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Protective Firearms Finish

ARMOR-TUFF® Protective Firearms Finish was developed specifically for firearms use to provide a surface finish with optimum corrosion protection, abrasion resistance and lubricity. It permanently bonds to the surface of the firearm to form a barrier from acids, oils, paint remover, powder solvents, bore cleaners and other strong industrial solvents. The extremely low curing temperature (300 degrees) prevents possible damage to parts during the curing process. A firearm finished with ARMOR-TUFF® has the most durable, chemical and heat resistant, thermally cured finish available.

Before a firearm is coated with ARMOR-TUFF® the firearm is thoroughly sand blasted with fine grit media, then carefully dehorned and surface prepped. Every carbon steel firearm is parkerized before we apply the finish to form a bonding surface for ARMOR-TUFF® that increases finish durability. A highly trained technician then sprays the ARMOR-TUFF® finish on the firearm before it is thermally cured. After the firearm is re-assembled, a Master Class shooter performs a 100% inspection to insure the finish meets our high standard of quality.


ARMOR-TUFF® has a very attractive satin/matte surface finish that looks very similar to an ultra-fine sandblast blue job. ARMOR-TUFF® is available in matte black, matte OD green and matte grey. We can also do combinations of these colors. A firearm with a black top end and grey or OD green lower looks really "outstanding".

Corrosion Resistance:

ARMOR-TUFF®, when applied to bare common gun steel, will pass the test procedures for salt water spray at 1000 hours, salt water immersion at a minimum of 1000 hours, accelerated salt spray test equivalent to 30 years marine atmosphere exposure, and 60 days sea water immersion. ARMOR-TUFF® surfaces will NEVER rust when subjected to normal firearm use.



ARMOR-TUFF® contains molybdenum disulfide, which provides excellent anti-friction characteristics. We do, however, still recommend a quality lubricant (preferably synthetic) be used on contact surfaces.


Fluid Resistance:

ARMOR-TUFF® will meet 24-hour immersion requirements in the following fluids: aviation gasoline, hydraulic fluid, jet fuel, lubricating oils, paint removers, trichlorethylene, nitric, sulphuric and hydrochloric acids, hydrogen peroxide, gun powder solvents, common gun lubricants, strong bases such as hydroxide, and numerous other strong chemicals.


Thermal Stability:

ARMOR-TUFF® will withstand exposure to temperature extremes of +500 degrees F to -250 degrees F.



ARMOR-TUFF® has a nominal thickness of between .0003" and .0009" unless a thicker coating is desired, such as on high-wear areas like a pistol grip safety or frontstrap. The thin coating characteristics of less than one thousandth of an inch allow easy re-assembly of precision fitted parts.


Finish Quality:

ARMOR-TUFF® is applied at our finishing facility in Berryville, Arkansas, under the strictest quality control standards.



Prices and Specifications Subject to Change without Notice, Firearms will be Invoiced at Prevailing Prices at Time of Delivery



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