New Nighthawk Costa Available

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by 20South, Jan 10, 2012.

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  1. 20South

    20South Active Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I like this a lot.

    costa9a.jpg
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    costa5a.jpg

    Wow those pics turned out small.
     
  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011

  3. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    I want it just because it says Costa on it


    /sarcasm



    Good Looking gun though
     
  4. 20South

    20South Active Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
  5. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    a few things that make me go "hmmm..."
    why use a Jardine Tactical Hook rear sight (which is for a BoMar cut) instead of a Heinie Ledge or 10-8 rear?
    why use a Heinie Straight-8 rear sight with a FO or outlined tritium front sight?
    why have a hook sight on one, and a slanted sight on the other model?

    $3500...no thanks
     
  6. 20South

    20South Active Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    The Heine rear is only on available on the compact - and I agree that a FO front with that rear would be an interesting sight picture. I have no idea why it was spec'd with the Jardine Hook in lieu of the 10-8. That might be a good question to ask on Costa's FB page as he seems to be fairly responsive.

    I think the compact was an afterthought.
     
  7. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    i'll let Paul (Hokie) ask Costa (he's a Bearded ball washer), or i'll just wait for when Costa is in town for class.
     
  8. 20South

    20South Active Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    :rofl: I was going to mention (volunteer) Hokie, but I figured someone else would...
     
  9. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
  10. Metaloy

    Metaloy Active Member

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    Sep 8, 2011
    NH selling more "other peoples stuff" than their own. Tacky I think. Does anyone think this is a good idea? Maybe I'M crazy.

    The other thing I've noticed on NH guns..a magwell on a carry guns?
     
  11. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    I don't much care about the whole name/branding thing...

    I don't like the Recon model. I don't know why they would do the Jardine rear sight... and the reverse angled dustcover is ugly. The older Recon frames were much nicer IMO.

    I dig the Compact model a lot though.

    I DO like the high undercut front strap.

    I am sure they will be great guns... but, I'll shell out $ for a Dan Wesson ECO at less than half this cost of the Costa Compact.
     
  12. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    I don't like either of the packages.

    But there are elements that I do like:
    1) profile cuts on both slides are nice and different.
    2) the upper rail profile that matches the rest of the frame's width.
    3) NH magwell on the full size.

    Never did understand why they add an extended magwell on a compact model. Similar to the T3...which brings the frame close to the height of the regular gov't/commander size, so their goes the CCO designation.
     
  13. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
  14. chris76

    chris76 New Member

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    Nov 29, 2011
    doesn't NH use you for Hard Chrome?
     
  15. 20South

    20South Active Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    As long as there are people that reach some sort of "celebrity" status within a market, there is going to be someone who will put their name on it to help try and move product. Baer has the Emerson CQC package and the "Thunder Ranch Specials", there is the "Bill Wilson Carry Pistol", and of course we all know about the Maricopa Tactical GI :)grin:).

    Agree with you on the Magwell. I don't particularly want it on my carry gun.
     
  16. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    :nod:
     
  17. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    My GC .50GI just says Model 1. Maybe that's why I got it for such a good deal? :eyebrows:


    :rofl2:
     
  18. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
     
  19. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Now that is a beefy rear sight! :lol:

    Andy
     
  20. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

    Dec 24, 2011
    Reason #1...they are an abomination to man kind on any pistol.


    Reason #2 Look up

    Reason #3 they couldn't blend the rear sight to the slide. Looks like a third nut hanging over.

    Reason #4 billboard



    I sometimes like the option to remove, but in general i prefer them for CC
     

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