An Updated Classic: The Nighthawk Custom Classic 1911


    Many of us love and appreciate classic designs like the 1911. However, we understand that these classic designs are due for some modern upgrades. Without disturbing the precise and pleasing lines of the 1911 pistol, Nighthawk Custom has done just that. Including small but meaningful upgrades to the 1911 we all know and love, the Nighthawk Custom Classic brings a timeless design into the modern era.

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    The NHC Classic is a custom design that came from one of our innovative gunsmiths as part of his successful application into the American Pistolsmith’s Guild. The NHC Classic is a modern take on the classic 1911. The top of the slide has been flattened with a stylish arrow pattern and French Border added to display the truly custom nature of this pistol.

    The Nighthawk Custom Classic 1911


    The Nighthawk Custom Classic is a full-size, government frame 1911 with a five-inch barrel. The gun has a stainless finish with polished flats. The top of the gun has been flattened and textured with arrowed serrations to cut down on glare. The curved Nighthawk Custom slide stop is shortened and mated with a beveled frame. The grip panels are Cocobolo half smooth/half checkered and feature the Nighthawk Custom logo. The gas pedal to this slick machine is a medium solid aluminum Nighthawk Custom trigger. The Heinie black ledge rear sight is complimented with solid gold bead front sight.



    • Caliber: .45 ACP / 9mm
    • Length: 8.65″
    • Width: 1.40″
    • Slide width: 0.92″
    • Height: 5.40″
    • Weight: 36.9 ounces
    • MSRP: $3,999.00


    Nighthawk Custom doesn’t only make 1911s. Check out their website to see some high-end revolvers and shotguns, as well as other 1911 pistols. You can also find Nighthawk Custom on Instagram. Follow them for more info and updates. Keep training and stay safe!

    Nic L

    Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic’s passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19.