ARMOR-TUFF® Protective Firearms Finish was developed specifically for firearms use to provide a non-reflective tactical surface finish with optimum corrosion protection, abrasion resistance and enhanced lubricity. The low curing temperature prevents parts damage or warping during the finishing process. A firearm finished with ARMOR-TUFF™ has the most durable, chemical and heat resistant, thermally-cured firearm finish available.

Before a firearm is coated with ARMOR-TUFF® the firearm is thoroughly sand blasted with fine grit media, then carefully dehorned and every surface prepared by hand. Every carbon steel firearm is phosphate parkerized before we apply the final finish to form a bonding surface for ARMOR-TUFF® that increases durability and corrosion resistance.

A highly trained finish technician then sprays the ARMOR-TUFF® coating on the firearm before it is thermally cured. After the firearm is re-assembled it is given a thorough inspection to ensure the finish meets our highest standard of quality and ensure your firearms reliability.

  • Very attractive, non-reflective matte surface finish that looks very similar to an ultra-fine sandblast blue job.
  • Available in Black, Burnt Bronze, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, Gray and Coyote Tan. We can also do various combinations of these colors. Check below for examples of different color combinations.
  • Can also be applied to Stainless Steel and Anodized Aluminum.
  • When applied to parkerized carbon steel, will pass the test procedures for salt water spray testing without corrosion for over 3000 hours! Properly coated surfaces will not rust when subjected to normal firearm use.
  • Provides excellent anti-friction characteristics over typical firearms finishes. We do, however, still recommend a quality lubricant like ULTIMA LUBE II be used on contact surfaces.
  • Will meet or exceed 24-hour immersion requirements in the following fluids: aviation gasoline, hydraulic fluid, jet fuel, lubricating oils, paint removers, trichloroethylene, hydrochloric acids, hydrogen peroxide, gunpowder solvents, common gun lubricants, strong bases, and numerous other chemicals.
  • Will withstand exposure to temperature extremes of +1000 degrees F to -250 degrees F.
  • Has a nominal thickness of between .0003″ and .0009″. The thin coating characteristics of less than one thousandth of an inch allow easy re-assembly of precision fitted parts.
  • Is applied at our finishing facility in Berryville, Arkansas, under the strictest quality control standards by Master finishing technicians and gunsmiths with years of experience.
  • Due to the nature of true custom hand crafted finishes. variations in color and pattern will occur. These are only visual representations and not identical references of the final product.

We also offer other finishes.

Stainless Steel is not a coating but actual firearms-grade stainless alloy in a variety of finish levels. Stainless Steel can be finished in a non-reflective, bead-blasted matte gray or a hand-finished brushed, satin silver finish. A Stainless Steel frame and black or blued slide is a classic 1911 color combination. Since the finish is based on the surface preparation of the steel, Stainless is easier to refinish than a coated pistol. Stainless Steel can be finished with ARMOR-TUFF™ to lower a firearms reflective signature.

Aluminum Anodizing – A process of hardening and finishing lightweight aluminum alloy in an electrically charged bath to greatly enhance strength and service life over untreated alloy. All Wilson Combat lightweight 1911 pistols and AR-15 rifles are Mil-Spec “hard” anodized as part of the custom-build process prior to ARMOR TUFF™ finishing in the color of your choice.

Bluing – Conventional hot salts bluing gives a deep black finish that is applied by boiling finished carbon steel parts in a caustic salt solution. Our hand-finished deluxe blue is applied to our polished carbon steel for a truly custom look.

Case Color Hardening – A special hardening process that can be applied to a carbon steel frame or carbon steel small parts to give the ultimate in a traditional, high-end bespoke look. The mottled rainbow of blues and browns of authentic Case Color is a rare and appealing high-end finish for your dream custom 1911. Pricing and details on request.

Black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) Physical Vapor Deposition finish* – On select models, we offer a matte charcoal/black DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) physical vapor deposition finish on the steel parts. This finish has chromium and tungsten underlayers for long-lasting corrosion and abrasion resistance.  Black DLC resists holster/firing wear better than other finishes but must be sent to an external vendor for processing. *Handgun Finish Only

ARMOR-TUFF® Protective Firearms Finish was developed specifically for firearms use to provide a non-reflective tactical surface finish with optimum corrosion protection, abrasion resistance and enhanced lubricity. The low curing temperature prevents parts damage or warping during the finishing process. A firearm finished with ARMOR-TUFF™ has the most durable, chemical and heat resistant, thermally-cured firearm finish available.

Before a firearm is coated with ARMOR-TUFF® the firearm is thoroughly sand blasted with fine grit media, then carefully dehorned and every surface prepared by hand. Every carbon steel firearm is phosphate parkerized before we apply the final finish to form a bonding surface for ARMOR-TUFF® that increases durability and corrosion resistance.

A highly trained finish technician then sprays the ARMOR-TUFF® coating on the firearm before it is thermally cured. After the firearm is re-assembled it is given a thorough inspection to ensure the finish meets our highest standard of quality and ensure your firearms reliability.

  • Very attractive, non-reflective matte surface finish that looks very similar to an ultra-fine sandblast blue job.
  • Available in Black, Burnt Bronze, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, Gray and Coyote Tan. We can also do various combinations of these colors. Check below for examples of different color combinations.
  • Can also be applied to Stainless Steel and Anodized Aluminum.
  • When applied to parkerized carbon steel, will pass the test procedures for salt water spray testing without corrosion for over 3000 hours! Properly coated surfaces will not rust when subjected to normal firearm use.
  • Provides excellent anti-friction characteristics over typical firearms finishes. We do, however, still recommend a quality lubricant like ULTIMA LUBE II be used on contact surfaces.
  • Will meet or exceed 24-hour immersion requirements in the following fluids: aviation gasoline, hydraulic fluid, jet fuel, lubricating oils, paint removers, trichloroethylene, hydrochloric acids, hydrogen peroxide, gunpowder solvents, common gun lubricants, strong bases, and numerous other chemicals.
  • Will withstand exposure to temperature extremes of +1000 degrees F to -250 degrees F.
  • Has a nominal thickness of between .0003″ and .0009″. The thin coating characteristics of less than one thousandth of an inch allow easy re-assembly of precision fitted parts.
  • Is applied at our finishing facility in Berryville, Arkansas, under the strictest quality control standards by Master finishing technicians and gunsmiths with years of experience.
  • Due to the nature of true custom hand crafted finishes. variations in color and pattern will occur. These are only visual representations and not identical references of the final product.

We also offer other finishes.

Stainless Steel is not a coating but actual firearms-grade stainless alloy in a variety of finish levels. Stainless Steel can be finished in a non-reflective, bead-blasted matte gray or a hand-finished brushed, satin silver finish. A Stainless Steel frame and black or blued slide is a classic 1911 color combination. Since the finish is based on the surface preparation of the steel, Stainless is easier to refinish than a coated pistol. Stainless Steel can be finished with ARMOR-TUFF™ to lower a firearms reflective signature.

Aluminum Anodizing – A process of hardening and finishing lightweight aluminum alloy in an electrically charged bath to greatly enhance strength and service life over untreated alloy. All Wilson Combat lightweight 1911 pistols and AR-15 rifles are Mil-Spec “hard” anodized as part of the custom-build process prior to ARMOR TUFF™ finishing in the color of your choice.

Bluing – Conventional hot salts bluing gives a deep black finish that is applied by boiling finished carbon steel parts in a caustic salt solution. Our hand-finished deluxe blue is applied to our polished carbon steel for a truly custom look.

Case Color Hardening – A special hardening process that can be applied to a carbon steel frame or carbon steel small parts to give the ultimate in a traditional, high-end bespoke look. The mottled rainbow of blues and browns of authentic Case Color is a rare and appealing high-end finish for your dream custom 1911. Pricing and details on request.

Black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) Physical Vapor Deposition finish* – On select models, we offer a matte charcoal/black DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) physical vapor deposition finish on the steel parts. This finish has chromium and tungsten underlayers for long-lasting corrosion and abrasion resistance.  Black DLC resists holster/firing wear better than other finishes but must be sent to an external vendor for processing. *Handgun Finish Only

RIFLE OPTIONS


HANDGUN OPTIONS


RIFLE OPTIONS


ARMOR-TUFF®

Coyote Tan Armor-Tuff®

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OD Green Armor-Tuff®

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Gray Armor-Tuff®

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Flat Dark Earth Armor-Tuff®

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Burnt Bronze Armor-Tuff®

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Black Armor-Tuff®

COMBAT-TUFF

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Burnt Bronze / Black Combat-Tuff

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Black / Flat Dark Earth Combat-Tuff

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White / Black Combat-Tuff

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Silver / Black Combat-Tuff

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Silver / Green Combat-Tuff

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White / Green Combat-Tuff

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Burnt Bronze / Black Combat-Tuff with Oxidization

CAMO

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Gray Camo

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Green Camo

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Flat Dark Earth Camo

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Rhodesian Camo

Battle Camo

Forest Camo

Urban Camo

SNIPER VEIL CAMO

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Green Sniper Veil Camo

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Sniper Veil Camo, Gray Base

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FDE Sniper Veil Camo

WASTELAND CAMO

OD Green Wasteland Camo

FDE Wasteland Camo

Gray Wasteland Camo

White Wasteland Camo

RIP-TUFF

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White Rip-Tuff Camo

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Green Rip-Tuff Camo

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Gray Rip-Tuff Camo

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FDE Rip-Tuff Camo

EXTRA

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American Flag Stencil

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Combat-Tuff with Tattered Flag & Logo

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American Flag Combat-Tuff

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Combat-Tuff with Tattered Flag

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Tattered Flag

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Wilson Combat Logo

HANDGUN OPTIONS


ARMOR-TUFF®

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Black / Burnt Bronze Armor-Tuff®

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Black / FDE Armor-Tuff®

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Black/Gray Armor-Tuff®

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Black / Green Armor-Tuff®

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Black Armor-Tuff®

COMBAT-TUFF

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Burnt Bronze / Black Combat-Tuff

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FDE / Black Combat-Tuff

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Silver / Black Combat-Tuff

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Silver / Green Combat-Tuff

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White / Black Combat-Tuff

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Black / Blue Combat-Tuff

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Red / Black Combat-Tuff

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Zombie Green / Black Combat-Tuff

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Burnt Bronze / Black Oxidation

STAINLESS STEEL

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Matte Stainless

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Stainless with Polished Sides of Slide & Frame,
Blue Small Parts

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Stainless, Gray Armor-Tuff®
with Polished Sides of Slide

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Stainless, Black Armor-Tuff® with
Polished Sides of Slide & Frame

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Stainless, Black Armor-Tuff® with
Polished Sides of Slide, Stainless Small Parts

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Stainless with Polished Sides of Slide

BLACK WITH STAINLESS STEEL

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Stainless, Black Armor-Tuff® with
Polished Sides of Slide & Frame

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Black Armor-Tuff® Frame with
Stainless Polished Sides of Slide,
and Stainless Small Parts

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Stainless Steel, Black Slide with
Polished Sides of Slide

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Black with Stainless Steel Small Parts

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Two-Tone, Black / Stainless

PATTERNS

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Combat-Tuff with
Colored American Flag WC Logo

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Gray with Black Tattered Flag

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American Flag Combat-Tuff

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Black with Bronze WC Logo

CAMO

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Green Wasteland Camo

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FDE Wasteland Camo

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FDE Rip-Tuff Camo

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Green Rip-Tuff Camo

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Green Camo

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Gray Wasteland Camo

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Gray Sniper Veil Camo

BLUED

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WC Blue, Polished Sides of Slide, Matte Frame

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WC Blue with Polished Sides

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WC Blue with Polished Sides

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Turnbull Blue with Polished Slides

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Baron Blue with Polished Sides of Frame / Slide

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Color Case Hardened Frame

Black DLC

Black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon)
Physical Vapor Deposition

CUSTOM WORK


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