How a technology storage expert, turned military weapon storage guru, is revolutionizing the way military armories store their weapons
Tom Kubiniec got involved in military weapon storage in 2001 while running a technology storage company. He received a call from a client who asked if his storage company could store MP5s in one of its high-security laptop storage cabinets. He was intrigued, and as he looked further into military weapon storage, he found that there were serious concerns and difficulties. The military was moving to modular weapon systems. These weapon systems have a wide variety of removable optics and electronics (ACOGs, PEQs, etc.). Weapon storage systems, designed for traditional battle rifles (M16, M14, M4), simply were not up to the task of storing modern weapon systems with their modular components and parts.
It seemed that the companies supplying these weapon storage solutions did not fully understand the challenges and requirements of a modern armory. Most manufacturers were reacting to military weapon system changes by simply adding new components and pieces to their current rack systems. The net result was that most of the weapon storage systems on the market became very complex and difficult to use.
Tom took a different approach. His storage company was fortunate to be located in southern California, with proximity to many military installations. Tom and his associates took every opportunity to visit these facilities to talk with the armorers and command about the challenges faced in a military going through a modernization initiative. They rapidly gained a great deal of experience in military armories and weapon storage. SecureIt was created as a business to address the challenges associated with storage and organization of modern modular weapon systems.
“We took a different approach.” Tom Kubiniec