After machining, a finish is applied to slides and barrels to protect the metal from corrosion. We offer a variety of PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coatings for Glock, Beretta, HK & Springfield slides and all pistol barrels. At this point in time, we do not offer PVD on Smith & Wesson slides. We also offer Cerakote in a multitude of solid colors and multi-color designs.
PVD coatings are our most durable, longest lasting coatings. These are industrial coatings we use on our carbide cutting tools as well as specialty applications. PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition and is applied to the surface of the metal through a heated vacuum chamber. As industrial coatings, they are typically 4 microns thick, as opposed to some companies advertising PVD coatings that are decorative at 0.3 microns thick. These coatings have a low friction coefficient which acts as a self-lubricating property. Unlike Cerakote, the more you use it, the better it performs. We offer PVD in the following: AuRoRa (almost black), Hardmill (bronze), TiCN (rosy), TiN (gold) & ZrN (light gold). PVD coatings can be applied to most ferrous metals. We offer it on all barrels, bolt carrier groups, and select brands of pistol slides. We do not offer PVD on aluminum items.
We offer Cerakote firearm coatings as well. Cerakote is not a paint, it is a Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. Cerakote comes in a wide range of colors and can be applied in a solid color, camo pattern, distressed pattern, stars & stripes, etc. We do not offer Cerakote on pistol barrels as the forces in effect while firing a handgun will strip the Cerakote off the barrel.