Frequently Asked Questions


Once you install the Estes AWS Weapon Locker, is there access to the spare tire?

Yes, you can still access the spare tire. The only vehicle with known issues related to access to the spare tire is the Dodge Charger (2006-current). For this vehicle, the spare tire is in the way of the locker. A Charger spare tire relocation kit is available that may remedy the issue for 2011-current models.

How long does installation of the Rapid Access Weapon Locker take?

Generally, installation takes approximately one hour. Fleet installers with experience installing Estes AWS products will install the product more quickly.* 

*Time may vary depending on wiring

What weapons will fit in the weapon locker?

Most standard versions of rifles, shotguns, and pistols will fit in the locker. The interior dimensions of the standard locker are 38” wide X 7” tall X 14” deep. A larger 40″ locker is also available to fit the longer models of shotguns. If you have questions or concerns about whether or not your weapon will fit, you can contact us at [email protected], and we can assist.

In what vehicles does the weapon locker fit?

Our weapon lockers and accessories fit in all  standard police vehicles including, but not limited to:

  • Ford Interceptor Utility
  • Ford Interceptor Sedan
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Dodge Durango
  • Dodge Charger

Some non-standard fleet vehicles can also be fitted for the locker using our generic installation kit.

Can you make the gun lock button open the locker?

Yes, you can.

Do you offer foam? Is it precut?

We offer a pick-n-pluck foam, which the end user can customize to their specific locker contents.

Can body armor fit inside the weapon locker?

It depends on what else is being carried in the drawer, but body armor itself should fit. If additional space is required, more storage is available by adding the stackable Storage Box or Large Storage Boxes

Have you had any remote issues?

No, we use reliable security remotes with rolling codes. You will not run into an issue where anything other than the programmed remote will open that locker. If the battery is removed, the remote will still work when the battery is reinserted. If you need to reprogram, the locker will program easily to the first remote of the same kind it sees. We have technical support available that can help you with any programming questions, or if you lose or break your remote, please contact us to purchase a replacement.

Can the lock be switched out to a handcuff lock?

No, we use hardened steel locks.

Have you tried breaking into the weapon locker?

Yes, and we have a video to prove it. We were not able to break into the locker.

Can SUV Lockers be Stacked?

All Estes AWS SUV Lockers and storage boxes are stackable.

How does the Pickup Locker mount?

The locker is side-mounted inside the wheel well area, and can be mounted on either side. See pictures on the Pickup Locker page.

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