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How to Customize Your Handgun for Safety & Personalization

Your gun is a tool used on a regular basis. Whether it’s an everyday carry item or a weapon that rests in your gun safe or bedside table to protect your home, you need to customize your handgun. Personalizing your weapon with a gun wrap allows you to create the gun appearance you’ve always dreamed of without contacting a gunsmith to transform or build your dream firearm. Moreover, a gun wrap ensures that you keep your existing handgun and its current parts, rather than having to order custom components for the sake of appearances.

Differentiate Between Your Gun and Others’

Do you and your spouse each have a handgun – similar models, perhaps, but not the same gun (one of you might have a double-barreled gun and the other a single with the same markings otherwise)? Do you head out to the range with your buddies on a regular basis, all of your firearms piled on a table or counter together as you take turns shooting each others’ guns? Personalizing your gun with a gun wrap is a great way to ensure that you’ll always be able to lay hands on your gun fast – especially crucial for those middle-of-the-night disturbances.

Show Off Your Personality

Most guns come in reasonably predictable colors–typically black or grey. For many shooting enthusiasts or carry permit holders, that’s just not the right way to express their style. With a gun wrap, on the other hand, you can transform your handgun to reflect your specific personality; this can include everything from camouflage (in all its incarnations) to an American flag, your favorite character, and more. Not only that, you can use a custom gun wrap to transform your rifle, handgun into something out of your favorite fictional world. Create a blaster, design a weapon to look like one from your favorite video game, or transform your gun however you can imagine.

Identify Your Mags

Magazines–especially those not created by the original manufacturer of the gun–can be hard to identify. By adding a gun wrap to your magazines, on the other hand, you can make each one unique; this makes it easy to locate the magazine that’s the right fit for each gun, allowing you to quickly grab the right one whether you’re on the range or in a dangerous situation. Being able to identify the correct magazine quickly will also reduce misfeeds and other potential problems with your gun: frustrating on the range, dangerous in a real-life situation.

Find the Right Parts

When you want to add customization, it’s important that you have the right parts – those that are built specifically for your model. Adding accessories that are designed for another hadngun or rifle can be hazardous and even deadly. So choose a gun parts supplier that has exactly what you need.

Final Thoughts

Personalizing your gun makes it uniquely yours. Whether you’re doing it for safety reasons, like being able to identify your magazines, or just for fun, you’ll transform your gun into a one-of-a-kind item that is uniquely your own. Check out Mighty Skins’ gun wraps to see how we can help you customize your handgun to your heart’s desire.

 

turquoise camo vinyl gun wraps

Just How Durable are Vinyl Gun Wraps for Customization?

Adding aftermarket camouflage or another slick design to your gun can be a tedious task given the limited options available. Among these options, vinyl gun wraps standout to be one of the most popular. The question people are asking is, “How durable are vinyl wraps for guns?” Here’s your answer.

This is What You Should Look for in a Gun Wrap

Certainly, every gun owner wants his new decor to survive the scorching sun and other harsh conditions. You want your wrap to last through whatever stress you decide to put it through because you expect to make the purchase once. You should be looking for something waterproof (helps prevent against rust) that is going to last for several years. Does vinyl make the grade?

What’s the Difference Between Vinyl and Other Types of Gun Wraps?

A vinyl gun wrap is like a sticker that comes in a shape customized to your pistol or rifle model. Here are the perks:

  • Unlike hydro-dipping and cerakote, vinyl wraps are super inexpensive. So, that’s one bonus.
  • Another perk to choosing vinyl is that it is easily replaceable. If you decide you want to change the look and feel of your gun, you can peel off the wrap and replace it without too much hassle.
  • Additionally is that you can choose nearly any print you want, and aren’t limited to the manufacturer’s designs.
  • Next, vinyl is super easy to place on your gun without any special skills. Hydro-dipping and cerakote require some trial and error or professional placement.

Here’s the downside:

  • One potential downside to vinyl is that it won’t last a decade or a lifetime like hydro-dipping and cerakote can. Instead, you might get up to five years life out of one durable wrap… if you take good care of it.

So, is Vinyl the Best Choice for You?

If you’re interested in a customization that will increase the life of your gun’s finish by protecting it from the elements, doesn’t cost much, is easy to place on your own and just as simple to replace, yes vinyl is a great option for you.

On the other hand, if you’re more interested in a semi-permanent solution, you may want to check out your other options for customizing your handgun or rifle.

If you’re interested in seeing what you can order today, check out our vinyl gun wraps today.