Titanium nitride (TiN) (sometimes known as “Tinite” or “TiNite” or “TiN”) is an extremely hard ceramic material, often used as a coating on titanium alloys, steel, carbide, and aluminium components to improve the substrate’s surface properties.
Applied as a thin coating, TiN is used to harden and protect cutting and sliding surfaces, for decorative purposes (due to its gold appearance), and as a non-toxic exterior for medical implants. In most applications a coating of less than 5 micrometres (0.00020 in) is applied.
For those not familiar with Titanium Nitride it is unique in terms of firearm finishes as it not only gives a custom look to your firearm, but it also adds durability and reduces the friction on the coated part. This allows you to run your firearm with less oil/lube, and makes cleaning much easier. Another plus with Titanium Nitride is that the average coating adds only 3 micrometers of thickness, so it will enhance the function and look of your firearm without causing any interference.
Middlebranch Machine separates our business by offering not only one finish option, but 4. We also pride ourselves on a quick turn around. We understand that most will be using these coatings on firearms they rely on, and we do everything we can to return your part as fast as possible. While other companies offer 4-6 week returns, we have a 2-3 week turn around, and often return parts even quicker. If you are looking for the most durable coating with plenty of finish options, a good price and fast turnaround Middlebranch Machine is the company to use.
Pricing for the Titanium Nitride is shown below. Please note that also included in the pricing is the dis-assembly and re-assembly of your parts; as well as the cleaning and blasting which occurs prior to coating. For ease of transaction we prefer that you dis-assemble your part to the best of your ability prior to shipping.
- Coating Prices shown for Gold, Carbon or Rose (add 50% for Silver)
- Pistol Barrels Under 6″ $60
- Barrels 6″ and Over – Add $8/Inch
- Pistol Slides $120
- AR Full BCG $150 Includes Bolt, Carrier, Gas Key, Extractor
- AR Carrier $108
- AR Bolt $60
- Small Parts $12 – $42
- 1911 Thumb Safety $24 – $42 Ambi
- 1911 Grip Safety $36
- Glock Extractor $15
- Glock Slide Release $20, $30 if we remove the spring
- Glock Slide Lock $18
- Most Pins $12
- Remington 700 Bolt $120 (we will install a new extractor if provided)
- 10/22 Bolt – Radius, polish and coat – $70
- Revolver Cylinders – $85
Other items are quoted on a per item basis. Please contact for pricing.
If you have some custom work you would like done to your firearm and do not see it on the list, please do not hesitate to contact us.