Some feedback on NightHawk guns
I just got this from a member of my IDPA Club (match was yesterday):
My friend said I should drive him up to a gun shop in Delray to look at some 1911s that were on the shelf for sale. Jason, Watfa and Steve piled in my truck for the trip.
It is a nice shop and it does have some nice 1911s for sale. I wanted to see the new Nighthawk line which is being made by three of Wilson's top 'smiths who struck out on their own. Of all their guns the only one that interested me was their cheapest one, the Enforcer.
The pistol is well excuted, nicely finished off and tight without being to tight. Steve twisted my arm and I bought it. Since it was his idea he got to shoot it first at the range. That's what friends are for (shoot your guns and help you spend your money). I should tell you that I had no intention of buying a gun that day.
I go back and tear it apart to replace the trigger with a short one that night. Upon trying to remove the side I found it was stuck on pretty tight and I didn't want to mess it up so I waited until morning to get permission from Nighthawk to use a rubber mallet to remove the slide. The recoil rod (a short one as they should be) was left very wide and would not fit down on the top of the barrel and thereofre binded in the slide. A file and foredom tool took care of that problem.
Next was the trigger. I found that whoever put the gun together never cleaned out the slots for the trigger to ride. A stone took care of that problem.
Next was the mag release was left with some burrs inside the frame. It did not operate with any smoothness. Craytex took care of that.
Then the sear needed a little polish on the wheel. Then the hammer.
The point is it looked great on the outside but needed some work on the inside, just like the Wilson's. I'm sure that some would be happy with it as it was but I wanted better. Figure in my time and it wasn't the bargain it appeared to be at first. Still for the money it is a worthwhile investment, certainly not a custom pistol but not the price either.