1. Q: Will the rack accommodate .22 pistols?
A: Yes, the hanger measures 3/16” (.1875), so a .22 and a .25 will fit as long as you remove the plastic red cap. The red cap is used for .32 or larger.
2. Q: If I remove the red cap will the hanger damage my pistol barrel.
A: The hanger tips have been rounded during the finishing process. That coupled with a powder coat finish offers a solution that is softer than your barrel and should not damage your handgun.
3. Q: When you move or carry a fully loaded rack of guns do they hit each other?
caliber guns like .32ACP tend not to move much at all due to the limited space
between the barrel and the protective cap. Larger calibers will sway with
movement, but they do so in unison such that they tend not to hit one another.
4. Q: Can I bend the individual pistol hangers to raise or lower the mounted pistol if necessary?
A: Yes, there could be cases where pistols with finger rest magazines hang lower than desired and interfere with items in the accessory tray. In that case, simply bend the individual pistol hanger upward the desired height.
5. Q: What is the recommended distance between shelves when using your Armory Racks?
A: 8 1/4" is about the correct distance between shelves to enable you to get to the guns in the back of a safe and without having to remove the rack, including large handguns. The absolute minimum depends on the actual guns used. A full size 1911 on the rack in its shipping configuration is 6 3/4" high. This will allow the tray to sit under the guns as seen in the various pictures. If you don't use a tray the hangers can bend downward pretty easily and you can reduce the height requirement to 6".
2 Gun - 4 3/4" H x 4 1/8" W x 8 3/4" D - without handguns
4 Gun - 4 3/4" H x 8 1/4" W x 8 3/4" D - without handguns
6 Gun - 4 3/4" H x 12 1/4" W x 8 3/4" D - without handguns
8 Gun - 4 3/4" H x 16 1/2" W x 8 3/4" D - without handguns
6. Q: I understand that the hangers for each gun are powder coated, are there any additional protective measures I can take to protect my barrel and crown?
A: We have done extensive testing and have found the powder coating to be sufficient protection for the handgun barrels. We do though understand that some folks would like additional protection and now offer a user add-on kit to apply a neoprene coating to the hangers to offer additional protection. Details can be seen here.
Armory Racks® offer optional Neoprene Heat Shrink Tubing hanger coatings, that are Mil-Spec M23053/1 compliant. Neoprene Heat Shrink Tubing is commonly used for applications in rough environmental conditions requiring a tough and flexible covering. It is resistance to water, solvents, and oils, and is extremely abrasion resistant. Mil-Spec M23053/1 specifications available on request.
Secure Rack - Hi,
I’m using one of your 2-Gun racks and wanted to share a tip. The
standard cable lock that came with most of the pistols and shotguns I
bought is a perfect fit on the 2-Gun rack. I have a drawer full of
them. It loops perfectly around the handles and through the trigger
guards. I think a pair of locks would work just as well on the 4-Gun
model. Julius, California
Tray Tie Down Project - See how a user attached their tray to the Armory Rack so that it is semi-permanent and does not move. Click for PDF How To