Build an entire armory with just 1 or 2 simple kits configurations
The flexibility of the SecureIt weapon storage platform makes it possible. Using the our 24/24 Rifle & Handgun Cabinet as the base you can quickly build out your armory or add to existing systems. (see: weapon Racks: How to build an armory)
One 24/24 Cabinet can be configured in minutes to store a wide variety of weapons. No additional components are required.
So how many weapon racks do you need? Here you will learn how to quickly determine how many weapon racks are required to complete your armory or weapon storage project. The Basics
To find the total number of weapon racks required: total rifle spaces needed ÷ 24 = total racks needed
Definitions: A “rifle space” is the space required in the cabinet to hold one (1) rifle. Each cabinet holds 24 rifles.
So for basic rifles and shotguns: take the total quantity of weapons and divide by 24
Example: 162 rifles ÷ 24 = 6.75 weapon racks. Always round up, 7 weapon racks will hold all the rifles.
Larger Format Weapons
mk19-m4 rack As you can see in the image 2 MK19s require the space of 6 rifles.
Crew-served and other large format weapon systems require more space and must be accounted for. See weapon size reference chart at the end of this article
Here is an example using an actual Army EMTOE list:
- Weapon Qty x spaces required = total spaces
- M4 86 x 1 = 86
- Shotguns 16 x 1 = 16
- M249SAW 12 x 2 = 24
- M2 4 x 3 = 12
- MK19 2 x 3 = 6
- Total spaces required = 144
The quantity of each weapon is multiplied by the number of spaces the weapon requires. Example from the previous image: MK19s take up 3 rifle spaces, in this case, two MK19s multiplied by three (spaces required per weapon) equals six spaces.
So we apply the formula: Total rifle spaces needed ÷ 24 = Total racks needed to the weapons list above to get the number of racks needed for this armory.
144 ÷ 24 = 12 You can build this armory with 12 24/24 weapon racks.
Handguns The 24/24 cabinet includes 12 storage bins each with a divider. Each bin holds 2 handguns. In the above example, 12 racks were ordered for 144 rifle spaces. These will also include bins for 144 handguns. In most cases, you will have plenty of room for handguns. If your handgun count is more than the total number of rifle spaces required then add a handgun cabinet.
Bins can also be used to store a wide variety of gear, ammunition, and components. They can be located anywhere within the cabinet above, below and around rifles and other weapons. Weapon size and rack reference chart
Weapon system Spaces required
- M4 / M16 / M14 / most rifles: 1
- Shotguns: 1
- Most sniper rifles: 1
- Barrett M107: 2
- M249 SAW / MK46: 2
- M240 B,C,D/MK48: 2
- M60: 2
- MK19/MK47 Stryker: 3
- M2HB: 2
- GAU17 Minigun: 3
- M224 Canon: 2
- M224 Canon with bipod: 4
- Most Recoilless rifles: 3
- Carl Gustav: 3
Please do not hesitate to contact our Armory design group for assistance
SecureIt representatives are available to quickly help determine the best solution for your weapon storage needs. Sometimes a 5-minute phone call is all it takes to get answers. (800) 651-8835