Problem: Current rack systems required in excess of 200 padlocks Result: Inefficiency and logistical problems arose due to the volume of locks being opened and closed. Inspections frequently revealed locks having been left open.
Problem: Traditional military racks were modified to hold M4 carbines and handguns, then stacked two high Result: Access to the upper row could be difficult. M4s did not fit properly with scopes or other attachments on the weapon. Scopes and accessories were frequently damaged by the locking bars on the racks.