Sold For: $2,600.00
Make: Nighthawk Custom
Model: GRP Global Response Pistol
Serial Number: NC01081
Year of Manufacture: Approximately 2006 (Per the markings on the sights).
Caliber: . 45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “NIGHTHAWK / CUSTOM” with the logo, the right is marked “GRP”. The right side of the frame is marked “CUSTOM. BERRYVILLE, AR U.S.A.” with the serial number. The rear sight is marked “NOVAK”, the front is marked “Trijicon / 06”. The barrel is marked “NIGHTHAWK / .45 ACP MATCH”. The magazine is marked “NIGHTHAWK / CUSTOM” with the logo, with 7 witness holes marked from 2 to 8 and “BY ACT-MAG MADE IN ITALY”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Trijicon night sight with one element, the base is dovetailed onto the slide. The rear sight is a square notched Novak base with two night sight elements, the base extends past the “U” notched area to provide impact protection. The night elements glow well in a darkened room.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The Micarta grip panels have horizontal serrations in vertical columns. The panels provide a nice textured surface and have the Nighthawk logo on the flanks in circle. The stocks are free from notable damages. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black Nitron
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish, the balance is seen by extremely faint scuffs. The pistol looks to have been used infrequently and was well taken care of in the interim. The slide has oblique serrations, the mainspring housing has 25 line-per-inch checkering and the skeletonized hammer has sharp detail. The barrel has light evidence of use. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is extremely smooth and breaks at about 4lb 13oz. The pistol has an extended beavertail grip safety, skeletonized hammer, ambidextrous thumb safety, adjustable trigger and front strap checkering. The barrel is match grade, the slide fits on the frame with no measurable play. The magazine well is beveled and the mainspring housing has a lanyard loop at the heel. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an 8-round magazine, bearing the Nighthawk logo and name, the item was produced by Act-Mag in Italy. The spring is strong and the feed lips are un-marred, the magazine has light operational wear, in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: From http://www.nighthawkcustom.com/pistols/grp-series/grp#slide-1 “We live in a world of uncertainty where conflicts can ignite overnight. We face our days with new challenges thrust upon us like never before in the history of this country or the world. Not all challenges come from abroad. Civil unrest can cause a flash point where the only line between armed chaos and the average citizen is law enforcement. When this happens the individuals called upon need weapons that are reliable and effective. That’s exactly what we had in mind when we introduced the GRP. The GRP comes ready for duty and built to stand up to rigorous use that is required to keep professionals proficient in their skills. Tough and aggressive green Micarta grip panels are standard, as well as, a lanyard loop integrated into the mainspring housing. The forged slide stop axle is cut flush with the frame, and the frame is chamfered around it for easy removal. Heinie Slant Pro or Heinie Ledge Straight Eight Tritium night sights are standard features. The Global Response Pistol is a fighting gun, plain and simple, and is ready for duty wherever it is called upon to perform. If you are looking for a home or country defense weapon that meets your requirements, then the GRP is the ultimate solution. One Gun. One Gunsmith.™” This Nighthawk Custom GRP is SHARP looking and automatically affirms whoever holds it that quality is afoot. The bore is bright with sharp rifling, about 99% of the matte black nitron finish remains and the Micarta grip panels are free of notable marks. Included is one 8-round magazine, making this a duty-ready combat pistol that should prove to be accurate and quick, especially with the nice night sights. If you’re a 1911 fan, this company’s name has probably arisen, this pistol should represent their reputation quite well. Please see our pictures and good luck.