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#7080231 - 02/15/18 04:42 PM Gun coating durability
CharlieCTx Offline
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I won a shotgun at a raffle earlier this week and the dealer I'm getting it from is going to do a swap for a Sig P220 Hunter, I'm totally stoked...

The Hunter model is the one with the Kryptek pattern on it. How durable are these finishes like Cerakote and the like for holster wear, scratching, etc. ?
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#7080983 - 02/16/18 08:56 AM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: CharlieCTx]
VAFish Offline
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I only have experience with Duracoat (and from what I have read Cerekote is even better) It is pretty durable, if proper preparation to the metal is done, I would say more durable that a typical blued finish. But like a blued finish, if you use the gun, carry it in a holster, practice drawing, take it out hunting, it's going to get scratched up and worn.

I say enjoy the pistol, hunt the heck out of it, when the finish is worn so bad you can't stand it, pay someone $150-$200 to refinish it.


Edited by VAFish (02/16/18 08:56 AM)
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#7081025 - 02/16/18 09:15 AM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I've tried 'em all, and Cerakote has been the most durable for me.

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#7081057 - 02/16/18 09:32 AM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: VAFish]
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Originally Posted By: VAFish
I only have experience with Duracoat (and from what I have read Cerekote is even better) It is pretty durable, if proper preparation to the metal is done, I would say more durable that a typical blued finish. But like a blued finish, if you use the gun, carry it in a holster, practice drawing, take it out hunting, it's going to get scratched up and worn.

I say enjoy the pistol, hunt the heck out of it, when the finish is worn so bad you can't stand it, pay someone $150-$200 to refinish it.


This. Guns should be expected to have some honest wear.
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#7081111 - 02/16/18 10:08 AM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: CharlieCTx]
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I had a 30-06 cerokoted and I found that the barrel heated up faster and took longer to cool. I give it credit for durability though.

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#7081125 - 02/16/18 10:13 AM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
VAFish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy


This. Guns should be expected to have some honest wear.


I have one exception to that. I have a rifle given to me by a friend. Her dad built it for her back in the 60's to deer hunt with. She never used it. It is a Remington 722 in .300 Savage. He had made the stock from a block of wood, put in some multi color inlays. It is a beautiful rifle and I only take it out once a season on a very nice day. I am very careful not to scratch it.
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#7081250 - 02/16/18 12:14 PM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
CharlieCTx Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
This. Guns should be expected to have some honest wear.

I've tried telling my wife that after 27 years of marriage she should expect a little wear and tear on me, but she's not buying it.

I'm not changing my mind on the Krypek model, but it'll have to be stripped and redone if it ever got to that point. Don't know the effort/cost to strip one already done.

I know, it's a gun, kind of womanly on my part, it will certainly get used. Just no experience with anything other than a vinyl wrap on a shotgun.

I'll remind you guys of this post if I ever go to sell it to one of you and I hear complaints about scratches and holster marks. smile
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#7081380 - 02/16/18 01:37 PM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: CharlieCTx]
bo323 Offline
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
This. Guns should be expected to have some honest wear.

I've tried telling my wife that after 27 years of marriage she should expect a little wear and tear on me, but she's not buying it.

I'm not changing my mind on the Krypek model, but it'll have to be stripped and redone if it ever got to that point. Don't know the effort/cost to strip one already done.

I know, it's a gun, kind of womanly on my part, it will certainly get used. Just no experience with anything other than a vinyl wrap on a shotgun.

I'll remind you guys of this post if I ever go to sell it to one of you and I hear complaints about scratches and holster marks. smile


It's only ok if i scratch it. If you do, I'm going to need a discount.

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#7081543 - 02/16/18 03:31 PM Re: Gun coating durability [Re: CharlieCTx]
snarkscarbine Offline
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Cerakote is extremely tough; especially the Elite series. I had an action done in Cerakote H, and the bolt done in Elite, and after quite a few thousand cycles the Elite has worn through the H and polished the metal underneath, while barely showing wear itself. And Cerakote H is no slouch.


Edited by snarkscarbine (02/16/18 03:32 PM)

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