Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • SoulTown

    Is it just me, or do I see even HIGHER bore axis on this variant?

  • Scott Solar

    This is a terrific weapon I am sure.

    Cerakote is leaps and bounds ahead of the other coatings available.

    This material when applied properly is chemical resistant (inhibits rust), impact resistant (resists dings), scratch resistant and quite flexible. In fact, Cerakote can withstand far more trauma than any normal gun will experience. The coating is so thin that screws and internal parts can all be coated and to top it off the stuff has a built in “lubricity”. That is this material has a lubricating quality to itl.

    I have a S&W Model 10 that I am using dry just to see how it goes. So far, normal operation without a single failure.

    Yeah, I have a bit of a bias as I just got certified as a Cerakote applicator. Thanks for the great blog. I love it!

    Scott Solar
    Chino, CA

    • Scott, thanks for the info.

  • JoseyWales

    Does a surface covered with Cerakote by definition always have a “silver” color, or could it also be a “blued” or “black” finish? I personally don’t care much for two-tone guns, but would be more interested in an all-black version.

  • CinSC

    visit their site, they have silver, white, grey, black, green, blue and tan. (no pink) 😉

  • Scott Solar

    Actually, there is pink. LOL Plus a few shades of black, a few more of grey and even some “blue” that sorta simulate a rust blued gun. I am doing a Savage Model 10 in Desert Digital now. I may put it on gunbroker next week. Even the optics will be camo’d!

  • Jim M

    I’ve had a P226 Cerakote for over a year now – bought it at Academy for $799. It’s Flat Dark Earth with a Nitron slide.
    Here’s a pic:

    This is not a new product, it’s just more widely distributed now, I guess.