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ROBAR NP3 coatings?

knitepoetknitepoet Senior MemberPosts: 21,387 Senior Member
Anyone have any experience with ROBAR NP3 plating on firearms?

My Rem 1911's finish is showing some wear from all of the rough field use it gets and I'm considering sending it to them for a full treatment.

The rust resistance, supposed durability and lubricity are what is drawing me towards them.

If not ROBAR, what finish, from where would you recommend?
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    It's one of the toughest finishes. Nitride is tougher but going back to do any machine work or anything after nitride is a pain.
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,387 Senior Member
    Hoggin wrote: »
    It's one of the toughest finishes. Nitride is tougher but going back to do any machine work or anything after nitride is a pain.
    Thanks :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 846 Senior Member
    Melonite is another option.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,808 Senior Member
    I've heard nothing but good things. If I had a gun that was showing some wear and got a lot of hard field use in the elements (particularly maritime or tropical climates) I would probably get said gun treated by Robar or similar.

    As often as you carry that 1911, I'd call it money well spent.


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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,387 Senior Member
    Thanks guys :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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