Are you ready for a Bad Ass! Finish on your guns and gear? DuraCoat® and Student of the Gun are partnering to bring you the Bad Ass! Finish Challenge. It has been a long, cold winter, now is the time to get out into your workshop or garage and treat your gun, or any gear, to a Bad Ass! new finish.

DuraCoat Bad Ass! Challenge

DuraCoat Bad Ass! Challenge

Here is what you need to do.

DuraCoat® Bad Ass! Challenge Rules

Step 1

Go to and choose at least one of their new Bad Ass! Colors (there are 10 currently) choose a gun, knife, ammo can, etc. and complete your Bad Ass! Duracoat project.

Remember, DuraCoat® has Gun Tattoos and Stencil Kits to make your project truly unique!

Step 2

Take pictures of your project and share them on social media. Be sure to use the hashtags below so we can easily find your pictures and share them.

#badassfinish  #duracoat   #studentofthegun

Be sure to tell us which Bad Ass! color(s) you used in your project and tag @studentofthegun and @lcwduracoat.

The DuraCoat® Bad Ass! Finish Challenge will be open until June 15, 2020. After that date, we will choose the 3 most Bad Ass! Finish projects and award them 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes.

In addition to prizes from DuraCoat®, each winner will receive a bottle of the new EDC CLP Hightech firearm lubricant and an Occam Defense DIY Lube Kit.

What is the Bad Ass! Finish all about?

The Best and Baddest DuraCoat® Yet! All the features of Original DuraCoat® but on steroids!

  • Built-in Self-Lubricating for reduced friction and added lubricity. Perfect for use on moving parts, internals, and holstered firearms.
  • Self-Etching for increased adhesion. Actually eats into the metal so it’s not coming off!
  • Extra Anti-Corrosion inhibitors for even more rust resistance.
  • Unmatched versatility, durability, and user-friendly characteristics.
  • Applicable to all types of metals, plastics, and wood including optics and moving parts.
  • No preheating or baking and has excellent abrasion and mar resistance as well as resistance to solvents and cleaners.
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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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