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20South
01-10-2012, 11:02
http://www.nighthawktactical.com/Chris-Costa-Recon.html

Rinspeed
01-10-2012, 12:09
What's so tactical about a rear sight that's three times bigger than it needs to be.

jamesbern
01-10-2012, 12:22
I think it looks real nice. With that said, I won't be buying it based on what i've been reading about Nighthawk's customer service.

Jack Black
01-10-2012, 12:51
What's so tactical about a rear sight that's three times bigger than it needs to be.

Can it be used with a suppressor?

Quack
01-10-2012, 13:11
What's so tactical about a rear sight that's three times bigger than it needs to be.

that's what i don't understand, using a Jardine Tactical Hook rear sight (which uses a BoMar sight cut) instead of a 10-8 or Heinie Ledge rear sight.

also don't get using a Heinie Straight-8 rear sight with a FO front sight on the compact.

Quack
01-10-2012, 13:13
Can it be used with a suppressor?

it doesn't lok that tall, it's just that the BoMar cut looks like it goes deeper into the slide, which makes the rear sight blade look larger.

Quack
01-10-2012, 13:14
ooops...double tap....


http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo118/EPOCHsPics/manscaping.jpg

Bodyarmorguy
01-10-2012, 13:17
Say what you want, but IMHO any fiber optic sight is too fragile for "real" work or on a defensive pistol. They are fine on game guns, but not a working gun. Same thing for a full length guide rod.

Clint-M
01-10-2012, 13:37
I'm thinking they should work more on the reputation of their current models before they start creating more. This will sell because it has Costa's name and influence, but I'll be interested in seeing some honest reviews of it in a few months.

I personally don't care for the front serrations or Costa's logo in silver. Almost makes it look like a toy.

CM

Mayhem like Me
01-10-2012, 13:41
Thats a looks cool at the BBQ gun not a work gun.

Rear sight and front sight to bulky for what is needed.

Front sight a gold or tritium dot,, rear a heinie or Novak ledge sight do the job.

full length guide rod ?? why.

Rail , no problem.

No Ambi Safety, on a fighting gun????

Oh well the beard has spoken.

fnfalman
01-10-2012, 13:42
Who is Chris Costa and was/is he in Recon Marines? Or Recondo?

Clint-M
01-10-2012, 13:49
I'm fairly certain he was in the US Coast Guard and private sector, but don't quote me on that.

CM

Mayhem like Me
01-10-2012, 13:58
US coast guard and Magpul.. famous for beard and wearing High dollar tacticool gear like Arc'teryx

glock2740
01-10-2012, 17:25
It looks cheap, yet I'm sure it's not.

Blaster
01-10-2012, 17:57
Say what you want, but IMHO any fiber optic sight is too fragile for "real" work or on a defensive pistol. They are fine on game guns, but not a working gun. Same thing for a full length guide rod.

Yup. Too much show. Makes you wonder about the Go.

Blaster
01-10-2012, 17:58
Who is Chris Costa and was/is he in Recon Marines? Or Recondo?

Puddle Pirate.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

Bodyarmorguy
01-10-2012, 18:02
Yup. Too much show. Makes you wonder about the Go.

I must steal this phrase.....thank you. :cool:

faawrenchbndr
01-10-2012, 18:30
The sight selection on that pistol ruins it for me.

Quack
01-10-2012, 18:32
It looks cheap, yet I'm sure it's not.


$3500, which I think is more than Vickers gun cost.

jaklcrow
01-10-2012, 18:36
For some reason I can just never take any Nighthawks seriously. The only difference with this one is can can actually figure out why

bac1023
01-10-2012, 18:37
Interesting

Mayhem like Me
01-10-2012, 18:39
Interesting

....:rofl:

You are the man!

Quack
01-10-2012, 18:58
Interesting

:animlol:

glock2740
01-10-2012, 19:21
Fiber optic sights on a "tactical" 1911? :dunno:

NeverMore1701
01-10-2012, 19:26
Yeah, no.

Glock_en_speil
01-10-2012, 19:52
I wouldn't buy one but I do like the blackened barrel and full length guide rod (FLGR). I actually like FLGR's and I ordered my Wilson CQB with one. Yes, I know, someone is going to say "FLGR's don't belong on a combat handgun" but I don't intend to ever use my pistol in actual combat and the FLGR adds a touch more smoothness, a touch more weight and takes some pressure off the rails.

*puts on flame proof suit* :whistling:

R0CKETMAN
01-11-2012, 04:06
Yuk..

rsxr22
01-11-2012, 09:04
If the gun doesnt have exactly what you want, change the options!!! I have never found a gun through WC, NH, EB, LB that I wouldnt change anything too.

SpringerTGO
01-11-2012, 09:39
Thats a looks cool at the BBQ gun not a work gun.


No Ambi Safety, on a fighting gun????

Oh well the beard has spoken.

Nighthawk does not guarantee their ambi safety. It works loose, and they basically tell you to eat s**t if you complain.
If you want a reliable safety on your "fighting gun", you get a Wilson.

NeoGeo630
01-11-2012, 18:36
Some features I don't like but overall I think its badass.

20South
01-11-2012, 19:30
Nighthawk does not guarantee their ambi safety. It works loose, and they basically tell you to eat s**t if you complain.
If you want a reliable safety on your "fighting gun", you get a Wilson.

Heard way to many negatives about the Nighthawk Ambi, but I have no real world experience.

Nine Shooter
01-11-2012, 19:41
What's so tactical about a rear sight that's three times bigger than it needs to be.

I think that rear sight is set up for one of those little red dots.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1614/fnp45tactical002.jpg

Quack
01-11-2012, 20:26
I think that rear sight is set up for one of those little red dots.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1614/fnp45tactical002.jpg

Nope, it's setup with a Jardine fixed sigh in a BoMar sight cut.

SpringerTGO
01-12-2012, 06:26
Heard way to many negatives about the Nighthawk Ambi, but I have no real world experience.

Just read their warranty.

knedrgr
01-12-2012, 09:07
I wouldn't buy one but I do like the blackened barrel and full length guide rod (FLGR). I actually like FLGR's and I ordered my Wilson CQB with one. Yes, I know, someone is going to say "FLGR's don't belong on a combat handgun" but I don't intend to ever use my pistol in actual combat and the FLGR adds a touch more smoothness, a touch more weight and takes some pressure off the rails.

*puts on flame proof suit* :whistling:


:upeyes: Yeah, give me some data that will prove this point...

Unless your FLGR affixed to the frame, then it doesn't do jack for your rails.

20South
01-12-2012, 09:23
Just read their warranty.

Yeah I think someone posted it to here a while back. Part of what I considered negative about their Ambis.

knedrgr
01-12-2012, 10:49
Of the ambis that I've seen on NH pistols were mostly from Kimber. I've seen a few different ones on their pistols, but it might be from people's build sheets.

Glock_en_speil
01-12-2012, 18:12
:upeyes: Yeah, give me some data that will prove this point...

Unless your FLGR affixed to the frame, then it doesn't do jack for your rails.

Here's one of several data points from experts that I've been doing research on. You'll find the data you requested in the last two paragraphs of the first column (below the break line) although you might want to read the entire article as other benefits are emphasized as well.

http://www.dlsports.com/1911_full_length_guide_rods.html

R0CKETMAN
01-13-2012, 04:23
Here's one of several data points from experts that I've been doing research on. You'll find the data you requested in the last two paragraphs of the first column (below the break line) although you might want to read the entire article as other benefits are emphasized as well.

http://www.dlsports.com/1911_full_length_guide_rods.html

This must be the wrong link as there is zero "data" contained within.

However, the author's opinion is prevalent throughout the piece.

knedrgr
01-13-2012, 07:07
Here's one of several data points from experts that I've been doing research on. You'll find the data you requested in the last two paragraphs of the first column (below the break line) although you might want to read the entire article as other benefits are emphasized as well.

http://www.dlsports.com/1911_full_length_guide_rods.html

No data point was ever given in any part of that opinionated page.

First, learn how a 1911 operates, inside and outside. The spring guide held in place by the barrel's lower lug and the dust cover. And that lug cams back and down, when the slide cycles rearward. Therefore, once that lug moves, the guide rod moves slightly, thus causing it to not be completely station, and can't help to alleviate any pressure from the slide and rail contact.

Secondly, look at any of the top smith and see what they use in their 1911 builds. But then again, they may not have read such article.

Mayhem like Me
01-13-2012, 07:41
No data point was ever given in any part of that opinionated page.

First, learn how a 1911 operates, inside and outside. The spring guide held in place by the barrel's lower lug and the dust cover. And that lug cams back and down, when the slide cycles rearward. Therefore, once that lug moves, the guide rod moves slightly, thus causing it to not be completely station, and can't help to alleviate any pressure from the slide and rail contact.

Secondly, look at any of the top smith and see what they use in their 1911 builds. But then again, they may not have read such article.


QFT..:whistling:

BigFelipe
01-13-2012, 21:06
What's so tactical about a rear sight that's three times bigger than it needs to be.

I believe the point is one handed racking ability. You can "hook" the rear sight on a table, etc and use it to rack the slide when you take a flying star in the left hand after the mall is overrun by ninjas and you're trapped in the Hot Topic...

Quack
01-13-2012, 21:51
There are other ledge sight that do that as well. The Jardine sight is for BoMar replacement/cuts