Nighthawk Custom T3 T-3 .45 ACP 4.25″ 1911 1911A1 Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 2015

SOLD FOR: $3,157

LSB#: 240506KR057

Make: Nighthawk Custom

Model: T3

Serial Number: NCP20466

Year of Manufacture: 2015 (Test Target)

Caliber: .45 ACP

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

Barrel Length: 4 1/4”, Crowned, Match Grade

Sights / Optics: The pistol has a two-dot Trijicon Tritium insert configuration. The front sight is a black blade with a single Trijicon element. The rear sight is a Heine brand base with one Trijicon element below the square notch and a serrated rear face. The rear sight is dovetailed and screw set to the slide. The lamps have slightly dimmed but are acquirable in low light environments. The top and rear of the slide have serrations for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black G-10 panels with the VZ Grips “Alien” texture. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black Nitride

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks, nothing of significance. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. 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 pistol has a matched grade crowned barrel and the slide fitment is snug with no wobble. We did not test fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included are a black US Peacekeeper soft carry case, two 7-round magazines, paperwork including the manual and test target, a few small tools, and test brass.

Our Assessment: When it comes time to choose your everyday carry gun there is a lot to consider. You need something that is reliable, accurate, and easy to wear all day. You need something that you can enjoy shooting a lot, because there is no substitute for practice. That’s where the T3 comes in. It was designed this pistol to be pleasing to the eye, but also to be a workhorse that can stand up to thousands and thousands of rounds. The pistol features some of the most desirable features for a 1911 such as skeletonized hammer, skeletonized trigger, memory bump extended beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety, angled slide serrations, a match grade crowned barrel, nights sights, and of course… Nighthawk Custom quality. All you add is practice. This T3 has a black nitride finish for heavy duty use, about 99% of the finish remains with the balance attributed to insignificant handling marks; the bore is bright with sharp rifling. These pistols are rarely seen at auction, now is your chance to own a rock solid Nighthawk. Included is a Nighthawk soft case and two magazines, ready for home defense, carry, or just a day at the range for those who will only accept the best! Please see our photos and good luck!


Nighthawk Custom T3 T-3 .45 ACP 4.25" 1911 1911A1 Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 2015
Nighthawk Custom T3 T-3 .45 ACP 4.25″ 1911 1911A1 Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 2015