I have done several firearms with Duracoat (air brush appllied) and all have held up very well even the hard use guns I have finished like this CZ 82 in matte black that has around 2000 rounds through the gun and has been carried a lot since I applied the finish. Still looks as good as the day it was applied 2 years ago. Its all in the prep of the gun before you apply the finish. I think most who have had bad experience with Duracoat or any other finish just did not prep the gun or apply the finish correctly.....in other words opperator error! I carry and shoot all my guns and the Duracoat finishes are all holding up well. I have used most every product on the market and finished somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 guns and each one still looks great. The friends whos guns I finished are all still happy and thats hard to acheive sometimes.
project for a friend....SIG P6