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. Nighthawk Custom has expanded the product line from the original two models, the GRP and Talon, to nearly 50 unique and custom versions of the 1911, including models built on a double stack, high-capacity frame.
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 intentionally oversized to later be hand fit by a skilled gunsmith. In order to create the finest 1911’s in the world, only the finest materials can be used. Starting with oversized, raw parts, the 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.
The “One Gun, One Gunsmith” approach creates the highest level of ownership, and it signifies the pride and commitment the 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 Nighthawk Custom fully stands behind what we do. Ultimately creating heirloom quality firearms that are designed to be passed down from generation to generation.
Nighthawk Custom has been the exclusive importer and distributor of Korth revolvers in the United States since 2016. These top-tier revolvers were the result of a collaboration with Korth-Waffen of Lollar, Germany which began in 1954. Because Korth revolvers are known worldwide for their unrivaled quality and craftsmanship, 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 revolvers have also been Fully Machined from bar stock steel, ensuring that only the finest materials are used. The result is a revolver renowned worldwide to be the World’s Finest Revolvers.
The latest partnership for Nighthawk Custom 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 balance and design. This gives you the benefits of both a semi-automatic and a break action shotgun, built with the finest materials and wood. These pieces of art are the most exclusive and bespoke shotguns that are built.
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. We have had seven Nighthawk Custom gunsmiths 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.
You can contact us directly at 870-423-4867 or view our dealer map to locate a local Nighthawk Custom Preferred Dealer in your area.