I am looking at either of the two.. I know the nighthawk is twice as much (or a little more!) I would have to wait to pick up a nighthawk, or possibly wait 12-14 weeks to have one made.... And I don't know much about the Springfield Operator... I kind of wanted a commander sized one, but I can't seem to find a Nighthawk or an Operator in a Commander size... So... Nighthawk GRP, Springfield Operator, or should I spring for a Talon or possibly hold out for a Talon II... This would be all purpose.. I NEED a bushinged barrel, I cannot have a bull barrel, since it is not allowed in the SSP class for IPSC, and I'd like to get back into shooting those matches. (This pretty much rules out the Champion Operator). So, can I justify twice the price for a Nighthawk? How are the Operators as far as reliability, accuracy, etc.... I've never shot a Springfield before... I've had Kimbers, Colts, Para Ordnances, and have shot Nighthawks, but never a Springer.. edit: If money were no Option, I would get a Talon II in black/sniper grey.. I like the serrated top slide, I like the nightsights, and I like the bushinged commander... But, money is sort of a factor.... Is it worth spending for it though? That's what I'm battling with in my head.. I also prefer to not have an aluminum frame... Locally, I cant find what I am looking for exactly... All the operators are lightweight, except a used one, which is the same price as new one at another store(and it's greenish brown framed).. There are NO Talons anywhere to be found... I did find an all black GRP I like for 2100 bucks.. Brand new..... But since it's not "EXACTLY" what I wanted, do I still spend twice the price? I'm afraid I wouldn't be happy with an Operator. (I could always cerakote the operator frame in grey I suppose... If anyone here in Jax does that I dunno..) Sorry to sound so random.. I'm just not sure which way to go..