Titanium Nitrite Coating on Gun barrels and parts


#1

Hey everyone,

So I am thinking of getting a Titanium Nitrite coating on my pistol barrel and firing pin. I was wondering if any one out there has had experience of this process and weather it works and does what it says or if you noticed the opposite of the coating.

So any help would be great especially if you have personal experience with this type of coating.

Thanks


#2

No experience with this but I figured I would bump this as it’s a really good question. Anybody have any input?


#3

Yes it works. Just make sure you get your stuff from a quality dealer. Look at cutting bits for machinery. The bits are coated for heat and ware resistance.
Your parts are put in a room with TiN powder and then the powder is zapped with high voltage. The TiN vapors in the air coat the parts in a ceramic form.
The surface or the parts you install will be harder than the other parts they are touching so I would recommend a small thin coat of oil on the slide, etc.


#4

Now to play the devils advocate! I highly recommend satin chrome. It has amazing lubricant properties and with the satin can help hold any oil you put on it. Remember the original Stoner AR bolt and bolt carriers?


#5

Thanks for the input. Anyone else with experience want to add to this?


#6

“The surface or the parts you install will be harder than the other parts they are touching so I would recommend a small thin coat of oil on the slide, etc.”
Modifications, whether it’s guns, motorcycles or race cars, often lead to unintended consequences.
The engineers responsible for the original design probably didn’t have the changes now proposed in mind at at all.


#7

Never had that done, but I see people discuss it from time to time.

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=1428397&highlight=Titanium+nitride

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=21738660&postcount=2