24″ D Weapon Racks

This post details 24″ D Weapon Racks when designing an armory.

24″ D Weapon Racks store larger items typically stored on shelves that are secured with chains in arms rooms.

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Why Deeper 24″ D Weapon Racks?

Arms rooms are dominated with 15-16″ D weapon racks configured to store vertical weapons. Besides storage of small arms, serialized gear as well as Pelican cases require secure storage in armories. These larger items typically do not fit well in 15″ D weapon racks, requiring either storage shelving with doors or a deeper weapon cabinet.

Lots of arms rooms are routinely securing their weapons in TACOM approved weapon racks but then still using chains to secure cases of serialized gear.

24″ D Combat Weapon Racks are the answer for larger items requiring security including NODs, NVDs, M50 gas masks and more.

Vertical dividers for storing Pelican cases allow Pelican cases to be stood up without falling over inside of secure weapon racks. Smaller Pelican cases can be stored on shelves. Storing cases inside of 24″ D weapon racks eliminates chains and wire cables used to secure the cases when stored openly in the room.

Full width adjustable storage shelves support deeper and heavier items than standard 15″ D weapon racks.

24″ D weapon racks are available as free-standing weapon racks or on mobile carriages.

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Weapon Rack 500 lb Requirement

Small Arms Storage Racks have a weight capacity requirement of 500 lbs to meet physical security guidelines of AR 190-11DOD 5100.76-M, OPNAVINST 5530.13 C and MCO 5530.14A.

Combat Weapon Racks are all pre-punched to bolt side to side. After leveling the cabinet with factory supplied leveling feet, “Reinforced” Anchor plates are welded into each corner for anchoring to the floor while backs have reinforced anchor holes for wall anchoring. This allows armorers to meet the 500 lb requirement without running chains through the cabinets in arms rooms.

Combat Weapon Racks meet these requirements:
From AR 190-11:
“All arms racks or containers will be locked with approved secondary padlocks. In facilities that are not manned 24 hours a day, rifle racks and containers weighing less than 500 pounds will be fastened to the structure (or fastened together in groups totaling more than 500 pounds) with bolts or with chains equipped with secondary padlocks.”
From DOD 5100.76-M:
“At the unit level, racks and containers weighing less than 500 pounds (with weapons) shall be fastened to the structure, or fastened together in groups that have a total weight exceeding 500 pounds, with bolts and chains.”
From OPNAVINST 5530.13C:
“Secure arms racks with low security padlocks (see appendix D). In facilities not continuously manned, arms racks and containers weighing under 500 pounds (with weapons) will be fastened to the structure (or fastened together in groups totaling over 500 pounds) with chains secured with bolts or low security padlocks (spot weld, peen or otherwise secure the bolts).”
From MCO 5530.14A:
“All arms racks or containers will be locked with approved secondary padlocks. In facilities that are not manned 24 hours a day, rifle racks and containers weighing less than 500 pounds will be fastened to the structure (or fastened together in groups totaling more than 500 pounds) with bolts or with chains equipped with secondary padlocks.”
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The images above show weapon cases stored in cages, stacked on top of shelving and on the ground. This is not only messy but can be a fire hazard in many armories and/or arms rooms.