NEW: Nighthawk Tomahawk 12GA Firearm

Ok, I know what you are thinking. A tricked out 12 gauge Nighthawk ‘firearm’ is going to be priced somewhere between the moon and New York City (great tune, by the way). And you are right, the MSRP is on the high side. So instead of insulting your intelligence by trying to explain features and specifications that make the numbers add up, I’m just going to leave everything here for your review. Doesn’t fit your needs and/or budget? No problem. But it will fit in someone’s safe.

Check it out.

 

 

Nighthawk Tomahawk 12GA Firearm

The Tomahawk Pistol Grip Firearm is Nighthawk’s answer for your self-defense needs. With an overall length of only 26”, this firearm is able to hold 5+1 rounds of 12ga shotgun shells in a compact and maneuverable package. The Tomahawk has received the full Nighthawk Custom treatment to insure maximum reliability, smooth function, and the attention to detail that is expected in a Nighthawk. The Vang Comp backbore and barrel porting system helps minimize recoil and make this firearm as easy to shoot, as it is to maneuver.

Nighthawk Custom has received a letter from the ATF classifying this weapon as a “firearm,” but not a Short Barrel Shotgun. Therefore, it is not an NFA/Class 3 weapon.

  • Overall Length: 26.1″
  • Barrel Length: 16″
  • Hogue Overmolded Pistol Grip and Forend
  • Vang Comp Barrel Porting and Backbore
  • 4 Round Side Saddle
  • Hi Visibility Front Bead Sight
  • Big Button Tactical Safety
  • Hand Honed Action and Rails
  • 1-Shot Machined, Solid Billet Extension Tube to Match Barrel Length
  • Black Cerakote Rust Resistant Finish
  • MSRP: $1,395

 

 

 

Tomahawk





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  • GI

    The 16″ barrel with an actual pistol grip is such a better idea than 14″ with that dumb duck head grip. Makes you wonder why it took this long for someone to do it.

    • RSG

      Because the birds head grip is infinitely more controllable than a pistol grip for a “shotgun”(firearm).

      • Bob

        The Bird’s Head Grip mitigates recoil since the recoil impulses are channeled into the hand, wrist, and forearm in a straight line.

        A traditional pistol grip on a stockless shotgun does not due to the angle the wrist must be in to handle the weapon.

        Furthermore, the smoothness on the Bird’s Head Grip and length allows some play and the hand actually slides further up when the Mossberg Shockwave is fired. So some of that recoil energy is expended and not even transferred to the shooter.

        I own a Mossberg and I have used plenty of pistol gripped stockless shotguns in the past. The Mossberg and Remington with the Bird’s Head Grip is comfortable to shot. A traditional pistol gripped stockless shotgun is not.

        • GI

          Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense. Do you find this still true regardless of shooting position? I find the bird’s head grip to be very awkward from eye level.

    • PK

      Try both, you’ll see why.

      • GI

        I actually have. I find the pistol grip much less awkward when shooting from eye level.

        • Grump

          Vertical pistol grip is best pistol grip, when it comes to shooting from eye level.

    • RocketScientist

      Says the guy who has obviously never fired either of those configurations.

      • Tom Currie

        Says a guy who has fired both configurations! Birds head is absolutely the way to go on a stockless shotgun or “firearm”

      • GI

        I’ve actually fired both a bird head grip Mossberg Shockwave and a pistol grip Mossberg Persuader, although not back to back. I found the bird head grip to be awkward when firing from eye level, whereas the pistol grip is very manageable. I imagine if you were shooting from the hip it would be a different story.

  • Brett baker

    Waiting for someone affordable to make their version.

    • Porty1119

      Remington TAC-14. It even came first.

      • Matt Taylor

        Apples to apples. Only true difference that “matters” is the rollmark.

    • PK

      Mossberg Shockwave is an option, as well.

      • Mr._Exterminatus

        I think I may go with buying the Mossberg soon, I don’t feel like rolling the dice with Freedom Group’s QC.

      • Mossberg Shockwave: Better grip for recoil control, better pump handle for safety, better safety location, WAY better price. I think the biggest advantage the 870 platform has over the Mossberg (smoother action) isn’t all that relevant in this type of “firearm”…

        • Note, you can buy a Shockwave, send it out to get pimped up (Vang the barrel, whatever cool sights you favor, siderails for lights, slick up the action, etc.) AND a case of ammo for less than this…

  • Bill

    You could buy 4 Mossberg Shockwaves for that price.

    • Kyle

      You can get lucky and find a used Benelli M4 for that price.

  • This kind of traditional(ish) pistol grip is just never going to be a good idea for a stockless shotgun; in addition to guaranteeing as much muzzle flip as the gun is physically capable of producing, it’s just dadgum uncomfortable, and doesn’t point naturally at all. There’s a reason most stockless shorties over the years have started out with normal stocks that were sawed off down to the grip– it’s just an inherently more natural angle for controlling the weapon.

    • Xtorin O’hern

      it’s also more conducive to destroying your wrist…. i don’t see why they don’t put a brace on this and chop the barrel another 2 inches

      • Xtorin O’hern

        i would also like to note, i meant the birdshead/cut down normal stock is the wrist destroyer, not the pistol grip

    • ozzallos .

      Overrating this problem. Pistol grips are fine. Had a mossberg cruiser for years, wrist never fell off. And I gotta question how many rounds/type you’re running through it in a session for this to actually be a problem. Hell, i would leave the range with meat shoulder just with a stock and a reasonable number of rounds through.

      That said, I will agree that the dong is probably a better ergonomic solution, and wtf is with that price?

  • pvw20

    For $1400 They could at least throw the flashlight into the deal.

  • Dougscamo

    Wrong tune, Pete. It’s “send me to hell or New York City, it would be about the same to me”….

    • DangerousClown

      Salt Lake City. Which oddly enough, is in a state that welcomes firearms owners.

  • SkyGolfer

    That is a lot of money for a breach gun…

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I like those pictures they have. Marketing a breach gun to.,. I don’t know what she’s doing, hunting armed turkeys maybe!?

  • Brett baker

    If anyone icepicks their ears, you’re responsible!

    • Matt Taylor

      Huh?? After that video I did ears and eyes!

  • Nicks87

    $1,395 Seriously?

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Wrong grip, wrong shell holder, wrong light placed basically on barrel ports wrongly, sling is on the wrong side, wrong sights, wrong price.

    Nighthawk… wtf.

    • Sam Damiano

      Rookie questions, what’s wrong with the shell holder and the type of light? I agree with the rest and think light below barrel.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Those rigid shell holders drop shells, under hard use. You empty them and they’re empty, as opposed to a Velcro shell holder system that you can immediately replace to refill. You don’t always want a shell holder so being able to remove a Velcro one is nice.

        • iksnilol

          But velcro is loooud. I mean, a MG42 is better at hiding its position than anything with velcro.

          • Bill Funk

            If you need to reload, I’m pretty sure everyone around knows you’re there.
            And they are so deafened by the shotgun’s blasts they won’t hear any velcro.

          • William Elliott

            beat me to it…if you’re reloading, things louder than velcro have already happened

    • Sam Damiano

      PS: WTF? Sights?

  • Sianmink

    For $1395 I’d want a 26 inch semiauto 12gauge firearm.
    Someone get on that.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I dont know who Sarah Connor up there is getting ready to blast on.
    A quail sent back in time to keep her from eating its relatives?

    • MeaCulpa

      A pure gold post!

    • KidCorporate

      The Doveinator.

  • Michael

    Third pic looks like she’ll need a dentist shortly.

  • Arie Heath

    That thing is going to destroy people’s wrists. I mean, have you tried shooting buckshot out of a pistol grip only 12?

  • JASON B

    Not as expensive as I expected. But it is about as useful without a real stock as the Mossberg and Remington variants that created this new category. But I’m always happy to see household brandname firearm companies pushing the 2A legal “envelope”.

    Glad to see this one incorporates the excellent Vang Comp System. I was in my booth at SHOT last year, and an older gentleman with a Germanic accent found his way in and started talking to me. After a few minutes of lively chatter, his previously obscured name-tag slipped free of shoulder strap that was snagging it to reveal his identity. He was the legendary Hans Vang! Hans turned out to be one the nicest, friendliest, and funniest human beings I interacted with at SHOT 2017. Go Hans!

  • I’m interested!

    I see that it’s the cost of four Shockwaves!

    I am no longer interested!

  • jamezb

    i wonder if they’d make one in 20 ga if you asked nicely?

  • Tom Currie

    I would have expected better from Nighthhawk rather than an over-priced badly executed copy. The ONE thing that they changed from the two “firearms” they copied is the one part that the other two got right and Nighthawk got absolutely wrong!

    The birdshead grip if definitely the way to go on an PGO shotgun or “firearm”. The choice of a vertical pistol grip forces Nighthawk to use a slightly longer barrel than the competition and makes the resulting firearm much more difficult to control as well as much less comfortable to shoot.

  • Tom Currie

    I would have expected better from Nighthhawk rather than an over-priced badly executed copy. The ONE thing that they changed from the two “firearms” they copied is the one part that the other two got right and Nighthawk got absolutely wrong!

    The birdshead grip if definitely the way to go on an PGO shotgun or “firearm”. The choice of a vertical pistol grip forces Nighthawk to use a slightly longer barrel than the competition and makes the resulting firearm much more difficult to control as well as much less comfortable to shoot.

  • Tom Currie

    I would have expected better from Nighthhawk rather than an over-priced badly executed copy. The ONE thing that they changed from the two “firearms” they copied is the one part that the other two got right and Nighthawk got absolutely wrong!

    The birdshead grip if definitely the way to go on an PGO shotgun or “firearm”. The choice of a vertical pistol grip forces Nighthawk to use a slightly longer barrel than the competition and makes the resulting firearm much more difficult to control as well as much less comfortable to shoot.

  • None

    Cheap for a Nighthawk.

  • Shaman

    Can someone enlighten me what the “V” logo is on the cap?

  • Concerned Third Party

    One could get 4 870 Tac-14s for the price of one of these, and the Tac-14 has a much better grip and come in 20 gauge as well as 12 gauge. Meh.

  • John Wisch

    You gotta be MAD AT YOU MONEY ! You can build a tactical shotgun cheaper than anything else and this is almost $1400 before tax. HAHAHAHA!!!