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Old 01-12-2020, 10:11 AM
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Finally did it. Blew out 8 guns, mostly Glocks and bought a 4" Korth Nighthawk. Always wanted a Korth, silly price, but i finally just said screw it. I traded a bunch of Glocks i had accumulated (i still have 4) .
I have now shot it with .38 and .357 and after 26 years of shooting mostly Smith revolvers, some Colts and a couple Rugers all i can see is that its the pinnacle. The trigger, the lock up, the sights-it all adds up. Anyone who has thought of buying one and can swing it -do it.
At some point i might have the 9mm cylinder fitted for it (no moon clips needed like the old Smtih 547), but i emailed Night Hawk (they emailed me back in a day) and i have to send in the whole gun for a fitting of the cylinder. I am having so much fun shooting it i didn't want to part with it.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:36 AM
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Congratulations on picking up the Korth.
Once you've got food, clothing, and shelter taken care of, why not reach for the gravy.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:41 AM
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I think about situations similar to your own all the time. Better to have a bunch of good solid guns or sell them and get get 3-4 top of the line firearms. Something you know will have value and can be enjoyed for a long time. My challenge is, all the Smith's/Colts that I have are good examples that perform and hold value well but damn a Korth .357 and a nighthawk 1911 would look just so nice in my safe!!

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Oh yes...finally...this year I need to get rid of some bottom feeders too and get one. I fondled them a few times and cant resist any longer.
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Great looking Korth.

Sometimes you gotta subtract to add to the collection. I recently got rid of 3 carry guns that weren't being carried to get my first two single actions. My Flattop 44 SPL and Bearcat serve no other purpose in my collection other than fun range toys but its better than 3 guns that were just sitting in the safe.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for the replies !! Makes me feel a little better that other members understand this move.
The only thing i would do differently if i had the patience is order the 3" version of the Mongoose but who knows how long i would have to wait for it-something i am not real good at.
Anyway with the 4" sitting there in the case it had to happen.
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We all make gun sacrifices some times! The best ones are when we improve our collection! Selling to pay bills sucks.

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The 547 didn't need moon clips. The extractor and firing mechanism made it unique.
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Finally did it. Blew out 8 guns, mostly Glocks and bought a 4" Korth Nighthawk. Always wanted a Korth, silly price, but i finally just said screw it.
Congratulation on the newest member of the family.

I do not own a Mongoose, but I have fired a few. I agree they are very fine firearms
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The 547 didn't need moon clips. The extractor and firing mechanism made it unique.
Don't get me wrong, I love my Model 547 but it was only unique within Smith& Wesson

Now if I remember my timeline correctly, I think the 547 was the first, but these all followed

The Medusa revolver did not need moon clips and there was a Medusa cylinder that could be purchased for use in Smith & Wessons

The Colt Survivor did not use moon clips, though it was only a prototype and never made it to production

The Charter Arms Pitbulls did not need moon clips and were available in either 9MM or 40 S&W

The Korth Sky Marshal and Mongoose did not need moon clips

There was also a Korth 9MM cylinder that could be used on the L-frame S&W revolvers





There is at least one other that I can not think of at the moment
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Uhh...Bro, you titled this post "..Mongoose-Pics".

That was with the letter 'S', as in ...

PLURAL.

More, por-favor' !
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Good for you! I also dumped some lesser- used stuff and picked up a Mongoose. Love it! I then picked up a Manurhin 73 to go with it. Both are fantastic revolvers and a joy to shoot. I will probably thin out the herd some more as some old standards just can't compare.
BTW, it's nice to mention Korth without going into a long diatribe about old vs new manufacture....
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:20 AM
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I have both the 5.25" mongoose with vent rib and a Manurhin MR73. Both fantastic revolvers.
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Went through the same thing with 1911s. Tried all the regulars like kimber, colt, sw etc. While fine in their own right I kept wondering if the les baer's and Wilson's of the world could really justify such prices. Eventually said screw it and got a les baer and yes, it does justify it's price. I'd also be willing to bet its going to last longer than a standard production piece. Parts made of better steel with tighter tolerances should go further.
So basically it's paying for itself, right?
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Terry,

Do you like one better then the other to shoot?
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Congrats, and welcome to the family. I have a 4Ē Mongoose. Folks, if you can swing it, get one. If you canít, thatís ok too. Enjoy what you have. The build quality is exceptional. I added the wood grips. IMHO rubber grips donít belong.

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Those wood grips look great. I may have to get a set. I am also looking for a holster but nothing standard for a Smith seems to fit. Anyone know where i can find a Holster for a Korth ??
Also, does anyone know if any particular version of an HKS speed loader works on the Korth ?? All mine are 7 shot L frame loaders.
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Congratulations! Lookin' good!

Long been considering getting the 9mm to put in my 686 6". I can't figure out who to contact to get it done.
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Do you like one better then the other to shoot?
I lean torward the Korth. But you really can't pick one over the other. They are both just very fine revolvers. As far as shooting they are both just a joy to shoot and both very accurate and a pleasure to own. To pick one over the other would a matter of personal preference.
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