NHAA Agent1 1911 – Follow Up

Easy To Digest

Words by: Wally F.     Photos by: Wally F.
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           Here are a few more photos of the number “8” Canadian Agent1 pistol. After a day or so of digesting the photos and shooting it I think I appreciate the details in the build even more. The elegance is in its simplicity. It’s not over engineered. The thumb safety is just on the left side only, no ambi-controls. The magazine release is a regular sized cylinder with a basic checkered cut on top and protruding just enough for positive engagement when you need to use it.

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           The magazine well is flared just enough to make changes efficient but not so noticeable and gaudy that it takes away from the overall design and function. The trigger isn’t stylized, or skeletonized, or etched, or stamped, or anything really. Just a nice flat solid and satisfying straight pull.
          The Heinie sights are rock solid and I like the horizontal cut lines across the back of the sight makes life easier lining shots up down range.  With the rear blacked out and a fiber optic lighting the way up front it is very fast to PID what you’re shooting at.  With the wire EDM hammer down you can really see the clean and tight cut-lines between the slide and the lower.  Gives a new meaning to match grade.
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           The slide cut serrations are worth mentioning again.  Agency Arms just seems to pick that angle that when you manipulate the slide from the front or the rear it hits the sweet spot for ease of use.  With the top corners bevelled at the 45 degree angle there are no sharp cutting lines on the slide when you work the slide, just a nice positive grasp.  What more can you ask for?
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          On the field strip I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself because it basically breaks down into the same number of parts as a Browning Hi-Power.  Not so simple like a Glock or M&P but not ridiculous like other more traditional 1911s.  Yes, like the Hi-Power the Agent1 is also chambered in 9mm.  The 1911 purists out there are already screaming blasphemy! To me, it makes sense personally and it doesn’t detract a single bit.  To hang on to the thinking that a certain round should only be exclusive to a certain hand gun just doesn’t make sense anymore and I haven’t heard a single argument for it other than for nostalgic reasons.
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          One last thing to make note and to me this is a good one.  The extractor is internal like on 45ACP 1911s.  This greatly helps with reliable yanking of casings from the chamber.  Other 9mm 1911 pistols usually have external extractors which are some what more exposed to potential dirt and foreign objects compromising function in extreme cases.  But more so it just makes the slide look even cleaner.  Lastly, the bull barrel and subtle fluting is just another detail that you come to appreciate in any Nighthawk Custom build.  It looks hot! What more can I say?
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Wally F.

About Wally F.

Staff Writer and Reporter for TVPP. Background in Broadcast News Operations, Journalism, Criminology, and Firearms. An Infantrymen for over eleven years in the Canadian Army and still counting. I love my country, family, brother-in-arms, shooting sports, and positive and responsible promotion of firearms and everything that surrounds it in Canada and beyond. https://www.facebook.com/TV.PressPass/ https://www.instagram.com/charliekilozero/