Barrels: Chrome Lined or Salt Bath Nitride?

Posted by Faxon Firearms on 3/22/2018

Often we are asked: “Which is better? Chrome-lined or Nitride-treated?”

It’s a great question and astute customers notice that Faxon sells predominantly Nitride-treated barrels through our website. However, Faxon sells 1,000’s of barrels going through chrome to our OEM customers. We use both options, depending on the barrel and its intended usage.

For the general consumer, pro-shooter, and even many military applications, Nitride is a fantastic option. To us, it’s the ideal blend of performance, accuracy, and practicality for shooters.

What is the Difference Between the Two Processes?