Users' questions

Is Melonite a good barrel finish?

Is Melonite a good barrel finish?

In addition, melonite is harder than chrome-lining providing a longer wear life. This barrel is an excellent choice for a general purpose AR rifle build especially in states that do not allow a threaded barrel. It is perfectly suited for use at the range, in a 3-Gun match, or in the field pursuing game.

Is Melonite better than stainless steel?

Melonite® is less expensive to produce than stainless steel, and at the same time it is more effective at resisting rust and other corrosion. Are you interested in learning more about QPQ® finishing and how it can help your business create more durable, longer lasting steel or iron parts, components, and/or equipment?

What is Melonite barrel treatment?

Melonite® is a thermochemical treatment for improving the surface properties of steel parts. It exhibits predictable and repeatable results in the treating of low and medium carbon steels, alloy steels, stainless and austenitic steels, tool and die steels, cast and sintered iron.

What is Melonite gun finish?

Melonite is basically salt bath ferritic nitrocarburizing, also known as liquid nitrocarburizing. Melonite is also called Tenifer by Glock. It is the finish we use on all our black slides and its durability is unparalleled by any black finish we have used.

What color is Melonite?

Melonite is a telluride of nickel; it is a metallic mineral. Its chemical formula is NiTe2. It is opaque and white to reddish-white in color, oxidizing in air to a brown tarnish….

Unit cell a = 3.84 Å, c = 5.26 Å; Z = 1
Formula mass 313.89 g/mol
Color White, reddish white

Is Melonite better than nitride?

This is usually done in a process called Quench polish quench (QPQ). Melonite is a specific version of Nitride but for the most part Melonite and Nitride are the same. But the biggest take away from the test is the Nitride barrel held its accuracy better.

How good is Melonite coating?

Unlike some other finishes and treatments, Melonite® has a predictable and consistent outcome that significantly strengthens the surfaces of carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, and austenitic steel products. It can also be highly effective when used for cast iron and sintered iron, as well.