First Look: Nighthawk Custom Chairman 1911

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posted on December 15, 2017
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The new Boardroom Series guns from Nighthawk Custom kicked off in late 2017 with the launch of the company's new Chairman 1911 pistol, a long-slide model with a number of eye-catching features that enhance the durability and performance of the new handgun.

Built on a forged-steel, Government-size frame that's paired up with a serrated and windowed steel slide. Inside of the Nighthawk Custom Chairman 1911, shooters will find a match-grade barrel that measures 6 inches in overall length. One of the stand-out elements of the new gun is the titanium-nitride finish applied to the barrel, giving it an eye-catching gold-color finish that also enhances durability and lubricity.

The frame and slide are completed with a Diamond-Like Carbon coating, specifically designed for enhanced durability and decreased friction, ensuring that the pistol runs smoothly and reliably. Other features of the frame include 25-LPI checkering located on the front strap and mainspring housing, giving shooters a tactile surface that can be securely gripped in any environment. The gun also incorporates the company's novel Ultra Hi-Cut front strap, ensuring that the tactile checkering works to enhance the shooter's grip and promote a higher hold on the frame.

Inside the Nighthawk Custom Chairman 1911, users will find a lightweight trigger machined from aluminum and featuring the company's unique Tri-Cavity design. The gun comes equipped with a single-side safety and also includes a checkered recoil-spring plug that ensures users can quickly and easily break the gun down for maintenance and cleaning.

Other features on the gun include a ball-radius cut on the slide, as well as a complete de-horning that eliminates any sharp edges, making it comfortable to handle. Slide manipulation is also enhanced with the addition of both front and rear serrations.

The pistol also comes equipped with adjustable two-dot tritium night sights. The tritium vials are surrounded by highly visible white rings for rapid target acquisition in daylight. Finally, each Chairman 1911 is equipped with custom-made Railscales 1911 grips.

In keeping with Nighthawk Custom's offering of handguns tailor-made to the specifications of the end user, a list of custom upgrade options are available for the Chairman 1911, including fluting, Cerakote finishes, stippling, frame-rail addition, ambidextrous safeties, sight upgrades and much more. The starting price for the Nighthawk Custom Chairman 1911 pistol is $4,195.


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