Pastor Joe recently posted some rattle can crafting videos and it reminded me to post a link to Mossy Oaks Graphics. They offer vinyl gun skins/wraps at a much better price than Gunskins and the like...and you get a better deal on the rolls vs the precuts. They offer it in a bunch of camo patterns to boot. Their pre-cut: https://www.mossyoakgraphics.com/camo-gun-skins their rolls by the foot: https://www.mossyoakgraphics.com/mossy-oak-matte-camo-roll tape rolls: https://www.mossyoakgraphics.com/accessories-six-inches-by-seven-feet-camo-tape
Some of what they offer can be found on Amazon but don't count on prime 2 day delivery. It all gets shipped from the same place and i think they only send packages out once a week and have one poor soul doing it all. This is my only complaint with them.
I went this route and haven't regretted it. I'm a freak when it comes to getting things the way i like them, and figured it would have a half inch paint coating before i got a pattern I liked. This comes off just as easy as going on. Plus some of these were my dad's and grandpa's swords that I like to use when playing in the woods and didn't want to do anything permanent to them. An initial concern was how it was going to feel in the hand, alter grip textures and such. It turns out to have a very matte surface and molds to grip textures surprisingly well. I usually get the "tape rolls" which are enough to do a scary looking sword, optics, light rig, and a couple mags. There is a tiny learning curve to getting the air bubbles out and you have to make sure you clean all oil and debris (degreaser or rubbing alcohol works) from where you want stick the stuff, but once you get past those hurdles its actually a fun puzzle to work on. You will need a squeegee of some sort- one comes with a tape roll, an exacto type knife with some extra blades, and a heat gun or hair dryer. If you mess up... pull it off, heat it up again and reapply it. It would be a great family fun project too!! They have a youtube channel with tons of how to vids... https://www.youtube.com/user/mossyoakgraphics/videos Gunskins also has some great tutorials on their youtube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/gunskins )and a few other random tubers as well. What's your method?