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Nighthawk GRP .45 ACP

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We liked this dull-black Black Diamond finish, which seemed to be impervious to nearly any kind of distress. However, we noted it was a bit sticky on leather holsters. We liked the look but not the feel or weight of the aluminum grip panels. Workmanship was excellent and accuracy probably the best, but there were sharp edges, and high prices to everything.

Nighthawk GRP .45 ACP

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The GRP was set up to handle a lanyard, which early Colt-made 1911s all had. A lanyard is great for pistol retention and can aid shooter steadiness. Note the excellent 20-lpi checkering on the mainspring housing.
We cut our thumbs on the edge of the safety. Compare this with Wilson's which was extremely comfortable.
Another razor edge was on the GRP's slide stop. Sharp edges have no place on a self-defense handgun, in our opinion.

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