Nighthawk Customs - One Gun, One Gunsmith
Nighthawk Custom was formed in 2004 by a group of four talented individuals who had a true passion for the 1911 platform. Nighthawk Custom is proud to be the home of the World’s Finest 1911 Pistols. As the company continues to grow from those original employees to approximately 75 full-time employees today, our selection and assortment of 1911s has also grown. Nighthawk Custom has expanded the product line from the original two models, the GRP and Talon, to over 40 unique and custom versions of the 1911, including versions built on a double stack high-capacity frame.
Nighthawk Custom began offering a line of revolvers in 2016. These top-tier revolvers were the result of a collaboration with Korth-Waffen of Lollar Germany. Because Korth revolvers are known worldwide for their unrivaled quality and value since 1954, a partnership between Nighthawk Custom and Korth was a natural fit. Much like Nighthawk Custom, every Korth revolver is built from start to finish by a single gunsmith. Every part used in Korth builds come from Fully Machined bar stock, ensuring that only the finest materials are used. The result is a revolver renowned worldwide to be the World’s Finest Revolvers.
Nighthawk’s latest partnership is with the remarkable Cosmi SRL shotguns of Ancona Italy. Nighthawk Custom is now the exclusive importer of all Cosmi shotguns in the United States. Cosmi builds the world’s finest and most advanced luxury semi-automatic shotguns. Italian design at its best, each Cosmi contains over 100 hand fit parts. The unique ingenious magazine tube runs down into the stock, creating the ultimate shotgun design. These pieces of art are the most exclusive and bespoke shotguns that are built.
At Nighthawk Custom, each pistol is built from start to finish by a single gunsmith. Their slogan and philosophy, “ONE GUN, ONE GUNSMITH,” is the direct result of how they build their firearms. Every part used in Nighthawk Custom 1911s have been Fully Machined from bar stock billet steel and are oversized to later be hand fit. In order to create the finest 1911’s in the world, only the finest materials can be used. Starting with oversized raw parts, Nighthawk’s gunsmiths handcraft the pistol part by part to create a functional piece of art. All 46 parts are fit to that certain pistol, making it a unique and unrivaled pistol.
Once a pistol is hand built, the builder test fires the pistol to ensure that it meets both The Nighthawk Custom Standard, and their own. The next step is prep, which consists of the exterior of the pistol. This will be sanding out every machine mark, de-burring, smoothing, and putting on hand bevels on any 90-degree angles. The gunsmith then uses a personalized metal stamp with his initials to stamp under the left grip panel of the pistol. That gunsmith’s reputation, along with Nighthawk Custom’s, will live with that pistol for the life of the firearm. This creates the highest level of accountability! While this might not be the fastest, most efficient, or most cost-effective way to build a firearm, it is the way that Nighthawk customers expect and deserve.
Using the One Gun, One Gunsmith approach, it creates the highest level of ownership, and it signifies the pride and commitment the gunsmiths at Nighthawk take in the work they do. Every Nighthawk Custom pistol comes with a lifetime guarantee. This lifetime guarantee spans the lifetime of the pistol, regardless of who the owner is. This is because they fully stand behind what they do. Ultimately creating heirloom quality firearms that are designed to be passed down from generation to generation.