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When did NH go from Permacoat coating to the current black finish? 2011, 2012?
I have a 2012 and a 2009. BR
 

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When did NH go from Permacoat coating to the current black finish? 2011, 2012?

I have a 2012 and a 2009. BR

I believe it was mid to late 2011 when we switched completely to the nitride finish on our black guns. I will get a definite answer first thing Monday and report back.
 

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I have a barely used Heinie PDP Govt 45 on the way that was built by Joey Lehr in April, 2012... So yeah I'm a little nervous hoping it's black nitride.
 

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I have a barely used Heinie PDP Govt 45 on the way that was built by Joey Lehr in April, 2012... So yeah I'm a little nervous hoping it's black nitride.
Congrats.

Hit with some alcohol or Safariland Breakfree CLP and you'll know immediately. :eek:

(of course you already know not to use that stuff on melonite/hardhat/nitride)
 

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Called NHC today talked to CS. My 2012 Predator was born Sept 2012. Has nitride finish. Still trying to find out if my 2009 Lady is Permacoat or Nitride. I would like to have it hard chromed. It is in mint condition and I want to shoot it without creating wear.BR
 

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We started introducing the nitride finish into production in 2011. I believe that by the end of 2011 we had switched all of our black guns to nitride. I have Michael, our firearms shipping and receiving manager, double checking me on this. He has been out sick part of yesterday and today but as soon as he gets me the info I will make sure to inform you all.
 

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Thanks NHR, I spoke with Michael today. He's on it. Sorry if I bothered him while he is sick. He was very nice. BR
 

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We started introducing the nitride finish into production in 2011. I believe that by the end of 2011 we had switched all of our black guns to nitride. I have Michael, our firearms shipping and receiving manager, double checking me on this. He has been out sick part of yesterday and today but as soon as he gets me the info I will make sure to inform you all.
NCR - Yes, would be nice if you could double check the info?

June 26, 2012: no mention of Black Nitride on your website. Perma Kote is there (left side)
http://web.archive.org/web/20120626075823/http://www.nighthawkcustom.com/

August 19, 2012: Black nitride advertising is there
http://web.archive.org/web/20120819081333/http://www.nighthawkcustom.com/
 

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Michael emailed me and said the Heinie govt headed my way is nitrided. That again was an April 2012 build.
 

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Can a nitride pistol be re-nitride if it gets worn? One would think you could use one of the "coatings". But no plating.
 
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