Common Holster Questions
If the mold for your firearm is available in the list, then it typically takes 2-3 days to produce your holster.
If we need to order a molding for your pistol model, which is not on the list, then production will take up to 2 weeks.
All of our holsters are made of .080″ Kydex or Holstex. We also offer Heavy Duty .093 in a limited amount of colors, recommended for holsters that will see heavy use.
Our list contains options for the molds we have in stock.
If it is not in the list, please contact us for availability.
Our molds are slightly oversized allowing less wear to happen over time. However, wear will happen. It is inevitable. If that is something that concerns you with your current firearm, it is recommended to use a leather holster, or a different firearm.
Our holsters are made to order, customized to your specifications - we do not accept returns.
However, if you receive something that is defective in the craftsmanship, we will make it right.
Common Cerakote Questions
Cerakote is a ceramic based finish 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.
You can visit the Cerakote Official Website for more information.
In short, Cerakote is between 0.0005” - 0.001” in thickness when applied properly. This allows Cerakote to be used on items such as bolts and nuts without any affect on their ability to function.
Cerakote is available in over 200 different colors and shades. Whether you're looking for a high visibility orange or a camo green, Cerakote offers both, including just about everything in between.
To view the Cerakote colors that we offer, please visit our Color Menu.
Cerakote can be applied to most substrates, including but not limited to: aluminum, steel, titanium, brass, copper, chrome plating, glass, polymers, plastics, wood and even some fabrics. Depending on the series used, "baking" may or may not be required. Baking is the act of putting the item with the Cerakote applied, into an oven at a set temperature for the desired amount of time. Cerakote comes in a few different variations, one of which that allows Cerakote to air cure. This option is great for products that can't handle the potential high heat that traditional Cerakote needs to be fully cured at.
Your firearm can be sent to us directly through the mail, from your address. Youdonothave to ship through an FFL.The Firearm should be sent to Barefoot Custom Coatings at 26 Lithgow St, Winslow, ME 04901 using your preferred mail carrier. Please package your firearm well, as we are not responsible for the condition of your firearm while it's in transport. We recommend that you insure your firearm for it's full cost, just in case it's lost or damaged in transport. Please be sure you print and sign ourCustomer Agreement policy before sending your item. We will send your firearm back directly to the address it was sent from via UPS only, no exception can or will be made on this rule. For more information on shipping policy, please see ourshipping & retuns page.
No, your firearm does not have to be disassembled before you send it to us. However, we do charge a fee for disassembly/reassembly. The fee is $80/hr, with a half hour minimum. Barefoot Custom Coatings is not a gunsmith nor pro-gun shop. We are happy to disassemble and reassemble your firearm for the coating process, however we cannot be held liable for the end functionality of your firearm. Some items such as front sights will need to be replaced because they are often times not reusable once removed. We have many years experience and always take all the proper precautions when disassembling your firearm, but occasionally some things are just out of our control.
If you prefer, you can disassemble your firearm and send just the parts that you would like Cerakoted. Please remember, complete disassembly is required for the Cerakote process.
It is entirely your responsibility to break down, apply lubrication and check tolerances to ensure your firearm is in proper functioning order before use.
Common Laser ENgraving Questions
Laser Engraving is a service that Barefoot Custom Coatings offers. We use a Fiber laser to either deep engrave or mark the surface of a material. Depending on the material, deep engraving is often a permanent way to design, serialize or identity your project. We offer two types of engravings, one type is deep engraving, mentioned above, and the other is laser marking. Laser marking changes the chemical composition of the material to produce a thin mark that changes the color of the surface material. Laser marking is often not permanent, and may wear off after some use. Laser marking can be removed by lightly sanding the marked area either with sandpaper or sandblasting. Many materials such as steel, titanium, aluminum, polymer and plastics can be laser engraved.
Miscellaneous Common Questions
Typically, no. Our projects tend to be first come, first serve. However exceptions do exist.
We recommend reaching out to us to see if your project is an exception.
Typically, no, we do not restore firearms or other damaged items. Though we do sandblast and prepare the project for proper Cerakote adhesion and finish, we do not replace, polish or restore projects.