Security Forces Arms Rooms can store thousands of weapons for Air Force law enforcement on each US Air Force installation.

Mobile Weapon Rack Systems are very typical inside of Security Forces armories as the quantity of weapons usually overwhelms the floor space required to store them. By placing weapon racks on mobile carriages, we reduce the amount of fixed aisles required for all weapon racks and are able to increase storage capacity.

Security Forces arms rooms feature many ancillary items in addition to just weapons; optics, breathing apparatuses, magazines, radios, ammunition, weapon cases, OC spray and more. These items can be stored in weapon racks with full width adjustable steel shelves or in storage shelving with or without doors.


Security Forces Squadron Weapon Storage

Security Forces Squadron’s are active law enforcement environments with shift rotations coming and going throughout the day, requiring access to weapons inside of weapon racks daily. This requirement calls for a weapon storage system that can store all of the required weapons, courtesy stored weapons, privately owned weapons as well as all associated gear.

Having positive workflow throughout the armory with adequate aisle spacing and storage capacity allows armorers to get in and out of their weapon storage system without being slowed down by a lack of space to work within.

Designing an arms room with enough aisle space between weapon racks and storage capacity requires the full dimensions of your arms room and your MTOE (weapon density list) so we can determine how many weapon racks are required to store your weapons and put together a floor plan showing the weapon rack layout.

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Security Forces Squadron Mobile Weapon Racks

Security Forces Squadron Mobile Weapon Racks allow arms rooms to store more weapons than the space is intended for using static, free standing weapon racks. By placing weapon racks on top of mobile carriages, aisles can be collapsed and opened with an ergonomic 3 spoke handle when access is required versus always being open.

This concept of rolling carriages includes structural track (seismic track in seismic zones) that is fully grouted to your concrete slab to stay level to the high spot the slab, structurally anchored and then has wood flooring between the tracks to eliminate tripping hazards. Wood flooring can be finished with non-skid rubber flooring or a finished wood flooring product. There is also an entry ramp into the carriage system. This ramp does not stick out beyond the front of the carriages.

Placing weapon racks on mobile carriages adds roughly 6-7 inches of overall height to the weapon racks. As all arms rooms are unique, this may force you into various or shorter height weapon racks to maintain the 18″ fire sprinkler code.

Not every arms room can accommodate full height 85″ H weapon racks as free standing racks or even installed on top of mobile carriages without violating the 18″ fire sprinkler requirement. This is why we have a variety of 76″ H weapon racks available as NSN weapon racks.

We manufacture multiple standard and custom height weapon racks to stay under the fire code requirement when implementing mobile weapon rack systems.

The mobile weapon rack system is then finished with a full height steel or wood laminate end panel. The end panel covers the gear box of the carriage system.

Some arms rooms are so unique we must use Lateral Mobile Weapon Racks, which have access to weapons directly in front of the weapon racks and do not have collapsing aisles.

Security Forces National Stock Numbers

How many weapon racks does my unit need? Its a good question and it starts with your weapon density list and your arms room dimensions.

The Height x Width x Depth of your armory makes up a square or rectangle shape in most cases with a vault door, work space and issue window(s).

The most important aspect of your armory will be your IDS (intrusion detection system), which must be left unobstructed and your fire sprinklers. Fire sprinklers? Yes, fire sprinklers. Law mandates that storage be no less than 18″ underneath of your fire sprinklers in the armory.

From that height in your armory we work down minus 18″.  8′-7″ (103″) or higher allows for 85″ H full height weapon racks. Combat Weapon Storage has 26 NSN Weapon Racks for 85″ H weapon racks.

7′-10″ (94″) will bring your fixed weapon rack heights down to 76″ H. Combat Weapon Storage has 14 NSN Weapon Racks for 76″ H weapon racks.

For even shorter weapon racks or stackable weapon racks, we offer 9 NSN Weapon Racks for 44″ H weapon racks. 44″ H racks are great to separate weapons when company arms rooms are shared by multiple units with smaller quantities of weapons.

Once you’ve established what height weapon rack will work within your arms room, you can go back to your MTOE to break out the type and quantity of each weapon system to determine the quantity of racks required.

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