About Us

“We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; — World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.”

Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1873)

Who We Are & What We Do

Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks is a Type 7/02 manufacturer and Class 3 dealer located in Brookville, Ohio. We specialize in custom Cerakote applications for rifles, pistols, suppressors, SBR’s and just about anything in-between. If you can dream it, we can design and build it. Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks takes your innovative concepts and makes them a reality. From mild to wild, together, we can achieve and deliver anything. With over 15 years designing and manufacturing firearms and accessories, each item that passes through our shop is treated like it’s our own and handled with the utmost care and respect. Services we offer are Class 3 transfers, sales and repairs, certified custom Cerakote applications, Cerakote stenciling, firearm transfers, laser engraving, laser stippling and custom pistol and rifle manufacturing. Give us a call and see what it’s like to work with the best in the industry.

Second Amendment Within the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Our Shop

Being a Certified Professional Cerakote Applicator isn’t only about experience, it’s also about the equipment our shop is utilizing for your firearm dream finish. Cerakote Ceramic Thin-Film Coatings can only be applied perfectly, if you’re following strict guidelines and constantly implementing and updating quality control procedures. Our state-of-the-art Cerakote application shop doesn’t cut corners when it comes to your application needs. So, what does that mean for you? It means heavily investing in the correct air compressor equipment to guarantee no moisture or oil ever mixes with your coated firearms. It also means purchasing top of the line ovens to guarantee absolutely no fluctuation while maintaining our tacking and finishing temperatures. Using only Iwata LPH-80 spray guns to guarantee the proper Cerakote coating coverage to ensure your finished project looks incredible and lasts the test of time. Sand blasting cabinets that provide the correct etching pattern so Cerakote will adhere to all substrate surfaces and won’t wipe off after a few months. There’s tons more that goes into our everyday operations but we wanted to give you a little peak behind the curtain so you can see that we are constantly investing in our company, Aegis Cerakote & Gunworks, to make sure that we are only putting out the best possible products for our customers.

"A Republic, If You Can Keep It"

“When Benjamin Franklin was asked after a session of the Constitutional Convention, “What kind of a government have you given us?” he replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Our republic is founded on the principle that it will continue only as long as the people keep democracy alive. From Lexington to Korea, American youth have fought to preserve democracy. With each political campaign, the people who vote keep democracy alive. Each citizen who participates in community affairs is keeping democracy alive. Every act of mercy and helpfulness, every word spoken for freedom, keeps the democratic spirit alive. Democracy is maintained by passing it on from one generation to another in the school, in place of worship, in the home. At every stage, it must be strengthened. Let us therefore resolve to give to our successors a stronger republic than was passed on to us.”

Thomas A. Watson

About The Aegis

The Aegis, as stated in The Iliad was a shield carried primarily by Zeus in Greek mythology, which he sometimes lent to Athena. According to other sources, it was not a shield but rather an animal skin worn over the garments of the gods as extra protection. It bore the head of a Gorgon and made a terrible roaring sound during battle. The Aegis was forged by the Cyclopes in Hephaestus’ forge, and had golden serpent-like scales and a Gorgon’s head rolling its eyes. In some texts, it was mentioned that when Zeus would shake the Aegis, clouds would cover Mount Ida and men would hide in fear.

The Aegis of Athena is referred to in several places in The Iliad. “It produced a sound as from a myriad (10,000) roaring dragons (Iliad, 4.17) and was borne by Athena in battle and among them went bright-eyed Athene, holding the precious Aegis which is ageless and immortal: a hundred tassels of pure gold hang fluttering from it, tight-woven each of them.

The modern concept of doing something “under someone’s aegis” means doing something under the protection of a powerful, knowledgeable, or benevolent source. The word Aegis is identified with protection by a strong force.

In Greek, the word Aegis literally translates to an impenetrable divine shield.

We Were Founded...

On the idea of mixing modern technology and techniques without forgetting where it all started. The great battles that were fought before us or the battles that will come after us. Firearms and firearm manufacturing mean many things to many people. They can be used for hunting or they can be placed in display cases to bring back memories of family members, passed down from one generation to another. All of these are wonderful additional benefits to owning firearms but that was never the intention of our Founding Fathers when the Second Amendment was written and included in the Bill of Rights. 

To us, they stand for all of these things and so much more but the most important thing we think about when we turn the lights on in our shop in the morning is the freedom enshrined by our creators. 27 simple words which will never be taken away no matter how hard they try to muddy the water or change the definition. You’ve heard these words before and will no doubt hear them many times again but never forget what they mean and why they are there.