VIP Black

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The VIP Black is hand-built and engraved for those who appreciate a tasteful amount of hand engraving. This 1911 pistol is coupled with a black diamond-like coating and Nighthawk Custom’s high-quality build and surface prep. A presentation grade work of art that has a durable finish that can be carried and used daily. As one of our most exclusive models, the VIP Black is built as a true heirloom piece. This pistol is meticulously and tastefully hand engraved by a master engraver. The VIP Black is also equipped with an 14k solid gold bead front sight and giraffe bone grips. To complete this truly elite package, the VIP Black comes in a custom walnut hardwood presentation case.
One Gun, One Gunsmith.
Fully Machined Series (FM)
This product has been proudly manufactured at our factory in Berryville, Arkansas, USA.
  • DLC finish
  • Forged government size frame and 5" barrel
  • Hand fit frame and slide
  • Hand fit match grade .45 ACP barrel
  • Crowned barrel flush with bushing
  • Throated barrel
  • Polished feed ramp
  • One-piece mainspring housing/magwell
  • Hand blended magwell
  • Custom vertical front strap and mainspring serrations
  • Hand serrated rear of the slide and ejector matching the heinie black rear sight
  • Nighthawk 14k solid gold bead front sight
  • Deep hand engraving featured throughout
  • Giraffe bone grips
  • Custom walnut hardwood presentation case
  • Hand blended grip safety
  • Tuned and polished extractor
  • Hand fit firing pin stop
  • Medium solid trigger
  • Hand polished ignition components
  • Custom trigger job set with 3.5 to 3.75 pound trigger
  • Completely dehorned for comfortable carry
  • Hand beveled edges
  • Ultra hi-cut front strap
  • Includes two 8-round jeweled magazines
.45 ACP
Light Rail
No Rail
Overall Length
Pistol Width
Slide Width
Grip Thickness
Sight Radius
Barrel Length
Magazine Capacity
Rear Sight
Heinie Black Slant Pro
Front Sight
Gold Bead
Firing Pin Size
.38 Super
Firing Pin Material
Stainless Steel

Custom Options & Upgrades

  • Barrel
  • Safety
  • Sight
  • Slide

Barrel Options

Price Upgrade
+ $75 Flute Barrel Hood

Safety Upgrades

Price Upgrade
+ $120 Ambi Safety Upgrade

Sight Upgrades

Price Upgrade
+ $50 Tritium Sight Upgrade
+ $50 Fiber Optic Front Sight Upgrade
+ $350 IOS Sight Upgrade - optic plate and RMR sold separately
+ $150 IOS plate for Trijicon RMR
+ $700 Trijicon RMR (RM02)

Slide Upgrades

Price Upgrade
+ $125 Checker Rear of Slide
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