Guns of Color

By olegv published on in General

Ceracoated P3AT pistol grip frames on the drying rack

Ceracoated P3AT pistol grip frames on the drying rack

PMR30 grip frame halves

PMR30 grip frame halves

KSG shotgun parts

KSG shotgun parts

“You can have a car in any color, as long as it is black” said Henry Ford once. Blue or stainless used to the choices for guns, but not anymore. Several options are now available, with Cercoat being popular for its exceptional resistance to wear. Unlike dyes added to plastic, Cercoat makes the gun tougher and the grips easier to retain on recoil. With the same color or pattern possible on metal and plastic, it is also quite good for providing consistent finish for whole firearm.

Scott with a restored rifle stock

Steven with a restored rifle stock

This rifle was once a mess of rust and dings

This rifle was once a mess of rust and dings

Textured wraps are very popular with customers.

Textured wraps are very popular with customers.

Spectrum Coating does Ceracoating for Kel-tec weapons.  Steven Taylor, the owner, is an artist at heart and also restores old, beat-up guns just to show what can be made of a rusted-out flea market buy with care and expertise. I still remember when synthetic stocks became common: the Internet discussions derided the non-traditional look. Considering that prior to the early 19th century guns were far more individualized that after the onset of mass production techniques, custom firearms represent a return to tradition, albeit with a technological update.

 

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  • Dick Tracy

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    Many thanks to Ricardo & Olegv for clearing up the pink and orange gun issue. When I called Ricarrrdo…, (that’s the way he wants his name pronounced. OK, when I called ‘Ricki’ he said the local gay pride groups had a shoot off planned soon, the pinks against the oranges. Oh yea, Ricki also said he added a matching tac-light for under-cover work, and he found a darling little picatinny rail that would also support a red dot scope plus his tissue box.

    Enough already, y’all! Nobody South (I said South, Sir) of the Mason & Dixon Line would allow a pink Sig anywhere near him, and the last I heard the M&D has been moved again to somewhere just South of Yonkers!

    See you good buddies on the flip flop…..

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  • josh

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    This is all well and good, but when a cop is confronted by a child with a similarly colored gun and shoots the child, this should be brought to the public’s attention. when someone says “couldnt the cop tell that kid was holding a toy? it didn’t even look like a real gun!” think of the “thugs” that were arrested (I think it was in NY state) a few years ago, and the guns they were carrying had the tips painted oranage to look like fake toys in hopes officers wouldn’t shoot them… this is more “bad idea” than anything else in my opinion, but I see the appeal of unique and custom firearms.

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  • olegv

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    Ricardo, call him at 321-632-3018.

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  • Wise Cracker

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    I finished a DIY camo job on some magazines before tacking the rifle… turned out AWESOME! Just google the phrase “ar 15 sponge camo” and it will link to a thread giving a step-by-step tutorial. Mine blends in real nice with the MARPAT camo I use for hunting.

    My daughter is up my rear to paint the Glock in a similar fashion, but using pink, turquoise, and red. I told her to buy her own and I’d paint it. I just couldn’t pull that thing out in public. Although, the bad guy may be doubled over from laughter and then I wouldn’t have to shoot him. :)

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