First Look: The Nighthawk Custom Carry

I told you guys several months ago that I would be replacing the M&P Shield that I was, at the time, carrying. I also told you I’d give a look at the gun I was considering as a replacement. Today I will come through on that and give you a quick look at the Nighthawk Custom Carry 1911. Before I get into the specifics of the gun, let me explain why I chose to the give the old super-centenarian a go. Continue reading “First Look: The Nighthawk Custom Carry”

RG Reference: Hammers and Triggers

Back when the revolver was King, wheelgun shooters and manufacturers paid attention to details that are sometimes overlooked today. A great example of this, is the host of trigger and hammer options that were available back when sixguns still filled most of the duty holsters and won most of the matches.

Continue reading “RG Reference: Hammers and Triggers”

Guns that Got Away: Steve

When I think of the guns that got away, I remember attending gun shows with my dad.  My father went through periods of gun collecting that focused on certain types of guns.  At one point he was into German made Walther PPK pistols.  A particular seller had a dozen PPK 7.65mm pistols on his table.  They were all nice.  One was priced much lower than the rest. It had an odd cloisonné medallion on its left grip panel.  When my dad inquired about it, the seller said, “Yeah, someone must have glued that on there.  I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean, but it ruins the value of the gun.  That’s why I have it priced so cheap. I think if I tried to get it off there, I’d ruin the grip.” 

Continue reading “Guns that Got Away: Steve”