NFA Items Available at DGX!

Dixie Gun Worx is your outlet for NFA items.  Want an SBR (Short Barrel Rifle)? Want a suppressor? We have the ability and the resources to get these items for you. If you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for, contact us so we can help point you in the right direction. Give us a call today at 435-275-1296 or email us at to get your class III item.


IMG_05997ec7c9        An SBR, or a Short Barrel Rifle, is classified as any AR style rifle with a barrel shorter than the legal limit of 16 inches, including your muzzle device. To legally own an SBR you must have it registered. We do all the paperwork with you in store and send it in. Because of the amount of time it takes for the ATF to let you take home your SBR, get in as soon as you can to get this process started!




IMG_0594Our  SBR’s  are all custom jobs,  just like any of our other AR builds. We have a very wide variety of options for you. We have various barrels to choose from, as well as uppers, lower receivers, stocks, triggers, and you can even get so specific to choose exactly which caliber you want for your SBR. There is no limit on the options you have to customize your new SBR, courtesy of DGX specialists.




An easy way to have that SBR feel without technically having an SBR. The above picture is of a pistol, not an SBR. As long as you don’t have the ability to mount a stock on the receiver extension tube, you do not have to register the firearm and can take it home immediately.


Why get a suppressor? Because you can! A suppressor is a great tool to have for tactical and practical shooing. Right now the wait time to take your suppressor home is at 90 days if you file with a Trust or 9 months without!IMG_062095c486 That’s a lot better then the 14 month wait we were looking at a few months ago. Suppressor manufacturers are stocked full of suppressor for you to choose from, so availability is not an issue at all. If you are not exactly sure what suppressor you want, just let us know so we can try to find the right suppressor for you. IMG_0608

There are many different things to consider when choosing a suppressor. The price range you are looking at is a major factor in the quality you will get. There are many suppressors out there that are cheaper in price but will not last you nearly as long as others. If you want a suppressor that will last forever you have to take a few things into consideration. The most important factor is can you take the suppressor apart to clean it? If you can’t take it apart to clean it then it is not very likely that the suppressor will last very long.


We can get a suppressor for just about any caliber you want. From a .22le to a .338 Lapua we can get it for you.

New Store Layout, Website, and Insurance Claims!


DGX update!

            We have been making a lot of changes in the layout and physical appearance of our store. If you have been in to see us in the last month or so, you know what we are talking about. We still have our retail and gunsmithing going on in house, but we have completely segregated these two areas. When you walk into Dixie GunWorx now you no longer see any of the actual gunsmithing work going on. We will continue to make beneficial changes to give our customers the best experience possible. IMG_0551

            Our website is undergoing a complete change. We are getting ready to put up a brand new website with many more options and products readily available. It is definitely going to make online shopping at DGX a lot more simple and easy to do. IMG_0557

            DGX has now gotten into a whole new area of the business—insurance claims! Have you, or someone you know, had a fire and all of your guns got caught in it? If you have had to deal with this issue don’t worry, we can help. DGX is now working with insurance companies on claims dealing with firearms caught in fires. IMG_0554We are taking these guns from fire survivors and bringing them back to restored condition. Most insurance companies don’t really know what to do with these claims so we need your help to spread the word that DGX is the place to refer them to.

Dixie Gunworx on Bolt Carrier Groups (BCG’s)

CMMG__92618.1377051030.1280.1280Various options exist with regard to the bolt carrier group in your M4/AR15. Longevity, lubricity and maintenance/cleaning are all important issue to consider.

A very common finish on a BCG is a phosphate finish. This is a very durable, long-lasting finish that holds lubricant fairly well. It’s also very economical compared to some other options. However, cleaning the carbon from a phosphate BCG will mean some serious time dedication, possibly causing you to miss Timmy’s t-ball game.

WMD BCG1Most people step up to nickel boron coating on the BCG. While this demands a cost premium, the cleaning of a nickel boron coated BCG is quick and easy. It also requires less lubricant as the NiB coating has superior lubricity compared to a phosphate finish. For those running DI gas systems (as opposed to the more costly and heavy gas piston system), this BCG option eliminates the need to regulate your gas. Last, the NiB coating hardens the steel, extending the life and usage of the BCG.

Core-15-Micro-Slick-Hardcore-Combo-4Finally, a stage between phosphate and NiB exists. Taking any normal BCG, a coating called micro slick, put out by Cerakote, can be applied, giving a BCG most of the advantages of a complete NiB coating but at a much cheaper cost.

Dixie GunworX sells all types of BCGs, including micro slick. Don’t be a pansy, call us today and gets your ordered.

Dixie Gunworx Custom AR-15/ M4

Dixie GunworX (DGX) specializes in custom builds for AR platform tactical/sporting rifles as well as hunting and long-range competition rifles. Today, and for the next several posts, we’ll focus on the advantages of a custom built AR15.
When you head into your local sporting goods store and make your way to the hunting section, you find an array of different AR15s generally available. From Colt, to DPMS, to POF, to Windham, to Bushmaster and many more. While they all range in price and quality, they all do one basic thing: fire a .223 (or 5.56 NATO) round. The question really comes down to the individual components and their quality, something that determines accuracy, performance, and lifespan of the firearm.

1236103491_lthmFor example, do all companies use the best components in their rifles? No, of course not. Many times, there are decent components used but then corners are cut in other areas to save money. Most “high end” rifles are simply ones that have proprietary parts, making them more expensive but not necessarily better. LMT, LWRC, LaRue, POF and KAC come to mind. Other manufacturers, while using decent parts, have shoddy construction and the rifles are “loose”, not fitting together as tight as they should. Rock River, Colt and DMPS come to mind. Then there are those that use less than desirable quality parts and have shoddy construction, but it would be probably cruel to mention Bushmaster or Delton here, so we’ll defer.

Many times, a customer will purchase a firearm and then “upgrade” it by purchasing more parts. Better grip, better stock, better trigger, better muzzle break, etc., leading to hundreds of extra dollars in cost. What do you do with those parts that came on the AR15 after you replace them? You’ve already purchased them and quickly replaced them, making them a sunken IMG_0203cost. Most people throw them in a box somewhere, feeling good about having spare parts…but will never actually use them. The point is, you spend X amount buying a stock gun, then spend more by upgrading and customizing it. Why not just start with the gun you want and avoid the premium cost of upgrading a stock firearm?

At DGX, you get the best value for your hard earned dollar when you build a customized AR15. You’re not buying parts that will only end up being replaced through upgrading and you’re getting components that are made by arguably the best manufacturers in the industry for that specific part. There are great manufacturers that produce complete AR15s, even ones 20130606_142713we’re impressed with (KAC and LMT, for example); but not one company out there can makes an all around better AR15 than a custom DGX rifle, due to our dedication to finding and using the best specific parts from the best manufacturers for that part.

The end result is an AR15 without compromise. You have exactly what you want with components made from the best of the best. But be warned: our custom AR15 owners encounter something they weren’t used to before owning a DGX AR15. It’s called “jealousitis” and occurs every time they take the firearm out of their safe when others, who own less fortunate AR15s, are nearby. No, your AR15 will not have a “brand” name on it; but, when you’re at the range or your next 3 Gun competition, you’ll see a lot of drooling from the other contestants as your DGX firearm cycles smoother, takes more punishment, has less recoil, needs less lubricant, weighs less, and, most importantly, shoots more accurate.


Dixie Gunworx Cerakoting

Continuing our topic last week regarding customization of firearms (see the Hydro Graphcis blob past), this we’ll discuss Cerakoting.


IMG_1346First, what is Cerakote? Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the forefront of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications.


Unlike other coating/painting processes, Cerakoting has a real world application beyond just a “new look”.

Cerakoted Purple/ Titanium mix  Durability: with properly applied Cerakote finishes, tests have shown the impact resistance of metal before deformation occurs to 160 lbs/inch

Corrosion: testing of salt spray corrosion showed Cerakoted metal to not show any sign of corrosion, even after 3500 hours of straight exposure in an enclosed salt spray chamber. The benefits for your firearm or other item are obvious.

Hardness: All Cerakotings harden metal. Certain Cerakote coatings have achieved a rating of 9h, the highest possible hardness rating that can be achieved. It’s important to have your firearm be able to take torture when it counts.  Through a series of flexibility tests, Cerakoted steel panels showed showed no cracking, elongation, or detachment from the coating.

Abrasion/wear: Taking an abrasive wheel that rotates at a constant speed, several types of coating were tested to see how many rotations/cycles it would take the wheel to break through each coating.

Cerakoted GlocksThe results are compelling:

Iron Bond 250 Cycles

Blueing 500 Cycles

Duracoat 641 Cycles

Parkerizing 690 Cycles

KG GunKote 744 Cycles

Black Oxide 3,333 Cycles

Cerakote 6,000 Cycles


Heat Resistance: An exhaust system simulator was used to test how Cerakote High Temp Brown would perform on a fully automatic suppressor. During the simulation, the inside temperature of the Cerakoted panels were kept at temperatures between 950-1050 ºF. The surface of the coating was between 220-250 ºF.  There was no coating degradation or color change whatsoever.

All these reasons to use Cerakote over other popular coating for your firearms notwithstanding, it just makes your firearm look awesome!

Contact us at 855.DGX.AR15 or for your next Cerakote project!