High-Density Weapon Storage: SecureIt vs Space Saver

SecureIt High Density Weapon Storage; SecureIt vs space savers; military or police high density pack out on CradleGrid system

Comparing the SecureIt® high-density weapon storage racks and the space saving racks.

Don’t let the name fool you

SecureIt Tactical Weapon Racks are for more efficient and save much more space the space saver racks




First off, to be fair we are comparing 1 Tactical Model 84 Weapon Racks with 2 stacked space saver racks. Weapon racks stats

Rack Dimension Rifle Capacity
SecureIt Tactical Racks 36″w x 15″ x 84 24
Space saving Qty-2 42″ x 16″ x 44″ 20

Comparing armory floor space requirements between space saving racks and SecureIt high-density weapon racks An armory storing 800 M4 rifles

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Using SecureIt Model 84 racksHigh-density-weapon-storage-2_large

In the above example, the Space saving racks take up the whole armory. This will be a very crowded work environment, with no room for growth of any kind. Using the SecureIt Tactical racks, there is dramatically more space available. SecureIt high-density weapon storage racks would allow for the storage of a larger number of weapons and gear in the same room. You would also have space for a workbench, shelving for mounts and case and bin storage -see below.

The same arms room now set up with the proper weapon and gear storage and workspace.


Using SecureIt Tactical Weapon racks frees up enough space to add some valuable storage to the armory. Here we have added wide-span shelving for mounts and cases, a Maple top workbench with modular drawers and a wall of cabbies for NVGs, radios and other gear.

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The Same armory maxed out for rifles

Using SecureIt Tactical weapon racks

This is the same armory using Tactical Model 84 weapon racks. There is quite a bit more space available using the SecureIt weapon racks.

We have added additional racks to fill the space. This armory now can hold 1152 rifles

Adding Crew served weapons to the list

In the example above we are storing M4s only. If I add some crew-served weapons to the MTOE list, there is a dramatic effect on efficiency. The “space saving” racks really struggle. In fact, they require more space than any almost any weapon rack on the market.

Armory Weapon List:

M2HB 10
MK19 10
M240B 18
M249 18
M4 540


Using space saving weapon racks

The MTOE list above fills the armory with space saving racks


Using SecureIt Tactical weapon racks

Tactical racks require about half the space for the same MTOE. This clearly illustrates the dramatic difference in space efficiency.


There is now room for all the weapons on the list, plus an additional 486 M4s. Almost twice the amount of M4s from the original requirement.

As I clearly show in the above examples, there is a significant space saving advantage using the SecureIt Tactical Model 84 weapon racks over the traditional space saving racks.

Please note: the Tactical racks used in all the example are standard product and not a special high density version. All weapons in the racks are stored with a 2 7/8″ – 3″ barrel spacing (standard weapon spacing).

Tom Kubiniec

The Gun Storage Guru Considered the leading authority on weapon storage and armory design. Tom has designed and built weapon storage systems for all branches of the US military in all theaters of operation as well has foreign military forces in South America and the Middle East.

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