About Bandit

BANDIT CUSTOM COATING is a Tulsa, Oklahoma based small business. At Bandit, we honor and support our heroes by providing a 20% discount to active duty, reserve, and veteran service members along with law enforcement personnel. We specialize in doing custom Cerakote applications with customer enthusiasm (not just satisfaction) being our highest priority. We can achieve anything you can imagine. We partner with you to transform your builds into unique tactical works of art which reflect your passion and attention to detail. Make your creative dreams become reality at BANDIT.

TannEr HiCkS


Tanner has a background in Art and Design. A graduate of the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology with a degree in Graphic Arts specializing in 2D Illustrations, 3D Design, Photography, and Product Concept. He has been involved in the local art community with acrylic works recognized in Tulsa People Magazine and Designer Showcase benefiting local education. With a passion for creativity, Tanner pursued a design internship at Rise Armament, a firearms manufacturer, based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. While at Rise, Tanner was involved in the Folds of Honor partnership, where he designed and painted 13 custom themed PATRIOT rifles that are being auctioned to raise over $200K in scholarship funding for the children and spouses of fallen and disabled veterans. These rifles have been featured on social media, local news, Tulsa World, and the NRA magazine, SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.

The Folds of Honor experience had a great impact on Tanner, inspiring him to create something unique to continue his firearms passion, and BANDIT CUSTOM COATING was born. Using his digital design background and traditional art skills, Tanner formed BANDIT to provide an interactive design experience for his clients. Each customer receives concept art of their firearm with the design of their choosing, providing the client the ability to see a detailed rendition of their job along with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Sawyer Hicks


Sawyer graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2018. He has a background in analytics and marketing. Sawyer has a passion for growing a business and creating a great product. Customer satisfaction is always on his mind and will go out of his way to ensure a quality service. Growing up together, the Hicks brothers have always wanted to embark in something together. Bandit was born by the collaboration of business and creative goals. It is the mission of both brothers to create a service that will spark passion and pride in everything we create.