Got my first Nighthawk!

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by razorseal, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. razorseal

    razorseal Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2020
    Finally happened. Years ago I remember seeing the grp in the cover of a magazine and thought to myself how cool it looked... then I saw the price and said I'd never pay that for a gun...

    I also remember looking at Ed browns, les baers, Wilson combats saying who the hell would buy these outrageously priced pistols? My 500 dollar used Taurus 1911 works great!

    Well... that was about 10 years ago. Now I'm one of the guys my younger me used to wonder about.

    Picked this out of a local shop here. I like the unique look of this grp. Reminds me of my little sig p380 equinox...

    I have some norma 45 ammo coming in tomorrow and I'll take her shooting. I can't wait...

    It does suck I'm a lefty and will need to send it in to them to get an ambi safety put on. I called and I'm looking at around 6 to 8 week wait time for that.

    Here she is! 20201030_163406-01.jpg 20201030_163858-01.jpg

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  2. River runner

    River runner Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2020
    Very nice sir! That is unique. You better hold on to your wallet, because you’ll be wanting and NH soon after you shoot that beauty!
     
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  3. Texduramax

    Texduramax Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2013
    Hell yeah!!! Nice score.

    A local smith could probably turn around and ambi install in a few days. Not a lot of fitting to do if any.

    You'll have to lose the grips with an ambi
     
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  4. razorseal

    razorseal Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2020
    They can't modify that grip? Or i wonder if nh offers an ambi version of it? Cuz I like them.

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  5. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    That is a gorgeous gun, sir! I'm going to bet you have more Nighthawk pistols in your future!
     
  6. Texduramax

    Texduramax Well-Known Member

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    Sep 18, 2013
    Grip mod might be possible
     
  7. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 8, 2018
    Congratulations, but watch out! A year ago I didn't own a Nighthawk. Now I have four! If I wasn't so lazy, I'd snap some pictures! Enjoy!
     
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  8. razorseal

    razorseal Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2020
    I'm putting an order in for an acw brimstone.

    After that, I might go for that colt 70 series that nh offers.

    I used to be big into rifles (still am) but its hard to find a place in South Florida to stretch your legs anything past 100...

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  9. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    That sir is a beautiful gun. I have my first one incoming next week hopefully!!
     
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  10. razorseal

    razorseal Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2020
    Kinda sorta matching! JPEG_20201030_184302_6881489352979854616.jpg

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  11. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    I have to say I was in a ffl on Thursday to do a ppt (selling) and the dealer handed me a grp railed recon to handle - very nice. I’ve toyed with using their gunsmithing program to get a 9mm NH here in ca but so far the price has stopped me.


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  12. River runner

    River runner Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2020
    My GRP Recon is very well built, as expected. It’s not the on roster version but it is .45 811B2A41-7A60-4E15-8D0C-3E237BD22EA2.jpeg
     
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  13. razorseal

    razorseal Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2020
    So a little range report...

    Shot 100 rounds of Norma ammo today (didn't know they made pistol ammo, great quality).

    This thing is a laser... I was shooting slightly left but that could be me (lefty)

    I know they say it's not the gun, its the shooter.... but... I never shoot my striker pistols this good. Especially glocks.

    7 yards just makes 1 big hole.

    25 yards I'm still pretty darn close (size of a palm at slow rate)

    The magic for me happened at faster shooting. I did my usual 7 (then 10) yard 2 chest 1 head drill and this thing was pretty much shot where i aimed. The long radius, the sight and easy trigger makes me feel like I'm cheating.

    I never felt so confident shooting a pistol before. I would absolutely trust my life to this gun. Just amazing how I could put any round where I wanted it.

    Just gotta see why I'm pulling to the left at 25 yards (only by few inches)

    I'm buying another. I don't think I'll ever buy another striker pistol again. Lol IMG-20201101-WA0016.jpg 20201101_155746.jpg IMG-20201101-WA0022.jpg

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  14. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    Sweet pistol and great shooting.

    I join you in having no desire to ever fool with another striker fired gun again.
     
  15. razorseal

    razorseal Active Member

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    Oct 26, 2020
    I just told my wife... I said I'll never buy a cheap pistol again. Lol

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  16. BigFootIn

    BigFootIn Well-Known Member

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    Feb 25, 2019
    Pretty neat, I don't own a NH but i think this maybe be the right time to pick up one. Nice.
     
  17. BigDeeeeeeee

    BigDeeeeeeee Idaho 1911er

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    Aug 19, 2011

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