Nighthawk Custom BDS9 9mm 5″ Optics Cut 2011 Semi-Auto Pistol CA PPT OK

SOLD FOR: $6,500

LSB#: 240321BY014

Make: Nighthawk Custom 

Model: BDS9

Serial Number: 

Year of Manufacture: 2023


Action Type: 
Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol

Barrel Length: 
5″ Match Grade

Sights / Optics: 
The front sight is a serrated blade with a red fiber optic insert, it is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch Heinie sight with a serrated rear face and vertical front face, it is dovetailed and double screw set to the optic cut cover plate which is mounted on the slide. The slide is cut with Nighthawks Interchangeable Optics System (IOS). 

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece anodized alloy with a black DLC finish. The grip has an aggressive circular pattern. There are some light handling marks. The grip rates in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: 
Silver DLC with Black Anodized Grip and Black DLC Barrel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: 
The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there is some stubborn fouling in the grooves. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.

The action functions correctly. The frame-to-slide fit is snug. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a Factory test target, Custom Shop test target, QC checklist, original single-side safety, non-slide locking slide stop, two 10-round magazines, paperwork including the manual, and a soft case.

Our Assessment: 
The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by those who have used them. The design was the end-result of a series of developments by famous gun designer John Browning, starting with the Model 1900. The advances made by Browning were revolutionary at the time, and were so successful that they are considered commonplace today. Browning not only developed first a pivoting and then a tilting barrel to allow for a locked system, he developed the concept of “the slide”, which is now synonymous with semi-automatic handguns.

As with any hobby, with the 1911 you can go as far as your pocketbook will take you. Just about every brand has a 1911 on offer and they range from entry-level to high-end, this example is one of the latter. Nighthawk Custom is among a small group of the best manufacturers of custom and semi-custom 1911s in the world including Wilson Combat, Ed Brown and Les Baer. This is their BDS9 a purpose built beauty specifically for competition. This cutting-edge pistol combines speed, performance, and reliability in one sleek package. The slide features a heavy tri-cut angle top and lightening ports, allowing for quicker cycling and faster follow-up shots. It has all the quality we have come to expect from Nighthawk including hand fit components, hand polished ignition controls, beveled edges, and of course, looks that could kill. The pistol is chambered for 9mm and can accept optics making it a perfect choice for the USPSA Limited Optics division, and equally suited for home defense or just a fun day at the range. This one has an upgraded fluted chamber, ambidextrous safety, and Taran Tactical magazine well. This is a beautiful 2011 with top-tier performance to match. This pistol looks brand new and is in Excellent condition. If you’ve been looking to get a premium-quality double stack 1911, you can’t do much better than this. Please see our photos and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Nighthawk Custom BDS9 9mm 5" Optics Cut 2011 Semi-Auto Pistol CA PPT OK
Nighthawk Custom BDS9 9mm 5″ Optics Cut 2011 Semi-Auto Pistol CA PPT OK