NHC TR and TRS separated by 20 years

Discussion in 'Nighthawk Custom' started by KMAC, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. KMAC

    KMAC Well-Known Member

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    Opinions vary greatly but 20 years ago the Baer Thunder Ranch Special was for me the dream 1911. Perfect proportions, everything needed and nothing you don’t. I remember clearly the first time I saw it in a magazine, I dreamed about it. I had to have one and also had to wait (I hadn’t cracked the mental barrier spending that much on a handgun). It did not disappoint.

    Same idea separated by 20 years (from inception not discontinuation) Nighthawk was going to produce this concept. From the moment I saw the NHC Thunder Ranch combat special I loved it. It was the perfect gun in every way for me. I had to have it but again I had to wait because I had not mentally crossed the barrier of spending this much on a handgun, a new level.

    The Nighthawk is perfection. The slide is like glass, every part of it is absolutely perfectly fitted and blended, the smoke nitride is amazing, there is nothing I do not love about it.

    The Baer and the Nighthawk have similar finishes :D separated by 20 years one was done in the factory and the other from honest use both are now smoked.

    I have both of these on a podium of never sale. They are just downright perfect. I may sell other 1911s but these two will always have a place and tell a story of where I was in two parts in my life and the evolution of the addiction.

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  2. Al414

    Al414 Active Member

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    Oct 6, 2019
    Awesome TRS guns. Those are perfection. How many round through the Baer in the last 20 years ?
     
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  3. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    Those are just lusty looking together :D
     
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  4. River runner

    River runner Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2020
    You have a nice pair OP! ;)

    I’ve been kicking myself for not buying a LB TRS while I had the opportunity. They are on roster in California but now no longer produced. I really screwed that up!
     
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  5. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    T.M.I.
     
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  6. KMAC

    KMAC Well-Known Member

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    Feb 24, 2020
    I am flattered for you looking :)
     
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  7. Al414

    Al414 Active Member

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    Oct 6, 2019
    I just noticed the TRS holster to complete the set up. That’s awesome.
     
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  8. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    Clint was carrying his NH (with checkered ivory looking grips) when I took my last TR class.
     
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  9. Nineteen-ElevenObsession

    Nineteen-ElevenObsession Active Member

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  10. Horsesrear

    Horsesrear Active Member

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    Jun 23, 2020
    You have very good taste in handguns.
     
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  11. OldCuz

    OldCuz So, I held this 1911 and then.... Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    @KMAC, love the fresh just got shot..a bunch look on the LB!
     
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  12. sammieiii

    sammieiii Well-Known Member

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    Apr 18, 2016
    You just answered so many questions for me - thank you! I was debating the NH TRS and am now going full steam ahead. I have an LB CC I got about 5 years ago - couldn’t agree more with your post - it’s on my “never sale” list! Thanks for sharing and fine looking 1911’s you have!
     
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  13. bdg501

    bdg501 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 19, 2014
    This is good to know. I just worked a trade deal for a nighthawk thunder ranch recon 9mm and am looking forward to getting it in my hands.

    I come from a long line of SACS guns, and have just recently got into nighthawk.

    They are definitely at the top of the game.
     
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  14. sammieiii

    sammieiii Well-Known Member

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    Apr 18, 2016
    Did you get the one from Jess at Witchita? Congrats! That thing is awesome!
     
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  15. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    OP
    I agree 100 %.
    Both are perfect in their own way.

    Baer TR Special in .45
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    NHC Thunder Ranch Combat Special in
    9mm.
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    The Hard Chrome Sons of Thunder
    I had for a while.
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  16. KMAC

    KMAC Well-Known Member

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    Feb 24, 2020
    Missed this sorry. John Kneiss