We have just received the very first Chris Costa 1911s in Canada. These pistols are Nighthawk Custom's special models designed for Chris Costa of Magpul Dynamics and Costa Ludus -- designed by Chris Costa himself based on his experiences as an instructor of tactical classes, founder of Magpul Industries, and as a US serviceman. Costa's demands for the pistol were so rigorous that Nighthawk, whose name includes the word Custom, is not allowed to modify them from the specifications laid down by Chris when developing the gun. Chris laid down the design to produce a 1911 .45ACP pistol with the exact layout he considers ideal for a combat 1911, and it shows.
The Costa Compact features the signature Costa Slide with beveled tri-cut top angles and forward and rear serrations, flush crowned match barrel, match trigger, 10-8 Performance G10 grips, Heinie Slant Pro sights with tritium front, NHC/Marvel EVERLAST recoil system, and nearly indestructible Melonite finish. These are 4.25" barrel pistols.
We have already sold out of fullsizes in the time it has taken to write this post and we're running out of these Compact models; these are easily the most requested Nighthawks of 2012. These are the very first Costas in Canada -- we ordered these in the early Spring of 2012 and since then Nighthawk Custom has raised the price on the Costa Family of pistols. These last TWO remaining pistols will be the only Costas at this price!