Costa Signature Series

Costa Signature Series

LUDUS Salient Arms international Glock

In direct collaboration with Chris Costa, Salient Arms International has developed an exclusive configuration based off of what Costa wanted most in his hand gun of choice. All LUDUS' will be configured thusly: Glock 17/19 exclusive slide with full-wrap front serrations coated in LUDUS gray, and Salient Flat-Faced trigger. DLC coated box-flute/matched-fit barrel and recessed RMR cut & sight are optional.

Released in November 2013.

 

Costa Edition 1911 by Nighthawk Custom

Working in conjunction with Nighthawk Custom, Chris Costa set out to design the ideal fighting 1911. The resulting collaborative effort will showcase both a full size tactical model and a compact model that is perfect for concealed carry.

There were many reasons for choosing Nighthawk Custom as a design and manufacturing partner, but the most important was their undisputed reputation for quality and reliability. Nighthawk uses a single highly skilled gunsmith from start to finish of production process to insure build quality that rivals the top-level custom 1911s. Nighthawk chooses only top-quality components such as Kart barrels, and rather than try to cut corners with cheap cast or MIM parts, they use fully machined slides and frames, mainspring housings, mag wells, thumb safeties, and grip safeties that are cut from solid billet steel.

When designing these new Signature Series 1911s, we started with the slide, specifying unique angle cuts that drive your eyes to the front sights for faster target acquisition, and also provide a stunning visual statement. The frame is given an extreme high cut under the trigger guard to provide maximum gripping surface. John Jardine's Tactical Hook rear sights are installed because they can take the abuse of one-handed slide manipulation. We also used the all-new Nighthawk/Bob Marvel EVERLAST flat wire recoil spring system which allows shooters to go 10k rounds before changing out their recoil spring. Nighthawk's new fully machined one-piece mainspring housing/mag well combination with a rounded butt was chosen to provide comfort and more discreet profile. Aggressively checkered 10-8 Performance grips and the choice of red fiber optic or tritium dot front sights complete the distinctive Costa Series look.

In short, we have come up with what we believe is truly the very best 1911 design available today.

Check out www.nighthawkcustom.com for more details and to place an order with Nighthawk Custom.

Released 2012.

Costa Ludus PredatOBR Hybrid by LaRue Tactical

Together Chris Costa and LaRue Tactical created the Costa Ludus PredatOBR Hybrid to fit the needs of a tactical trainer. This rifle is set up as Costa runs it in his classes. The production version of the Costa Ludus PredatOBR Hybrid comes with an impressive array of accessories as well as a shipping case. The Costa Ludus logo is engraved on the lefts side of the lower receiver with the first 100 rifles featuring individually lasered numbering. The rifle comes with your choice of a permanently pinned and welded SureFire muzzle brakeor flash hider. Front and rear Troy Industries Folding Battle Sights in FDE are laser-etched with LaRue Tactical's logo. The entire gun is color-matched in FDE and features LaRue Tactical's logo on the right side of the lower receiver. You also have a choice of two great trigger options: Geisele's two-stage Super Semi-Automatic (SSA) or its hybrid Super 3 Gun (S3G).

Check out www.laruetactical.com for more details and to place an order with LaRue Tactical.

Released 2012.

Costa Ludus & ATEi Custom Edition Smith & Wesson M&P9mm Full Size and Pro Pistol

 “What I’ve really seen recently is that I’ve had a lot of shooters asking me about how I setup my guns – particularly my handguns. I’d see it a lot online and even in classes, I’d have a lot of students asking about my guns; what I put on them and how I have them setup. I try to give everyone that asks the best feedback that I can, but at the end of the day, students still had to jump through hoops to get the setup they wanted. A while back, Doug and I had been talking and I had mentioned to him that I’d love to just buy some guns and have them setup the way I would run them if they were mine and make them available for purchase – like a one-and-done setup. Doug is a phenomenal machinist, and I was well aware of some of the great work he was capable of. Sights, triggers, grip texturing and all that aside – I asked Doug if there was anything he could do ‘extra’ to the gun, both cosmetically and functionally, to make it really stand out. We looked at a couple of different ways of lightening the slide up and found a way that not only looked great, but balanced the gun out and made it track much faster and flatter than any M&P I had ever shot before. Like anything else, this isn’t the gun for everyone. But as far as that goes, I couldn’t be happier with the setup we settled on – between the functional enhancements and the excellent slide work from Doug and Joe at ATEi and DFC (Diversified Firearm Concepts), this gun is truly a mesh between what shooters are always asking me for and what I’ve always wanted.” -Chris Costa

Check out ATEi on FaceBook for more details and to place an order with ATEi.

The ATEi/Chris Costa Edition Smith&Wesson M&P9 Full Size Pistol

  • Half Top Serrations
  • Front Side Serrations
  • Slabbed Side Cuts
  • Costa Slide Lightning-Top and Side (Exclusive)
  • ISMI 20lbs Recoil Spring Installed and 22lbs for +P+ ammo
  • Custom Laser Engraved Costa Logo (Exclusive)
  • Custom Laser Engraved ATEi Logo
  • Slide Refinished in Hard Nitride Black
  • 4lbs Trigger Pull with Minimal Over-travel
  • Enhanced Trigger Reset
  • 10-8 Performance Red Fiber Optic Front Sight
  • 10-8 Performance U-notch Rear Sight
  • DFC 360 Deg. Stippling (Including all factor back straps)
  • DFC Trigger Guard Undercut
  • DFC Mag-well Bevel
  • DFC Front Index Points
  • 21st Century Gunfighter Costa Catalyst Extended Mag Release
  • Nickel Boron (NiB) Polished Barrel
  • S&W M&P9 Full-Size 4.25" Barrel Pistol

The ATEi/Chris Costa Edition Smith&Wesson M&P9 Pro Series Pistol

  • Half Top Serrations
  • Slabbed Side Cuts
  • Costa Slide Lightning-Top and Side (Exclusive)
  • ISMI 20lbs Recoil Spring Installed and 22lbs for +P+ ammo
  • Custom Laser Engraved Costa Logo (Exclusive)
  • Custom Laser Engraved ATEi Logo
  • Slide Refinished in Hard Nitride Black
  • 4lbs Trigger Pull with Minimal Over-travel
  • Enhanced Trigger Reset
  • 10-8 Performance Red Fiber Optic Front Sight
  • 10-8 Performance U-notch Rear Sight
  • DFC 360 Deg. Stippling (Including all factor back straps)
  • DFC Trigger Guard Undercut
  • DFC Mag-well Bevel
  • DFC Front Index Points
  • 21st Century Gunfighter Costa Catalyst Extended Mag Release
  • Nickel Boron (NiB) Polished Barrel
  • S&W M&P9 Pro-Series 5" Barrel Pistol

Released 2012.

Costa Signature Series Spotlight Products

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    LUDUS / Costa Gun String
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    Costa Edition 1911 by Nighthawk Custom
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    Costa Ludus PredatOBR Hybrid by LaRue Tactical
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    The ATEi/Chris Costa Edition Smith&Wesson M&P9 Pro & Full Size Series Pistol
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