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Tic44
LSU Fan
Texarkana Arkansas
Member since May 2015
1034 posts

Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
I'm going to purchase one or the other. I've shot both, but the Nighthawk trigger is just plain UNREAL to shoot. Can anyone with more experience shed some light on their experiences with either of these(good or Bad), to help me make a decision.
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Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
63904 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
They're what and what. Handled plenty of both and the fit and finish is pretty comparable across the board

If you really want something special, get a Volkmann. Holy grail of 1911s for me.




MrCoachKlein
USA Fan
Member since Sep 2010
9995 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
tGOAT

Or just send that picture to Turnbull with a cheaper one and wait 9 years


Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
63904 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
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Or just send that picture to Turnbull with a cheaper one and wait 9 years


Turnbull actually does the case hardening for Volkmann (unless something has changed recently)


OP, you can call Volkmann and you'll probably end up talking to him personally. It's a 1 man show there, so youll have to wait a long time, but hes the best.

You ask a group of 1911 connoisseurs what to get and they'll say Nighthawk, WC, Cabot, LB, etc. You ask a group of gunsmiths what to get and they'll all say Volkmann


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ChatRabbit77
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2013
5304 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Stan Chen or Volkmann is the way to go. Stan has an insane waitlist to get on the waitlist right now but his stuff is amazing.


Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
63904 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
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Stan Chen


his stuff is so beautiful, but that waiting list is brutal


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Sticker1971
Member since Dec 2017
149 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Yeah, out of my price range.


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klrstix
LSU Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Oct 2006
2137 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Ooooohhhhhhh... Yeeeeaaaaaahhhhh....

That is a spectacular looking firearm!


dstone12
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Texan
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Where is KingRanch?


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Sticker1971
Member since Dec 2017
149 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
I could buy two Nighthawks for the price of that weapon


klrstix
LSU Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Oct 2006
2137 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
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I could buy two Nighthawks for the price of that weapon



Oh yeah I get it... I am not picking up one either...

Still good looking tho...


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ODP
Baylor Fan
Conroe
Member since Oct 2015
1127 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
I’ve owned a 1911 by every semi custom maker out there. That being said WC customer service is second to none. If I could only own one it would be a WC.


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
19292 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Is the Nighthawk guy an former employee of WC?


ODP
Baylor Fan
Conroe
Member since Oct 2015
1127 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Yes NHC was started by former WC employees about 20 yrs ago in Berryville,AR.


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White Bear
USA Fan
NWLA
Member since Jul 2014
6578 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Pimptastic. just need som mother of pearl grips.


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tLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2007
7475 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
I'm getting rid of a 6" Wilson CQB if you're looking.


armsdealer
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2016
1009 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Look up Chambers Customs, he make a working mans gun that is all the go without so much show. He also does guns with the show and go.


Sticker1971
Member since Dec 2017
149 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
Want a commander model. Or maybe 5”


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Sticker1971
Member since Dec 2017
149 posts

re: Wilson Combat 1911 Vs. Nighthawk custom 1911
36-48 month lead time is a no no.

I can’t wait that long. Maybe 4-6


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