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Old 12-19-2016, 05:14 AM
rick4400 rick4400 is offline
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In the next few days i am thinking about purchasing a T-4 aluminum frame in 9mm. I'm looking for feedback from T-4 steel or aluminum owners on the pro and con or any other remarks on the T-4.
I have a T-3 Thin 45 ACP, that I like very much, but the weight is an issue.
The weight difference between the T-4 and T-3 Thin is ~ six ounces.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:31 AM
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picked up a T4 steel frame for the range. I am not usually a small 1911(compact or officers) shooter BUT this T4 rivals my WC spec ops for fun and accuracy(but not trigger weight--the spec ops is extremely light, the T4 is a normal 3.5 lbs or so).

although I cannot comment on frame weight. The accuracy and easy of acquiring the sights between shots is amazing!!! Makes me look like I am shooting a full sized 1911. I just love it.

the more I look @NHC, the mor e I find to like. The CS is tops in the business too

I cannot see how an aluminum T4 would be a bad purchase

good luck

happy holidays

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for me the next order is probably going to be a Falcon
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:59 PM
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I was hoping to receive some feedback form T-4 owners by this point.
Thanks for your help Boatdoc.
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:48 AM
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When I was putting together the specs on mine,I gave much thought into steel vs. aluminum frame. Ultimately I chose steel. It's already a lighter pistol than full or commander sized ones and obviously the 9mm ammo is lighter than 45. I figured the steel frame would help with defensive +P ammo also. FWIW,I do not regret that decision whatsoever. Now if I were building a 45 T4 then I may look into an aluminum frame if weight was a consideration. Good luck with your build.

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Old 12-24-2016, 02:27 PM
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My EDC is a steel frame T4. I currently have about 800 flawless rounds through it. The T4 shoots like a full size gun and is incredibly easy to conceal. The weight with the steel frame is not an issue for me, although if weight is a big concern for you, the aluminum frame T4 would serve very nicely as a carry gun. I would buy with confidence, it's a great little gun. My T4 also has the best trigger out of all my 1911's, and I own other semi customs as well. I carry it in a milt sparks criterion with a leather nighthawk belt. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:32 AM
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Not sure if you pulled the trigger yet, but TechNetArmory.com has a special on the T4 and a couple other NHC's offering a case of ammo with purchase.
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:56 AM
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Guys
Thanks for you feedback, it's very helpful.
I haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:13 PM
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I took my T4 steel to the range for the first time today and I was really impressed. I only had time for a couple of hundred rounds just start the breakin, but did include some Speer 124 GDHP +P and Federal 124 HST +P. No malfunctions at all and I was amazed at how soft shooting the pistol was even with +P. It actually felt like I was shooting one of my 5" 1911 in 9mm. Sights were dead on at 21 feet, groups were very tight with 1-2 inch spread (this is outstanding for me). Follow up shots were easy to stay on target. Really, this pistol just felt good -- felt like it needs no breakin and could just run all day. Can't wait to get back to the range with it. I've got 3 other nighthawks and a couple of wilsons in 45 ACP (BW Carry and Commander) and the T4 is easily my new favorite.
PS - While picking up some ammo today at LGS I saw they had a new Dan Wesson Pointman Carry in the case. It looked really sharp. Didn't have time for closer look but I'll get back there soon. What can I say, it's an addiction.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:35 AM
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T4

I continue to be impressed with my T4 .45 ! Shoots like a full size gun! I have both the .45 and 9MM. The .45 is an Aluminum frame and the 9MM is a Steel frame.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:16 PM
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I took my T4 steel to the range for the first time today and I was really impressed. I only had time for a couple of hundred rounds just start the breakin, but did include some Speer 124 GDHP +P and Federal 124 HST +P. No malfunctions at all and I was amazed at how soft shooting the pistol was even with +P. It actually felt like I was shooting one of my 5" 1911 in 9mm. Sights were dead on at 21 feet, groups were very tight with 1-2 inch spread (this is outstanding for me). Follow up shots were easy to stay on target. Really, this pistol just felt good -- felt like it needs no breakin and could just run all day. Can't wait to get back to the range with it. I've got 3 other nighthawks and a couple of wilsons in 45 ACP (BW Carry and Commander) and the T4 is easily my new favorite.
PS - While picking up some ammo today at LGS I saw they had a new Dan Wesson Pointman Carry in the case. It looked really sharp. Didn't have time for closer look but I'll get back there soon. What can I say, it's an addiction.
Nighthawks do not require any break-in. They are shot at the factory before being sent out. More than the test rounds.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:47 AM
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Do you like Aluminum frame
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:30 AM
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Do you like Aluminum frame

Yes, I do like the Aluminum frame. I own one with Aluminum and one all steel. Cannot tell the difference in shooting them. I would go with the Aluminum frame without a second thought. They are fantastic guns and shoot lights out.
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