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ajgranda
02-16-2010, 19:34
Just came across this 1911 on Nighthawks site. Anyone own or handled one? It sure sounds impressive. Not that I'll be buying one anytime soon.




http://www.nighthawkcustom.com/Heinie_Tactical_Carry_Pistol.aspx

ronin.45
02-16-2010, 19:38
I have handled and shot one. I know a guy that had one transferred in through the range I used to run. It was a very nice gun. The fit and finish were top notch. It was exceedingly accurate even though I didn't get to put it through a thorough evaluation. The nicest NightHawk I've played with.

bac1023
02-16-2010, 19:41
I've seen and handled one at a show. They have been around a while.

Quality is the same as any other Nighthawk, with some additonal features.

Not bad, but you don't spend $4,000+ on a semi custom 1911.

There are far too many full custom 1911s to choose from starting in that price range.

Rinspeed
02-16-2010, 20:44
For $4000 and a bit of patience you could find a real Heinie although it would most likely be a used one.

bac1023
02-16-2010, 20:54
For $4000 and a bit of patience you could find a real Heinie although it would most likely be a used one.

Yeah, why anybody would pay that kind of money for a Heinie look-a-like from Nighthawk is beyond me and I'm a big fan of Nighthawk.

ajgranda
02-17-2010, 06:47
You can get a new one now for under $3500 street price with the no cost Hard Chrome included and six mags. Still EXPENSIVE though. Gunbroker has a used Richard Heinie at auction. Not nearly as nice to me.

bac1023
02-17-2010, 07:04
You can get a new one now for under $3500 street price with the no cost Hard Chrome included and six mags. Still EXPENSIVE though.

That's actually not a bad price, considering the HC finish is free. My Enforcer and Predator cost nearly that much after options.

That said, I like the feature set of these two more than the Heinie Nighthawk.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_2307.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_2309.jpg

bac1023
02-17-2010, 07:06
Gunbroker has a used Richard Heinie at auction. Not nearly as nice to me.

That Para isn't a full blown custom. Its one of his lower end packages, plus its on a Para of all things. :upeyes:

Why someone would pay all that money to upgrade a POS high cap Para is beyond me.

ajgranda
02-17-2010, 08:38
That Para isn't a full blown custom. Its one of his lower end packages, plus its on a Para of all things. :upeyes:

Why someone would pay all that money to upgrade a POS high cap Para is beyond me.

They list it as a Springfield. What's up with that? I only thought Para/STI offered hi cap 1911 frames?

glock2740
02-17-2010, 08:46
That's actually not a bad price, considering the HC finish is free. My Enforcer and Predator cost nearly that much after options.

That said, I like the feature set of these two more than the Heinie Nighthawk.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_2307.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_2309.jpg
Sweet, sweet sweet! Love those two guns. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

bac1023
02-17-2010, 23:18
Sweet, sweet sweet! Love those two guns. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thank you :)

MastiffMan
02-18-2010, 00:14
I knew about them 6 months before they came out.. I had 4 nighthawks and called Craig Gholson a few years ago... to order a GRP when Mr. Gholson told me to hold off that they where coming out with a new model ... long story short 8 Months later I got one of the first ones and did not think it was worth the money .. I think I paid around $ 2800 or $2900 when they first came out. ... I no longer have it... it's long gone.....

MastiffMan
02-18-2010, 00:25
Yeah, why anybody would pay that kind of money for a Heinie look-a-like from Nighthawk is beyond me and I'm a big fan of Nighthawk.

Back a few years ago I made a bunch of bad moves in some of the 1911's I got.. I went more on impulse than using my head... :supergrin:

MastiffMan
02-18-2010, 00:41
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b6cc24b3127ccecf9f44e08e0300000010O08CZt2zZuxbA9vPgg/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/cjstinks/100_1247-1.jpg?t=1266475105

I think the Talon shoots just as good for a lot less cash...

bac1023
02-18-2010, 00:46
That looks very nice.

MastiffMan
02-18-2010, 00:56
That looks very nice.

Thanks .... I use to have a nice collection but have had to let some go ( Bills)
You have one awesome collection for sure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bac1023
02-18-2010, 01:05
You have one awesome collection for sure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you :)

bigiron1
02-20-2010, 22:56
They list it as a Springfield. What's up with that? I only thought Para/STI offered hi cap 1911 frames?


Armscore, SV Infinity, BUL, Caspian, there are more...but yes Springfield does contribute a hi-cap to the pool