Nighthawk Custom Model GRP 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Automatic Pistol, 2015

SOLD FOR: $2,913

LSB#: 240506KR022

Make: Nighthawk Custom

Model: GRP

Serial Number: NCP22244

Year of Manufacture: 2015 (Test Target)

Caliber: .45 ACP

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

Barrel Length: 5” Match Grade

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Trijicon blade with a single tritium insert. The rear sight is a Heine square notch base with a serrated rear face, vertical front face for slide racking, and a single tritium lamp. The rear face is dovetailed into the slide and has two set screws. The lamps are bright and easily acquired in low-light environments.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black G-10 panels with the GatorBack texture and Nighthawk logos. The front and back strap are checkered. The texturing is aggressive. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no significant wear or damage. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: There is a zip tie around the action with a factory warning sticker stating “THIS TAG MAY ONLY BE REMOVED BY THE OWNER OF THIS FIREARM”. We have no doubt that the action functions properly. The frame-to-slide fit is snug. The pistol has a beavertail safety with an indexing bump, skeletonized hammer, serrated trigger, and extended thumb safety. 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 manual, test target, other factory handouts, QC checklist, green Nighthawk soft case, two 8-round Nighthawk mags, test brass, and a bushing wrench.

Our Assessment: 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 pistol is an excellent example of why they have earned this reputation. Nighthawk has combined the most desired upgrades including front and backstrap checkering, angled slide serrations, extended beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety, National Match barrel, and skeletonized hammer with their legendary craftsmanship quality. Quality that will make this an excellent defensive pistol to which you can trust your life.  This pistol looks to have hardly been used. If you’ve been looking to get a premium-quality 1911, you can’t do much better than this. Please see our photos and good luck!


Nighthawk Custom Model GRP 1911 .45 ACP 5" Semi-Automatic Pistol, 2015
Nighthawk Custom Model GRP 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Automatic Pistol, 2015