So you want a Pink Glock
Posted Oct 24th 2012 | By:
With the invention of a modern polymer-framed firearm a few interesting developments came about. Besides the obvious weight savings and production streamlining, polymer can be molded in several colors. More importantly, even when molded, polymer is a canvas for modern high-temperature firearms coatings. This leads to some very interesting combinations.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Breast cancer is the fifth leading cause of death in women in the United States. Pink has, since 1992, been the color of choice of the breast cancer awareness campaign.
One of the simplest ways of getting a pink Glock is to Duracoat your own. Lauer Custom Weaponry in Chippewa Falls, WI has for years produced what they bill as one of the few firearm finishes created specifically for firearms. Other firearm finishes are "spin-off's" from other industries. DuraCoat is a two part chemical coating that is sprayed on by airbrush, conventional spray gun, or HVLP spray gun, depending on the user's preference. DuraCoat colors can be intermixed, blended, and combined to form almost any shade in the color spectrum for those of you that just fine for a raspberry Kel Tec or a bright lemon yellow Remington 870. DuraCoat, like fine wine, gets better with age. LCW states simply that, "DuraCoat wears in, not out."
Duracoat can be applied by anyone with a little experience in spray applications and an airbrush gun but there are a number of certified and trained Duracoat finishers all over the country.
Odds are, you can get a nice job on a Glock you already own from one of these coaters for about $100
STG Firearms in Phoenix Arizona is one of the best known in the game for producing custom X-Werks pistols. They offer models of the Glock 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27 -- usually in Gen 3 or 4 variants, in a multitude of colors. You can either get the entire handgun (slide and frame) X-Werked or just the frame, leaving the gun two-tone. With prices ranging from $499 for standard models on up to $700 for some of the more exotic builds, there is something for everyone. They custom coat Cerakote Finishes in OD, Coyote Tan, Magpul FDE/ OD, Sniper Grey, and many more. Pink is one of their best-sellers.
In the end, whether it's pink, orange, or aquamarine, the covering is up to the owner and today the sky is the limit. Even if you are Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
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