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The Merriam-Webster dictionary says that a machine is; “a piece of equipment with moving parts that does work when it is given power.”   The Cambridge dictionary definition of a machine is; “a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type.”  So by definition, firearms are essentially machines.

The “moving parts” component of the firearm machine consists mainly of sliding and reciprocating parts.  Individual components of the firearm, like any machine, require protection from destructive forces like, corrosion, wear, galling and abrasion.  Parts like slides, bolts, levers and pins all must receive some kind of coating in order to enhance their performance and preserve the integrity of the base material.

In the early 1900’s the coating of choice for firearms was the phosphate (or parkerize) finish.  This coating, like gun blue or black oxide, provides very limited corrosion protection and no performance enhancements without the application of “after finish” lubricants like oil or grease.  Everyone who has used a firearm knows that oil and grease are essential to the function and protection of the weapon.  But these lubricants also attract dirt and sand, elements that are detrimental to the function of any machine.  So the question arises, how do we provide the needed corrosion protection and lubrication for these machines without having the problems caused by the inclusion of foreign particles?

Enter CTI’s NP3 coatings.  Imagine a dry film lube that is hard like chrome and corrosion resistant like nickel and you have NP3.  a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type: a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type: a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type: a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type: a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type: a device with moving parts that uses power to do work of a particular type: NP3 is a true composite of electroless nickel, phosphorous and PTFE particles.  The NP3 coating provides: corrosion protection, increased hardness, wear resistance and is self-lubricating.  Problem solved.

The very idea of a metallic dry film lube is truly revolutionary.  No more worrying about dirt and sand sticking to the firearm.  No more scrubbing carbon from your firing mechanism.  With NP3, you simply wipe the carbon from the weapon with a towel.  Actions and triggers are smooth with faster reaction time and the NP3 coatings look great.

NP3 and NP3 Plus are well known in the firearms industry.  Many firearm OEMs have included NP3 coatings in their weapon designs and others have employed NP3 on limited edition and upgrade offerings.

Whether your machine is a helicopter, jet aircraft, space vehicle or a firearm, NP3 can provide a level of protection and performance that other coatings just can’t meet.

NP3 MEETS THE FOLLOWING SPECIFCATIONS:

AMS2454, GPS-3117-1, HP4-90, 70B995447, M7019883, EMS52545, P.S.10-27

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