Meeting with Nighthawk Custom's Chairman 1911 in Dallas (PHOTOS)

Nighthawk Custom's Chairman is impressive in every aspect (Photos: Chris Eger/

Nighthawk Custom’s Chairman is impressive in every aspect (Photos: Chris Eger/

The first in Nighthawk’s Boardroom series, the 6-inch longslide Government 1911 commands respect and was present at the NRA’s Annual Meeting in Dallas.

The Berryville, Arkansas-based company is well-known for their custom 1911s, Browning Hi-Powers, and shotguns, and there is nothing plain about the Chairman, new for 2018. The titanium gold nitride barrel is visible through heavy angle lightning cuts in the slide while rail scale G10 grips and a 25-line per inch checkered front strap and mainspring housing give the shooter’s hands a lot of purchase.

Available in both 9mm and .45ACP, Nighthawk reps told that the additional barrel length gives a longer sight radius while the pistol’s impressive 40.9-ounce unloaded weight mitigates recoil, both contributing to better performance down range.

A tri-cavity trigger and fully adjustable rear target sights come standard while a flute barrel hood is optional. Price is $4,195, but you don’t run across these every day.

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