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M&P and NP3

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by rainman33, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. rainman33


    Aug 17, 2009
    Hey guys, I posted this at another forum but didn't get many responses so I thought I'd try here.
    I have an M&P 40 FS that I really enjoy. So much so, that I am considering getting a refinish in NP3+. I have a few questions. Will this affect my warrenty through S&W? Second, would they have to strip the original factory finish from my slide before applying a new finish. Third, what are some opinions on the NP3, will it keep my pistol in better condition longer? And Last, a Cabelas near me has good deals on an M&P with a stainless finish. It might be cheaper to sell and buy a stainless rather than go with NP3. But, does the stainless model offer the same level of protection as the black melonite or NP3? Thanks for any help.<!--IBF.ATTACHMENT_248959-->
  2. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    The main avantage of NP3 over some of the other options is the added Teflon. Hard Chrome has better abrasion resisitance but less corrosion resistance. If you like the color I think it's very hard to go wrong with NP3.