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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by calaverasslim, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. calaverasslim

    calaverasslim Well-Known Member

    Saw the ad for the Nighthawk Custom pistols in the latest issue of Guns and Ammo. Said, ho, a new brand and I fell in luuuuvvvvvvv with these beauties.

    Went to their web site to get a better look and..OUCH!!!!!!!

    I knew I had good taste, but 2800$? I'll settle for my Kimber, Thank You Very Much
  2. SRT1

    SRT1 Well-Known Member

    My pocket book is seldom as large as my love for great looking weapons. I'm happy with Kimber also for now, but I'd love to try one of the trully custom guns at some point. I'll be back later, I have to go buy a lottery ticket.....:D
  3. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Well-Known Member

    Look at it this way, Pres. Bush's rebate next month will pay for half of it...:D
  4. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    They have more expensive ones than that!

    If you are in the same price range as the Nighthawks, you may as well have a gun personally customized.
  5. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    Only if he's married and you know the wife would seize at least half the second the check came.
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    My range has one or two Nighthawk models for rent, last time I looked. That is about as close as I'm going to get. :rolleyes:

    Where, exactly, is the value for all this extra money? It seems to me that you reach a point of diminishing returns after about $900 or so.
  7. lamazza

    lamazza Well-Known Member

  8. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    I don't agree, one of my new guns has $600 worth of additional parts, and this doesn't include the frame & slide nor custom grips. Labor to integrate all this is not included either.

    It really depends on what you want the gun to do.

    You can cook a can of beans on a hobo stove or you can prepare a meal on a Viking range, just depends on what your tastes are.
  9. PotatoJudge

    PotatoJudge Well-Known Member

    There are cheaper guns that are as reliable, and there are cheaper guns that shoot better than most of us are capable of and have as good a trigger with quality internals and all that. That's not really the point, and for people with lots of money looking at a safe full of guns with only "good" fit and finish, they may be looking for something from which there is no upgrade.

    Personally, I want a Freedom Arms in .45 Colt. I know a Ruger would perform nearly as good and I like them quite a bit, but when there's plenty of money about it'll be a FA for me. Slight difference from the Nighthawk though, one can get more juice out of a given cartridge with a FA than a Ruger. So far as I know, that's not the case with the Nighthawk.
  10. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    "Custom" = $$$$$

    Customs jobs pretty much come with a high price tag.
  11. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    For the record, Nighthawk is a "semi-custom" gunmaker, just like Wilson, Les Baer, etc.

    Custom guns are made one at a time for one person at a time based on commissioning of the project. There is a huge difference.

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