By Drew Bryant
February 3rd, 2024, theloadoutblog.com
Nighthawk Custom has built a reputation for producing top-of-the-line 1911s, renowned for their premier quality. The company prides itself on its meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship, evident in every pistol crafted within its workshop. Adhering to the motto “One gun. One gunsmith”, each 1911 undergoes a meticulous handcrafting process, characterized by precision and dedication. Nighthawk extends this passion and artistry to the Fire Hawk 1911, available in the formidable 10mm caliber, embodying their commitment to excellence and performance.
The Fire Hawk boasts a meticulously hand-fitted frame and slide, rear slide serrations, a match-grade bull barrel, optics readiness, and a single-port compensator. Designed to mitigate felt recoil and muzzle rise, the single-port compensator is tailored for handling the potent loads of the 10mm cartridge. Additionally, the Fire Hawk incorporates a full-length guide rod paired with a commander-length spring and reverse plug, ensuring the same reliability as a standard 5” government 1911, while the lightweight slide diminishes reciprocating mass, enhancing performance without increasing the Fire Hawk’s dimensions.
A French Border seamlessly integrates the slide and compensator, presenting a cohesive appearance, while the one-piece magwell, gently flared, facilitates swift reloads. The compensator, featuring a bull nose design, enables smooth draws and re-holstering while maintaining a sleek, aggressive profile.
Below is the comprehensive feature list of Nighthawk Custom’s Fire Hawk 10mm:
• Black nitride finish
• Forged government size frame and 5″ barrel
• Hand fit frame and slide
• Hand fit match grade 9mm/.45 ACP/10mm barrel
• Throated barrel
• Polished feed ramp
• 14k Gold bead front sight
• Solid black Heinie ledge rear sight
• One-piece magwell/mainspring housing
• Hand blended magwell
• Hand blended grip safety
• Coarse rear cocking serrations
• French border
• Serrated rear of slide
• Beveled and recessed slide stop
• Tuned and polished extractor
• Hand fit firing pin stop
• Medium solid curved trigger
• Hand polished ignition components
• Custom trigger job set with 3.5 to 3.75 pound trigger
• Railscales Ascend grips
• Completely dehorned for comfortable carry
• Hand beveled edges
• Ultra Hi-Cut Front Strap
The Nighthawk Fire Hawk is currently available but demands a lengthy back-order timeframe, necessitating patience. With an 18-24 month waiting period, the Firehawk retails for $4,799.
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