While many other rifle racks address the need to administratively store multiple rifles for patrol officers, the Covered 6 RTD (Ready To Deploy) ensures safe storage of individual rifles inside the police department. Should a gunman enter the police building, running out to the patrol car to retrieve a rifle wastes valuable time. The RTD allows rifles to be securely stored in offices or common areas while still providing instant access via a keypad and RFID key fob. Additionally, the patented design of this system prevents manipulation of a weapon’s charging handle while the rifle is in the rack.
Versatility is at the heart of this customizable weapons storage cabinet from Datum Storage Solutions. The Argos Cabinet can be fitted with traditional hinged doors or with bi-fold doors for space optimization in tight environments. Configured to accommodate all kinds of weapons and gear, these cabinets can also be had in a range of colors and are backed by a lifetime guarantee. The cabinets are also stackable to make the most of your available space.
Both pistols and rifles can be stored in these well-organized Weapon Storage Cabinets sold by DLS Weapon Storage Systems. Each drawer is individually secured, plus a separate locking tambour door prevents unauthorized access to any of the individual compartments. The cabinets can be configured with a combination of pistol drawers, a long storage drawer and a rifle drawer. Additionally, the units offer a work shelf that can be pulled out for support while tinkering with the guns and other items.
Using 16-gauge steel and all welded construction, the FLGC-700 rifle cabinet from Fasco Security Products offers a great balance of security and flexibility. The cabinets use full-length piano hinges, cam locks and three-point latching to resist unauthorized access. Additionally, these weapons storage units offer nearly unlimited versatility in interior layout and custom sizing. All of these units have a protective powder-coat finish.
With a focus on durability, the Weapons Cabinet sold by Franklin Mills Company features a blend of adjustable storage with high security. If needed, mere seconds is all it takes to reconfigure the storage style in a Weapons Cabinet. Depending on your particular needs, these storage units can be stacked or run side-by-side for maximum space efficiency.
Using a patented saddle system, the SecureIt Tactical Weapon Storage Platform offers unlimited configurations in a single cabinet. Using upper and lower saddles along with large storage bins, a department can custom-design the layout of these racks to meet all of its secure storage needs. Pistols, rifles, shotguns and specialty gear can all be kept secure behind 14-gauge, all-welded steel. The best part: No tools are required to configure the layout of the storage rack.
If your department already has a secure armory and organization is a larger concern than additional security, take a look at the SEKURE Expandable Weapons Racks being sold by SEK Solutions. These open designed racks are modular and can be configured to take nearly any weapon in your department’s inventory. The racks can be had in single- or double-sided solutions to meet your department’s specific needs.
From pistols to rifles, the Spacesaver Universal Weapon Rack (UWR) maximizes storage space to securely house many different guns in a single cabinet frame. All welded construction and thick steel combine with heavy-duty locking bars to provide exceptional security. Rifle barrel supports are all coated with PVC to protect the gun finishes. The cabinets can be fitted with bins to keep magazines, ammunition and other components with the guns. As an added feature, the weapons cabinets can be outfitted with carry handles and dollies for portable yet secure storage.
Completely customizable yet eminently practical, the Tiffin Metal Products Weapons Rack allows a police department to easily store a number of rifles, pistols and related gear securely. The bi-fold doors retract out of the way to allow for complete access to all of the weapons, while the heavy gauge steel ensures only the right people will be able to. Custom sizes and configurations are available, and all of the units have a protective powder-coat finish for enhanced long-term durability.
TSI’s Universal Weapons Cabinets and Open Racks can be configured to meet the specific needs of your department. These units can be configured for all kinds of small arms, including handguns, rifles, shotguns and specialized SWAT weapons. These cabinets use 14-gauge all-steel construction with a three-point locking system. For additional storage security, a solid steel door option is also available and is padlockable. Three heights are available.
Weapon retention is a basic survival skill drilled into recruit officers at the academy. Unfortunately, this basic lesson is not always carried over to the administrative duties of maintaining and storing department weapons. Too many news reports of rifles and other weapons missing from department armories have hit local headlines in recent years.
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It is very important to make sure police officers have the tools they need for an increasingly dangerous job. However, it is equally important to account for each weapon that is acquired by a department — which is why investing in gun lockers is a great idea for every department.
Not only do agencies have a fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers to ensure monies are reasonably spent, but allowing criminal access to firearms is unconscionable.
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Scroll through the gallery above for a look at several different gun lockers for safely storing weapons at the department.
For more information on the gun lockers mentioned above, please visit the following websites or call the accompanying numbers:
- Covered 6 RTD: securerifle.com; 805-926-2055
- Datum Argos Cabinet: datumstorage.com; 800-828-8018
- DLS Weapon Storage Cabinets: dlsweaponsystems.com; 800-405-5250
- Fasco FLGC-700: fascosecurityproducts.com; 763-434-9841
- Franklin Mills Weapons Cabinet: franklinmillsco.com; 888-678-4585
- SecureIt Tactical Weapon Storage Platform: secureittactical.com; 800-651-8835
- SEKURE Expandable Weapons Rack: 866-601-1671; seksolutions.com
- Spacesaver UWR: spacesaver.com; 800-255-8170
- Tiffin Metal Products Weapons Rack: sentinellockers.com; 800-537-0983
- TSI Universal Weapon Cabinets: tsiweapons.com; 719-593-5888
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