Nighthawk Custom Model President .45 ACP 5″ 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol CA PPT OK

SOLD FOR: $3,913

LSB#: 240321BY011

Make: Nighthawk Custom


Serial Number: 

Year of Manufacture: 

.45 ACP

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

Barrel Length: 
5” Match Grade

Sights / Optics: 
The front sight is a blade with a gold bead and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a Heine square notch base with a serrated rear face and a vertical front face for slide for slide racking. The rear sight is dovetailed into the slide and has two set screws.

Stock Configuration & Condition: 
The grips are black Railscale G-10 panels. The texturing is aggressive. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless with a Gold Nitride (also known as Gold TiN) barrel

Finish Originality: Original

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

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

The action functions correctly. The frame-to-slide fit is snug. 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 Nighthawk soft case, factory paperwork, manual, test target, QC checklist, and two 8-round magazines.

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, skeletonized trigger, and skeletonized hammer with their legendary craftsmanship quality. The devil is in the details after all, and many of the edges have been beveled including the ejection port, dust cover, and front and rear of the slide. The slide is a tri-topped, one of the best looking options for a 1911 and it has window cuts to let the titanium nitride barrel show through. This pistol checks all the right boxes and is “old-meets-new” executed to perfection. Aside from just looking good, the build quality is exactly what we would expect from Nighthawk, the slide is snug and feels like it is sliding on glass. The trigger is a thing of beauty with a well defined wall, crisp break, and tactile reset. This one was built by David Atchley of NHC and also has a few upgrades from the factory offering including a fit, tuned, and dehorned ambidextrous safety. The safety and slide stop were also bead blasted. This is a top quality .45 that will make an excellent defensive pistol to which you can trust your life or spank everybody at your next local match. This pistol looks to have hardly been used and is a beauty. 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!

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

Nighthawk Custom Model President .45 ACP 5" 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol CA PPT OK
Nighthawk Custom Model President .45 ACP 5″ 1911 Semi-Auto Pistol CA PPT OK