NRA Gun of the Week: Korth NXR

posted on September 11, 2020
Words can’t truly express the feeling of $5,000 in the hand, but if you were to draw a picture, it would look just like a Korth NXR revolver. A partnership between Germany’s premier revolver manufacturer Korth and America’s Nighthawk Custom has resulted in the import of a lineup of ultra-custom revolvers.

Left-side image of a Korth NXR revolver with text on image stating make and model.

Korth built its reputation around a goal of improving the revolver in every way possible—its NXR revolver is an example of that mission. The NXR is a double-action revolver chambered for .44 Mag. At first blush, it is hard to miss the barrel shroud treatment and included Picatinny rail sections that wrap the cold-hammer-forged stainless steel barrel in addition to an integral rail section atop the gun’s frame.

Man wearing protective shooting gear shooting a black and silver revolver.

The list of uncommon revolver features Korth includes with its NXR begin to stack up quickly. A unique cylinder release lever is found resting to the left of the revolver’s hammer—simply press forward on the knurled lever access the cylinder’s chambers.

Korth further enhanced the cylinder to not only swing out wider than traditional revolvers, but allows for quick removal of the cylinder and crane assembly. A button on right side of the frame must be depressed. Korth also provides additional cylinder lockup due to increased recoil and pressure the .44 Mag. cartridge unleashes.

Revolver in hands with cylinder open and ready to unload ammunition.

Diamond-like carbon (DLC) finish is used to coat the revolver’s exterior, which has been found to be a trusted anti-corrosive coating that also increases lubricity of the surfaces treated. Wrapping the frame is a Jim Wilson signature Turkish walnut stock that provides three finger-groove scallops.

Our experience on the range with Korth’s NXR, despite the .44 Mag. chambering, was an incredible experience. The fully adjustable sights were well-sighted and appeared to enhance the shooter's experience with repeatable accuracy on target. The NXR's silky-smooth and consistent double-action trigger is one of the best we’ve experienced, too.

Close-up view of Korth revovler barrel and black shroud.

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video, above, to learn more about the Korth NXR revolver distributed by Nighthawk Custom.

Korth NXR Specifications
Manufacturer: PTW KORTH Technologies GmbH
Importer: Nighthawk Custom
Action Type: double-action center-fire revolver
Chambering: .44 Mag.
Barrel: 4”, cold-hammer-forged stainless steel
Capacity: removable, six-round cylinder
Sights: fully adjustable rear, wing-protected ramped-post front
Trigger:8-lb., 14-oz. double-action pull; 3-lb., 10-oz. single-action pull
Finish: diamond-like carbon (DLC)
MSRP: $5,299 (base)

Further Reading:
The General-Purpose Handgun: One Concept to Consider

The Concealed-Carry Revolver: Is It Still Relevant?

'Unquestionably A 1911:' The Nighthawk Custom/Thunder Ranch Combat Special

Review: Nighthawk Custom .45 Pistols

Nighthawk DTS: A Drop-In 1911 Trigger Job

The Untold Story Of The Radom Pistol Under German Occupation

Extras:
Range Tested: Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW


NRA Gun of the Week: Nighthawk Custom Falcon Commander Pistol


ARTV: Nighthawk Custom


NRA Gun of the Week: Nighthawk Custom Agent 2


I Have This Old Gun - Ruger Speed-Six Revolver

Latest

Qamain
Qamain

Rifleman Q&A: Shotgun Proofmarks?

Read this 'Questions & Answers' column from the American Rifleman archives to learn about Belgian shotguns and their proofmarks.

Preview: Winnerwell Fastfold Titanium Camping Stove

Winnerwell, in partnership with Dwell Outdoors LLC for U.S. distribution, has upgraded its line of stainless steel tent stoves to include a design that is lightweight with increased durability provided by the company’s use of titanium.

New for 2021: FN 502 .22 LR Pistol

FN America offers the industry's first slide-mounted optics-ready .22 LR pistol in the form of its FN 502.

The MSR-15 Valkyrie: Savage's .224 Valkyrie Powerhouse

Not many modern sporting rifles were chambered for the .224 Valkyrie cartridge when it was officially unveiled at the 2018 SHOT Show, except for the Savage MSR 15 Valkyrie.

NRA Gun of the Week: Rock Island Armory STK100

On this week's "Gun of the Week" video preview, watch as American Rifleman staff examine and range test a Rock Island Armory striker-fired handgun in 9 mm Luger that features an aluminum frame with an internal steel chassis.

Smith & Wesson's Triple Lock: A Look Back

The Triple Lock was the first Smith & Wesson revolver built on what is now called the N-frame—S&W’s N-frames have defined the modern wheelgun.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.