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Old 10-04-2019, 11:08 PM
Totally Tactical Totally Tactical is offline
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Nash Bridges Nighthawk

After three years in the planning stage and a month short of a full year to build.
I finally have my Nash bridges Gun.
Bob Reeves and the people at Nighthawk hit this one out of the park.

It's built on their Dominator model.
The slide is cut to commander length.
The barrel is a 38 Super Cone and Wilson/ Nowlin ramp.
The comp is a EGW slab with two ports and a Gold bead front sight.
Front strap is checkered 20 lpi, trigger guard is checkered 30lpi.
Top end is finished in DLC and Bottom is Hardchromed.
Grips are Deseret Ironwood by Woodcaliber.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:11 PM
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Very impressive.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:44 AM
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Really cool, super unique build!


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Old 10-05-2019, 09:48 AM
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One of my favorite shows from the early 90's. You forgot to add your inspiration pics.

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SFPD Inspector Nash Bridges (Don Johnson) uses a highly customized 1911A1 pistol in .38 Super with a two port compensator. The gun was designed by Jim Zubiena, and built at Mac's .45 Shop. The pistol also featured a Colt MK IV Series 70 slide which was custom cut to Commander length and equipped with Bomar sights, with a BarSto barrel. The frame was a Springfield, which had been hard-chromed. It also has a Smith and Alexander flat mainspring with magazine well, a combat hammer, beavertail grip safety, extended slide catch, and an extended ambidextrous safety. It was used through all six seasons of the show.

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Old 10-05-2019, 10:15 AM
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I'm a sucker for the hard chrome frame and blued slide look
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:48 PM
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A gun most cool!

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Old 10-05-2019, 02:04 PM
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That shot even makes Yon Yonson look cool.
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:57 PM
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Nice looking pistol.
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:02 PM
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Shot it today! It was all smiles.
This gun is a blast to shoot. Flame out the comp, almost no recoil.
Extremely accurate.
The gun ate about 100 rounds of a bunch of differant brand ammo.
Almost all were hollowpoints, either 115 or 125 gr.
It really loved the Corbon and Double tap 115gr.

Had one failure to completely return to battery, that require a slight nudge to close the slide and fire. This was with the Sig 125 gr. hollowpoint.
And had a spent case weakly eject about three times. cleared the gun but dribbled out.
I'll contact Bob on Monday, and see what he thinks.
The recoil spring is a 8 lb. may need alittle heavier. It could also be stiff mag springs or alittle break in needed.

This gun really spoiled me. I don't even want to look at my Glocks now.
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:54 PM
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Very very cool build and glad you finally got it!

Bob is great to work with and will work through any issues. My guess is that its all related to break-in. An 8lb spring is super light, typically better utilized on well-broken in guns. Personally I would have it at 12-14 lbs for around 500-700 rounds then bump down. Lightest in any of mine is 9 lbs but they are 9mms.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:35 AM
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Cool!

Now you need a yellow 70 'Cuda and snarky sidekick.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:59 PM
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Cool!

Now you need a yellow 70 'Cuda and snarky sidekick.

My Wife is pretty Snarky
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:28 PM
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Great.......now Want one too. Thats an awesome piece like the looks of the finish too. Live large!
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:25 AM
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I also remember Sonny Crocket's Bren Ten......oh how I wanted one.....working minimum wage at the time( $3.35/HR......wait did I just old age myself) it was, alas, a pipe dream!
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:48 PM
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It was a 71 Cuda
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:19 PM
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That is very cool! Loved the show, loved that gun and, of course, the car.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:12 PM
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Thank You for the thumbs up.
I like the fact that this gun gives a nod to the early IPSC days.
The days of Blued steel slides over hardchromed frames.
The two port comp. the Bomar style rear.
Old School cool.
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:15 AM
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The car was a one of a kind. Those old big block cuda's were works of art.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:36 AM
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Neat gun. Here's a link to some interesting info on the Cudas used in the show:

https://www.lowtek.com/nash/cudas/

And the link for the Barret-Jackson auction from Scottsdale 2003 showing the sale of Don Johnson's Cuda he used in the show. Sold for $151,250.00!

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Even...VERTIBLE-61557

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Old 10-27-2019, 08:33 PM
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Thank you D1911. I enjoyed the read.

I have a friend who has a Hemi Cuda that he restored from the ground up. He found it in a field on an Indian reservation in South Dakota about 25 years ago. Matching serial numbers. .
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:05 PM
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Sweet!

I have been contemplating having a Nash Bridges clone made for a long time. Mac built several 1911s for me. He was an excellent gunsmith and a good friend. I would spend hours just talking to him in his garage/shop. I moved away from SoCal in ‘97 and lost touch with him. I was very sorry to hear of his passing and regret not having him build me a Nash Bridges clone before he left us.
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:05 AM
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I have been contemplating having a Nash Bridges clone made for a long time. Mac built several 1911s for me. He was an excellent gunsmith and a good friend. I would spend hours just talking to him in his garage/shop. I moved away from SoCal in ‘97 and lost touch with him. I was very sorry to hear of his passing and regret not having him build me a Nash Bridges clone before he left us.
There was a few companies I talked to that just didn't want to do a Comp Gun.
One day, I figured I would bounce this project off Bob Reeves.
At this point Nighthawk wasn't even doing their Firehawk yet.
Bob's reply was "yes we can"
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:29 PM
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There is a gunsmith near Ellington Naval Station in Houston who builds something just like these.
https://www.vandenbergcustom.com/pistols

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Old 02-03-2020, 09:21 AM
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Good golly Miss Molly - from the look on Johnson's face with that comp blast it sure looks like a Major USPSA load and NOT a blank. I used to really HATE ROing those guys with the maxed out comped Supers. Those things made your entire chest hurt and would give you a hell of a headache after a long day standing behind them. I was still competing with .45 ACPs when everyone went .38 Super crazy. I'm still shooting .45 ACPs - I never had any interest in pushing my gun or my brass that hard.
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:38 AM
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...and to think I'm only at his 4506 in the last season of Miami Vice? I'd better get on the ball. lol
(Yes, I know his was a -1 too)
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