Summary: The description, specs and photos for the Nighthawk Masters Edition pistol.
The Nighthawk Masters Edition is a 1911-style full-size pistol chambered in .45 ACP. Nighthawk says this pistol is completely hand built. The slide and frame are hand lapped. A match-grade full-fit barrel is used, with each locking lug filed down by hand to get a tight lock up. Next comes the extractor, firing pin stop, safeties, etc.
After the build process, Nighthawk sends each pistol to a master engraver with over 20 years of experience in single-action Colts. He applies a tasteful amount of hand engraving. Each one is signed by the engraver under the right grip panel. The gun is then sent off to have your choice of a hard chrome or a nickel finish applied, and when it returns, the engraving is inked in to make it stand out.
The grips are made from real elephant ivory tusks, and the Nighthawk Custom logo is laser engraved on each panel (or it can be left blank if you prefer). After the weapon is completed, Nighthawk places it in a dark green velvet-lined mahogany locking case custom made for it.