My first 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Slawth, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Slawth

    Slawth New Member

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    Long, strange story starting with a quest for a nice used Kimber Pro CDP II...

    Short(er) version: A nice 1911 has been on the want list for some time but not until I found just the right one....

    My XD45c has been my constant companion since purchasing it, which was never my intention for it but while getting to know the gun I got a little attached to it. Fast forward- I decided to send it in to get some custom work done and therefor needed to fill it's absent spot for however long (hence the "always have two of your preferred carry" recommendation by some) so it was time to look a little harder for that Kimber I wanted prior to shipping the XD out. No such luck- everything in decent condition is within a couple hundred bucks of a new one so I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new one...

    While shopping around for the best price I stumble across this beauty, in fantastic condition, at a price I would have regretted not throwing down for it later- not much more than a new CDP.

    I can pick it up this tuesday and I am beside myself that my first 1911 is going to be a NHC very close to what I would have picked out had I ordered it new.

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    Needless to say the XD will not be going in for any work now until my wife and I are back on speaking terms...
     
  2. Sarge43

    Sarge43 New Member

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    Very cool! Congratulations on the find (and good luck with the wife).
    Sarge
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    NHC? Night Hawk Custom?? I can't see any images here at work *shaking fist* - so I will be tagging this and checking this thread out later on this evening. :D

    Congrats on the new addition. Any 1911 is the best answer to the question: What's the best pistol for ______

    JD
     
  4. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Nice pistol, I like it. I've heard alot about them and I want one too. I just don't like the fact that it's bobtail.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Very nice, me likie!

    The NH is one of the few 1911s I would consider spending the big $ on!

    Let us in on the range action as soon as you get 'er home.
     
  6. Dillinger

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    That's a really nice piece that you got Slawth - is that from the Talon family? Or the GRP? I have the GRP in a full size and I love it. It's an amazing model.

    Did you get the magazine deal from Nighthawk? Even if you are the second, or third, owner I believe that you can qualify for their purchase deal.

    Welcome to the Nighthawk Family!

    JD
     
  7. 741512th

    741512th New Member

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    Nice lookin' gun.
     
  8. Slawth

    Slawth New Member

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    Thanks for all the compliments, not that they are helping to ease the yearning to hold the damn thing in my hand and then run a couple boxes through it. I actually had trouble falling asleep last night, thinking about shooting it. That's a little ridiculous.

    Dillinger, it is a Talon II. I've seen a small glimpse of yours in the range bag thread, (it would appear you have more than just the GRP:p) Magazine deal? No, enlighten me please... I am lead to believe I am the second owner and the gun has only had a couple hundred rounds run through it but we all know how that goes. Just looking at the wear around the ejection port and the "well loved" gator grips would lead me to think otherwise. Not that it matters- I am going to put new springs in it to be safe. Any other suggestions?

    dragunovsks, I actually would have spec'd the bobtail had I ordered it new so that was $150 I didn't have to spend... well... directly anyway,lol.
     
  9. Dillinger

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    Slawth - Yes, I have three Nighthawks actually. I met the guys from Nighthawk in Vegas at SHOT in 2004 or 2005 and was immediately impressed with their knowledge and the caliber of their product. I have two and my girl has the other one, which is a Talon II in 9mm and the steel frame. Then she went and put pink grips on there...:rolleyes:

    Call Nighthawk in Berrysville and register your firearm with them. When you do, ask if you qualify for their magazine deal, you should unless they have changed their policies. They provide ( 6 ) Novak Square D magazines for $99 to any who buy their firearms. As a new purchaser, I was able to buy as many groups of ( 6 ) as I wanted.

    I got 18 for $298 for my GRP and I got ( 12 ) more for my T3 daily carry. These are top shelf magazines that all functioned flawlessly in the weapon.

    The Talon II we have in 9mm has cycled everything we fed it, though I did change out the recoil spring to handle 135gr. self defense rounds, so at first the weapon wouldn't always cycle with the stock 115gr. range rounds. Now that it is broke in, it will cycle them without a problem.

    I am looking forward to your range experience to see what you think. Personally, I feel this is the tightest, most well built 1911 I have every fired and love them. I have designs on getting another one, just because I can't control myself. :D

    Please keep us updated because matt g is considering a purchase from Nighthawk as well and the more information he has prior to purchase the better it will be for him should he choose to go this route...

    JD
     
  10. mr1911

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    Great deal, consider it a blessing if your wife ISN'T speaking to you, use the time to go shooting, my ex is gone, but my guns are still by my bed, LOL:D

    My shooting buddies' nephew got a Kimber ultra carry and got rid of his XD.

    Long live the 1911!
     
  11. Slawth

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    Woot Woot

    After a good lesson in patients (which I sorely need) it has finally arrived. (The local shop owner neglected to tell me he would be closed M-W this week when I had the pistol shipped there.:mad: The USPS has been trying to deliver it since Monday. I'm over it. Sort of.

    I can rest at ease. It is immaculate. I would guess a few hundred rounds and It appears to have been well cared for. I called NHC as JD recommended and they extended the 6 for $99 magazine deal to me to "even out" (lol) my order for a couple 18lb recoil springs.

    Sorry to torture you with more pics but I can't help it. I'm like a new dad, AND I can't (well,.. maybe don't want to is a better term) shoot it until the 33* and raining subsides... Besides, don't these things just shoot themselves?

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  12. Dillinger

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    Ha ha hah! Nice. I upgraded my springs in all of mine as well. Good choice on that. I figured they would give you the same deal on mags. They are really good people there and their 'smiths are all lifetime 1911 builders. They have something like 180 years of experience between the founding 11 members of Nighthawk Customs. It's a crazy amount of knowledge...

    I bet the wait was killing you - do you still have fingernails left? LOL

    Looking forward to that range report...

    JD
     
  13. canebrake

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    Great looking 1911! [​IMG]

    You have pushed me over the top! I will own a NH!

    My next purchase is a BHP but the second purchase will be a NH! [​IMG]
     
  14. SGT-MILLER

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    canbrake, Colt is gonna be soooooooo pissed!!!!!!

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    I would purchase a NH, but I like having good relations with my wife...lol.
     
  15. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Ohhhh, I can talk about them all day, but this guy gets one, posts a few pictures, without even a range report, and suddenly you have a Nighthawk Alter in your Den. :rolleyes:

    JD
     
  16. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It’s been there longer than you know. You think I'm about giving up easy compliments?? $hit it would have just gone to your head!

    So how's that Booleen thingie going? [​IMG]




    [​IMG] .460 Rowland .... done the Canebrake way!
     
  17. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Don't you worry about that, you crazy sidewinder, it's going JUST fine and soon you will be looking at the Mythical Holy Grail of the 1911 in MY possession!!

    JD
     
  18. Slawth

    Slawth New Member

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    :p





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  19. Slawth

    Slawth New Member

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    Oh, and I see how you are JD. It's all "welcome to the Nighthawk family" until Cane shares the love. Then all of the sudden I'm "this guy".

    Pffft.


    Anybody want to see some pictures of my new 1911? [​IMG]
     
  20. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    LMAO!!

    Cane and I are having "creative differences" over a recent new build concerning the 1911 platform.

    And as for YOU Mister Slawth - I have been the resident Nighthawk 1911 owner around these parts and then you come loping in like Rambo without a jockstrap with your "Look at my new NHC 1911 and what a great price I got", with your pictures and your glee, what's a poor Mod to do? :p

    Seriously though, I am glad that you got yourself a top shelf 1911, from a great company, for a great price. I think it will serve you well and look forward to your range report...

    JD