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    Gents

    I wanted to let everyone here know that I am suspending the Vickers Tactical Nighthawk Custom 1911 as of March 1, 2008 - meaning that Nighthawk will no longer accept orders for pistol after that date; only the pistols ordered by then will be built

    The primary reason for this is I feel the pistol has become too expensive - paying over $3000 for a pistol that I designed and is built to my specs BUT a pistol I don't personally work on is unreasonable in my opinion

    I am not sure what If anything I will do in the custom 1911 pistol realm - I will however continue to offer 1911 operators courses as well as 1911 builders courses

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    Heck, gotta respect that.

    I looked at one a while back and it was nice, but I must agree, 3K for any gun (excluding historical value items) is just insane.

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    Very interesting i always thought it was overpriced when he didnt do anything to it ..

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    I'm glad to see Larry had a problem with the price. I still have yet to spend more than $400 on a 1911 and I don't think I ever put more than $200 in mods to them and they shoot fine. I find it hard to pay more than $1000 for a rifle and $650 for a handgun.

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    I think Vickers himself said it best;

    paying over $3000 for a pistol that I designed and is built to my specs BUT a pistol I don't personally work on is unreasonable in my opinion
    Gotta respect his candor.

    Never did understand why so many, got so worked up over a pistol he never laid a hand on.
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    Can't blame him for that. I'd expect a lot for a $3K pistol, and he has no control over the finished product.

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    OD,

    Thanks for the news.
    I'm with you all on this. Those Vickers/NH pistols looked great, but $3K is edging into sole proprietor 1911 build pricing.



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    About the only preson i would pay 3k to build me one would be John Browning himself

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