Originally Posted by Yunus
I know that this is a subjective question and some will say they are not worth the money but for those that feel they are worth the money (JD I'm looking in your direction) what do they bring to the table or do better than the other available brands?
Why I gots to be all singled out and shi*ite??
I need time to formulate a really well thought out answer for you Yunus and I am packing for SHOT this evening, so I don't have the time to mic everything and show you some detailed pictures with arrows and big flashy circles.
The short answer is they are worth it for the hand fitting of each and every part. It makes a WORLD of difference in how the weapon feels, how it handles, how it lacks "rattle" and finally how it shoots.
I just posted a couple of targets from my Nighthawk AAC and those were the first few rounds I ran through the weapon. It was DEAD ON accurate and there was no break in period, no "getting used to the ammo" or anything else that you hear in the cyber world about 1911's.
This thing went from case, to smoking with both Winchester White Box and PMC Range crap without any notice in accuracy and the targets speak for themselves.
Bottom line, a top of the line 1911 is hand fitted and it will run circles around a production run 1911 "out of the box". That doesn't mean that ANY 1911 can't be tuned, or that they are not better than every other pistol out there
It just means that stone cold, a well built 1911 is like a Ferrari or a high end Porsche. You are paying for performance and when you turn the key, it's more power/handling/style and ability ( or in this case accuracy, fit and feel ) than you are capable of putting to use. It gives you as a shooter room to grow into the weapon instead of having to tune the weapon to what you want it to do.
As Shi said "Buy the best YOU
can afford" and go from there. Parts, tuning and shop time all cost money. You can spend it up front, or you can spend it in pieces tuning it to what you like.
I buy Nighthawk pistols because I met 3 of the co-founders at SHOT a few years ago and they impressed the hell out of me with their mission statement, their passion and their products. I appreciate that kind of passion and love for a product in this age of ship it overseas and put our name on it, screw the customer and who cares about customer service age we are living in.
That's about the best I can offer other than inviting you out West for a weekend and letting you see for yourself.