Nighthawk smoked nitride finish

Discussion in 'Nighthawk Custom' started by TheCollector, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Ever since I saw "That old unwanted GRP" and the smoked nitride finish. ( @stlgecko )
    I thought I'd like my Falcon done in it.
    Bob (Reeves) at NH helped get it through the process in a very timely manor.
    Heck, he even commented on how well the grips looked with the finish. I didn't have the guts to tell him that they were my "shipping" grips. :D

    Anyway... it returned today. Here's a couple of pics. One with the shippers & one with the
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  2. stlgecko

    stlgecko I’m just here for the 1911’s

    May 24, 2014
    Great call! You know I approve.
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  3. NighthawkRep

    NighthawkRep Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2015
    Deleted...double posted.

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  4. NighthawkRep

    NighthawkRep Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2015
    I love the way it turned out. I still like it with the od grips. But to each their own. I had to snag a pic of it for myself before it left. Lol! [​IMG]

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  5. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Thanks again!!!! It was my first (surely not my last) experience with NH customer support/services.
    I'm a 3 NHer at the moment... probably more to follow.
  6. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Love me a falcon and that is a nice one................
  7. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    I dig that finish. I like the green grips on it too.
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  8. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Really nice looking NH. X3 on the OD grips.

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  9. aegiswa

    aegiswa Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2016
    Looking good, I like that smoked finish it would look good on that T3 they've had back for some love for awhile now. Can't wait for it to come home -
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  10. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Active Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    Before I became interested in 1911s I was working with a sales rep in the Los Angeles area, at lunchtime we went to a local eatery. There were several plain clothes law enforcement guys with open carry. They all had blued 1911s on their side with noticeable blueing wear. That set an early impression for me. I love that well used look
  11. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    per usual Bob and NHC do great work.

    Cannot count the # of times Bob extended his help to make things good.

    thanks again Bob

    beautiful pew-pew
    enjoy the ride
  12. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    I think that finish us my favorite, frankly.
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  13. Saber77

    Saber77 Member

    May 25, 2017
    I need a Smoked Nitride Commander length Recon edition 1911... Badly...
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  14. Skebo

    Skebo Active Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    I really like that smoked nitride finish. I’m thinking about having mine done.
  15. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Next week sir, we will be discussing building me a Enforcer in 38 Super and I think these OD grips would look great on it. They are nice!
  16. MSGT2511

    MSGT2511 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    May 14, 2016
    Bob will have set of green/black Predator grips with the Nighthawk Logo medallions inset ready and waiting on me for the Gathering. They will be replacing the gray/black ones on my "The Bull" that I just had refinished in smoked nitride. The gray/black ones don't look bad, but I think the green/black ones will look SO much better. And, you'll get to see for yourself next week, the Good Lord Willin'!
    The Bull 5.jpg
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  17. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I am looking forward to that!
  18. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
    The Claw grips are one of the best looking IMO!
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  19. Skebo

    Skebo Active Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Went into a gun shop Saturday and they had “the bull” in the smoked finish. Talk about a beautiful gun.
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  20. QuickDraw11

    QuickDraw11 Member

    Apr 29, 2019
    Can anyone speak about the durability of the smoked nitride finish? I am considering having it done to one of my firearms, but I keep going back and forth between it and DLC. How does it hold up to kydex?