

8.Be certain the end user is fully aware of the alarm company’s response procedures for a panic alarm; also, how to abort the panic alarm if necessary and silence/reset the alarm system.


is now in service.






Periodic testing is the only true way to ensure your alarm system and all of its components are functioning properly.




Activation of an alarm by The Pistol Pad is normally handled as a PANIC situation and your alarm company WILL NOT CALL your location to verify.


If you have activated the alarm in error, in order to stop emergency response, you MUST:


Call your alarm company immediately;

Identify yourself properly; and

Instruct them to abort the alarm.


1.  The key lock turned to the GREEN indicator means The Pistol Pad is disarmed. 2. The key lock turned to the RED indicator means The Pistol Pad Is armed.


2.  The PULL AWAY CABLE must be pulled up through the trigger guard, then down into the receiver tube. Reversing this procedure may cause the probe to hang up on the trigger guard when the weapon is deployed.


3.  The PULL AWAY Cable’s white probe should sit in the receiver tube and move freely. Do Not press the probe into the receiver tube. This may cause it to stick in place and restrict deployment of the weapon.


4.  If The Pistol Pad has initiated an alarm and you want to silence the sirens;


a.  Reset or disarm The Pistol Pad, then

b.  Silence and reset your alarm system at the keypad.


5.  If you want to deploy the weapon without initiating an alarm:


a.  Move the SHUNT LOCK to the GREEN disarmed position.

b.  Remove the weapon.

c.  TEST The Pistol Pad at least once every week in compliance with your alarm company’s recommended procedures.


6.  Practice removing the weapon from The Pistol Pad.


7.  Make anyone, who may have access to the area where The Pistol Pad is placed, fully aware of what will happen if the weapon  is manipulated.



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