Nighthawk Custom recently announced its newest pistol model, the VIP Black. A full-size 1911 variant, the VIP Black is designed for carry, yet delivers the look of a true collectible government model pistol.

The VIP Black is hand engraved by Bertram Edmonston, a master engraver. The pistol features Nighthawk’s black diamond-like coating (DLC), providing a durable finish for everyday carry, according to Nighthawk.

“The VIP Black is one of our most exclusive models,” explains Mark Stone, Owner, and CEO of Nighthawk Custom, “This 1911 is built with a focus on true craftsmanship and will be an heirloom piece that will garner attention in any collection.”

Nighthawk Custom VIP Black Features

The new VIP is chambered in .45 ACP. Additionally, it maintains the traits of a standard government model pistol, utilizing a five-inch crowned barrel. Also, the pistol measures 5.6 inches tall with an overall length of 8.66 inches. Front strap and mainspring serrations, along with hand serrations to the rear of the ejector deliver a custom feel.

A Heinie rear sight and 14k gold beat front sight bookmark a 6.51-inch sight radius. Meanwhile, giraffe bone grips deliver a unique look. Moreover, a custom walnut hardwood case completes a high-end package, with retail prices starting at $7,999.

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Nighthawk Custom VIP Black Specifications

  • Frame Size: Government
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Height: 5.6 inches
  • Overall Length: 8.66 inches
  • Width: 1.40 inches
  • Slide Width: 0.92 inches
  • Grip Thickness: Regular
  • Sight Radius: 6.51 inches
  • Barrel Length: 5 inches
  • Magazine Capacity: 8
  • Rear Sight: Heinie Black Slant Pro
  • Front Sight: Gold Bead
  • MSRP: $7,999

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