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Old 04-04-2014, 06:00 AM
rtbaron rtbaron is offline
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Nighthawk T4




Does anyone have a T4.? Besides the obvious differences of 45 vs 9mm
how does the T4 compare and feel/shoot.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:16 PM
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let me redo my inquiry....how does a 9mm pistol compare to a 45ACP.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:23 PM
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A 9mm 1911 is probably the most pleasant shooting experience out there.

The weight of the steel pistol combined with the lower power round means very little recoil. I have a 5" 9mm and it is by far my favorite gun to shoot.

If you are only concerned about about self defense, then the 45 is the obvious way to go. I have a T3 and it is fantastic, and shoots very well. However, it is harder to shoot with the smaller frame and bigger round.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:04 PM
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My advice is to find someone with a 3in kimber in 45. Yes I know know I said kimber but my point is if you can handle that recoil then you get my point. 9mm in a 1911 is very soft in the recoil dept period. For a range gun go for it. Self Defense is another story and not because I don't think a 9mm will get the job done.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:33 PM
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My advice is to find someone with a 3in kimber in 45. Yes I know know I said kimber but my point is if you can handle that recoil then you get my point. 9mm in a 1911 is very soft in the recoil dept period. For a range gun go for it. Self Defense is another story and not because I don't think a 9mm will get the job done.
Do you not trust the 9mm for self defense? I'm thinking of getting a predator 2 for that reason over my t3 9mm. Or maybe just something to switch around.

My t3 9mm with everlast recoil system feels like it has absolutely no recoil when compared to my 45 grp.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:58 AM
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I would trust my life with a 9mm and have no problems carrying one. Just not a 9mm 1911. The 9mm 1911 can have issues more so than and any other caliber. Would I buy one? Sure. I am sure there are many than run great and have no issues. I am not knocking them just saying not the ideal self defense platform.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:46 PM
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My 9mm T3 just went through about 500 rounds with no issue. I will admit though, the first 1000 rounds were iffy. It failed under going into complete battery a couple times. But it seems to have finally broken itself in.

But you are right, the general consensus is that they are not as reliable. But I think it mostly pertains to maintenance, and after the break in is done... well hopefully

Oh and back to the thread at hand... RTBARON ... the 9mm is badass. It honestly feels like there is no recoil when compared to shooting a 45. And that is with my T3. With the full length 9mm, it is even more pronounced. Some people say it is akin to cheating.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:20 PM
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David,
I am glad your t3 is running great. As a matter of fact if I were to buy a t3 it would be a 9mm. It's a sweet package.
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