AQUA TERRA PLUS
Our Aqua Terra finish was discovered and implemented in the final production and finish of our slides in 2012. And it has been a fantastic finish. Its durability and corrosion resistance, coupled with its durability was key in our naming it "Aqua-Terra" descriptive of its equal facility on land and in the sea.
And although we have been at the very bleeding edge of development for the enhancement of the Glock platform, we are never content to rest on past accomplishments, even after they have been emulated by others.
Now our Aqua Terra finish is enhanced even further by adding a Teflon (PTFE) composite directly to the nickel matrix. This enhancement is analogous to the old NP3, but harder and more lubrious. A pistol or slide treated with Aqua Terra Plus will likely never need lubrication, making it excellent for those environments where sand and other environmental factors contraindicate running a "wet" weapon. As wear occurs, new PTFE particles are exposed and self lubrication continues. Even when the inevitable holster wear occurs, it results in only burnishing the AT-Plus finish without ever getting down to the surface metal.
From left to right: Melonite, Grey PVD, Aqua Terra Plus, Original Aqua Terra, Raw Stainless.
The addition of PTFE particles in Aqua Terra Plus results in a subtle matte metallic grey that is low profile, but still looks fantastic. Perfect for a weapon that is carried and used. Additionally, its an excellent choice for firearms deployed in wet environments where corrosion is a major concern.
We call this enhancement Aqua-Terra Plus and it will be available in the Summer of 2017.
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