Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most requested types of finish jobs are;
1. AR-15 furniture and/or barrels in a single color.
2. Semi-Automatic handguns...anything from a single color just on the slide, to a combination of 2 solid colors or pattern on both the slide and frame.
Your options are limitless!
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When seeking out a company for firearm finishes, make sure you ask what type of prep work goes into the finish...i.e. blasting, the cleaning process, etc.. This will have a huge impact on how the finish comes out.
Our philosophy is that if we provide a high quality product, delivered on time, at a competitive price, we will exceed our customers’ expectations.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The unique formulation used for Cerakote Firearm Coatings enhances a number of physical performance properties. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the firearm coatings market. To prove Cerakote is the leading firearm coating, NIC hired an independent military testing facility to perform a blind side by side comparison between Cerakote, KG Gun-Kote and DuraCoat Firearm Finishes. In every test Cerakote out performed both competitors products.
Cerakote firearm coatings provide excellent corrosion protection, outstanding abrasion resistance,extreme hardness, and unmatched durability. With self-lubricating properties incorporated throughout the coatings matrix, firearms can function with little or no fluid lubricants that typically attract abrasive dust.
With a unique ceramic backbone, Cerakote firearm coatings improve performance and reliability over conventional finishes. This state-of-the-art coating technology outperforms any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real-world applications.
Cerakote has a large selection of colors available. Custom pattern creations can be created by layering multiple colors.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. What's better Duracoat or Cerakote?
-Duracoat is an air cure finish, and sprays on a little thicker.
-Cerakote is a heat cure finish and sprays on thinner.
Either finish is great, you can get a great finish with either. It basically comes down to personal preference.
We also let people know up front that whether it's Duracoat or Cerakote, any finish will wear, just like any factory finished weapon.
Most Manufacturers Choose Cerakote!
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Tactical Instincts is a veteran-owned company, specializing in firearm finishing. It is owned and operated by Brian and Cindy, both of which are very passionate about firearms and the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
When Brian retired from the US military after 24 years on active duty, he and Cindy wanted to expand their passion of firearms and started Tactical Instincts.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. We had a customer bring us a gun recently, whom was upset because of a Duracoat finish she just had done by another company. They attempted twice to give this poor girl what she asked for, and no luck! She brought it to Tactical Instincts for a complete breakdown and reapplication of the coating. When she picked it up, she was extremely pleased with her new gun and color! That made us at Tactical Instincts feel great that we could not only fix this coating/color for her, but that we also have another happy customer!
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. It is difficult to quote a one size fits all price: we provide pricing based on type of firearm, number of colors, number of parts to be coated, camo patterns, and condition of firearms etc..