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Texas Custom Guns Cerakote

About a month ago, I sent one of my Smith & Wesson M&P’s to V&C Industries to be Cerakoted, and I was so impressed with the results that I decided I needed more cowbell Cerakoting. Around the time that my M&P came back from V&C Industries, I discovered Texas Custom Guns.

As I mentioned in my review of V&C Industries, I was very happy with their services and with the way my M&P turned out. The only downside is that they are located in Virginia, and I’m in Texas, adding shipping costs to the project. So I decided to send one of my AR’s over to Texas Custom Guns and give them a try.

About Texas Custom Guns

Texas Custom Guns is owned and operated by Lonnie McEntire, and is located in Alvin, TX just south of Houston. Lonnie was born and raised in the Alvin area, and served five years in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit before starting Texas Custom Guns.

As the name implies, Texas Custom Guns offers a variety of services including Cerakote gun coating, repairs and gunsmithing services, FFL transfers, and coming soon, a line of custom AR-15 rifles.

AR-15 Cerakote

When I dropped my AR-15 off with Lonnie, I told him I wanted it coated in an Armor Black and MagPul Flat Dark Earth combo, and I absolutely love the way it came it out. Here’s a breakdown of what he coated.


Armor Black MagPul FDE
Charging handle CTR adjustment/lock handle
Charging latch Buffer tube
Barrel Upper/lower receiver
Gas block/tube
Troy Alpha Rail
Flash hider


What really impressed me was Lonnie’s attention to detail. For example, I wasn’t expecting him to coat the gas tube, but he did anyways, and I certainly wasn’t expecting him to take the adjustment and lock handles off the CTR and coat them a different color from the rest of the buttstock. The result…well click the image below and decide for yourself.

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Wrapping Up

Cerakote is pretty cool stuff. This is the second gun I’ve had Cerakoted, and I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last, especially now that I’ve found Texas Custom Guns. Lonnie did an outstanding job on my AR-15, and I’m looking forward to sending him more guns for Cerakoting, as well as testing out his new line of AR-15 rifles coming soon.

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3 Responses to Texas Custom Guns Cerakote

  1. David August 15, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Oh man that looks awesome! Looks like MrColionNoir likes it too! When can I shoot it LOL

  2. ocsabot August 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    If you dont mind me asking, what are the costs for getting it done? And it looks sweet!

    • Brandon August 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

      You can see all of the pricing on their website. I bought parts along with getting the rifle Cerakoted, but looking at their price list, this color scheme will cost you $200 (2 colors).