Armageddon Gear Gunsmith Apron

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Normally on a product such as this, I would lament chitzy products, but this one just happens to hit a nail on the head for me satisfying a need. The Gunsmith Apron by Armageddon Gear is a great piece of kit for the burgeoning home smith or professional, combining practicality and adding some useful functionality to an old concept, the apron.

When I spent the week with Larry Vickers at the 1911 build class, every night I came home positively covered in grease, lapping compound, metal shavings, and other byproducts of smithing. In some cases, the small shavings would get under the shirt, making it entirely uncomfortable. The Gunsmithing Apron would have been a perfect solution.

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Using 1000D Cordura, the Gunsmith Apron is ideal for smiths, machinists (and nice overkill for home cookouts). The Armageddon Gear product features velcro spots for motivational patches, a center-chest pocket for common tools, center-line mounted MOLLE for pouches, and four side pockets to hold gear or parts during work. The apron stays donned through two elastic shoulder straps that are fully adjustable to keep the apron in the right place during any anticipated work.

Available colors include Ranger Green, Coyote Brown, Black, and Multicam. All are priced at $59.95 and made in the USA. 



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Bear The Grizzly

    I don’t know how much gunsmithing I’d get done with this, but I bet I could make a mess of chocolate cakes with it.

    • Anonymoose

      And the multicam should hide stains. 😀

  • m-cameron

    MOLLE attachments……just what i want…..crap hanging off me when im working around lathes and mills…….certainly no safety hazard there

    • Edeco

      Also synthetic fibers; no thanks.

    • Bill

      Well, personally I need a tourniquet pouch attached – anytime I get around power tools there’s guaranteed blood spatter. When I’m using a chainsaw I pre-dial 911 so I just have to press “call.” I figure I have 8 seconds to hit it with my nose, or stump, or whatever appendage is left before I bleed out and loose consciousness.

      • jcbauerca

        ha ha so funny, that’s why I leave it to the professionals and stick to hand tools,

      • Gundoc

        That is so fricken funny I was laying in bed reading this blog and I read your comment and I couldn’t stop laughing my wife thought I was crazy.She smacked me and called me an idiot, it was great lol…..

  • Bill

    Speaking of gunsmithing, and aprons, there’s something about the way that woman is staring at a cotton swab in the RamRodz ad, that coupled with their name and the phrase “keep your wife happy” that isn’t very subtle. Each package should come with a digital chip that plays a 70’s porn soundtrack.

  • TVOrZ6dw

    The deep side pockets look useful.

  • Paul White

    It’s a manly apron. I want.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    With those deep pockets I could hide my cigarettes on one side and my altoids on the other for when my GF comes out to the shop.

  • Joe

    How do the non-black versions do with grease and soiling? Multicam would hide it best, but that would be a little much for my work environment.

    • m-cameron

      you are in a workshop….and you are worried about your work clothes( things that are designed to get dirty)..showing dirt and grease?

      • Joe

        I’m thinking gross saturation over time vs spots here and there.
        Basically how long do I have before it looks like a boot polished with a Hershey’s bar?
        I don’t mind looking like I work for a living, but I don’t want to look ate-up either.

  • jcbauerca

    I think the weber bbq apron is pretty good at half the price and comes with a bottle opener for the moments when you have to have a coke. ha ha

  • USMC03Vet

    99% of usage of these will be in front of the grill.

    #ContactBBQSauce

  • wetcorps

    – take any object/tool/piece of clothing
    – paint it black or multicam
    – sell it to gun people
    – ???

    – profit

  • Jim_Macklin

    Nomex fireproof for those who weld? Nope.

  • Kevin Gibson

    Makes me wonder if the “inventor” has spent even a day working in a real shop. He makes ALL of the same mistakes that most makers of shop aprons make. Hangs too low on the chest, and under the arms. So it should go as high up as possible, and as wide as possible. It should go up under the arms as high as possible. The apron first and foremost is to keep crap off your clothes, it is NOT a lab coat. Next MOLLE loops? Goofy marketing idea at best, asking for trouble at worst. If someone hangs something off those MOLLE loops, and then works next to a lathe, you could be setting up a situation where the apron could get someone killed. The pockets are semi-well thought out. I’d like to see them more to the side, and a little lower; but I could live with them where they are. There should be a pocket high up to hold a dial caliper, awl/scribe, pen/pencil; just the basics.

    News flash…Gunsmiths are NOT TACTICAL. There is no need for cammo and MOLLE…actually it’s really an insult.