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Old 05-04-2019, 04:36 AM   #1
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Nighthawk Custom MSH/Magwell

I wanted to add a MSH/Magwell to my Eclipse Pro II. I have one of those Wilson Combat magwells that wrap around the grip bushings which works fine but I wanted something that fit better.

I looked at several different brands of both one-piece and two-piece. I was down to two choices, the Wilson Combat and the Nighthawk Custom . I already have a WC on my Ultra TLE II and it fit great so I was leaning towards WC. I kept looking at both and Nighthawk had a sale and theirs was $120 so I decided to give Nighthawk a try.

The finish on the Nighthawk matches the finish on the Eclipse as close as you can get coming from two different companies. The fit is perfect, tight to the frame, no gaps anywhere. It has a rounded butt which looks clean and I think it will help with concealment. It has 25lpi checkering which feels good in the hand. All and all itís a quality part that looks and fits great and I have no complaints.
I also replaced the mainspring with a Kimber factory spring.

I also added a set of Coolhand G10 grips that I picked up on eBay. They feel great in my hand, not too aggressive but with plenty of grip. They are black/gray and I wish they were a little darker for this particular gun. Basically, I love the feel and like the look. When I say the look I mean matching the Eclipse when on the gun. I love the design of the grips. I just think darker would fit the Eclipse better so for now they are staying.

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Old 05-04-2019, 05:18 AM   #2
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Nice choice John, that Nighthawk magwell makes an already great looking gun look even better.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:21 AM   #3
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I don’t know JC, I think you’re Knick picking. It all looks great together in my eye. Good job.
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Thanks guys.
Skip, I’m so used to see this gun with darker grips it seems off to me. I just may need some time to get use to them.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:34 AM   #5
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That's a good looking combination.
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I think they look great, I like "complimenting contrast" color schemes.
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:06 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I would definitely recommend this grip pattern. They feel better in my hand than any other G10 grips I’ve purchased in the past.
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Very nice. I like the way magwells seem to take the corner off the pointy-butt 1911's
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That's a great addition, John. I like the look a lot.

If you don't mind a slight hijack, which WC fit your Ultra, and was any stoning or other fitting required?
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That's a great addition, John. I like the look a lot.

If you don't mind a slight hijack, which WC fit your Ultra, and was any stoning or other fitting required?
This is the one but the frame required a little filing. As far as installing it fit great but you were left with 2 sharp edges. Look at this picture and you can see the file marks.

The Nighthawk didnít require any modifications.

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/mobile/...tinfo/627SCRB/
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