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Old 02-20-2020, 01:57 AM
spooky619 spooky619 is offline
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Single vs Double, 9 vs 45

I’m completely lost on this decision, and I just need someone to lay out their thoughts on me.

A week ago I was convinced that I’d buy a new Staccato P, and then started looking at their Staccato XC, and XL, and I’ve been wandering ever since.

I’ve been out of the 1911 world for some time. I bought a Glock 17 to play with, and just finished parting it out (actually made a $150 profit).

Because I was out of the scene, I had no idea that Nighthawk was building 2011 style pistols. So, here I am.

Uses.... Concealed carry (don’t mind a full size), range fun, informal competition with my girlfriend (against her Glock 19), general use in every manner imaginable.

It almost seems like a no brainer to get a double stack 9, since it seems to check off the practicality boxes, but I just can’t help but look at nighthawk and think “It should be a single stack 45, like God intended”.

Caveat.... This will have to be my last gun purchase in a long while. This thing need to be fun for years to come. New kitchen cabinets, a bathroom renovation, and a new deck, are right around the corner.

So, if you guys didn’t have any handgun, and were limited to Nighthawks lineup, and could only have one gun to fill those rolls, would it be a single or double stack, 9 or 45?

Oh, last add on... I reload. Currently setting the Dillon 650 up with a case and bullet feeder for 9mm, but also have all of the components to reload 45 with my case and bullet feeder as well.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:18 AM
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I don't reload but my understanding is that for now anyway 9mm is just as cheap buying as it is reloading. That's what I keep seeing people post anyway.

Personally if you ask me one gun just aint enough but personally being old school I would have to go 1911 first. I know you said one but if you could possibly swing the one nice 1911 and then get the CZ TSO or one of the STI's double stacks under 2K then you would have one of each. Sorry, but one option just wouldn't make me happy.
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:52 AM
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My reason for loading 9 isn’t really to save money, but to be able to tailor loads. The Glock I sold had a comp, and They work a lot better with a lot of powder weight.

But now I’m sitting on roughly 20 pounds of Unique, so that all needs to get burned up.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:03 AM
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Hello Spooky619
I am not sure I can give you any information you don't know. I have several Nighthawks. That said I just received the Firehawk (compensated) in 9mm single stack. It shoots so well I ordered a 45 Firehawk and plan later to get my most expensive pistol ever a double stack 9mm Firehawk so I feel your pain in your decision. If you want the most fun for your buck I highly recommend the Firehawk. I have Talons, Falcons, a GRP and Firehawks. I have 45s and 10mm Nighthawks. You will be happy with the Nighthawk for sure. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:31 AM
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The 2011 makes up into a bulky pistol. If you get one of the currently popular iron grips, it is a heavy pistol. Not my first choice for CCW. Get a big one for fun, they are so expensive a Glock to carry will be lost in the noise.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:59 PM
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Hello Spooky619
I am not sure I can give you any information you don't know. I have several Nighthawks. That said I just received the Firehawk (compensated) in 9mm single stack. It shoots so well I ordered a 45 Firehawk and plan later to get my most expensive pistol ever a double stack 9mm Firehawk so I feel your pain in your decision. If you want the most fun for your buck I highly recommend the Firehawk. I have Talons, Falcons, a GRP and Firehawks. I have 45s and 10mm Nighthawks. You will be happy with the Nighthawk for sure. Good luck with your decision.
Iíve been looking at those pretty hard. Sage Dynamics did a great video on one, but after doing the double stack option Iím starting to get into Wilson SG numbers, making the decision even tougher 😂.

Right now Iím really between a single Vs double Falcon, or just grabbing a new Staccato XC and going from there.
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:15 PM
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Spooky,
I feel ya. Wilson also has the Experior line which has a 1911 top in either Govt or Commander length and a double stack frame. Lots of choices
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:55 PM
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I feel ya. Wilson also has the Experior line which has a 1911 top in either Govt or Commander length and a double stack frame. Lots of choices
The Experior is a good line with loaded features but unfortunately no comps
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So, if you guys didnít have any handgun, and were limited to Nighthawks lineup, and could only have one gun to fill those rolls, would it be a single or double stack, 9 or 45?
I may have missed what you will be doing w/ the gun, but if it will be used for SD purposes, get the .45.

I do NOT recommend buying an STI right now, as they seem to be having internal problems.

Any Nighthawk or Wilson will last you forever. I have a Nighthawk GRP and several Wilsons--all in .45ACP, and carry them while working and not working.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:07 AM
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So, if you guys didn’t have any handgun, and were limited to Nighthawks lineup, and could only have one gun to fill those rolls, would it be a single or double stack, 9 or 45?
I may have missed what you will be doing w/ the gun, but if it will be used for SD purposes, get the .45.

I do NOT recommend buying an STI right now, as they seem to be having internal problems.

Any Nighthawk or Wilson will last you forever. I have a Nighthawk GRP and several Wilsons--all in .45ACP, and carry them while working and not working.
Would you mind explaining the STI problems?
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Old 02-21-2020, 02:00 PM
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I would like to know more about the STI problems as well!

Spooky my EDC for some time now is a full size SA Pro in 45ACP. I have no trouble at all carrying it.

Having said that, I did buy a STI Staccato P (9mm) several months ago to play with. Gotta say it has been absolutely flawless and I would have no issues carrying it. Had Lobo Gun leather make holster and mag carrier for it.

EDIT: Just wanted to add that I don't think you can make a wrong decision in this area. So many great choices now!
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