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About Us

We never say "that's good enough"

In September 2012, we started using nothing but parts that we developed which are fully machined from solid billet. This includes very hard to machine parts such as the beavertail grip safety, thumb safety (single side and ambi), magazine release, slide stop, hammers etc.

Other companies will make you pay a very stiff premium to have fully machined parts throughout, but they will be standard on every model of 1911 we produce at Nighthawk Custom from now on.

We have also switched to an extreme high cut under the trigger guard. This is very noticeable once you pick up the gun. Even customers with large fingers may suddenly find that even an Officer size frame will allow them to get all three fingers on the frame. As always, our frames are cut right here in Berryville Arkansas from solid forgings. We never use a cast frame.

Professional People Make the Difference

If you have a few minutes please take the time to meet our staff of Account Managers. These gentlemen are committed to providing you the highest level of customer service that you’re going to find anywhere.

Don't hesitate to call them direct and ask any questions you might have. They are all well versed in the custom 1911, and are avid shooters themselves, so you will feel right at home. No question is unimportant to ask. We want our customers to be well informed before they make their purchase and to know they are getting exactly what they are looking for.

Tim Lehr

Tim Lehr

Tim is an avid hunter and shooter. You will find that dealing with Tim is always a pleasure. He has a great attitude and is an outstanding people person. He personally checks over every weapon that he ships to his customers, even after they have gone through an extensive quality control check. You won’t find an easier to like person on the planet.

You can reach Tim at Ext. 224.

Bill Bien

Bill Bien (pronounced “bine”)

Bill was hired at Nighthawk after a decade with a fortune 500 company known for outstanding customer service. His passion for all law abiding countrymen to exercise there 2nd Amendment rights and specifically to own a Nighthawk Custom 1911 comes across clearly when discussing firearms with him. His service to this nation as a U.S. Marine (22nd M.E.U.) during the “Cold War” has given him an appreciation for the freedoms we hold dear as genuine Americans. Bill likes to hunt & fish in his free time with family & friends. Give him a call at extension (236) for all your custom 1911 needs. If it goes to voice mail, kindly leave a message and he will get back to you ASAP

You can reach Bill at Ext. 236

Joe Lehr

Joe Lehr

Our newest member of the team spent 29 years with a major retailer in NW Arkansas prior to joining Nighthawk. If you spend any time talking to Joe, you quickly learn his passion for firearms. After graduating high school, he went to school to be a gunsmith. He is a dedicated hunter, shooter, and has a wood working shop. Joe will tell you after a 29 year detour in his carrier path he has finally got the opportunity he has wanted since high school.

You can reach Joe at Ext. 222.

Chase Gott

Chase Gott

Firearms have always been a part of life for Chase. Growing up in the Ozark Mountains, he gained a passion for hunting and shooting at a young age. He recently spent three years with the largest LTL carrier in the world where he put their PSP (people, service, profit) model to work. He learned that your profit will follow when you put people and service first. When he’s away from work, Chase spends his off-time with his family as well as hunting and fishing.

You can reach Chase at Ext. 239.