I have to admit that I’m a sucker for good action movies…and that’s how this whole Urban Camo Duracoat thing got started. I must have been in Iraq when the movie “Shooter” came out and missed it in the theaters. My brother-in-law introduced me to the movie a while ago and I loved the camo jobs on all of the rifles there. That’s when I started looking into how to do a quality camo job on my AR. Several friends and forum discussions led me to believe that Duracoat is the best option. Duracoat is available in several colors, doesn’t interfere with the operation of the firearm and lasts a lifetime. There appear to be several options out there to Duracoat a rifle by yourself. After researching how much work it was to paint a rifle, I realized that I wanted to find a professional to do the work for me. I neither have the time nor the patience to learn the art of Duracoating.
Joe with Crusader Weaponry
This is where Joe Chetwood with Crusader Weaponry came in – Joe has a blog with updates about what he’s doing at gundoctor.wordpress.com. I was doing some research on UtahConcealedCarry.com and saw that one member recommended his work. I made contact with Joe about the rifle job I wanted and you can see the result below. Needless to say, I’m very happy with the final product! From start to finish, Joe professionally assisted me in selecting the colors, the camo job and even worked with a last minute change in both colors and design. Some people in the gun community are short-tempered and think they know everything…well, Joe does know just about everything but doesn’t make the average consumer feel like a dummy – something I look for! Joe responded to emails quickly and always had a helpful answer. It’s a big deal to paint your favorite rifle with a lifetime, custom paint job and Joe made the process super easy. Thanks Joe! Here’s how the thing turned out.
Slideshow of Duracoat Urban Camo Job
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Brad, with Brad Ovard Photography, helped immensely in the photography and preparation of this post. Brad is the most professional photographer that I have ever worked with and highly recommend his work! Thanks Brad!