Nighthawk only picture thread......

Discussion in 'Nighthawk Custom' started by Bender, Feb 17, 2017.

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  1. OldCuz

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

    Mar 22, 2020
    So that's the commander you were speaking of. Very nice Jim!


    Love the Firehawk!!

    Yeah, heard that they might be winding them down though.

    I really like that top one. Nice and clean.
     
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  2. OldCuz

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

    Mar 22, 2020

  3. Kodiak61

    Kodiak61 Member

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    Jan 30, 2020
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    Picked it up like this from WGC

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    Sent it immediately back to Bob Reeves and Company to get milled for RMR

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    After the stamp came in.

    This is my love right now.
     
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  4. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Nice Old Cuz,

    How was the recoil with the commander? Did you shoot any SD loads?

    Jim D.
     
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  5. OldCuz

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

    Mar 22, 2020
    Hi Jim,

    No I did not. I didn't even think about it. But the recoil was not bad at all. I had some hardcast 200 gr DoubleTap that was in my truck but didn't try. I wish I had. Next time.
     
  6. OldCuz

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

    Mar 22, 2020
    @Kodiak61 I like the flat trigger! I have a couple on order myself. That suppressor ain't half bad either. That NH is tricked out! Very nice and all black! Sweetness..need some black mags too.
     
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  7. TheWichitaGunClub

    TheWichitaGunClub Well-Known Member Sponsor

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  8. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Well-Known Member

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    May 17, 2017
    Nighthawk gut & rebuild.
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  9. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I’d love to hear more details, how it shoots now compared to before, overall impressions of the overhaul.
     
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  10. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
  11. OldCuz

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

    Mar 22, 2020
    https://www.nighthawkcustom.com/tactical-ready-comp
    https://www.nighthawkcustom.com/firehawk

    I usually only look at the guns I know that I like when on the NH website. This morning I started looking at there newer Tactical Ready Series AKA TRS. Only in a 9? Only with a rail. Was wanting a Firehawk but not so sure now. I like the full lenght dust cover. Looks pretty bad ass. Built for competition. The Firehawk has no rail and no full length dust cover that I like btw. Looking like I'm going to want a TRS Comp.




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  12. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Well-Known Member

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    May 17, 2017
    I don't know that I remember everything off the top of my head, but I remember most of it. Trigger job with all NH parts, and their reliability package. Single side safety, Nighthawk 1 piece magwell & MSH with assorted NH guts, nicely blended. Shortened slide stop and chamfered slide stop hole, barrel crowned and beveled. I liked the stock sights on the Wiley Clapp, so I kept them, and the barrel. Otherwise most of the stuff inside came out and got replaced by NH equivalents. Light dehorn to knock off the sharp edges, light breaking of the bottom edge of the slide, though short of a full bevel. High polished flats. DLC coating.

    Short version of a story I told before, but I loved the Wiley Clapp, hated it's safety. Went to a local guy who I will not mention, but he was a big name in the mid 90s, and is now semi-retired. Maintains a gunsmith counter at the local range, where he appears to work when he wants to. Perhaps he should have hung up the shingle permanently a few years back, because he became internet famous for mauling another guy's pistol. A much more capable smith known to many folks here stepped in to fix it as a charity case. But before I knew about that, I let him do an absolute crap job fitting the safety on my Wiley Clapp. It was so atrocious I didn't feel comfortable shooting it anymore. And rather than trying to get him to fix it and/or throwing good money after bad, I just sent it to Nighthawk, where they did an amazing job turning it into a fantastic pistol that is now truly one of my favorites. And very quickly, at that.

    Anyways, since this is an NH thread, here are two more. One is a biological Nighthawk, and the other was fostered by them for a while and then returned to it's forever home.
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  13. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    JohnnyE, That Heinie LS is beautiful, just awesome looking.
     
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  14. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    DWE, You can always move to Texas, plenty of room. Then you can do pretty much as you want!
     
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  15. Tom RKBA

    Tom RKBA Member

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    Dec 29, 2019
    T4 Recon Commander 9mm

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  16. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2018
    That is a sweet setup you have sir. Very nice.
     
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  17. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    I agree sir, very nice. I love NH T4's. They are just awesome firearms! JD

    001.JPG NH T4 DRESSED UP (4).JPG NH T4 DRESSED UP (10).JPG NH T4 DRESSED UP (20).JPG

     
  18. River runner

    River runner Active Member

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    May 4, 2020
    My one and only NH at the moment. I’m certainly not opposed to acquiring more though:grin:.
    GRP recon, flush cut reverse crown barrel, naked slide, serated top of slide, and blended Magwell were on it when I bought it used. B6AA9AA5-4364-4EB4-839D-FF8CC1EEFB4A.jpeg
     
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  19. Tom RKBA

    Tom RKBA Member

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    Dec 29, 2019
    Thank you! I love it. The 3.8” barrel is perfect for appendix carry.
     
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  20. Tom RKBA

    Tom RKBA Member

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    Dec 29, 2019
    BCD 45: Those wood grips are fantastic!!
     
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