For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Nighthawk Custom offers the VIP Black. The presentation-grade pistol is truly a work of art that is ready to be passed down for generations. However, it is not for those light in the pocketbook. With high-quality materials like a solid gold bead front sight and giraffe bone handles, the VIP Black fetches an heirloom-level price.
The Nighthawk Custom VIP Black
Starting with a forged government-size 1911 frame, the VIP (Very Impressive Pistol) Black features a black DLC finish. Separating it from the pack is tastefully done engraving by a master engraver, adding subtle accents to the piece. Holding true to Nighthawk’s motto, the VIP Black is hand built by a single gunsmith to the highest level of quality and craftsmanship.
Featuring a one-piece mainspring housing/magwell, the VIP Black includes custom vertical front strap and mainspring serrations. Likewise, the hand-fitted slide features hand-serrated rear cocking serrations. The serrations and ejector are meticulously done to match the Heinie black rear sight.
Riding atop the slide is a 14k solid gold bead front sight coupled with a Heinie Black Slant Pro rear sight. Housed within the slide is a 5-inch throated and crowned barrel, flush with the bushing, chambered in .45 ACP. Likewise, a VIP Black Commander is also available with a 4.25-inch barrel for easier concealment. Additionally, a polished feed ramp reduces the risk of a misfeed or jamming while shooting the VIP Black.
Providing the interface between flesh and steel is the beavertail grip with grip safety. Adorning the sides of the grip are beautiful giraffe bone grip panels. Rounds are sent downrange via a custom trigger with a 3.5 to 3.75-pound pull. Two included 8-round jeweled magazines keep the VIP Black well-fed.
The VIP Black ships in a custom-built walnut hardwood presentation case featuring the Nighthawk Custom logo on the lid.
The Nighthawk Custom VIP Black is available now with an MSRP of $8,999.00. For more info, please visit NighthawkCustom.com.
Nighthawk Custom VIP Black Specs
Caliber: .45 ACP
Light Rail: No Rail
Height: 5.6 inches
Overall Length: 8.66 inches
Pistol Width: 1.40 inches
Slide Width: 0.92 inches
Grip Thickness: Regular
Sight Radius: 6.51 inches
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Magazine Capacity: 8
Rear Sight: Heinie Black Slant Pro
Front Sight: Gold Bead
Firing Pin Size: .38 Super
Firing Pin Material: Stainless Steel
- DLC finish
- Forged government size frame and 5″ barrel
- Hand fit frame and slide
- Hand fit match grade .45 ACP barrel
- Crowned barrel flush with bushing
- Throated barrel
- Polished feed ramp
- One-piece mainspring housing/magwell
- Hand blended magwell
- Custom vertical front strap and mainspring serrations
- Hand serrated rear of the slide and ejector matching the heinie black rear sight
- Nighthawk 14k solid gold bead front sight
- Deep hand engraving featured throughout
- Giraffe bone grips
- Custom walnut hardwood presentation case
- Hand blended grip safety
- Tuned and polished extractor
- Hand fit firing pin stop
- Medium solid trigger
- Hand polished ignition components
- Custom trigger job set with 3.5 to 3.75 pound trigger
- Completely dehorned for comfortable carry
- Hand beveled edges
- Ultra hi-cut front strap
- Includes two 8-round jeweled magazines