NRA 2016: Awesome American Flag Guns by Nevada Cerakote

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Sometimes you see a Cerakote finish so impressive or flat-out awesome you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to share it. Such was the case at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting, which was held in Louisville, Kentucky (next year it’s slotted to take place in Atlanta, Georgia). The guns in question were on display at the VFOB – Veteran’s Family of Brands – group of booths, an organization spearheaded by Axelson Tactical and Snake River Shooting Products.

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The pictured guns were finished by Russ Bacon of Nevada Cerakote, a guy who has done some phenomenal work in the past, so it’s really no surprise he’s done it again. The rifle is an Axelson Tactical model chambered in .308 Win while the pistol is a Springfield XDS in 9mm. Having personally fired quite a few Axelson firearms over a decent stretch of time I am comfortable vouching for their quality and reliability. As for Russ Bacon’s Cerakote skills? I’ve been a fan of those thanks in part to the simple fact that he makes sure to finish every nook and cranny. If he puts a finish on your gun, you know it’s going to be painted with serious attention to detail.

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Hopefully you guys enjoy a bit of firearms eye candy. Both of these guns look fantastic, and it’s worth noting Russ is also the guy behind a hog-hunting rifle from a month or so back that’s being raffled off. As a diehard hog hunter I thought the Russian boar profiles making up the background were a nice touch. Enjoy, and if you happen to live around Minden, Nevada – or you’re willing to ship your gun off for a quality finish – visit Russ Bacon’s website at http://www.nevadacerakote.com or his Facebook page, here.

Dana Loesch, center, holding the Axelson Tactical "We The People" rifle finished by Nevada Cerakote. Russ Bacon pictured on photo right.

Dana Loesch, center, holding the Axelson Tactical “We The People” rifle finished by Nevada Cerakote. Russ Bacon pictured on photo right.

 

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Nevada Cerakote's custom-finish hog gun, which was an Axelson Tactical AR

Nevada Cerakote’s custom-finish hog gun, which was an Axelson Tactical AR

Nevada Cerakote's custom hog gun, which was an Axelson Tactical AR

Nevada Cerakote’s custom hog gun, which was an Axelson Tactical AR



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Phil Hsueh

    I wonder how long he takes to do a job because I’ve actually been contemplating a road trip out to Minden for a while now, my wife and I are thinking of moving out there when our kids are grown. It would be cool to kill 2 birds with one stone, get my gun cerakoted while checking out my possible retirement city.

    • Katie A

      I’d be happy to facilitate an introduction. He really does good work, and pays attention to what you want.

      • Drunk Possum

        Are you the author? Crazy if you are, never thought someone this close to home would write for a publication I ACTUALLY enjoy lol

        • Katie A

          I am the author. I write for TFB and quite a few other publications, online and print. Glad you enjoy it!

      • Phil Hsueh

        Thanks for the offer, I’ll have to take you up on it . . . some day, a cerakote job is not in the budget right now.

  • OJS

    That’s beautiful work

  • gunsandrockets

    ‘muhrica!

    Perfect match with Dana Loesch.

    • Katie A

      She did a book signing at their booth one day, serious crowd gathered. I haven’t read the book yet (probably shouldn’t admit that publicly…).

  • Drunk Possum

    I do live nearby. Admittedly, these rifles are beautiful, but the rest of his prices are insane. 40 bucks to cerakote my pistol barrel in one color? No thanks, a guy a few miles the opposite direction of me will do it for 10 bucks.