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Nighthawk 10mm Long Slide 1911 Pistol Review
My 1911 .45s have served me well, but I’ve always longed for a bit more power...
My 1911 .45s have served me well, but I’ve always longed for a bit more power. I had been contemplating building a 10mm for some time when Nighthawk’s Craig Gholson called and asked if I wanted to take a look at its new Heinie 10mm Long Slide. How could I refuse?
The Heinie Long Slide, as its name implies, was designed by renowned pistolsmith Richard Heinie. Like all Nighthawk Custom’s pistols, the Long Slide is built on one of the company’s excellent forged steel slide and frame sets. Its frontstrap and flat mainspring housing are machine checkered at 25 lines per inch. The lines are flawless, and the points are sharp.
A high-swept beavertail grip safety with a speed bump is nicely fitted. Other frame parts include a slightly oversize tactical thumb safety; an extended magazine release; and a slide release with a slightly oversize shelf. All the controls engaged smoothly and positively....