Nighthawk Talon FLX First Thoughts (2011 Content)

Discussion in 'Range Reports & Reviews' started by SkDmRkLcY, Oct 29, 2011.

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  1. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I picked up my new toy last night, and can't wait to take it out and see how it runs.

    It is a Nighthawk Talon with the "FLX" upgrade. It also has a Dawson Precision Ice Mag-well and Dawson Fiber Front Sight. I was looking at various STI 2011s as well as some used SVIs when I stumbled onto this. I got it from an individual using it for a backup for 3 gun, and it came to me unfired other than by the Factory. For the price I got it for I am very pleased with it, I will say the fit is a step above some of the stock STIs I have seen in the past. The Grip safety was also pinned by Nighthawk, it can be removed but I am leaving it pinned in for now.

    I will say I have a hard time seeing the price these are running in retail right now, but I am very happy with what I have invested.

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    I am going to try to take it out next weekend for a basic defensive pistol class, and see how it runs.
     
  2. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Nice Trevor. You got a hell of a deal on it for sure! Looking forward to seeing how it runs for you.
     

  3. Quack

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

    Aug 15, 2011
    Good to see you got it.

    If it doesn't run, I'll trade you my EB KC for it. :grin:
     
  4. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Trev, I think it needs a larger magwell. That one is a tad undersized.
     
  5. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    You are clearly a man of keen perception.
     
  6. Quack

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

    Aug 15, 2011
    Can't tell (browsing on the phone), but it doesn't look like NH used the hidden leaf cut for the rear sight like on the STI Edge or my TGO-1. If not, for what they cost, you would think that thy would take the extra step to do this.

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  7. Wheezy

    Wheezy Bullet Banger Supporting Addict

    Aug 31, 2011
    Is that the LTD edition "Stevie Wonder" magwell?
     
  8. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Pretty sure the Mag-well is big enough...
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    Actually I want to take it off for now, but I need another MSH Pin to do so. I am not sure of where to get one so I can get it by next weekend.

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  9. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    See a lot of new names on that one that werent on my build sheets.
     
  10. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Nice blaster Trevor. I wonder if you get espn on that satellite dish. :tongueout: :rofl2:
     
  11. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    I was wondering about that as well, Don, as far as the hidden rear leaf cut.

    I'm surprised it didn't come with an ambi safety. Let us know how it runs. :thumb:

    Andy
     
  12. GM*

    GM* ~

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Very nice toy :thumb:. I am jealous!



    Look on the bright side, he does not need to buy a pistol stand.
     
  13. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Nice pistol. I love my Nighthawk guns.
     
  14. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    One of the reasons I got it actually, I hate all ambi safeties!

    I will be sure to update when I get it out, I am expecting to have to tweak on the mags as with any 2011 but we will see.

    EDIT: Don Post a pic of what you are talking about. If 10-8 ever releases the adjustable replacement I was going to go that way.

    EDIT 2: You already did... and I missed it. It is actually cut like that, the sight is actually adjusted all the way up. I was not going to fiddle till I take it out.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  15. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Picture of the Sight for Don:

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  16. Quack

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

    Aug 15, 2011
  17. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Congrats on the fine blaster Trevor! :thumb:

    DAT85
     
  18. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

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    Aug 17, 2011
  19. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

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    Aug 17, 2011
    For real! Michael May is the only one i even recognize from previous orders
     
  20. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I can't wait to find out if Shawn can build a 2011, should be this Sunday.

    I need to get another holster for it, it should work with a safariland I have but it is really really tight. All of my other 1911 holsters will not work with the wideframe or the square trigger guard. I may try to heat up the safariland.
     

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