A Look Back at SHOT Show 2019

Recapping SHOT Show 2019

The NSSF SHOT Show took place this past week in Las Vegas, NV. We set up shop in a new booth location to show off more product and to talk about what customers can expect in the future from SecureIt.

Enough is Enough. Get The Answer.

In recent years, our booth focused on our custom Gun Walls and the modularity of our storage system. This year, we brought everything out for display. As we walked people through the booth, they got to see everything from our Fast Box hidden gun storage systems to the Answer cabinet line to the TRUE safe to the weapon racks used in our military armory installations (along with a few new prototype brackets).

Also on display in our booth was a gun safe that we cut through in a demonstration to highlight what you’re actually getting when you purchase a traditional “gun safe” (actually an RSC).

Many were shocked and surprised to hear that it only took 1 minute and 29 seconds to cut all the way around the top. This is why we displayed our collection of smaller, modular, discrete and easily hidden product lines. Why bother with a big and bulky RSC that does not provide true storage capacity when you can get something with a smaller footprint but still provide a great level of storage capacity?


The People Who Get It

In raising these points with visitors, one common reaction people had was that their “gun safe” does not store the number of guns they said they could. In fact, when walking through the show, NO OTHER GUN SAFE COMPANY had firearms displayed in their products. Why? Because they know they can’t store the number of guns they say they can. Visitors seeing our products in person for the first time also expressed interest in the ability to start with a smaller storage unit while having the ability to expand over time with the Agile Quad Kit.

Tour Our Booth

Get a walkthrough of our booth to see what we had on display:


Touring the Show

We work with a number of industry leaders to provide the best storage for their firearms and products. Check out a few displays from companies that were using SecureIt’s CradleGrid Technology:

Palmetto State Armory

Falkor Defense

Horizon/Iota Firearms


SecureIt Wins $8 Million Marine Corps Project

SecureIt Awarded $8 Million Marine Corps Contract

The Marine Corps has selected SecureIt Tactical, Inc. to rebuild Marine Corps armories on Okinawa and throughout the Pacific theater. The $8 million award was made to SecureIt based on providing the best overall solution to address the needs of Marine expeditionary forces in the Pacific theater. SecureIt provided a unique systematic solution, to address armory storage, transportation, inventory control and rapid deployment. The simple design and emphasis on core function will increase unit efficiency, response times and minimize the risks of damage to weapons and sensitive items.

Tom Kubiniec – SecureIt President and CEO: “We are very pleased that SecureIt has been selected. Our military team has invested a lot of time and effort to create a new and revolutionary idea for small arms storage and transport. The Marine Corps recognized the unique solution as being superior to traditional storage systems and other proposed solutions.”


SecureIt’s new expeditionary-force storage solution provides a complete system to store, organize and transport all weapon and gear. This new weapon storage system features: “SURE-GRIP” weapon storage cabinets, upgrade kits to convert older storage systems to the modern standard, Roto-molded transport cases, high density work bench storage and global inventory control.


“It’s not often we can create a solution that has this big of an impact. The new system will not only save time and money, it will allow the Marine Corps to operate at a higher level of efficiency,” said Crag Skerkis, SecureIt’s Military Sales Director. “I’m glad we had the opportunity to present our solution and I’m proud of the Military Product Development Team.”


marine corps handgun storage
m2 case

SecureIt Tactical is a primary supplier of weapon storage systems and armory design to the US military.


Military customers please visit: SecureIt Defense

True Gun Safe Fire Rating Test

Gun safe Fire Rating:  SecureIt TRUE Safe fire test results:

2:20 Minutes

At SecureIt, we believe the gun safe fire-rating system is inaccurate, misleading and in general horribly flawed. The ratings and statements stuck on the side of a gun safe are not accurate. Instead of using one of these bogus ratings we simply tested the safe and decided to publish the results for you to see. Here we share the data with you, so you can see exactly how our safe performed.

We placed our safe in the test oven, with 4 temperature probes, one in the bottom, one at the top and the other 2 spaced evenly between them. One additional probe was used to measure the oven temperature.

This is a graph of the results from the gun safe temperature probes. It shows time across the bottom and temperature on the left. The orange line shows the oven temperature and the other lines show the readings for the temp probes inside the TRUE Safe.

Conclusions from this test data:

The TRUE Safe went 2 hours 20 minutes until it reached 350 degrees.

If you look at the end of the graph you will see that after the oven was shut down the temp rose slightly for about 10 minutes then started to drop. This is significant because it demonstrates that when a fire is out the gun safe internal temperature does not continue to rise dramatically. Traditional heavy steel safes with drywall will continue to rise for up to 30 minutes. This is due to the amount of energy absorbed and stored in the heavy steel on the outside of the safe and the way the drywall inside works. Thick steel doors may look impressive and strong but in a fire, they work against you. First, steel is an extremely good conductor of heat energy and second it stores a lot of energy. When the fire is out, all that energy stored in the thick steel safe, transfers through the drywall into the storage area.

Traditional Gun safes absorb, store and transfer heat energy

gun safe fire test

The steel and drywall construction of traditional gun safes works against you in a fire.

SecureIt TRUE Safe prevents heat storage and transfer

The TRUE Safe uses a combination of steel (outer box), a composite cement mixture then more steel (inner box). The strength and security comes from this combination of materials. The TRUE Safe does not need to have super thick outer steel and thus performs much better in a fire.

True Safe heat resistance

TRUE Safe Design works to prevent heat transfer.


True Safe Introduction and Overview:


As we have demonstrated in our videos and talking points, the thicker outer steel of most traditional gun safes does not get you more real security. Cheap carbide circular saws cut right through it. The SecureIt TRUE Safe has been designed and is built to maximize real security and minimize heat transfer to the content in the safe.


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In this episode of “This Week at SecureIt” Ryan and Tom answer a lot of questions about the True Safe


Military Weapon Storage Leader

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 with the existing systems. The military was moving to modular weapon systems which leveraged a wide variety of attachable 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 these modern weapon systems with their modular components and parts.

Weapon storage systems on the market became very complex, non-adjustable and very difficult to use

It seemed that the companies supplying these weapon storage solutions did not fully understand the challenges and requirements of the modern armory. Most manufacturers were reacting to military weapon system changes by simply adding new components and pieces to their existing rack systems. The net result was that most of the weapon storage systems on the market became very complex, non-adjustable and very difficult to use.

“We took a different approach”

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 in command about the challenges faced in a military going through a modernization initiative. They rapidly gained a great deal of experience in military armories. SecureIt was created as a business to address the challenges associated with storage and organization of modern modular weapon systems.

SecureIt® wins the USASFC armory assessment contract

In October 2006, USASFC (U.S. Army Special Forces Command) was facing several big issues in their armories. “Space-saving” storage systems that had been recently purchased were simply not working. The weapon storage systems were too complex and despite the name, took up way too much space. A solicitation was put out for an armory assessment program. SecureIt won the contract. Over the next seven months, SecureIt traveled to all CONUS Army Special Forces locations, surveyed the armories, interviewed the armorers and observed the workflow. This level of access to our most elite fighting forces was normally impossible. The time spent in the armories and the frank discussions with team members gave SecureIt an incredible amount of information and experience.

In their brief to USASFC (US Army Special Forces Command), SecureIt outlined the need to move away from component-based weapon racks – systems where you have a “universal rack” and different brackets for each type of gun. (see: Lots of Components Means Lots of Problems) These types of systems may work when installed but fail when there are changes to the units equipment list. They also require specially trained factory technicians to install and reconfigure.

The simplest solutions are the ones that withstand the test of time

SecureIt set out to develop a simple solution that would address the needs of a modern armory and easily adapt to changes. All things being equal, the simplest solutions are the ones that withstand the test of time. “CradleGrid” was the solution. SecureIt’s easy to understand, no training is required weapon storage platform. SecureIt weapon racks adapt to changes without the need to purchase new or additional brackets and do not require factory technicians to install or change. The new system was a big hit and quickly adopted into SOCOM armories. Since then, SecureIt has designed and installed weapon storage solutions for all branches of the military as well and foreign fighting forces all over the world. SecureIt is now the largest supplier of weapon storage systems in the world and Tom is respected and the leading authority on weapon storage and armory design.

Review Round-Up | The Agile Model 52

Looking for a way to see the Agile Model 52 in action? Check out what customers across the web have been saying about their SecureIt products.

Gun Digest

See the full review at gundigest.com


Kat Haas Outdoors

AP2020 Outdoors Adventures


[Note: This is an overview of the gen-1 Agile Model 52]

13C Gun Reviews


On Target

The Truth About Guns

Check out Dan’s Gear Report review over at thetruthaboutguns.com

Bonus Clip

Looking to create your own custom storage solution? We can help with that! Check out what the Old Fart Restorations YouTube channel was able to do with a vintage candy machine and a Retrofit Kit.

DLA Contract Overrun

Update: Overrun inventory has SOLD OUT. This promotion has ended.

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September 2017 Opportunity

We are currently in production of 525 Model 84 cabinets for the DOD. We have decided to do a production overrun and offer a limited number of DOD cabinets to the general public. The discount will be worth $525.00 off of each cabinet and the coupon code will be available while supplies last!

Note: This coupon code is available to SecureIt team members prior to being open to the general public and will be valid exclusively at secureitgunstorage.com.

Click here to learn more about our DOD Model 84 cabinets.

The coupon applies to the following 3 configurations of the Model 84 gun cabinet

Model 84 – 12/3 Gun & Gear Cabinet: SEC-300-12R

Model 84 – 24/12 Gun Cabinet: SEC-300-24RS

Model 84 – 24/24 Gun Cabinet: SEC-300-24B

NRA Tactical Carbine Class – Review

I recently attended the NRA Tactical Carbine Class with my two boys. We made the road trip down to Winchester, West Virginia for the two-day training course and ultimate father and sons “guys” weekend.

First off, I have to say this was one of the best weekends I have spent with my boys. While we do a lot together and have had many adventures. When you combine the fun factor of the weekend with the skills and knowledge that we will carry with us forever, it is hard to beat.

About the class: The NRA Tactical Carbine Class presented by Sig Sauer is a two-day world-class introduction to the world of defensive tactical shooting. It is specifically designed for the shooter who is familiar and safe with firearms and has the desire to become extremely proficient with the AR platform.

The NRA works with Gary Melton and his company Paramount Tactical Solutions to conduct this fantastic course. The presentation of information is top notch, the shooting drills were challenging yet presented in a manner where we all progressed smoothly over the two days. There were three instructors for ten students. This meant a lot of personal attention and very detailed instruction.

Your ability to properly and safely defend yourself and your family can be dramatically increased with proper knowledge and training. The goal of the course is to give you a solid understanding of the tactics used by our elite law enforcement and security force personnel to gain the upper hand in crisis situations.

I came away with not only a higher degree of proficiency with the AR15 platform but also a real understanding of the challenges associated with threat assessment and neutralization. In stressful situations, it is amazing how quickly we all develop tunnel vision and fail to see the whole picture in front of us. This type of training improves your ability to think quickly and make smart decisions and perform in a stressful environment.

While nobody becomes an expert overnight, the goal of the class is to give you a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to build from. It has changed the way I look at range days. I now have a much better understanding of what is important and battery of shooting drills to further develop these skills.

NRA Training class drill

Weak side shooting drill

The instructors are very experienced tactical trainers. Gary Melton who owns Paramount Tactical Solutions spent most of his military career as a Green Beret with 1st Special Forces Group. Before going into Special Operations. He served as a Sniper Team Leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon leaving active duty, he accepted a position as a Senior Special Tactics Instructor and Unit Chief with a federal law enforcement agency. During that time, he continued another year of military service with 20th Special Forces Group as a military instructor training and preparing soldiers wishing to attend Special Forces Assessment and Selection.

The level of training you receive in just two days is incredible. I credit this to the ability of the instructors. These guys are not only extremely knowledgeable and experienced but are able to explain and teach in a manner that is easy and fun to learn. When we weren’t actively learning and shooting we were talking, laughing and having a great time.

Relaxing between drills – NRA Training Class

The facility for the event is perfectly set up for this type of event. The main building has a nice lodge feel to it and provides a very comfortable setting for classroom instruction and meals. (Lunch was included and the food was top notch!) The range is simple and effective. Gary and his team were able to quickly set up different shooting scenarios and drills.

My two boys really impressed me with their focused and took direction very well (if only they would listen to their mom and I like this). I do not know if it is age or some other cosmic force but they kicked my butt most of the weekend. At the end of each day, there was a “top shot” competition. Charlie, my youngest (and the youngest in the class) won the first day and Colton who heads off the college this fall won the day two event. I also found it delightful and frustrating that Charlie was pinging 300yd steel targets from a standing position. While I’m a solid distance shooter from a prone position, I struggled to find steel at that distance while standing.

The training covers everything from sighting in the optic and basic shooting positions to real-world, live fire hostage/threat scenarios. The training flows very efficiently over the two days. There is a lot to cover however the instructors are very experienced and move you through the course at a comfortable pace with lots of one to one instruction. This is a hands-on course and you shoot a lot. I would estimate between 800 and 1000 rounds over the two days.

NRA Carbine Class Sig516

Sig Sauer provides their SIG516 Patrol rifle with Tango4 optic.

All of the equipment was provided as well. Sig Sauer supplies their SIG516 Patrol rifle with the Tango4 optic. They do this because they know once you spend two days and 1000 rounds with their rifle system that you will really want to go out and buy one for yourself. Paramount also built us fantastic setups with High-Speed Gear and Sure-Grip Padded Belts. At the end of the course, the attendees do have the option to buy the belt and accessories at a significant discount, and many did.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this course to everyone who owns or is thinking of buying an AR platform firearm. Gary and his team at Paramount Tactical Solutions know what they’re doing and how to get results. Besides being a fun weekend, the skills and knowledge acquired will help you make better decisions and perform better in the unlikely event a crisis situation.

Gun Safes: Fast Box sales are growing quickly

The SecureIt Fast Box hidden gun safe is quickly becoming the top selling small gun safe in America. The unique and flexible hidden gun safe provides secure storage for up to 2 rifles, handguns and some ammo. “We are really pleased with the accelerating sales of the FAST Box line” stated Tom Kubiniec, SecureIt founder and president. “People are just getting it. We applied our military storage principals to designing the small gun safe and the results were just great. It’s strong, simple and adaptable to a wide variety of situations and it’s very affordable.”

The Fast Box gun safe is unique in its ability to provide fast access and secure storage in multiple locations throughout a home. It can be mounted under a bed, vertically in a closet, bolted together locker style or mounted in a car or truck. The programmable 4 button lock is designed to be used by touch to provide fast access even in total darkness. A key override is also included.

Available is two sizes; 40” and 47” the smaller safe is used primarily by government security groups and law enforcement for in vehicle secure out of site storage. The Model 47 is the primary consumer product. All Fast Box gun safes are 13 deep and 6 1/5” high. This provides enough storage for an AR platform rifle with optic and magazine installed as well as a handgun and ammunition.

fast box gun safe

Kubiniec: “If every gun in America was properly secured and locked out of sight, we could eliminate many tragedies. The problem has always been that secure gun storage blocks fast access. Many Americans have their firearms secured in a gun safe only to leave one or two out, under a bed or in a closet so they can get them quickly if needed. They are opposing forces, Secure gun storage and quick access when needed. The SecureIt Fast Box effectively addresses these opposing forces and provides the location and storage flexibility to effectively work anywhere in a home, office or vehicle.”

SecureIt has been adding many dealers and distributors. The Fast Box hidden gun safe should be on store shelves across the country by Christmas as well as popular sites line Amazon, Sportsman’s Guide, GunSafes.com and direct from SecureIt.

Universal Weapon Rack Upgrade

Upgrade your legacy systems

Before you scrap your old, outdated universal weapon racks, consider upgrading them. Save 70% on your armory renovation with SecureIt® weapon rack upgrade kits with CradleGrid™ technology.

Go from old outdated systems to simple modern weapon storage

Go from 85 different brackets and components to just one

See how SecureIt stores all your weapons with just 1 simple moving part.


There are thousands of weapon racks like this used in armories throughout the military. Developed about 15 years ago at a time when M16s and M4s had iron sights and little modularity

Get a quote to upgrade your weapon racks

Before you scrap old and outdated weapon racks, consider upgrading the cabinets to modern standards.

Upgrade Kits:

SecureIt weapon rack upgrade kits with CradleGrid technology allow you to easily retrofit old and outdated weapon storage racks and cabinets and bring them to modern military standards. Store a wider variety of weapons and gear much easier than previously. Your armorer can leverage the flexibility of the CradleGrid system to set up the weapon cabinets and armory in a manner that best meets the mission objectives and armory workflow.


The SecureIt Weapon Storage Platform will store any rifle, shotgun, crew-served weapons, and most shoulder-launched weapon systems. Learn more: SecureIt Weapon Storage Platform

Store weapons and gear in any combination or arrangement

There are no unique brackets or extra components required when you need to make changes.


The SecureIt weapon storage platform upgrades with CradleGrid technology is an affordable and easy to install solution that will bring your old, inefficient armory up to modern standards at a fraction of the cost of new weapon racks.

The system can be installed into an active armory one rack at a time, so interruption of normal activity is minimal.

To learn more, contact your SecureIt dealer or request information. We can quickly schedule a site visit at your location and give you an arms room assessment.

Before you commit to buying new weapon racks, consider an upgrade.

How to Upgrade Your Existing Gun Cabinet

There are around 13 million Stack-On® gun boxes in America

That’s 13 million gun cabinets that do not properly store modern rifles and shotguns. The challenge with traditional firearms storage solutions is they do not take into account the size and form factor of modern sporting rifles or traditional rifles with scopes.


SecureIt® Conversion Kits Solve the Problem

Here we have a typical Stack-On® gun cabinet. In this example, the cabinet has an advertised capacity of 14 rifles. As you can see there is no way you will come close to fitting 14 modern sporting rifles in this cabinet.

The plastic barrel holder does not provide the proper standoff for AR platform firearms or traditional rifles with scopes. The guns end up leaning against each other and the risk of damage is greatly increased.

Upgrading Your Stack-On Cabinet

Below, we are using the SecureIt® Retrofit 6 conversion kit.

Retrofit 6 Gun Safe Conversion Kit

SecureIt’s patented gun safe conversion kits feature CradleGrid™ technology, allowing you to upgrade your existing gun cabinet or gun safe to properly store modern sporting and tactical rifles, as well as traditional rifles and shotguns. Each conversion kit features an assortment of adjustable firearm storage components and is designed to address a wide variety of applications at affordable price points.

SecureIt Retrofit Kit 6 installed in-cabinet

The louvered grid panels are installed on the back of the Stack-On cabinet


In this installation, we used peel and stick Velcro®. It works really well and is fast and easy to install. The Velcro strips are placed horizontally since this install will only hold the rifle cradles and support little additional weight. There is not much vertical load on the grids in this configuration so, there is not much need for a lot of Velcro. If you are going to use a lot of bins to store accessories and gear, run three strips of Velcro vertically, the length of each grid. This will provide maximum shear strength and allow you store in excess of 50 lbs of rifles, accessories, and gear on the grids, using the movable components of the CradleGrid system.


Proper storage for modern firearms

Here we see how to properly store modern and traditional firearms together in one cabinet. The SecureIt Tactical CradleGrid system provides the proper standoff from the back of the cabinet. It provides proper spacing for storing all modern sporting rifles (AR15, AR10, AK47, etc.) and rifles with scopes, and is quickly adjustable to accommodate the widely varying lengths of firearms today.

Stack-On gun cabinet upgrade, using a SecureIt Retrofit Kit 6 which leverages CradleGrid technology.

Here we are properly storing:

  • Remington 700 308 bull barrel
  • AR10 SuperSASS with Leupold Mk IV Scope
  • Colt Comp AR15
  • FN SCAR with Acog
  • S&W AR15 with Eotech
  • RPD machine gun

Remember – Respect for firearms does not end when you close the door

Weapon Racks – The Easy Way to Weapon Storage

Understanding the SecureIt® Patented Cradle

Proper tools allow you to overcome all challenges. We’re providing the tools that are revolutionizing the way weapons are stored.


Designed under contract with US Army Special Forces. This one cradle will store every weapon in a SOCOM armory, or in any other military, police or civilian armory.


All Other Systems

Other systems require you to purchase a different bracket for each weapon type.

This means that you have to be very careful to get the correct brackets to match your weapons list. Every time you have to store a different weapon system, you will have to purchase new brackets


The SecureIt Cradle

The patented cradle works effortlessly within the SecureIt® CradleGrid™ system. It adjusts vertically throughout the cabinet for maximum height flexibility. Once positioned, the cradle can be locked in place; such as when used for seismic transport (mobile applications). Cradles are able to use a bungee tie-down to secure weapon rails, barrels or slings, improving organization and quick weapon retrieval.


Upper Cradle Standoff and Optics

The space between the weapon and the back wall is such with the SecureIt cradle, that the rifle can be stored with the magazine in the mag-well and optics in place. The stand-off also provides enough space to hold additional magazines or related gear behind the weapon.

The M4 in the image above has an EOTech and the AR10 SASS has a Leupold MK4 scope. There is enough stand-off space provided by the SecureIt cradle to store rifles with up to 5″ diameter thermal imaging scopes.

Mag-well support (M4/M16) allows for storage of more gear behind the weapon. The cradle is designed to allow a barrel, forearm rail system or mag-well to fit into the recess, holding the weapon securely in any direction. Securing weapons in this manner allows bins or shelving to fit in behind them, optimizing available space.

Above you will see an M4 with the cradle enveloping the rail. In place behind it is a CradleGrid storage tray holding 30 round magazines. Also, referred to earlier, is an above image of the same cradle securing the mag-well. Storing an M4 using the mag well support allows for storage of larger items behind the barrels.

The last photo above shows how storing a Colt Comp AR15 with a large Nikon scope can be accommodated. The scope is mounted to a tall riser, yet the cradle provides enough stand-off to allow the optic to fit comfortably in place, without the need to worry about it getting pressed out of adjustment or the armorer having to remove it.

Bungee Cleats

There are cleats formed into the top of the cradle, to accept the bungee tie-down cord. The use of commercial off the shelf products like the bungees makes system adjustment and modification very easy. Accessory mounting holes are also pre-drilled at the top, were the armorer to want to “bundle” other CradleGrid accessories, such as a shelf, with the cradle.

Bungee Tie-Downs

Bungee cords work better than any other system on the market. They are very strong, non-marring, easily adjustable and available at hardware stores. They can also be adapted to solve many storage challenges such as using a bungee tie down for mobile applications.

Rifle Sling Organization

This is unique to the patented SecureIt system. Above you can see how the use of a bungee tie downs keep the rifle slings secure and tight to the rifle. When slings are loose it can be difficult to remove rifles from the weapon rack or gun safe.