Nighthawk Custom 1911s, Revolvers and Shotguns, Oh My!

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Nighthawk Custom makes top-tier functional artwork that just so happens to also launch copper and lead at ~1000fps. And while I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will probably never be able to afford one of their guns, (come on Pulitzer Prize!) I still like to stop by now and then to window shop and drool.  Last week I was happy to see Nighthawk’s and Korth’s collaborative line of revolvers finally available for purchase. If you remember, Nathaniel F. stopped by their booth at the Annual NRA show a few months back or the debut. I am especially intrigued by the little Sky Hawk 9mm wheel gun that looks to have a tight cylinder gap. Could this actually be a viable suppressor host? I wonder if Nighthawk would make some “customizations” for me.

As I dream, why don’t you check out the craftsmanship on the rest of the “new” Nighthawk Custom creations.

Korth Revolver Revolver Series:

SkyHawk 9mm:

Nighthawk Custom

Nighthawk Custom

The Sky Hawk is a 9mm revolver (2” or 3” barrel) requiring no moon clips due to its proprietary ejection system. The fully machined frame and parts fit together and function like a fine Swiss watch. All parts and frame are machined from billet steel and aluminum. The trigger is high polished and the action is like no other compact revolver due to the high level of engineering and attention to detail during the machining and assembly process. Durability and accuracy is unmatched as it should be in a revolver of this stature.

A solid gold front sight bead, Hogue grips, DLC coated frame, and lanyard combine to create the finest concealable revolver on the market today.

The Sky Hawk is built from the finest materials and design available at any price.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2″:

  • Barrel Length: 2” (or 3”)
  • Weight: 1.23 lb
  • Overall Length: 6.3”
  • Width: 1.54”
  • Height: 5.12”
  • Finish: Frame is Hard Coated Black. Cylinder is Black DLC Coating
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Frame Material: High Strength 7075 Aluminum
  • Barrel Material: AISI 4340

Mongoose.357

Nighthawk Custom

Nighthawk Custom

The Mongoose is a 4”, (3”, 5.25” or 6” barrel optional) 6 round, .357 magnum revolver that harkens back to the days when a revolver was a hand-built piece of functioning art. The frame and all parts are fully machined from the finest billet material available. The trigger face is high polished and the smooth action is something that will make a lasting impression to even the most experienced revolver shooter. Available in DLC black; the perfection of craftsmanship and material is clearly evident.

The Mongoose is ergonomically designed with an easy-to-access cylinder release, skeletonized, high- speed hammer and polished trigger for quick and accurate firing. A solid gold bead front sight with an adjustable rear sight adds to the beauty, accuracy, and versatility of this gun. Finger-grooved Hogue grips are standard and custom grips are available.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR 4″:

  • Barrel Length: 4” standard, 3”/5.25”/6” Barrel optional
  • Weight: 2.35 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 8.86”
  • Width: 1.54”
  • Finish: DLC Coated Black
  • Height: 6.1”
  • Caliber: .357 Magnum, 9mm Cylinder Optional (Clipless)
  • Frame Material: AISI 4140
  • Barrel Material: AISI 4340

Super Sport .357

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The Super Sport is a 6”, 6 round, .357 magnum revolver that not only looks the part of a tactical and/or hunting/target/competition pistol, it shines in all those disciplines and more. The frame and all parts are fully machined from the finest billet material available. The sights are extremely easy to adjust and infinitely so. The Roller Trigger is one of the most awe-inspiring aspect of this pistol. Jaws drop, eyes bulge and comparisons begin but are never obtained. There is simply nothing like the action of the Roller Trigger. The smoothness of the trigger is enhanced by a 5-way adjustable double-action mechanism. Trigger stop, trigger return, main spring, double-action trigger progression, and sear adjustment can all be done simply and quickly.

A Lothar Walther cold-forged polygon barrel is used for both accuracy and performance. It comes with Picatinny rails for red-dot sights, lasers, or other accessories as desired. The cylinder can be removed easily and quickly for cleaning or replacing with the optional patented 9mm/.38 Special conversion cylinder. Finger-grooved Hogue grips are standard and custom wood grips are available.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Barrel Length: 6”
  • Weight: 3.64 lbs.
  • Overall Length: 11.02”
  • Width: 1.54”
  • Finish: DLC
  • Height: 5.9”
  • Caliber: .357 Magnum
  • Frame Material: AISI 4140
  • Barrel Material: AISI 4340

Browning Hi Power

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Nighthawk decided back in early 2015 not to try to re-invent the perfect double stack, but to improve upon the Browning Hi Power. This classic design offers perfect balance, size and fire power, with an impressive 13 round magazine capacity. We took one of the most revered pistols of all time and made it better.

The results of our efforts have improved accuracy, reliability, durability, and esthetics!

CUSTOMIZATION AND IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Hand Textured(Stippled) Frame and Trigger Guard
  • Hand Textured Slide Top and Rear of the Slide
  • Custom Extended Beavertail
  • Contoured Magwell
  • French Border
  • Heinie Slant Pro Black Rear Sight
  • Nighthawk (14K) Gold Bead Front Sight
  • Crowned Barrel
  • 25 LPI Serrated Mag Release
  • Competition Steel Hammer, Improved Sear Lever, and Trigger
  • Custom 4# Crisp Trigger Job
  • Cera Kote Satin Rust Resistant Finish
  • Custom Select Cocobolo Checkered Grips with NH Logo
  • Two 13 round Capacity Magazines

Kestrel

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Handguns are called handguns for a reason; they’re designed to be shot by hand. So, it only makes sense that a handgun should fit the hand that’s shooting it. Working with master pistolsmith Richard Heinie, Nighthawk Custom has created what might be the ultimate concealed carry 1911. The grip frame on the Kestrel is one you won’t want to let go of. It has been thinned at the front and back, comes with slender stocks, and is matched to a commander length slide for ease of concealment. It fits your hand like Dad’s old hammer and carries like Grandpa’s pocketknife.

FEATURES:

  • Caliber: 45 ACP/ Match Grade Crowned and Recessed Barrel
  • Reduced Overall Frame Circumference
  • Magazine well beveled for insertion
  • Heinie Slant Pro Straight Eight Night Sights
  • Hand Serrated Rear of Slide
  • Heinie Signature Scalloped front strap and Mainspring Housing
  • Forged Frame and 4.25″ Slide
  • Tactical Checkered Extended Magazine Release
  • Mainspring Housing contoured for ease of carry
  • Nighthawk Custom Ultra-Thin Alumagrips™
  • Standard Finish, Black Nitride with stainless controls

Silent Hawk – SilencerCo Collaboration

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SilencerCo commissioned Nighthawk to produce a restricted run of 1911s built with a tri-cut top slide and custom cocking serrations to match their very popular Osprey Suppressor. Built exclusively for SilencerCo the collaboration resulted in an ultimate suppressed fighting handgun.

From this collaboration, the Silent Hawk was born!

FEATURES:

  • Threaded 45 ACP Barrel .578×28 with Thread Protector
  • Commander Recon Frame and Commander Slide
  • Custom Checkering on Front Strap of Frame
  • One Piece Mainspring Housing and Magwell
  • Custom NH/SilencerCo Brand Logo’s on Slide, Behind Rear Cocking Serrations
  • Hand Serrated Rear of the Slide
  • Heinie Tritium Tall Suppressor Night Sights
  • Custom Slide Cocking Serrations to Match Osprey Silencer
  • Custom Tri- Cut Top of Slide to Match Osprey Profile
  • Thick Barrel Bushing and Matching Smooth Spring Plug
  • Two Nighthawk Custom 8 Round Stainless Magazines
  • Nitride Black Out Finish
  • G10 black and gray spiral cut grips, with mag release cut-out, and Nighthawk Logo

Overseer Shotgun

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Whether you are a civilian wanting an optimal home defense weapon, or a law enforcement professional, we can fulfill your needs!

The Overseer Line starts with the historic Remington 870 Shotgun which is completely disassembled and customized by a single Nighthawk Gunsmith. The action and rails are hand honed for smoother operation which is essential for fast follow up shots. Two shot extension tubes are added along with our fully machined sights. They feature fully adjustable ghost ring apertures that are adjustable for elevation and windage. Front and rear sights are fully shrouded for protection against being knocked out of adjustment or damaged if dropped.

Every Nighthawk shotgun is finished with CeraKote. Finishes differ from all black to full custom. Our six round side shell carrier and fast action tactical safety are the final standard components on every shotgun we build. The shell carrier is made from a one piece aluminum billet that is hard anodized to military spec and the dome on the safety is so pronounced that you can release the safety while acquiring the trigger in the same move.

We can provide you with the complete custom shotgun package that has proven it-self to be the most intimidating, effective and versatile of any weapon deployed in an urban environment.


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NIGHTHAWK CUSTOM – http://www.nighthawkcustom.com/

Phone : (870) 423-4867

Toll Free : (877) 268-4867

1306 W. Trimble Ave.
Berryville, AR 72616
Email: info@nighthawkcustom.com



Pete

LE – Science – OSINT.
On a mission to make all of my guns as quiet as possible.
Pete.M@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Me

    mmmm.. Gun Porn

  • Wolfgar

    For the discriminating shooter. Beautiful, just beautiful!

    • Giolli Joker

      “discriminating shooter”…
      Sounds like a politically correct way to describe the kind of cops that recently made the news…

      • Sunshine_Shooter

        Or it is a term used for decades to describe people with money.

        • Giolli Joker

          Yep, I’m aware of that…

  • Patriot Gunner

    The super sport seems to be Korth inspired…nevertheless a gorgeous firearm.

    • Prax

      (all of the revolvers that Nighthawk offers are rebadged Korth imports…)

      • Patriot Gunner

        Ahh…that would explain that

  • Mystick

    That SkyHawk is one fugly hogleg. ….and then we have the Super-Snag .357!

    • Anonymoose

      I always thought the high-speed high-drag guys preferred hi-cap guns for IPSC. Just how many rails do you need (or want) on a 6-shot .357? Also, they should be the first to make a Keymod revolver. lol

      • Giolli Joker

        Their theory is that there you can place a WML or laser and have ti at index finger reach, unlike with under barrel setup. It’s beyond ugly, though.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Race guns in general are ugly, I’ve never seen a handgun that had it’s looks improved by a fiber optic sight or a red dot.

          • Giolli Joker

            Well, it depends…
            The rail on the side started with the Sky Marshall, supposedly for the reason I stated, on the 6″ I fail to see any justification, even for competitive use.

      • Gary Kirk

        Yes..

    • Bill

      Looks like a starter pistol

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      I’m not a revolver guy and I like it.

      • Giolli Joker

        Yep, liking it is the “not-a-revolver-guy” card.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Put up a few pics of what you consider a handsome snubbie so people can compare.

          • Giolli Joker

            Well, I was sarcastic, I do like the Rhino and I own a Mateba…
            But, unlike those two, this Korth is ugly with no particular technical redeeming factor.
            When I want to see handsome revolvers I surf Hamilton Bowen’s website.

          • ostiariusalpha

            Regarding expensive guns, the kind of work like Bowen does is definitely more to my own personal taste.

  • Soless

    They could have done a better job with the rear sight on the Mongoose. Something along the lines of a Bowen rough country would suit the gun better.

    • Anonymoose

      Heck, just put a Bo-Mar rear sight or a standard S&W cut in there. You can get fixed Bo-Mars for durability, and those Extreme Duty sights or a Weigatinny to replace the K/L/N/X/Z-frame rear sight.

  • derpmaster

    $1525 to $2465 for a tacti-cooled 870? Hilarious.

    • Anonymoose

      MELTED butter-smooth action.

      • derpmaster

        It better be hand buttered by Paula Deen for that price.

        • Replace Paula Deen with Kate Upton and we have a deal.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      But it has a shell carrier that is absolutely ready to dump round on the ground… and a tactical safety with a big dome, you know, the kind I payed $20 for I think.

      And that magpul furniture… You know how rare and expensive that stuff is.

    • ostiariusalpha

      It would be cheaper, but it costs a lot to fix all the stuff that Freedom Remington screwed up during manufacturing.

    • Kyle

      Why on earth would anyway purchase that other than having more money than brains? I could buy a second Benelli for that price.

      • Anomanom

        I could buy a gently used Nova for each day of the work week.

  • Kyle

    I want that Browning Hi-Power.

    • Anonymoose

      Well, Wilson Combat came out with their customized 92s, so Nighthawk had to step out of their comfort zone too. Maybe Les Baer will start doing custom SIGs, or Ed Brown will start doing custom CZs, next (jk).

      • FWIW: Wilson offered a BHP package back in the late 1990s. It didn’t last long in their catalog.

        • ostiariusalpha

          I bet those are worth some money now. I wonder if they had the magazine safety.

          • Giolli Joker

            I bet they needed some money even back then. 🙂

      • ostiariusalpha

        Nighthawk has been one of the few doing custom Hi-Powers for quite a while now.

      • Gary Kirk

        Wilson’s customized 92s.. Really? They did nothing to the firearm that the owner couldn’t do themselves.. Spring kit, recoil buffer, new sights, trigger job.. We’ll get all the parts together, assemble them and upcharge you for our name…

        • Sunshine_Shooter

          What does ANY custom 1911 shop do that someone couldn’t do in their home with the proper tools? It’s the hand fitting of parts, smoothing of actions, and assurance of quality that you pay for.

  • Anonymoose

    Didn’t Korth say they were going to make a 9mm L-frame drop-in cylinder back at Shot Show? Any recent news on that?

  • Rnasser Rnasser

    My eyes are bleeding…

  • I’m glad MSRPs weren’t displayed… or maybe I just ignored them.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Intentionally left out.

      • ostiariusalpha

        If you have to ask…

      • Paul White

        But I like being reminded that I’m poor

    • Anomanom

      That’s alright, they’re ridiculous.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I guess if you have to ask then you cant afford it.

    • Swarf

      I don’t have to ask because they are ugly hork shows.

  • Art out West

    I like the fact that the .45 ACP cylinder is the length of the round, unlike the Smith and Colt .45 ACP revolvers that feature a .45 Colt length cylinder. Does anybody do the same with the 9mm? Make it 9×19 in basic length, rather than .357 magnum length.

    • Anonymoose

      That’d exactly how it is with the 9mm Skyhawk, and also it’s not so much the cylinder as it is the frame. The S&W ACPs use shortened cylinders and barrels with elongated forcing cones on their .44-sized frame. I like the idea of the .45ACP Redhawk, since it can fire the really heavy Long Colt loads too, unlike the M25/M625.

      • Art out West

        I like the idea of the .45 ACP Redhawk for the same reason. You can shoot relatively inexpensive and low recoiling .45ACP, or you can load up some super hot .45 Colt (to magnum-ish levels). I’ve shot a friend’s Redhawk in .44 mag and like it.
        The only .45 ACP revolver I have is the old Colt 1917 from WWI. That is a full sized gun (Colt New Service revolver) also offered in .45 Colt among other cartridges.

  • jng1226

    These guys are so ahead of the curve. The lanyard will be the new must-have feature of any handgun, especially these new-fangled revolver thingies.

    • Longhaired Redneck

      That would be a tactical lanyard, made of a vat-dyed kevlar/carbon fiber weave surrounding a multi strand battle tested titanium core.

      • Wood

        Nah, they use the entrails of their enemies after having driven them before them, while enjoying the Lamentations of their womens….

  • gunsandrockets

    Okay, I confess I like that Silent Hawk.

  • Slim934

    I wish they had put which cerakote color they used on that Browning Hipower. I really want to color something in the same color.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      “Autumn Mist”

      • Klaus Von Schmitto

        “Summers Eve”

    • Longhaired Redneck

      Morning wood…

  • thedonn007

    I like the Hi Power, but not for $2,895.00.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “We can provide you with the complete custom shotgun package that has
    proven it-self to be the most intimidating, effective and versatile of
    any weapon deployed in an urban environment.”

    ORLY?

    • Anonymoose

      I dunno, man…I’ve seen some pretty BA short-barreled Saiga-12s before…

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Me too but if someone points one at my Humvee I wont sh-t my pants.

        • Gary Kirk

          Heheh, how many people are going to ask about that bad ass bullpup tactical shotgun that guy’s carrying?

  • Giolli Joker

    I still remember when Korths were classy…

    • DIR911911 .

      who said they’re not?

      • iksnilol

        When you gringos started importing them under a cringe-af name such as nighthawk.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Whoah there, Bosnerd! Who you callin’ cringe?! Anything called Nighthawk has a badassery level increase of 110.3%.

          • iksnilol

            Bosnerd?

            I like that.

            Nighthawk works every time 60% of the time, right? 😛

  • Arie Heath

    Well, I guess I’m eating ramen for the next couple months.

  • jmf552

    They don’t do anything, or anything better, that my much cheaper guns don’t do. Waste of time and money that I could be buying ammo and practicing with.

  • Andrey Martim

    That HP… <3

    I also have a question, that is a side rail on the Super Sport Revolver's barrel?

    • ostiariusalpha

      Yeah, it’s a rail.

  • So, Nighthawk is basically manufacturing the Korth Sky Marshal (“SkyHawk”), National Standard (“Mongoose”) and National Standard Super Sport (“SuperSport”). Tawn-tastic.

    • ostiariusalpha

      No, they are importing them.

      • Ditto. BTW, Korth revolvers are great, only I don’t see the need to rebrand them. Nighthawk or Korth, you’re still going to put another mortgage on your home to get one.

  • AndyHasky

    Does no one other then me know about the flush fit 15 round magazines for the Hi-Power that are made by Mec-Gar?!?!?! I FEEL LIKE I’M TAKING CRAZY PILLS!!!! shoot I even got a couple 20 round mags made by Mec-Gar.

    • iksnilol

      Or the 17 rounders.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    The revolver with the 1913 rail all over might actually be able to be used in a reasonable method with a light. Mount a light to the top rail via offset mount and then ad a mini red dot in front of the light mount. Call me crazy but it might work. The rails on the sides are completely pointless.

    • iksnilol

      I think they’re intended for a custom suppressor.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        That would be cool but only if it’s available.

  • TangledThorns

    $1700 for that little 9mm revolver?!? Smack the first person that pays that much for it!

  • Great_Baldung

    That SkyHawk 9mm revolver is just adorable.

  • roguetechie

    There’s only one revolver I’d really be tempted to drop serious coin on, and none of these are even in the top ten revolvers I’d buy for the price of a glock…

    The Medusa is quite literally the only revolver I’d drop serious coin on…

    That’s a revolver worth having, and if Colt didn’t suck chances are you could still get one for less than a korth nighthawk or mateba.

    There are two others I’d probably have to buy if someone made them. One being Maurice the frankenruger. Two being the baby bullpup revolver that was made way back when. Two and a half being a Maurice the franken bullpup revolver 2.0.

    P.S. there aren’t ten revolvers I’d buy price of a glock or not.

    • Paul B

      I love a good revolver. But for less than the price of a Mongoose you could get a nice used Python. Or a pre lock S&W 686 or 629 and get it worked over by a master ‘smith like Bowen or Laughridge or Stroh, wit custom grips and sights and more. Much more practical IMHO.

      • roguetechie

        Yeah I’m not a revolver guy, or a bolt action guy, or lever guns really either.

        I own a ruger security six and a Winchester 94 because they’re family guns and I’ve always got at least a few boxes of ammo to feed each, but they’re like gold retirement wrist watches. I take them out once a year and fire them because of the memories and the people behind them, but I don’t even really consider them mine.

        Now, a Medusa I’d buy and shoot regularly if I could get one, but this isn’t going to happen.

  • Badwolf

    Sure! Why not? I got lots of cash to burn. You should see the stuff I got from the Normandy tank museum.

  • Iblis

    Just what we need….more over priced Tacti-cool stuff that only a few can afford. Save your money and customize the stuff yourself, spend the rest on ammo.

  • T Rex

    As soon as I hit the winning PowerBall numbers I’m buying one of each.

  • Boogur T. Wang

    WoW…just WoW !

  • Archie Montgomery

    This is a new low. I quit reading ‘gun magazines’ as most of them are simply vehicles for advertiser’s products.

    Now “The Firearms Blog” is following the same route? Very soon I’ll quit reading this as well.