Nighthawk Chris Costa Recon

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing and photo for the Nighthawk Chris Costa Recon pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Nighthawk says its Chris Costa Recon is a full-size, 1911-style semiauto pistol chambered in .45 ACP and built to noted firearms trainer Chris Costa’s exact specifications. The slide has been machined to have a completely different look and feel than any other models, with a multi-faceted slide top. The slide features top serrations culminating in an arrow point at the front to direct shooters’ eyes to the red fiber optic front sight. This model incorporates Nighthawk’s new Everlast Recoil system, which Nighthawk says allows shooters to go over 10,000 rounds without a spring change.

Other features include:

  • Nighthawk’s new fully machined one piece mainspring housing/magwell with a rounded butt;
  • Jardine Tactical Hook rear sights;
  • an extreme high cut checkered front strap;
  • an integrated recon light rail compatible with a Surefire X300 tactical light;
  • a heavy bevel on the bottom of the slide;
  • hand serrations on the rear of the slide;
  • a crowned barrel beveled flush with the bushing;
  • 20 lpi checkering on the mainspring housing/magwell;
  • a lightweight aluminum medium solid match trigger;
  • aggressive 10-8 Performance Hyena Brown grips;
  • a red fiber optic front sight (a tritium dot front sight upgrade is available);
  • an extended tactical mag catch; and
  • the Costa logo engraved in silver after finish.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Weight
.45 ACP n/a 5″ n/a 5.625″ 2 lb., 8 oz.


MSRP: $3,495

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