I don’t know of any other single company which offers to deliver what Suzutomo Gun Tailoring (SGT) promises.
Yes – there are companies out there which offer gun coatings. Yes – there are companies out there which offer engravings. But to offer both, to the highest standard? To offer Cerakote, which is *the* premium ceramic gun coating, applied by a factory trained and certified Cerakote artist? To offer CNC engravings which are exact simulacra of forge markings, or rolled-on trades – even down to their depth and inconsistencies?
This is thorough, expert, skilled work – with an eye for premium quality, attention to detail and authenticity.
Tosh, SGT’s frontman (who is fluent in English), embarked upon a pilgrimage to the US last year to be trained by Cerakote themselves, at their factory – specifically in the art of applying Cerakote to our blasters.
Cerakote is trending big this year. SGT was there at the very beginning and its blog continues to inspire progressive PTW users to get their blasters inked. In just the same way that PTW owners fell in love with Prime over OEM receiver sets, many now reckon the beauty and authenticity offered by Cerakote to be the next level of Gucci nirvana.
Yes, Cerakote is tough (the toughest). But the real draw is going the extra mile, in an attempt to attain the zen state of the perfect build. OK, a build can never be truly perfect, but such is the path to enlightenment through PTW ownership.
Many PTW owners – particularly those of the Mil Done Right doctrine – want to match the authentic colour of their chosen impression. Others want to stand out from the crowd, do something different and challenge the accepted norms of how PTWs should look.
But gun coatings are one thing. There is also the drive for authentic trades…and the drive for receiver sets which are more and more authentic – in terms of the materials and the processes used.
This is where SGT has chosen to push the boundaries even further; pressing forth in their dedication to remain peerless. No longer will SGT be basing their art solely on blank Prime receiver sets. They will shortly be producing a new generation of receiver sets, which promise to be even more beautiful and authentic than Prime. Not an easy task.
This isn’t going to be cheap. But people will always make sacrifices in pursuit of Gucci and in the attainment of the ever elusive build nirvana…especially PTW owners. Airsofters who, as a demographic, seem resolutely resourceful in pushing their own boundaries to pay the Gucci man.
From my own point of view, I’ll be watching developments very closely. While Prime was SGT’s OEM, I was reluctant to part with the money for what some would say amounted to a cosmetic spit and polish – no matter how Gucci. I already have plenty of Prime lowers as it is. And don’t get me started on the cast 416 upper thing – but that’s water under the bridge. SGT have now started afresh in many ways.
Coupled with their plans for super-premium receiver sets, what SGT offers is becoming more and more seductive.
Even SGT’s AOR1 templates are Gucci (above).