Frequently Asked Questions



Where is Estes AWS located?

We are located in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

Our facility address is 470 S. Mitthoeffer Road, Indianapolis, IN 46229.

What are your hours of operation?

Our normal office hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM EST.

What is your contact information?

Email –
Phone – (317) 995-9742


Connect with us on social media! We love making new friends.

Can I buy a weapon locker if I'm a civilian and not in law enforcement?

Unfortunately our Rapid Access Weapon Lockers are sold exclusively to law enforcement personnel. However, our Sportsman Locker offers the same gun security but designed for civilians.

Can AWS do a custom build for me?

Absolutely! You know your department’s in-vehicle storage needs better than anyone. When it comes to upfitting the vehicles in your fleet to perfectly suit your department’s unique needs, sometimes a custom storage solution is the only answer. Whatever your storage needs are, Estes AWS is ready and equipped to help you set up your vehicles to efficiently store all your gear and equipment and take the storage potential of your vehicles to a whole new level. Contact us today to get started!

Specs & Dims

Specs & Dims

What are AWS products made from?

All AWS products are made from a galvannealed steel construction.

Are your weapon lockers water-resistant?

Most of our products are deigned to to be installed inside a vehicle where weather concerns are a non-issue. However, our Sportsman Locker, designed for pickup trucks, is weather and dust-resistant.



How do you install an AWS Rapid Access Weapon Locker?

Installation instructions will be included when your order is shipped to you. If you lose your instructions or need help with your installation, you can reach out to us at

How hard it is to install an AWS weapon locker?

All of our installation kits are designed around factory mounting points to minimize installation time, costs, and headaches. Each installation will vary depending on the product and/or accessories you purchased, but, on average, the longest locker installation time should take no more than 30 minutes.

*Time may vary depending on wiring

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.


Rapid Access

Which button on the remote will open my Rapid Access Weapon Locker?

All four buttons are preprogrammed to automatically open the locker. If you have additional programming needs, programming instructions or support can be provided upon request.

What should I do if I'm having issues with my remote?

We use reliable security remotes with rolling codes. You should not run into an issue where anything other than the programmed remote will open your locker. If the battery is removed, the remote will still work when the battery is reinserted. If you need to reprogram, we have additional programming instructions that can be provided to you upon request. We also have technical support available that can help you with any programming questions. If you lose or break your remote, please contact us to purchase a replacement.

How does the rapid access technology work?

Come on now….we can’t give away all our secrets. But head over to our blog to learn more about the benefits of our rapid-access opening technology.

Can AWS products be removed after installation?

They sure can. All AWS products can be easily removed or switched to another vehicle if necessary.



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 the lock be switched out to a handcuff lock?

No, we use hardened steel locks.



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

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, and we can assist.

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. We also offer a 1/2″ base layer foam option that is precut to work in conjunction with the Velcro straps in the weapon locker. 

Configuration Options

Configuration Options

Can SUV Lockers be stacked?

All Estes AWS SUV Lockers and Storage Boxes are stackable.

Vehicle Types

Vehicle Models

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.

I don't see my vehicle type listed on your website. How do I know if an AWS weapon locker will fit?

Estes AWS makes Rapid Access Weapon Lockers for most standard police vehicles. If you are unsure whether or not an AWS product will fit in your vehicle, you can contact us, and we would be happy to work with you on finding a solution that will work for your specific vehicle.

Couldn't find the answer you were looking for?

Ask your question here.


Connect With Us on Social Media

Follow Us. Like Us. Share Us.