Had a revolver parkerized 10 years ago and never looked back. If you don't mind a dull finish, I recommend it. Since then, I had my Marlin .35 caliber lever-action brush gun parkerized. It is a low maintenance finish and I love the fact that it does not shine. The revolver is a concealed carry and it does not draw any attention if my jacket blows open. It's as if it creates its own shadow. In the end, it will come down to personal preference. Do you want functional or pretty. I am not saying duracote is not functional, just saying most people don't consider parkerization pretty.