From the military to recreational shooters, the demands are typically the same: a lighter, more consistent, accurate, durable, and customizable gun. In order to design for these improved specifications, manufacturers must make trade-offs. Will the firearm be heavier, or more expensive? Are we willing to sacrifice dimensional consistency and potential performance for lower cost components, or corrosion resistance? Is scratch resistance worth the extra cost? Are engraving, knurling, other surface textures, or eye-catching but CNC demanding design modifications completely out of the question due to the added cost? These are questions engineers in this industry ask themselves every day, and this case study will explain why Liquidmetal alloys could provide solid answers.