Richter Precision Inc. is North America’s preeminent PVD, CVD and DCD coating company. Our Armor Guard and S-Line coatings represent the latest advancements in coating technology for the shooting and sporting industries. Armor Guard and S-Line coatings will help you to improve both the appearance and function of your firearm.
Please note that Richter Precision Inc. limits our Armor Guard and S-Line solicitations to OEM manufacturers and gunsmiths: we do not accept firearms coating work from the general public. To this end, although not required by law, it is the policy of Richter Precision Inc. that we will only accept serialized firearm components from entities holding a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL). All shipments and payment must occur directly between the FFL holder and Richter Precision Inc. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
What Is Armor Guard and S-Line?
Armor Guard is a family of PVD and CVD coatings that have been engineered for use within the firearms industry. This range of processes and compositions allows us to match the best possible coating for each application, thereby ensuring the best performance based on the customer’s needs.
S-Line utilizes DCD, a proprietary low temperature coating process, to synthesize Boron Nitride (BN). This film has an extremely high temperature resistance combined with high lubricity, making it a particularly good coating for internal firearm components.
Major Attributes and Benefits of our Armor Guard and S-Line Coatings
- High Hardness
- Low Friction
- Wide Spectrum of Colors Available
- Low Processing Temperatures
- High Temperature Resistance
- Reduced Carbon Fouling
- Erosion Protection
- Improved Corrosion Resistance
Applications for the Firearms Industry
- Internal Parts
- Upper/Lower Receivers
- Bolt Carriers/Carrier Groups
- Bolt Actions
- Choke Tubes
- Muzzle Breaks
- Shotgun Receivers
- …and more!
Standard Armor Guard and S-Line Coatings
|Proprietary Name||Type||Composition||Color||Thickness (microns)||Coefficient of Friction|
|Armor Guard C||PVD||TiN||Gold||1-5||0.35|
|Armor Guard C5||PVD||TiCN||Copper/Bronze||1-5||0.3|
|Armor Guard C6||PVD||AlTiN||Violet/Black||1-5||0.35|
|Armor Guard C12||PVD||Me-DLC||Black||1-5||0.1|
|Armor Guard ORB||PVD||Proprietary||Mocha||1-5||0.35|
|Armor Guard Coyote||PVD||Proprietary||Brown||1-5||0.35|
|Armor Guard Duplex Nickel||PVD||Proprietary||Nickel||1-5||0.35|
|Armor Guard Duplex SS||PVD||Proprietary||Stainless Steel||1-5||0.35|
|Armor Guard Flat Dark Earth||PVD||Proprietary||Earth||1-5||0.35|
|Armor Guard Graphite||PVD||Proprietary||Med. Gray||1-5||0.25|
|Armor Guard H||CVD||TiN/TiCN/TiC/TiN||Gold||6-9||0.35|
|Armor Guard H+||CVD||TiC||Gray||6-9||0.35|
|Armor Guard H+Sx||CVD||TiC+BN||Gray||6-9||0.15|