Couple of new hawks

Discussion in 'Nighthawk Custom' started by 45caldude, May 24, 2019.

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  1. 45caldude

    45caldude Well-Known Member

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    Apr 12, 2015
    Bob was kind enough to show me the completed Colt series 70 they've been working on. I think it came out great:) Thanks to Bob and Tyler for helping with this build. They posted it on NH's Facebook page, so here's the basic specs.

    Machined vertical serrations on front strap and back strap
    French borders on slide
    Tightened slide/frame fit
    Installed match barrel bushing
    Match trigger job with Nighthawk trigger components and a Harrison Design retro spur hammer
    Bobbed beavertail grip safety
    Flush and reverse crown barrel
    Full prep/dehorn
    Black DLC finish with polished flats
    Fully blended Yost gold bead front sight
    Serrated retro rear sight from Harrison Design

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    This little 9mm is a new addition as well.

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  2. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
    Congrats on both, they are beautiful.
     
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  3. Barstool Aviator

    Barstool Aviator "Select Zone 5 and engage...."

    442
    Feb 25, 2016
    I love that first Colt! Looks great, I love seeing retro inspired builds.

    The second one is a beauty as one, really nice two tone.
     
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  4. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Very nice! I would like to spec out a falcon similar to that but can’t decide on caliber.
     
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  5. 45caldude

    45caldude Well-Known Member

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    Apr 12, 2015
    I picked 9mm just because I have a few 45s already. I'd pick which one you'd shoot the most.
     
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  6. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    Love that retro Colt!
     
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  7. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    I have been on a full size 45 kick lately so will likely go that route but the front end of that in 9 looks phenomenal with the thick bushing and I’m sure it’s a soft shooter. Want to do the clean slide, black out and those grips but a different finish. Very nicely done builds you have there!
     
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  8. 45caldude

    45caldude Well-Known Member

    912
    Apr 12, 2015
    Thanks. I'd go with your gut and get the 45. I went hard chrome on the frame and black nitride on the rest.
     
  9. WoodrowAugustus

    WoodrowAugustus Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2018
    Those are both gorgeous, each in their own way. That retro build is exceptional! That may be the first of NHC's work on a retro I've seen.
     
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  10. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    The retro is absolutely gorgeous. Just wow.
     
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  11. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    Man, that Colt 70 series is out of the park!
     
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  12. Cajun Concealed

    Cajun Concealed Nothing comes to mind Supporting Addict Sponsor

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    May 12, 2015
    The retro turned out so good!
     
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  13. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    That Colt is just pure class!
     
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  14. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Two fantastic guns. I can't think of a nicer guy to be able to acquire them. Congratulations.
     
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  15. Greg6640

    Greg6640 John 14:6 Supporting Addict

    Apr 20, 2015
    Very, very nice 45Cal !!!
    Who here is not envious!
     
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  16. dimedog

    dimedog Well-Known Member

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    Jul 27, 2017
    That Colt is just jaw dropping....
    Stunning..
     
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  17. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Nice looking heaters.

    Congrats
     
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  18. Skebo

    Skebo Active Member

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    Mar 6, 2019
    Turned out great. Congrats
     
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  19. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Nighthawk is putting out some of the finest work there is by a factory. Those are wonderful guns. I decided that I need a NH in my life, I just have to decide what guns to sell first.
     
  20. Skebo

    Skebo Active Member

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    Mar 6, 2019
    It’ll be worth it. After I bought my first one it only took about a month for my second.