Understanding the SecureIt® Patented Cradle
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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 saddle 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 a 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 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.
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 into 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 then any other system on the market. They are very strong, non marring, easily adjustable and available at hardware stores. They also can 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.