Nighthawk Which Nighthawk?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by JM44, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    I am sad to admit this but I currently do not have any Nighthawks in the stable. I am looking to order my first in the near future but am not sure which way to go, too many great choices! I know everyone’s preferences are different but would love whatever feedback I can obtain from my fellow addicts. I am looking for a full size in 45 and this will likely just be a range gun. Currently I really like the Falcon and WarHawk. I am always looking in the classifieds but I have a specific finish scheme in mind for this one so I will be ordering new. Thanks!
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  2. A45GUNNER

    A45GUNNER Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    I have a stainless Nighthawk Classic that I had a bull barrel installed in, & went with a different rear sight & I love it. If you contact Bob Reeves & go over what you want, he can help you to spec it out exactly what you are looking for-he is great to work with. Good luck-planning it out to make it yours is almost as much fun as taking the first shot with it!
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  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Next week I am ordering an Enforcer. As you said, no bad choice. I like that it comes standard with a mag well but the models you are considering are also nice. I considered the Falcon but continue to be drawn to the Enforcer. Good luck choosing!
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  4. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    Next NHC I get will be a Firehawk. The blend of that comp is just too nice to pass up.
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  5. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
    I just picked up my Enforcer Recon and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
    YES!!!!!!!!!! That Firehawk is badass!!!!!
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  7. Kitjunkie

    Kitjunkie Active Member

    Jun 27, 2017
    I had a chance to handle a President yesterday. On paper, it's definitely not my thing, however, in person, it's a really cool pistol. For range use, I think it would be awesome. Good luck. There are no bad choices here.
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  8. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
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  9. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
    Make a list of features you desire and then see which model is closest to it. Then just add/subtract whatever is necessary. The nice thing about a custom order is that you can specify whatever smith you want to build it. There are many great ones and naming one specifically helps avoid getting a rookie.
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  10. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I'm ordering a T4 next week, DLC slide over a bead blasted stainless steel frame with a magwell and the scallop treatment to the mainspring housing and front strap :):):):)
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  11. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Great advice, thank you
  12. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    I am VERY tempted by the T4 but would like to obtain a full-size first. I am thinking that if I go with the falcon I can then spec out a T4 similar to it down the road.
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  13. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Personally, I like the Trooper. It has all niceties a person would normally want in a high end 1911, without being excessive. But that's just me.

    As others have alluded, if you're doing a custom order, you can pick just about any model as a base and add/delete features.

    Good luck, and have fun. In a lot of ways, this is the most exciting part about getting a new 1911 -- deciding which one to get.
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  14. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Has anyone seen the new Super Hunter model ??
    Available at TTT, no FFL required !
    Order now so Kippy and I can catch the damn thing
    Send cash.
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  15. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    get together with one of our NHC dealers. go over your list of wants, needs,options. pick a gun with their help and get a nice addicts discount to boot
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  16. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    I favor the talon and warhawk over the falcon...but thats just my taste
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  17. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I have 3, all full size .45s but different models. I like my Falcon the best.

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  18. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Thanks boatdoc. Still kicking myself for not acquiring a new talon that was on here a while ago. Will definitely be going through a sponsor unless your buddy Tyler wants to procure one for me LOL
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  19. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Tac - we need you to migrate up to Long Island sound this summer to take care of some sea gulls. Will send cash
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  20. Thwap

    Thwap Member

    Apr 6, 2019
    Yeah, I've got a WC EDC on order now, as soon as that's done, it's a Firehawk for me.
    I'm hoping I can get it in a double stack.

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