The Gun Doctor
Welcome to this week’s edition of the Gun Doctor!
Outdoor Life recently listed the Best New Handguns of 2021 and the one that caught my eye was the VIP Agent 2 created by Nighthawk Custom Turnbull Restoration and Agency Arms.
The VIP Nighthawk Agent 2 is a limited-edition pistol and each one created has its own completely unique look. One reason probably has to do with the mammoth ivory grips.
The manufacturer uses a hardening technique that has been around for centuries which always produces a one-of-a-kind design.
While the eye is definitely drawn to the grips the pistol has all the modern features that one would expect to find in a quality handgun. The VIP Nighthawk Agent 2 makes a great display piece as well as a high-performance handgun.
The government size framed is large enough to house the 8 capacity and it is created using a stainless steel that has been treated in such a way to appease lovers of classic guns. It looks great with its blued finish, but the polished accents give it a unique look thanks to many hours of hand polishing.
The Heine Black Ledge rear sight and 18-carat Gold Bead front sight combo makes for excellent accuracy. The rear sight is adjustable to make sure that it meets the needs of every shooter.
The solid trigger has been tuned to give the shooter the best performance possible regardless of their skill level.
The super stainless steel firing pin is a nice touch that helps to ensure that the firing pin continues to work flawlessly for years to come.
The lightened recon rail is ideal for mounting accessories such as a flashlight and the three dot sights are great for making sure that you can keep your weapon steady even when shooting at long range.
The five-inch barrel is ideal for keeping the handgun relatively compact while still making sure that it offers some serious velocity. You can use either a single stack or double stack magazine with this pistol, but a single stack is far more common.
The hand-crafted grips look spectacular thanks to the mammoth ivory grips and help to ensure that you always have an easy time aiming because they are so simple.
It’s hard to believe that the pistol will survive a heavy recoil because it has been fitted with a such large grips, but the durable design plays an important role in this regard.
The Nighthawk VIP Agent 2 weighs in at 39.6 ounces empty, so it is not the lightest pistol on the market. However, it more than makes up for this with amazing aesthetics and excellent performance.
If you are looking for a new handgun that looks incredible, is completely unique, and performs brilliantly, The Nighthawk VIP Agent 2 is a five-inch .45 caliber with a magazine capacity of 10 rounds and is one of the best pistols on the market right now, but be prepared to pay some big bucks as the MSRP is listed at $8,499.
It may not be the choice of everyday conceal carry, but if you are a collector and you want to invest in a special display piece, that you can still have fun with at the range, you should add this one to your collection,
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For the Gun Doctor, I’m Tim Bivins.