The Robar Companies have been customizing and finishing firearms
for decades, and have developed a world-wide reputation for
craftsmanship, customer service and aerospace-grade metal
finishes. Robar uses their same high-tech plating process used
on space vehicles and demanding industry applications, to create
custom finishes on firearms that can withstand any extreme you
could ever encounter.
NP3+ (applied to the metal parts of this custom gun) has five
times the ability to withstand corrosion as the original NP3,
and up to ten times more resistance than regular nickel.
Benefits of NP3+ are:
EXTREMELY CORROSION RESISTANT: A 1mil (.001) thick coating of
can withstand a salt spray corrosion test of 1,000+ hours per
SELF-LUBRICATING: PTFE is deposited throughout the coating so
for most firearms no additional lubrication is needed after
ACCURATE PLATING THICKNESS: Coating thickness can be
predetermined for nominal tolerance to suit your weapon system.
VERY ABRASION RESISTANT: NP3 Plus is a very hard,
abrasion-resistant coating with an as-plated hardness of Rc
35-50. In certain applications it can be heat treated to Rc
EASY TO CLEAN: NP3 Plus is easy to clean; in most cases wiping
with a rag will suffice (We do NOT plate the inside of barrels;
these need to be cleaned conventionally).
LONGER FIRING PERIODS: NP3 Plus allows for longer firing cycles
as the dry, self-lubricating PTFE-rich surface makes it harder
for powder residue and debris to adhere to surfaces.
PLATES TO MOST GUN ALLOYS: NP3 Plus can be plated to almost all
alloys used in the firearms industry. This includes steel,
aluminum and stainless steel.
SERVICE LIFE IS EXTENDED: NP3 Plus has a high lubricity and low
coefficient of friction; therefore, the life expectancy of a
firearm will be greatly increased due to less frictional wear.
NO COROSSION MIGRATION: In cases where the coating is damaged
and perforated, the corrosion shows no tendency to spread or
migrate under the coating.
EASY TO REPLATE: NP3 Plus is chemically strippable and can be
re-plated without any damage to the substrate. Weapons subject
to heavy use can be refurbished to as-new condition.
SAVES MONEY: Taking all the attributes of into account, it is
easy to see that service life, hours in service, low maintenance
and ease of cleaning combine to make this a money saving
addition to any firearm.
Robar gunsmiths crafted a custom trigger job on this pistol,
then carefully test-fired it for functionality and reliability.
They also performed their world-famous grip-texture treatment,
making a great little pistol even better. The final result is a
hard-knocks semi-auto right at home as a premier personal
defense pistol or off-duty/back-up gun. Consider it as an
“ultimate” personal handgun for any situation. The subtle
two-tone look of the black polymer and subdued silver-grey of
the NP3+ yields an over-all look of competency and authority. An
added value is the fact Robar coated both supplied magazines in
This Springfield Armory XDs 3.3 has been specifically customized
for this special auction benefiting the NSSF First Shots
program, and is an opportunity to both own an uncompromising
defensive semi-auto — and to help keep our shooting sports
GunBroker.com clients can participate in the excitement of the
Masters, and substantially support the NSSF’s First Shot’s
Program by bidding on this very capable .45 ACP auto! We welcome
your participation in the auction for this Robar collectible,
and appreciate your support of the important NSSF “First Shots”