Thanx Tom.Tom12B said:gunrnr said:
Parkerizing is different than coatings, coatings will wear, but they won't rust, parkerizing will rust, you have to make sure to grease the whole gun when you get it and make sure to keep it oiled or it will rust on you, not so with Duracoat or Cera kote'd guns. Duracoat is not that expensive if you do it yourself, it's more $$$ if have it done by a professional finisher. It's personal preference, but there is just a ton of different single or multi-colored (camoflauge) things that can be done with coatings, you won't have that with parkerizing. The durability of coated guns is substantial and maintenance for the finish is less. Good luck with your choice, there's alot of them out there!