This press release is from Nighthawk Custom.
Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of the world’s finest custom made 1911’s, is proud to introduce the newest model in their lineup, the Firehawk.
This cutting edge offering from Nighthawk Custom offers the latest advancements in the company’s long line of purpose-built innovation. Nighthawk Custom has utilized a recoil-taming single port compensator, a Bull Barrel and a full-length guide rod that adds weight to the front of the pistol to reduce muzzle rise. In addition, the Firehawk has a modified government length slide that has been shortened from 5” to 3.9”. A newly designed commander length spring and reverse plug system maintains the standard recoil impulse of a 5-inch 1911 for reliability.
“We set out to create a compensated pistol model, starting with the idea that we could use innovative engineering to build a 1911 that fit the profile of a standard government model but would benefit from the effects of a compensator,” stated Mark Stone, Owner and CEO. “We decided the traditional methods weren’t enough and built the entire compensator system from scratch.”
As part of its functional design, the Firehawk features a full Nighthawk Custom prep that incorporates a French Border to showcase the craftsmanship involved in blending the compensator and slide together. The closed front end of the compensator has been bull nosed for an easy draw and a custom touch. Nighthawk Custom has built a stunning custom pistol that has the functional benefits of a compensator, allowing for minimal movement of the front sight while shooting and allows for much faster follow up shots, while maintaining a classic appearance that will impress classic 1911 aficionados.
Also being released is Nighthawk Custom’s new IOS:
Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of “The World’s Finest 1911’s”, introduces the Interchangeable Optics System (IOS), a new cutting edge optic mounting system unlike anything the industry has seen to date.
“We are recognized for producing the finest quality 1911’s in the industry. When considering this new project, we knew nothing but a groundbreaking new optic system would suffice,” said Mark Stone, Owner and CEO at Nighthawk Custom. “This system is reliable, adaptable and seamlessly blends with the pistol.”
The Nighthawk Interchangeable Optics System delivers optical variations by not limiting the user to one fixed sight. The user is able to change from iron sights to red dot optics in less than 30 seconds. This process happens by simply loosening the set screw, pushing a pin out and sliding the plate off.
The slide has a tapered cut that returns the mount to the same spot each time you remount, maintaining zero. There are 3 different plate options, accommodating the Trijicon RMR, the Viper Vortex, and the RMSc Shield. The IOS ensures perfect alignment between the fixed sights, delivering a lower 1/3rd co-witness with the red dots. Additionally, this system allows for the user the ability to maintain a standard height front sight while running a red dot optic.
“The IOS is an incredible opportunity to seamlessly enhance the Nighthawk 1911’s. With minimal investment, you can add the IOS to any existing pistol, even if you have not yet made your red dot selection,” stated Nelson Davis COO. “Nighthawk Custom’s IOS will continue to expand and include new plates as future optics and optical solutions are developed within the industry. The ease and adaptability of this system allows users to alternate between the standard look and function of fixed front and rear sights or modern red dot optics.”
The MSRP on the Nighthawk Custom Integrated Optic System is $350.00 and includes the standard iron sight plate (IOS slide cut and standard round top plate) additional optic plates are $150.00 each.