This is a standard factory Beretta 96 with one exception. The NP3 Plus finish gives this gun up to a 1000 hours salt spray protection (according to ASTM-B117) as well as self lubrication and ease of cleaning making this the ultimate harsh weather or sea worthy firearm. Companies like Benelli know the corrosion benefits of this finish and use it for their H2O line. Companies like Wilson Combat know the self lubrication benefits to the reliability function of their AR15 bolt carrier group. This is the ultimate firearms finish available on the market and is being used by great names in the firearm industry.