Nighthawk Enforcer Review by Garand Thumb

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by B81, Nov 7, 2018.

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  1. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    FWIW, Garand Thumb recently did a review of the Nighthawk Enforcer.



    Like most YouTube gun videos, it opens with a minute or two of gratuitous vignettes of him shooting the gun with fast/action themed background music. Then he enumerates the features of the gun.

    He basically concludes that the 1911's like the Nighthawk are excellent pistols and are very reliable. However, he doesn't recommend them for duty use because of limited capacity and increased weight relative to a Glock 19/17. He characterized them more as guns for competition and recreation.

    I'm not a professional, so I won't weigh in on his comments regarding duty use. But I am curious to know what some of you have to say about it.
     
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  2. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    I trust MY 1911.
    Nuff said.
     

  3. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    He is (not a fan) 100% right.

    For a duty gun the limited capacity, weight, and the complicated maintenance/repair aspect make tupperware guns far more viable for le/mass issue. Not to mention it take an afternoon to become a certfied factory armory on tupperwares so it’s logistically easier in that regard too.
     
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  4. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I can definitely see logistical issues of outfitting an army or large police force with high-end 1911's. But, for small elite teams, the logistical issues are perhaps less of an issue?

    If capacity is the only real issue, why not 2011's or other double stack "1911's"? You get the benefits of the 1911-like trigger and the capacity of a Glock.
     
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  5. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013

    Is he? Not familiar at all with him.. Halloween was last week not sure why he is still playing dress up.. :p
     
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  6. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    It's YouTube. Of course he is. :D
     
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  7. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    I think his mom works two jobs so he can stay home and make videos...but hey,he pays for the cable/internet.:grin:
     
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  8. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    There is no benefit to a 1911 trigger over a Glock unless you are talking bullseye shooting. While its better feeling, in dynamic or action shooting you don’t notice it. Same goes for their accuracy.

    I love 1911’s and my rail gun is my favorite range toy. But frankly they are outdated in terms of duty use. The last hoorah was the short lived M45 program and those were quickly replaced with Glock’s. For cost vs performance there are far better options.
     
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  9. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

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    Jun 15, 2017
    I think along with capacity, the weight, simplicity, and cost come into play as well. And the added benefits, if I am completely honest, aren't really necessary in a "fighting" pistol. My plastic pistols are my working guns, and in a defense capacity they do everything my 1911's do. That said, I do enjoy shooting my 1911's more.
     
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  10. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    I’m fairly certain he is USAF Special Operations...
     
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  11. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    He is a SERE instructor.

    Thinking he is an “Operator” is like thinking the people that work at Jiffy Lube are ASE certified mechanics.

    (Not saying you were, but pointing it out)
     
  12. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Salvation Army Spec Ops....
    Need that night vision poking around for matching socks in those stupid bins!!
     
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  13. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    SERE Instructor?
    Then how come we can see him so easy?
     
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  14. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    For some reason I thought he was a PJ, but that probably makes more sense.
     
  15. sidewaysil80

    sidewaysil80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 29, 2014
    That’s probably his intent.
     
  16. JSGlock34

    JSGlock34 Active Member

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    Apr 1, 2018
    Well he kinda reviewed that too...

     
  17. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Not everyone likes a functional Slide Stop/ Release that is hard to miss...

    I like Garand Thumb but everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and mine - probably don’t agree with his.
     
  18. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    “I shot 4 thousand rounds without cleaning it. Just added a bit of lube. Without a malfunction.”

    “But it’s just not reliable.”

    :o.o::o.o::o.o::o.o:
     
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  19. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    ... or long distance, right?

    A lot people like to parrot the 7 yard rule for self defense shooting. Yet, a lot of the police cam footage that's finding it's way into the public domain shows cops having to engage threats at much longer distances with their pistols.
     
  20. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Steve Fisher at Sentinel Concepts has been talking about the close distance “rules”. His classes run out to 25yrds for their standards.
     
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