I know this may offend a few people here, as I've seen a few lately. However, I feel the need to state my honest opinion and see if anyone feels the same way. What is the appeal of a Nighthawk Heinie model? Its a great 1911, no doubt, and I'm not going to take anything away from it from that standpoint. My problem is that its not a Heinie custom, its a Nighthawk built by Nighthawk employees. According to Nighthawk, he "supervises" the operation, but I'm not sure to what extent that is as its very vague. I do know he's involved in the operation at some level, but the whole idea just doesn't appeal to me. I'd love the have one of his guns, but these aren't his guns. They use some of his parts, but so do quite a few others. I felt the same way about the Vickers gun Nighthawk built. Once they changed the name to Enforcer and altered its appearance somewhat, I bought one. However, I don't want a semi-custom gun built to look like or try to pose something its not. Again, the Nighthawk Heinie models are well built, beautiful 1911s. I'm sure that's the appeal, but the concept just turns me off. I want the real deal not a Nighthawk copy of a master 1911 smith's work. I apologize in advance if I offended anybody. That's not my intention, but I wanted my opinion out there. I love Nighthawks and I love Richard Heinie custom 1911s. However, I prefer to keep them separate. Thoughts?