Nighthawk Custom Firehawk Compensated 1911 Pistol

U.S. Precision Defense  Nighthawk Custom   has introduced the newest model in its lineup, the Firehawk. This offering from...

Nighthawk Custom Firehawk Compensated 1911 Pistol
23January

Nighthawk Custom Firehawk Compensated 1911 Pistol

Written by Guest Article / Contributor , in Section Gun Reviews

U.S. Precision Defense 

Nighthawk Custom has introduced the newest model in its lineup, the Firehawk.


This 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” 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,” said 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. 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 1911 appearance.

The Firehawk will MSRP for $4,199.00, and is available with a nitride or stainless-steel finish in 9 mm and .45 ACP. For more, visit NighthawkCustom.com.

This article first appeared on American Rifleman