Nighthawk Custom 1911 War Hawk Government .45ACP

“It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” — General William Tecumseh Sherman

War is indeed hell and if you are going to fight in a war you need a pistol suitable for that environment. Nighthawk Customs' War Hawk was designed with the input from war fighters and is packed with features those who go in harms way will appreciate. Yes, the War Hawk will perform on the shooting line at your local combat pistol match but it was built for battle.

Four features set the War Hawk apart from other Nighthawk pistols. The vigorously coarse front and rear slide serrations allow for faultless slide manipulation with hands that are covered in gloves, blood, or sweat. A red fiber optic front sight allows for extreme front sight recognition in the bright or dim and dusty fog of battle. To allow for single-handed slide manipulation, during injury or while your dragging a brother in battle to safety, the War Hawk is fitted with a ledged Jardine sight. And, finally, the uniquely tapered tri-top slide utilized on War Hawks adds an element of engineering marvel and unseen class to the 1911 platform. It also reduces overall weight and slide mass.

This Government model is your standard five-inch 1911 and might be the best option for IDPA or practical competition.  The War Hawk® Government is considered by many as the cutting edge of 1911 design. The slide has the same unique multi-faceted slide top and top serrations that come to an arrow point as the Recon and Compact model. The Government model also incorporates the EVERLAST™ Recoil System that allows shooters to go over 10,000 rounds without a recoil spring change. This model comes standard with red fiber optic front sight and a Jardine Hook rear sight as well as a solid aluminum match grade trigger. The War Hawk Government is at a level of quality and features that most other manufactures cannot reach. We urge you to compare this model side-by-side with any other manufacturer at any price point.


  • Unique multi-faceted slide
  • Serrated arrow style slide top
  • Heavy bevel on bottom of slide
  • Hand serrated rear of slide
  • Barrel is crowned and beveled with the bushing
  • One-piece fully machined 20 LPI checkered mainspring housing/magwell
  • High-cut front strap
  • Lightweight aluminum medium solid match trigger
  • Aggressive G10 hyena brown grips
  • Red fiber optic front sights; Tritium dot front sight upgrade available
  • Jardine Hook rear sight
  • Tactical magazine catch
  • Nighthawk Custom/Marvel EVERLAST® Recoil System
  • War Hawk® logo engraved on slide


  • Height: 5.61"
  • Width: 1.4"
  • Length: 8.58"
  • Weight: 39.6 oz.
  • 5" Barrel Length
  • Caliber: .45 ACP

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