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.
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.
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.