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Picked up an awesome Nighthawk Tri-Cut Carry :):):)

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I’ve had this in the works for a few months now, but I’ve stretched my gun budget a little thin this year. I’m still waiting on several custom 2011’s that are paid in full, as well as everything else I recently picked up, such as the TRS Comp, DR920P,, and AF-1 Ergal. :cool:

Tri-Cut Carry 9mm | Nighthawk Custom


The Tri Cut Carry is literally one of the nicest 1911’s I’ve ever seen from a styling standpoint. I love the business-like appearance and the incredible attention to detail. The Tri Cut is a commander size 9mm 1911. As the name suggests, the theme of the gun’s features tri cut angles on the slide and frame. Even the black aluminum grips are cut in that fashion. This results in a very striking appearance that is jet black in color (also available in a stainless look). The flat trigger is standard and the gun features stippling on the front strap, back strap, trigger guard, trigger face, slide top, and even the magazine release button. The 9mm bull barrel adds to the awesome looks and adds some weight up front. The gun weighs 39oz empty, so its definitely heavy for a commander. Other than those features, the entire pistol is blended and dehorned for carry, hence the name. Despite that name, there’s no way I’m carrying a $5000 1911 anywhere. In fact, I never carry expensive pistols of any kind.

In typical Nighthawk fashion, the execution of the Tri Cut is flawless. The gun is smooth, yet tight, and everything is fitted perfectly. I especially love the appearance of the muzzle with the deep crown. I’m also a big fan of aluminum grips and I feel they add to the appearance and the quality feel of the gun. These are more for looks than function though, being smooth. With their black color, I can’t even imagine trying to pick this pistol up after its been sitting in the sun on a hot summer day.

Overall, I’m thrilled with the pistol and this will likely be the last 1911 I buy, at least for some time. I own quite a few and I only buy the high end models, so the money adds up quickly. :eek:

Anyone else own a Tri Cut? I ask because I never see them posted on the forums. :unsure:

Please enjoy the pics and share your thoughts.

Thanks! :D






















Here it is with my other Nighthawks, which include three 1911's and a 2011.

(Costa Compact, Tri Cut Carry, Agent 2 Commander, and TRS Comp)

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That is a beautiful firearm. I hope to get a closer look at a $5000 1911 one of these days (if the owner let's me pick it up!)
I understand the minor problem that getting your firearm temporarily confiscated for evidence in the bigger picture of things. I hope that never happens, given the unequal "justice" being so obviously meted out these days. I hope that circumstances never obligate you to use that work of art in any disagreeable situation and you only use it in voluntary situations!
 

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Wow! Congratulations man. That is one beautiful looking 1911 and your little stable of Nighthawks is impressive. I like how it maintains a simple look yet is truly elegant.

This is not in the same class, but I just picked up a Dan Wesson TCP in 9mm that I absolutely love. It has become my EDC.

I almost purchased a very lightly used Nighthawk in 9mm but it was too heavy for carry and I didn't want to spend almost $4K on a range pistol.
 

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I keep coming back to this thread to look at this pistol. Man...it may lead to trouble for me. As I said in my previous post, I love everything about it. I wish Larry Vickers would do a 3rd edition of his 1911 books and cover more "exotic" format 1911's like this one. His second volume covers "traditional" customs.

A third volume could cover tri-cuts, optic cuts, bob-tails, etc.

If/when you shoot this Brian, please let us know how she runs.
 

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I keep coming back to this thread to look at this pistol. Man...it may lead to trouble for me. As I said in my previous post, I love everything about it. I wish Larry Vickers would do a 3rd edition of his 1911 books and cover more "exotic" format 1911's like this one. His second volume covers "traditional" customs.

A third volume could cover tri-cuts, optic cuts, bob-tails, etc.

If/when you shoot this Brian, please let us know how she runs.
Will do, my friend 😎

Definitely one of the nicest 1911’s I’ve owned.
 

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That is awesome.

Congrats!

I'll check back in for the range report.

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Any experience with Nighthawk customer service? I know of a local store that resisted selling them as every complaint would lead to an argument.

I never considered them after hearing that conversation. Hopefully that has changed.
 
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