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Jan 4, 2019 11:11:00 AM

Ammunition Storage Locker: A Step-by-Step Design Guide

ammunition storage locker

Ammunition storage lockers provide a safe place to store ammunition and firearms away from unauthorized people. But if you're providing these lockers government officials or law enforcement, such as police stations or military units, it's important to know how these storage units are made to ensure they offer the right strength and fit.


Here's a quick step-by-step guide to making an ammunition storage locker.


Ammunition Storage Locker Design

1. Choose Your Specs

First, map out your design and review the specifications of your ammunition storage locker to ensure it's the size you need.


Ensure the locker design follows local regulations and requirements, such as laws that require bolting the ammunition locker or rules that set size and weight limitations. For example, you may want to consider the size of the bolt holes to ensure you're in compliance if local laws require bolting.


Consider having your specifications reviewed by a professional team with ISO certifications. Following ISO standards help ensure your design and process facilitate the uniformity and workflow process that helps streamline the manufacturing process.


(Need help with sizing? Use these free sheet metal size charts for aluminum, stainless, galvanized, and mild steel.)




2. Choose the Right Material

It's crucial to select the best fit material for your ammunition storage locker to ensure your ammunition and firearms are secure.


Some welders typically make ammunition storage lockers from sheet metal material similar to the lockers lining schools and gyms. But the thickness of the metal can play an important role in ensuring your ammunition storage is safeguarded from theft.


For example, you can opt for a heavy sheet metal material that helps add weight to the storage locker so that it’s heavy like a safe.


You may also want to consider the maximum bend of the sheet metal to ensure the sheet metal meets or exceed industry standards.


3. Make It Professionally

While you can tackle a sheet metal fabrication project on your own if you or your workers have the skill to weld, the process can be cumbersome without the right tools or efficient setup. It also gets complicated when you have to create 100s and even 1,000 of lockers at a time.


By leveraging a professional team of welders and a reliable manufacturing system, you can save time and money in creating ammunition lockers. The top fabricators provide custom sheet metal manufacturing with cell manufacturing capabilities to help simplify the production process. How? With the efficient workstation arrangements and flexibility cell manufacturing provides.


Final Thoughts

Making an ammunition storage locker requires using the right tools, materials, design, and efficiency practices if you want it to be a successful project.


By following these steps, you can make a quality ammunition storage locker that safeguards firearms and ammunition. When lives could be at risk, it’s always safest to place trust in the design advice of a veteran metal fabricator.

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