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Cerakote & GunCandy Pricing

R1 Tactical, LLC is a NIC Certified Cerakote Applicator.  Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood.  The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.  Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market.  Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications. 

We are currently offering GunCandy, weapons-grade coloring with all Cerakote applications.  GunCandy colors are designed to work with all firearms coatings and when applied have zero impact on the integrity of the parent coating.  A Cerakote basecoat must be first applied prior to GunCandy application.

Firearm Type



Pistol Frame and Slide - up to 2 colors $135.00
  Frame - 1 color $75.00
  Slide - 1 color $75.00
  Complete (Frame, Slide, Barrel, Small Parts) - 1 color $200.00
  Barrel - 1 color $70.00
  Magazines - 1 color $20.00
  Magazine Base Pads - 1 color $10.00
  Small Parts (trigger, slide lock, mag catch, pins, etc) - 1 color $35.00
  Camo / Kryptec Pattern - 3 colors add $125.00
  Distressed / Battleworn (Frame / Slide) - 2 colors add $45.00
  GunCandy - 1 color add $65.00
  Stencil Design add $75.00
  Disassembly/Assembly $50.00
AR / AK Platforms Complete (lower, upper, handguard, barrel, furniture) - 1 color $360.00
  Upper or Lower Receiver - 1 color $75.00
  Upper and Lower Receiver - 1 color $140.00
  Handguard - 1 color $80.00
  Upper, Lower, Handguard - 1 color $230.00
  Buffer Tube - 1 color $45.00
  Buttstock - 1 color $75.00
  Pistol Grip or Foregrip - 1 color $40.00
  Foregrip - 1 color $30.00
  Bolt Carrier Group - Micro Slick or Elite Series Cerakote - 1 color $70.00
  Bolt Carrier Group - H-Series Cerakote - 1 color $60.00
  Magazines - 1 color $35.00
  Barrel - 1 color $40.00
  Muzzle Device - 1 color $40.00
  Small Parts Lower Set 1 (Front/Rear Takedown Pins, Selector, Bolt Catch, Mag Release, Mag Button) - 1 color $65.00
  Small Parts Lower Set 2 (Castle Nut, End Plate) - 1 Color $35.00
  Small pats Upper Set (Ejection Port Door, Forward Assist - 1 Color) $40.00
  Small Part (Any single small part from Small Part Sets - 1 Color) $20.00
  Each Extra Color $30.00
  Camo / Kryptec Pattern - 3 colors add $170.00
  Distressed / Battleworn (Upper / Handguard / Lower) - 2 colors add $110.00
  GunCandy - 1 color add $80.00
  Stencil Design add $110.00
  Disassembly/Assemby (Complete Rifle, price can vary up or down depending on project, price is an ESTIMATE) $95.00
Rifles & Shotguns Complete - 1 color $250.00
  Stock - 1 color $75.00
  Barrel - 1 color $65.00
  Barrel & Receiver - 1 color $125.00
  Magazine - 1 color $25.00
  Each Extra Color $30.00
  Camo / Kryptec Pattern - 3 colors add $125.00
  Distressed / Battleworn - 2 colors add $65.00
  GunCandy - 1 color add $75.00
  Disassembly / Assembly $100.00

Cerakoting & GunCandy turnaround is currently three weeks upon receipt of the firearm.  Above pricing is for in-store drop-offs and does not include shipping to and from Redcon1 Tactical.

For individual Cerakote & GunCandy quotes or to schedule a drop off of your firearm, please call sales at (910) 777-5376 or email at sales@redcon1tactical.com

Two ways to order your Cerakote / GunCandy project from Redcon1 Tactical: 

Customer Purchases Items Directly from the Website

  1. Customer purchases items off of the website and then adds Cerakoting with options from the dropdown, or calls sales at (910) 777-5376 for all phone orders.
  2. A Redcon1 Tactical sales rep will follow up with you to go over the process and clarify any questions about the details of the project.

Customer Ships Items to be Cerakoted

  1. Customer adds Cerkoting with options from the website dropdown or calls sales at (910) 777-5376 for all phone orders.
  2. Schedule your firearm/parts to be mailed or dropped off to Redcon1 Tactical by calling sales at (910) 777-5376 or sales@redcon1tactical.com.  At that time, you can provide any additional details of colors, patterns, and specific options of your Cerakote project. 
  3. Upon receipt of the firearm/parts, the Cerakoter will inspect all items and possibly notify the customer of any special requirements (or clarify details of the project), which may incur additional costs prior to Cerakoting services. 
  4. NOTE: Firearms must be completely stripped (all pins and parts disassembled) to not incur additional disassembly/assembly fee.  Partial fee can be accommodated if you have difficulty with the disassembly/assembly of certain parts. 

Let us know if you have any questions because we are here to work with you.  We are always looking forward to the next challenge!

Thank you