Nighthawk Custom has published a press release announcing the addition of a long slide pistol to their Shadow Hawk series of 1911-pattern handguns. In the description of this pistol, the company says: “Shadow Hawk Long Slide maintains all the features of its namesake, but in a 6” long slide configuration to create a supremely accurate pistol“. Let’s see what features the Shadow Hawk Long Slide pistol packs.
Nighthawk Custom Shadow Hawk Long Slide pistol is available in 10mm Auto and .45 ACP caliber options. The match-grade 6″ barrel is crowned and flush fit with the barrel bushing. The pistol comes with adjustable 2-dot tritium rear sight and a tritium front sight. Thanks to the slide length, the sight radius is 7.42″. The slide has front cocking serrations and fine 40 LPI (lines per inch) serrations on its rear portion matching the serrations of the rear sight.
The government size forged frame has no accessory rail and is fitted with a one-piece magwell and mainspring housing. The front strap and mainspring housing are checkered with 25 LPI checkering. The gun also features black/gray spiral cut G10 grips, flat-faced serrated lightweight aluminum trigger, shortened slide stop and single right-hand thumb safety. The steel parts have a nitrided finish. The overall length of this pistol is 9.65″ and it weighs in at 42 oz. The magazine capacity of the 10mm Auto version is 10 rounds.
The starting price of Nighthawk Custom Shadow Hawk Long Slide pistol is $3,999. In addition to the above-described base features, the company also offers an amazingly large amount of custom options and upgrades for every major part of the handgun such as the slide, frame, barrel, grips, sights and controls as well as a number of optional finishes and engravings. The Shadow Hawk series of pistols also includes Government and Commander size 1911s.
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