SecureIt Tactical Inc. Hires Brian Simmons as Graphic Designer

SecureIt Tactical Hires Graphic Designer Brian Simmons

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, is pleased to announce Brian Simmons has joined the company as Graphic Designer. 

“I’m extremely excited to have Brian join the team to help lead our rebranding efforts!” said Chris Panebianco, Chief Marketing Officer at SecureIt. “His talent will go a long way in our quest to take over this industry and I can’t wait to see it all unfold.” 

In this role, Simmons will be responsible for establishing the creative direction for the company and own the brand look and feel globally. Part of the sales and marketing leadership team, he will also drive innovation by leading idea generation, design, and execution across all marketing channels and branded initiatives. 

Simmons brings over a decade of experience to the SecureIt team, most recently executing marketing, digital, and design initiatives for Tracey Road Equipment. Previously, he served on the creative team at the advertising agency Mower, working directly with clients on concepts through design execution. 

“When an opportunity to lead a company rebrand presents itself, you have to take it—especially for a company that thrives on innovation and disruption,” said Simmons. “After jumping at the chance to join SecureIt, I couldn’t be happier with how professional, efficient, and successful the team and business is for its size, overall.” 

Simmons holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and currently lives in Syracuse, New York with his family.  

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gun owners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com

SecureIt Tactical Inc. Hires Kuo Huang as Supply Chain Analyst

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, is pleased to announce Kuo Huang has been hired as Supply Chain Analyst after completing a year-long internship with the company. 

“After seeing the significant impact Kuo has made as an intern in the Operations department, I am very excited for Kuo to join my team as a full-time contributor,” said Brad Charles, Logistics Manager at SecureIt. “Kuo’s existing knowledge of our business, combined with his past experiences in international shipping, are a huge asset to the company as we continue to grow our sales worldwide.” 

As Supply Chain Analyst, Huang will be responsible for analyzing data to drive supply chain efficiencies and cost reductions, as well as oversee on-site inventory at SecureIt’s main warehouse.  

“SecureIt has such an inclusive and diverse company culture, allowing us to be who we are, have a voice, and share our feedback to make our business stronger,” said Huang. “I’ve really enjoyed working here over the past year, and I’m thrilled to join the company full time. 

Prior to SecureIt, Huang has held positions as a Business Specialist at Awot Global Taiwan Corporation, and a Process Engineer for Kinsus Interconnect Technology Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Chang Gung University in Taiwan, a Master of Science in Transportation and Logistics Management from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and a Master of Supply Chain Management from Syracuse University. 

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gunowners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com

SecureIt Tactical Inc. Launches Agents of Change

Syracuse, NY (June 30, 2022) – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a lightweight, customizable gun storage system for the consumer market, is excited to announce the launch of its first television show this summer.  

Agents of Change will air on the Sportsman Channel and highlight the most innovative people, products, and companies in the firearm and outdoor industries.  

Hosted by SecureIt President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Kubiniec, Agents of Change will take viewers across the country to learn about the latest innovations in shooting and outdoor sports. 

The show stems from Kubiniec’s entrepreneurial mindset, as innovation has been the driving force throughout his career. He launched his first company in 1988 but pivoted his product line in 2001 to support the U.S. military as a Department of Defense contractor after identifying a need in the market. Kubiniec became the leading authority in firearm storage and armory design and today, his company is the largest weapons storage supplier with military contracts all over the world. After receiving a patent for his intelligent firearm storage technology, Kubiniec expanded into the consumer market, speaking directly to the pain points gun owners face. 

“Over the course of my career, I’ve experienced first-hand the positive impact innovation can have on people, companies, and industries overall,” said Kubiniec. “The firearm and outdoor industries are deeply rooted in tradition and very resistant to change, but there are so many innovators out there who are thinking differently and doing exciting work. Change is happening, and I’m looking forward to bringing to light the people, products, and companies that will take us into the future.” 

In addition to featuring two different companies, each episode will include an informative tactical tip from Gary Melton, former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret, Weapons Sergeant, Special Operations Instructor, and Sniper Team Leader with four combat tours. Melton is also the owner and Lead Instructor for Paramount Tactical Solutions. 

Agents of Change premiers on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel, with new episodes airing weekly. To learn more, visit www.secureitagents.com. 

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market. While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gun owners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com

About Sportsman Channel 

Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD/Sportsman Channel (Canada) – added in 2019 – are television and digital media networks fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of North Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Channel (Canada) delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel/Sportsman Channel (Canada) embrace the attitude of celebrating the Great Outdoors in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. #IAmSportsman. #MyOutdoorTV

Ben Carrock Joins SecureIt Tactical Inc. As Staff Accountant

SecureIt Welcomes Staff Accountant Ben Carrock

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, is excited to announce Ben Carrock has joined the company as Staff Accountant. 

“SecureIt has seen tremendous growth over the past year, and as we look to the future, we don’t have any plans of slowing down,” said Jon Verbeck, Chief Financial Officer at SecureIt. “Not only does Ben bring a needed skillset to the company, but his ability to both lead and execute in a fast-paced environment makes him a strong addition to our team.” 

In this role, Carrock will be responsible for maintaining all accounting and financial records that are essential to operating the business, as well as ensuring they are compliant with all GAAP and other regulatory requirements. He will also play a key role in analyzing internal financial processes, identifying performance improvement opportunities, and developing best practices to improve profitability. 

“I am beyond excited for this new opportunity with SecureIt,” said Carrock. “The culture and people immediately drew my interest, and I look forward to working closely with everyone to support the company’s growth in the years to come!” 

Carrock brings over six years of accounting experience to SecureIt, an in-depth understanding of the New York tax rules and regulations, and a passion for establishing strong processes that puts businesses in a position of financial strength. He received both his undergraduate degree in Accounting and his Master of Business Administration from Le Moyne College, and currently resides in Camillus, New York.  

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gunowners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com

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SecureIt Tactical Inc. Hires Aurora Kneebone as Customer Service Representative

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, has expanded its customer service team to include Aurora Kneebone, who recently joined the company as a Customer Service Representative. 

“At SecureIt, we take pride in the level of service we provide our customers, and as we grow it’s critical that we continue to hire great people with a “customer-first” mindset,” said Beth Hogan, Customer Service Team Leader at SecureIt. “We couldn’t be happier to have Aurora on our team and know that her team player attitude and extensive customer experience will be a great asset to our company.” 

In this role, Kneebone will work directly with SecureIt customers throughout the purchasing process: answering product and shipping questions, placing orders, and providing technical support to keep customers coming back time and time again.  

“SecureIt has such a great culture, and that truly shines through in the innovative products we offer, and the way we interact with our customers,” said Kneebone. Working for a company like this is an absolute joy, and I’m looking forward to building great relationships with my teammates and providing excellent service to our customers.” 

Kneebone brings over fifteen years of customer service experience to SecureIt, spanning the financial services, casino and entertainment, and healthcare industries. She is also SecureIt’s first employee based in Missouri, increasing the company’s staff footprint to seven states across the country.  

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gun owners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com.

Emily Bowe Joins SecureIt Tactical Inc. As Senior Communications Manager

SecureIt Hires Emily Bowe as Senior Communications Manager

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, is excited to announce Emily Bowe has joined the company as Senior Communications Manager. 

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Emily for nearly three years prior to joining SecureIt, so when it came time to build out the communications function of our business, I knew there wasn’t anyone better suited to run it than her,” said Chris Panebianco, Chief Marketing Officer at SecureIt. “Her positioning and branding expertise is second to none, and I’m excited to have Emily’s energy and drive on this team as we look to scale and take over the firearm storage industry.” 

As Senior Communications Manager, Bowe will be responsible for establishing the company’s corporate communications strategy and media relations program, as well as overseeing social media execution and content development across all channels. 

“I couldn’t be happier to work for a company that is putting the focus where it matters most: the proper way to store guns in order to protect families, prevent unnecessary tragedies, and preserve the quality of firearms,” said Bowe. “SecureIt has a unique opportunity to disrupt the consumer firearm storage industry by shifting the narrative on gun safety, and I’m looking forward to building a communications program that educates consumers and drives awareness of our great brand, products, and people.” 

Bowe joins SecureIt from Bankers Healthcare Group, where she was most recently the Vice President of Product Marketing, responsible for the product marketing, partnership marketing, and sales enablement strategies across the company’s suite of financial solutions. She also served as the Vice President, Brand and the Vice President, Content Strategy in her tenure, overseeing the branding and communications initiatives for the business. Previously, she’s built and executed full-scale communications plans for clients spanning the loyalty marketing, travel, retail technology, and advertising industries, among others. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bradley University, and currently resides in Baldwinsville, New York. Outside of SecureIt she is active in the community, offering coaching and mentorship programs to college students and young professionals as they navigate today’s workplace. 

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gunowners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com

SecureIt Tactical Inc. Welcomes Brad Charles as Logistics Manager

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, is pleased to announce Brad Charles has joined the company as Logistics Manager. 

“Brad comes to us with extensive experience optimizing supply chains and logistics for larger organizations such as PepsiCo and Pepperidge Farms, and we couldn’t be happier to have him on our team,” said Matt Krull, Director of Operations at SecureIt. “I am confident Brad will become an integral part of our ‘band of misfits,’ as he helps us navigate the ever-changing supply chain waves for our business and customers.” 

In this role, Charles will be responsible for scaling the supply chain and logistics initiatives for the company, establishing cost-effective shipping solutions, fostering partnerships with vendors and third-party carriers, and creating more efficient inventory reporting and order accuracy. 

Charles brings thirty years of experience in supply chain operations to SecureIt, most notably managing the Network Optimization team for Pepsi Bottling Group’s sixty plants and 350 warehouses. He also opened the first distribution center for Pepperidge Farm and led the transportation tendering and procurement process for Hankook Tire America. 

“I’ve had the privilege of working in supply chain management for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, but when I met the SecureIt team I knew this company was special,” said Charles. “Not only does it have an incredible culture, but the work we’re doing to make residential gun storage safer and more efficient makes me proud to work here.” 

Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his family, two cats, and a dog.  

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gun owners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com

SecureIt honors John Bartolo: A message from President Tom Kubiniec

This weekend, we learned the devastating news that John Bartolo passed away. This is a huge loss for our community, and I am still sitting here in shock trying to wrap my head around it all.  

I had the good fortune of meeting John this past September when I was a guest on his show, and we hit it off immediately. We shared a passion for firearms defense, and when I think about people who have been steadfast in pioneering the need for change in our industry, John is at the top of the list.  

He spoke with an intensity that was unrivaled and pulled no punches. To anyone who knew him or followed his extremely popular podcast, he was not only a great guy but genuine, innovative, and above all else, honest. 

I believed wholeheartedly in the work John was doing for our industry and experienced this first-hand as a sponsor of his show. But it was so much more than that. I’m grateful to call John more than a colleague, but a dear friend.  

My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Travel well my brother, you will be missed. 

Tom 

John Bartolo with SecureIt President and CEO Tom Kubiniec
John Bartolo & Tom Kubiniec during a recent episode of the John Bartolo Show.

SecureIt Tactical Inc. Appoints Deb Feldstein to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, is proud to announce Deb Feldstein has been appointed Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.  

In this role, Feldstein will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, as well as working cross-functionally to execute the strategic vision for the company.  

“From the moment Deb joined us nearly five years ago, she has been instrumental in creating operational efficiencies across our business and putting a heightened focus on staff development,” said Tom Kubiniec, President at SecureIt. “This promotion is not only well deserved, but necessary as we continue to scale our business and implement the right systems to provide a great customer and employee experience.” 

In addition to her new role, Feldstein will also serve as the Integrator for the company, a position established in the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) business model. Under the EOS model, Feldstein will be responsible for the execution of SecureIt’s business plan, instilling process and accountability throughout the company, creating organizational clarity, as well as team unity.  

“SecureIt has created an environment where people are encouraged to be themselves, take risks, and see mistakes as learning opportunities, which is a testament to Tom’s leadership and one of the many reasons why I decided to join the company years ago,” said Feldstein. “As I step into my new role, I am fortunate that I get to lead a great team that is ready and willing to be different in order to disrupt an industry, and I am confident we’ll be able to do just that.” 

Feldstein joined the company in 2018, serving as the Acting Director of Sales and Customer Service, Director of Operations, and Supply Chain and Logistics Manager. Previously, she held operations roles for several well-established companies in Central New York, including Turning Stone Resort Casino, Lockheed Martin, Oneida Air Systems Inc., and Midstate Spring Inc. 

Feldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, business, and entrepreneurship from Syracuse University. She currently resides in Syracuse, New York with her family, and in her spare time enjoys coaching her children’s soccer teams. 

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gunowners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com

SecureIt Tactical Inc. Hires Chris Panebianco as Chief Marketing Officer

Syracuse, NY – SecureIt Tactical Inc., the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market, is proud to welcome Chris Panebianco as Chief Marketing Officer. 

“SecureIt has seen steady growth over the two-plus decades we’ve been in business, but 2022 will be the year of significant impact, disruption, and innovation for our company,” said Tom Kubiniec, President at SecureIt. “As we look to expand further into the e-commerce space, explore new media channels, and launch new products to meet our customers’ needs, Chris’ deep expertise in marketing and branding will be key to our success.” 

As CMO, Panebianco will be responsible for leading the company’s brand management, marketing, and communications initiatives to scale the SecureIt brand and drive revenue for the business. Gun owners and the public alike can also expect to see an immense focus on product education and innovation, advancing the company’s core fundamental principle to help every gun owner properly secure their firearms.  

“It’s every marketer’s dream to work for a company with an employee-focused mission, high-quality products, and an unrelenting desire to disrupt an entire industry, and that’s exactly what SecureIt offers,” said Panebianco. “The gun storage industry is about to experience a massive shift in the market, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the company at the helm of such an important transformation in firearm security.” 

Panebianco joins SecureIt from Bankers Healthcare Group, where he was Chief Marketing Officer for 13 years, responsible for branding, performance marketing, and corporate social responsibility. In his tenure, he helped scale the company from $300 million in loan originations to $10 billion, built a team of more than 65 marketing professionals, and set the go-to-market strategy for ten products within the company’s portfolio. Previously, he held senior level marketing positions with MindComet, PMC Lending, Ride Now Powersports, and PriceMcNabb.  

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and currently resides in Syracuse, New York with his family. Active in the Central New York community, Panebianco supports many non-profit organizations and is currently a Board Member for David’s Refuge.  

About SecureIt Tactical Inc. 

SecureIt Tactical Inc. is disrupting the firearm storage industry, challenging the way America thinks about gun storage, safety, and home defense. Founded in 2001 as a Department of Defense contractor, SecureIt is now the global leader in military weapons storage and armory design, and the only company to build a gun storage system that meets the rigorous standards of the U.S. military for the consumer firearm market.  

While traditional gun storage companies have lost touch with the core fundamental principle to secure firearms, SecureIt has spent more than two decades perfecting a line of innovative, customizable firearm storage systems and accessories. The company has also developed, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Special Forces, patented CradleGrid™ technology that gives gun owners the flexibility and freedom to design the system that works best for them.  

SecureIt is headquartered in Syracuse, NY with a growing employee base and distribution centers across the country. To learn more about SecureIt’s consumer and military weapon storage systems, visit www.secureitgunstorage.com