Turnbull VIP 2

2016 - 2021
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The Nighthawk Turnbull VIP 2, or Very Impressive Pistol, is just that, impressive. The Turnbull VIP models are the first additions to our VIP Collectors Line. As one of our most exclusive models, the VIP is built as a true heirloom piece that is the result of a collaboration between Nighthawk Custom and Doug Turnbull. Because of the time and skill that is required to give this unique appearance, these guns are very limited in availability. This pistol is crafted with all the finest customizations, including a classic case-hardened frame and charcoal blued slide. The slide stop, magazine release, and thumb safety have all been nitre blued to make this already impressive pistol particularly eye-catching in your collection. To top it all off, we added an 14k solid gold bead front sight, mammoth ivory grips, and a custom case. Every pistol will vary slightly in appearance because each case-hardened frame and set of mammoth ivory grips is unique. For years, firearms customers have loved Turnbull Finishes. Because of the relationship between Mark Stone of Nighthawk Custom and Doug Turnbull, and the respect both men have for the product each company produces, they have created a partnership that has resulted in the finest 1911 pistols on the market.

Cross-cut mammoth ivory is banned in the following states: CA, HI, IL, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OR, WA. Can replace cross-cut mammoth ivory grips with mammoth tooth grips.

One Gun, One Gunsmith.
Fully Machined Series (FM)
This product has been proudly manufactured at our factory in Berryville, Arkansas, USA.
  • Custom Negrini pistol case
  • Finish-frame: Turnbull case hardened
  • Finish-slide: Turnbull charcoal blued
  • Finish-controls: Turnbull Nitre blue (slide stop, mag release, thumb safety, and pins)
  • Forged government size frame and 5" barrel
  • Match grade .45 ACP barrel
  • Cross-cut mammoth ivory grips
  • One-piece magwell/mainspring housing
  • Heavy bevel on the bottom of the slide
  • Ball cut radius on the slide
  • Five vertical lines on the front strap and mainspring housing
  • Rear cocking serrations
  • Solid 14K gold bead front sight
  • Solid black Heinie Slant Pro rear sight
  • 40 lines per inch serrated rear of slide to match rear sight
  • Crowned barrel flush with bushing
  • Lightweight medium solid aluminum Nighthawk Custom trigger
  • Smooth recoil spring plug with thick barrel bushing
  • Completely dehorned for comfortable carry
  • New ultra hi-cut front strap
.45 ACP
Light Rail
No Rail
Overall Length
Pistol Width
Slide Width
Grip Thickness
Weight Empty
37.4 oz
Sight Radius
Barrel Length
Magazine Capacity
Rear Sight
Heinie Black Slant Pro
Front Sight
Gold Bead
Turnbull - Case Hardened Frame/Blued Slide/Nitre Blue Controls
Firing Pin Size
.38 Super
Firing Pin Material
Stainless Steel

Custom Options & Upgrades

  • Barrel
  • Sight
  • Slide

Barrel Options

Price Upgrade
+ $75 Flute Barrel Hood

Sight Upgrades

Price Upgrade
+ $50 Tritium Sight Upgrade
+ $50 Fiber Optic Front Sight Upgrade

Slide Upgrades

Price Upgrade
+ $125 Checker Rear of Slide
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