Robar np3?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by ZombieBrawler, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Anyone have the np3 or np3 plus on one of their firearms? Info and pics would be awsome! Looking to do my xdm barrel a guide rod. Thanks!
     
  2. Dillinger

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    I've used Robar for the coatings on three handguns to date, two of which I sold to other members here. ;)

    Hands down the best coating out there in my opinion. The stuff goes one micro thin so it doesn't affect function, but the NP3 Plus especially is basically impervious to anything you would be doing with your weapon short of throwing it in a rock crusher. :eek:

    I'm at work, but I can take a couple of pictures of my latest project tonight when I get home.

    If the choice was Robar or anything else, I would chose Robar hands down. It is definitely as good or better than advertised.

    JD
     

  3. levelcross

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    Looking forward to the pics. Looking at coating a couple of guns in the near future.
     
  4. ZombieBrawler

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    Awsome man good to hear! I know my first choice was a good one haha! Cant wait for pics man thanks!
     
  5. Dillinger

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    Here is my GRP post Robar NP3 Plus treatment. This pistol was originally blued, but I wanted to do something a little different and went with the brushed satin look of the NP3 Plus

    I'll be honest and tell you fitting the plunger and barrel bushing is a little tight, but not enough that you can't do it with your bare hands. After about a dozen range trips and cleanings it's gotten a bit easier on reassembly.

    This pistol has seen the in and out of a leather holster probably 100 times and the inside of a kydex holster probably 20-30 times since it has been back. As you can see, there are no real indicators of any holster wear or leather rubbing on the coating. It still looks brand new and clean up after the range is a piece of cake!

    I definitely recommend the Robar coatings. I have done two pistols with the Roguard and NP3 internals and this one with the entire pistol coated in NP3 Plus. All these weapons are in constant daily carry / rotation and I haven't had any reports of malfunction of finish wear.

    JD
     

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  6. kytowboater

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    Looks awesome. I may have to look into that over duracoat.
     
  7. Dillinger

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    I don't think there is any comparison once you get past the price tag of the Robar treatment. :eek:

    I've had weapons blued, a couple of spray on - baked on coatings and "Diamond Coat" courtesy of Nighthawk themselves on my ACC purchase.

    I put the Robar RoGuard above them all and the NP3 is even tougher and more wear resistant than the RoGuard. The benefit of the RoGuard is you can get it in black while the NP3 coatings all have a satin / brushed silver look to them.

    Watch the monthly special, sometimes you can get a real screaming deal on a 2 for 1 or free shipping.

    Definitely a 5 bank recommendation from JD

    JD
     
  8. kytowboater

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    Good deal many thanks.
     
  9. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Thats awsome man will do that or if you hear or see a deal coming up holler!
     
  10. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    Very nice, now I gotta get mine done.
     
  11. Sniper03

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    Zombie,

    I can not post any pics since I do not have the pistol anymore since we traded them in at the PD years ago before I retired. However I have nothing but good to say about the Robar NP-3 Finish. We had Model 96-F Beretta Service Pistols and I was the Department Armorer and Rangemaster. I can say we had Zero problems at all with the NP-3 Finish on the pistols rather to coating or in regard to corrosion. It is an excellent finish and was originally used and still is by the US Navy for ships, weapons and applications due to the effects of salt water and corrosion. To make is simple, it is a composition of chrome and millions of Teflon particles impregnated in the finish. That is why it looks similar to that of brushed stailess. I would prefer it to stainless due to its gliding ability when metal meets metal. It provides durability, resistance to corrosion as well as improves the glide surfaces of the Slide and Frame and other parts. In your case the Slide and Barrel. I would recomend it and it is a "tuff" finish also. :)

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  12. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Thank you sir thats great to hear you ought to do their online postings about it!
     
  13. Gonzilla

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    You said once you get over the price, how much does it cost ?
     
  14. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I think for the two tone color with np3 internals the list was $399 for a whole pistol.
     
  15. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Ouch!! Im looking to just match my guide and barrel, still $100!!
     
  16. Dillinger

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    http://www.robarguns.com/Robar Price List Effective October 18th, 2011.pdf

    Here is there current price list.

    It's true they aren't as cheap as a can of spray on and some oven time.

    What did you pay for your weapon? What would you pay to replace the parts in question?

    What is your time worth when you are cleaning it?

    For me, I have coated a Kimber (Goju has it - and carries it), a Taurus (Benning has it - and carries it daily) and I coated my NH GRP.

    It takes me half the time to clean as it did before I got it coated.

    For me, this was a no brainer and I will be sending in my ACC and my Osprey when they have another monthly deal.

    The Robar treatment isn't the cheapest, and there is a reason for that, because it's the most comprehensive and complete treatment for your steel that is out there. ;)

    JD
     
  17. ZombieBrawler

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    Its for my $1200 custom XDM .45, i dont want and shouldnt have to replace anything, the goal of this gun is a all around gun, workhorse, carry, last forever, and look good doing it. Its nothing short of my baby, so yeah id do anything haha good to hear though thank you! Ill be sending my parts off soon!
     
  18. michigan0626

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    If you had the frame and slide coated, I take it you need to make sure you have checkering on the frame (slippery).

    Has there been a lab study (independent) in the black Roguard vs Cerakote? NIC Industries make it seem like it is the most resistant coating. I know Roguard and NP3 (+) has better lubricity, but is it better as salt water and abrassion resistance. Also how black is the roguard vs cerakote.
     
  19. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    Not sure though i hear good things, im leaving my xdm melonite and the frame standard as well only internals get np3