The Nighthawk Border Special 1911: Richard Mann’s Review

My longtime friend, hunter, and fellow gunwriter Richard Mann was good enough to shoot a review of the Border Special 1911.45 ACP I designed for Nighthawk Custom.

As Richard says, the Border Special has “everything you need and nothing you don’t.” Be sure to watch right to the end as Richard offers one of my best pieces of advice for running a 1911 and holstering it safely.

Also, be sure to visit Richard’s long-running blog Empty-Cases. You won’t regret it.


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One Response to The Nighthawk Border Special 1911: Richard Mann’s Review

  1. Mark says:

    Nice review. Nighthawk obviously does great work. The gold bead front sight is very nice, no forward serrations, no FLGR, rear sight is great.

    I am not crazy about the bobtail. As most people know, if you carry on the strong side, with a forward cant, it the the toe of the frame, not the HEAL, that prints.

    From what I have read, seems most people shoot themselves in the ass with a striker fired handgun, but if you are concerned with holstering a 1911, thumb pushing the safety up is fine. If you want to go one step further, holster slowly and RELUCTANTLY, and put your strong thumb between the slide and hammer. I have never had an issue packing a 1911 for the last 35 years.

    Just food for thought. Nice job

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