View Full Version : mac's "shootin' iron" restorations

June 11, 2002, 12:34 AM
hi has anyone had a gun done by mac? If so could you tell me how u like it and if possible show a picture of your gun before and after? How long is his finish gonna last if taken care of etc...


June 11, 2002, 09:17 AM
If you do a search on my handle you will find a post about a MAK 90 I had refinished by Mac with a picture or two.

Basically, the gun was trashed due to rust from a corrosive that had melted onto it.

When I got it back the gun looks better than new. It also shoots smoother, ie trigger group is very nice. No mechanical change, just Mac's treatment.

His turn around is quick and the service is excellent.

The only downside is that the finish has a bit of texture to it. For a field rifle I think you can't go wrong. The finish has been tough as nails so far.

Joe Portale
June 13, 2002, 10:25 AM
Mac is one of the best deals going. He turns out a great product, very fast turn around time and if there's a problem, it gets fixed with no BS.

The coating is nice. I actually like the tooth that the coating places on the metal. The texture isn't all that noticable, but it really helps when you are in a hot IPSC or IDPA stage, your hands are sweating and you need to rack the slide.

I have a bunch of guns, both long and hand done by Mac and will advise anyone looking for a moly finish to use him. I am finishing up a commander for my Mrs. that will be given her as a present. I actually decided against Rogard in favor of the Guncoat.

June 14, 2002, 07:09 PM
I've not had a gun done by him. I did speak with him at great length on the telephone one day. Based on his knowledge and demeanor, I would NOT hesitate to do business with him.:)

June 15, 2002, 08:27 AM
I've had 3 guns done by Mac so far: Kahr, HS2000, and my AR-15 (complete). All 3 excellent work and great prices, amazingly fast turn-around, but the thing that will keep me coming back is his outstanding customer service. Lots of people have good products, but I prefer to spend my money with someone interested in their customer, and Mac certainly is.

Here's a picture of my P9. It's a brushed stainless steel slide covered with Mac's Tuff-Gun. It's not a great picture, but you can see what there is for "texture." It doesn't show as well in the pix, but the engraving ("Kahr," etc.) is crystal clear, and you can clearly see the "alignment mark" for stripping the gun to the lower left of "Kahr."


I'll be going back with other weapons. Call me a satisfied customer.


June 16, 2002, 01:18 PM
Thx for the help fellas i sent my postwar Walther P-38 to him and will post before and after pics of it when i get it back.

June 16, 2002, 04:09 PM

What color/s are you going to have it done in???

June 16, 2002, 06:23 PM
Just the like the Ruger MKII on his website black over OD green. Heres a link to the Ruger.. http://www.shootiniron.com/BIG%20MKII.html