36 Inch Wide Weapon Racks are one of several standard weapon rack widths manufactured by Combat Weapon Storage. Featuring locking reverse bi-fold doors, 36 Inch Wide Weapon Racks can store rifles, machine guns, pistols, optics and more.

Weapon Rack Storage Capacity for 36″ W Combat Weapon Racks allows for the storage of 12 standard rifles, 6 crew served weapons with bi-pods and 4 heavy weapons.

With single tier stackable weapon racks, mid-tier height weapon racks and full height weapon racks, armorers can mix and match weapon rack requirements as needed to fit in your armory keeping the fire code in mind.

Competitive 42″ W weapon racks with retractable or bi-fold doors require additional floor space to store the same quantity or less weapons depending on the manufacturer. These additional weapon racks gobble up valuable armory floor space and reduce workflow with armorers having to manage more physical weapon racks.

The lost floor space for using retractable door weapon racks may seem inconsequential, but the larger your weapon density list is the more floor space gets donated to inefficient weapon storage solutions.

Taking an example of a small weapon density list:

  • 250 M4s
  • 250 M17s
  • 8 M249s
  • 8 M240s
  • 15 Shotguns
Weapon Rack Dimensions

Legacy retractable door weapon rack systems store 20 rifles per rack without using gimmicks to get more storage capacity in their system. This list of weapons requires 14 weapon racks to store 265 assorted rifles with pistols and two additional racks to store the M240s and M249s. That takes approximately 16 total 42″ W weapon racks or 56 feet of wall space.

Using 36″ W Combat Weapon Racks, 11 weapon racks store 264 assorted rifles and pistols. 2 additional racks would store the 265th rifle and the 8 M249 and 8 M240s. This adds up to only 39 total feet of wall space.

In this small example, you can see how inefficient retractable door weapon racks are against Combat Weapon Racks when comparing the space savings wrapping weapon racks around the perimeter of the arms room. Cost wise, purchasing additional weapon racks will also render these weapon racks more expensive.

This is why we see competitive gimmicks like shared barrel saddles that change the storage capacity of weapon racks, inverted weapon storage or front to back storage of rifles to try and store more weapons than a weapon rack is designed for. Competitive gimmicks such as these take away from an armorer’s ability to adjust barrel saddles independently and restrict the ability to plug and play with components in each weapon rack.

Competitor
Weapon Rack

Width: 42″
Height: 45″
Single Tier Weapon Capacity: 10
Double Tier Weapon Capacity: 20

Combat
Weapon Rack

Width: 36″
Height: 44″
Single Tier: 12
Stackable

Combat
Weapon Rack

Width: 36″
Height: 76″
Single Tier: 12
Double Tier: 24

Combat
Weapon Rack

Width: 36″
Height: 85″
Single Tier: 12
Double Tier: 24

Armory Design

The weapon rack armory layout example shown is a small sample showing why arms rooms have begun to migrate away from legacy retractable door weapon racks that take more floor space to store less weapons.

The loss of space is more pronounced as noted with larger weapon density lists and even more so when weapon racks are paired with mobile carriages.

Combat Weapon Storage offers turkey design service including site visits, proposals with CAD drawings and final assembly of the weapon racks if required. Providing arms room layouts ensures not only that all weapons and gear will fit inside of the armory, but also ensuring the arms room has workable floor space.

Site visits are critical to reviewing not just the storage requirements but also reviewing for obstructions within the armory that need to be worked around such as building columns, fire alarms, IDS, electrical boxes, thermostats, pipes and any other obstruction.