“I have been upfitting emergency vehicles since 2000, and I am also a full time police officer. Therefore, I am also the end user of the equipment I install. I do upfitting for nearly every law enforcement agency in the county in which I work.
During my time as an installer, I have installed prisoner partitions, K9 cages, cargo barriers, and gun vaults of several brands. I have also upfitted several Fire Chief/staff vehicles too throughout the years.
I have been installing AWS Estes gun lockers in the police vehicles in our fleet since 2013 when the first generation of the Ford Interceptor Utility locker came out. I have also installed Estes AWS gun lockers in a Dodge Durango for another agency.
I like the AWS Estes Rapid Access Weapon Lockers because there are not a lot of parts necessary for the installation. The mounting hardware primarily adapts to factory bolts that are visible in lieu of cutting, hacking, and drilling into interior molding or on the body of the vehicle.
I recommend the AWS Estes Rapid Access Weapon Lockers and accessories alike for they are easy to install, and can move to another vehicle fairly quickly. While there are still very good quality products out there, Estes AWS is my favorite.”