Got this in a few days ago. A Talon from Nighthawk. The pistol overall is way smoother and better finished then the other 1911s I've had (Colt XSE commander, TRP, and Baer Concept VII). The slide is as smooth as glass and the trigger breaks clean and smooth with a touch of pretravel and zero creep. The gun is perfect in terms of machine marks and dehorning. It's tough to explain what makes this gun better then my others, but it's just a much higher quality gun overall. My problem is the Permacoat on the rear of the slide. The rear is checkered to reduce glare and it does that very well for the most part. The problem is an area on the left of the checkering. It looks like the permacoat was applied too heavily and it filled in a lot of the depth the checkering has. That has caused that area of the slide to have significantly more glare in daylight then the rest of the slide, defeating the purpose of the checkering. I want to know if this is worth calling Nighthawk about and *****ing. I hope that they would be receptive and refinish the slide for me. I just want to make sure I'm not being unreasonable. The last two photos are an attempt to show the issue with the coating Pictures Wanna kill these ads? We can help!