Nighthawk Custom’s Lady Hawk 2.0 is a functional work of art, and yes, those are rose gold-finished surface controls, what else would you expect with grips made of abalone and obsidian? (Photos: NHC)
Berryville, Arkansas-based Nighthawk Custom has a very impressive 1911 Commander-sized handgun in 9mm or .45ACP they hope will appeal to female gun enthusiasts.
The niche specialty gun maker’s Lady Hawk 2.0 builds on their legacy design and pairs a Rose Gold TICN finish on the surface controls and barrel with custom obsidian, abalone and zinc grips — the latter in their first appearance on a firearm. Fully machined in-house, the Lady Hawk has a number of classic Nighthawk features such as a thinned and scalloped front strap and mainspring housing, serrated slide top, and crowned barrel that sits flush with the bushing.
However, it is not made to just look pretty. The newest Lady Hawk variant is standard with Heine Slant Pro night sights, a match grade barrel, and is completely dehorned.
One thing about NHC though, they don’t come cheap. Retail as shown is $4,695 and, being a custom house, a very wide range of options are on the table to include threaded and bull barrels, stainless frames, engraving and sighting upgrades.