Founded and headquartered in Berryville, Arkansas...
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 85 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.
In addition to 1911 pistols, Nighthawk Custom also manufactures top-of-the-line tactical shotguns based on the world’s most popular shotgun platform, the Remington 870. Giving the Remington 870 a complete overhaul, we have created some of the finest home defense shotguns available today.
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.
Our 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 and 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.
One Gun, One Gunsmith
At Nighthawk Custom, each pistol is built from start to finish by a single gunsmith. Our slogan and philosophy, “ONE GUN, ONE GUNSMITH,” is the direct result of how we build our 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, our 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 our customers expect and deserve.
The One Gun, One Gunsmith approach creates the highest level of ownership, and it signifies the pride and commitment our gunsmiths 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 we fully stand behind what we do. Ultimately creating heirloom quality firearms that are designed to be passed down from generation to generation.
We take a great amount of pride in the men and women working here at Nighthawk Custom, and when we say we have the most talented gunsmiths in the industry, we have the numbers to back it up. Six of our gunsmiths have been inducted into the American Pistolsmith Guild, more than any other company in the world can claim. When the highest quality parts are combined with the most talented gunsmiths in the industry, through the process of One Gun, One Gunsmith, the resulting quality is unparalleled.
It is our privilege to work with numerous talented, hardworking, passionate individuals. Our customers, dealers, and the loyal Nighthawk Custom team, are more than just friends- we’re family. The people, and the relationships we build, will always be our top and most important priority.
Nighthawk Custom seeks to honor our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for His many blessings over the years. It is our goal to have a positive impact on the people we come in contact with each and every day. Sharing the love of Christ with those we come in contact with, we pray the Lord would use us to bring Glory to His Kingdom.
It would be a pleasure to earn your business so that you can truly experience the Nighthawk Custom Difference.