Public Safety Storage Checklist #10 Firearms for Armory
Freestyle for Firearms for Armory
A police department with a large inventory of weapons in their armory might have traditional weapons racks, like the UWR, for their weapons storage. A smaller police department with just a few extra firearms on hand might have a locked closet where firearms and ammo are stored along a wall or shelf. But no matter how many weapons a police department has on hand at any given time, they still need to be secured and accounted for. When a military-grade weapons rack is a little more than your customer needs for their armory and a storage closet just isn’t cutting it in terms of security and protection for the stored firearms, there’s a third option - a FreeStyle Locker modified to include weapon storage accessories.There are 2 ways to modify the Freestyle Locker’s back panel for armories:
Use rails and stock cups mounted to the back panel
Replace the back panel with the perforated UWR back panel.
Although you might only think of Freestyle as a wardrobe locker, version number 2 of this solution was implemented at a smaller police department in Duxbury, Massachusetts. When a traditional weapons locker proved to be more of what they needed, they replaced the Freestyle Locker back panel with the UWR panel to store their firearms and supporting accessories.The resulting custom weapons locker had taser brackets, barrel supports, and an accessories panel so that all accessories could be stored in the same locker as the guns. The locker was even hardwired to incorporate the department’s key card scanning system and weapon RFID stickers to prevent unauthorized access and ensure that all weapons are accounted for. This weapons locker solution was so successful at Duxbury PD that the design was incorporated into the Weapons Evidence Locker design.This solution is perfect for armories because they typically have a small quantity of multiple types of weapons. It’s flexible enough to handle tasers, pistol pegs, shotguns, sniper rifles, AR-15s, MP-5s, ammo, targets, and training aids like replica weapons - all in one place. Freestyle is a great option for smaller departments, branch or district offices, or range locations where multiple types of long guns, pistols, tasers, and other gear require securing.