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Robar out of business?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JudgeHolden10, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. JudgeHolden10

    JudgeHolden10 Member

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    I'm surprised that I didn't see this on THR, but it looks like Robar is either out of business or severely reducing its offerings. There is a link to another company's website on the main page that mentions the closure, although it's not clear what relationship the company and Robar have or had.

    https://robarguns.com/

    http://coatingtechnologiesllc.com/robar-closure/

    I thought Robar did good work, although it was certainly not cheap. I was going to send in some more parts for NP3+, but it looks like that may not happen.
     
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

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    There are various other places offering Teflon-nickel.
     
  3. horsemen61

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    Yes they are going out of business why not sure
     
  4. RickD427

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    Robar and Coating Technologies were founded and were operated by the same individual for many years. Although they were technically different companies, they operated from adjoining spaces in a Phoenix industrial park. Robar was sold off a few years ago and I don't know how closely the new and old owners got along. I did see the e-mail where Coating Technologies was making an effort to keep NP3 available.

    I had a lot of work done when Robar was owned by it's founder and have been very well pleased with his work. He ran a very good outfit.

    Like many others, I'm waiting to see how this all shakes out.
     
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  5. sharkman

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    Well darn, that’s too bad. They did a Hi Power for me a few years back. Came out really nice, was planning on having them do some more work
     
  6. jmorris

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    One of the last pistols I sent Virgil Tripp before he quit refinishing, I took away from the conversation, it was the EPA hoops that he was tired of.

    Same thing the owner of Bob Smith Coachworks told me when he shut down his plating division.
     
  7. OneFreeTexan

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    Used to be a town in western Michigan,, that had many specialty platers,,,,probably more than twenty, and some of them were real polluters........finally got things pretty much cleaned up...took 20 years.
     
  8. JudgeHolden10

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    I did not know that. That would explain the letter.
     
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