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Old 09-02-2010, 06:15 PM
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Robar NP3




I'd like to hear from anybody who has used Robar's NP3 on any of their guns. I hear good things...

I know Hans Vang offers it on his guns, with an additional two month wait of course...
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:35 PM
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Had it on a previous 1911. Loved it. Nice looking and practically eliminates the need for lubrication where it's been applied. Cleaning becomes effortless; you literally wipe it off with a shop rag. Can't attest to how durable it is compared to anything else but I never had a problem with it and Robar says they'll stand behind it. It's a fantastic finish in my experience.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:36 PM
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Works well & looks good, but I found it too slick for a carry gun.
But then it is hot & sweaty down here.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:23 PM
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Had it on a previous 1911. Loved it. Nice looking and practically eliminates the need for lubrication where it's been applied. Cleaning becomes effortless; you literally wipe it off with a shop rag. Can't attest to how durable it is compared to anything else but I never had a problem with it and Robar says they'll stand behind it. It's a fantastic finish in my experience.
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It makes cleaning effortless plus I like the looks. I have not yet had a Wilson coated but here is my Kimber done by Robar in a 2 tone fashion. Frame and all internals are NP3. Slide and trigger are Roguard satin black. I also have a treated USP Compact and Glock 19.


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Old 09-02-2010, 07:28 PM
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I like it. i have Roguard & NP3 on my TGO-1

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:13 PM
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What's the difference between ND3 and Armor-Tuff?
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:16 PM
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Bolt of my UT-15 is NP3'd. Makes cleaning a cinch and helps with the lubrication as stated before. I'm sold.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:46 AM
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What's the difference between ND3 and Armor-Tuff?
NP3 contains Teflon and is nickel based. Armor Tuff contains molybdenum disulfide, and is synthetic I believe.

NP3 comes in matte gray, Armor Tuff comes in black, gray or OD.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:54 AM
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I had a Sig 226 that was factory NP3'd. Was a great looking finish, and is very functional. As others have said, easy clean up and looks good as new when wiped down with a silicone cloth.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:17 PM
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My current back up is a SIG P228 and has been NP3ed in what was called the "Norton" package where all steel components are plated. I have carried the gun for 20 years and Robar refinished about two years ago, NO Questions asked. The gun has had a barrel change due to use in that time. The coating is made for lazy folks like me and is very forgiving considering the amount of time in and out of a belt holster then transfered to a ballistic vest and soaked in sweat more times than I can count while working wrecks on I 20, I 45 in the Texas summer.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:19 PM
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I am a big NP3/NP3+ fan. Here are a couple pics of some NP3 pistols I have had done.

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Old 09-06-2010, 04:04 PM
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Np3

I did a slide a couple of years ago, liked it so much I just had them do a Colt-70 I just finished building and a Colt transition Commander. Prices have gone up, but its worth every dime...hardest stuff I've come across yet, great looks too. Dunno about carry though--I do think it would wear well, on the other hand. They do run internet specials from time to time, so you might come across a price break down the road.
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