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All firearms sent to South Ridge Arms MUST have a work order filled out and signed with the packaging material. Orders sent without the proper forms may be returned at the owners expense.

KG Industries Gunkote®

KG GunKote® was originally developed for use on military weapons that would be used in marine Environments. Military teams such as the US Navy SEALs needed a weapon coating that could withstand hours of abuse in a high salinity marine environment yet still resist corrosion and not impede the weapon’s function. KG GunKote® fit the bill perfectly and been used and tested on weapons that had to endure a 500-hour salt spray test yet still met strict machine gun firing requirements set by the military. GunKote® has become so successful in corrosive environments that it has spread into automotive and industrial fields; being used on items such as radiators, barrels, engine blocks, and oil coolers.


KG Gunkote® – What it is

GunKote® is not a paint or Powdercoating; instead it is an specialized hard molecular film that is bonded to the surface of whatever it is applied to. Unlike traditional Parkerization or bluing, GunKote is more chemical and abrasion resistant while requiring less care to prevent rusting. While being extremely durable GunKote also has self lubricating properties that come from PTFE (molybdenum) additives that prevent metal on metal contact even after standard weapons oils have failed or evaporated. Both the 2400 and 1600 Series formulations come with high concentrations of PTFE that allow our product to increase the service life and reliability of your weapon even in the harshest of environments.

Custom 1911 Work



Concealed Carry Package


Snake Skin Treatment



Bobtail Cut Frame


Single Side Thumb Safety


Ambidexterous Thumb Safety


Ed Brown Beaver Tail Grip Safety Installaiton


Dehorn and Bevel


Polish and Tune Extractor


Lower and Flare Ejection Port


Cut and Install Novak Tritium

or XS Sights



Dehorn, Snake Skin, and Bobtail


Aka. Scallop and Dragonskin Treatment. Frontstrap Only


Parts included with or without snake skin









Remove high edges and bevel corners


Gun Kote® Surface Treatment

KG Gunkote coating services are priced on the size and complexity of the firearm and the job. We can apply KG Gunkote coatings to most metal surfaces with a single color, or camouflage pattern. Please call to find out about our surface treatments for polymer products.


CERAKOTE™ FIREARM COATINGS Cerakote out-performs any competitive gun coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications. View and buy firearm coatings and locate a custom applicator for your next project.

South Ridge Arms Firearms Transfer Form


Parkerization service pricing is determined by the size and complexity of the firearm. Discounts are available when parkerization services are chosen as an undercoating to KG Gunkote coating services.

Title 27 – Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms





178.147  Return of Firearm:

“A person not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State or local law may ship a firearm to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer for any lawful purpose, and notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the licensed manufacturer, licensed importer or licensed may return in interstate or foreign commerce to that person the firearm or a replacement of the same kind and type.”


This regulation allows you, the customer, to ship firearms to our shop for modification or repair and allows us to return your completed weapon back to your home without the need for going through another Federally Licensed Dealer, unless of course, you illegally posses the firearm.


We recommend that you ship your firearm through the United States Postal Service with priority service and full insurance for the total value of your firearm. This is the safest and most secure method to ship a firearm in the United States.

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