Nighthawk Custom unveils compensated Firehawk at SHOT Show

Nighthawk Custom’s new Firehawk 1911. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Nighthawk Custom rolled out a new 1911, boasting a compensated design, at SHOT Show in Las Vegas this week.

Dubbed the Firehawk, the 1911 features a modified government length slide shortened to 3.9-inches. The pistol offers a “recoil-taming single port compensator” paired with a Bull Barrel and full-length guide rod adding weight to the front to control muzzle rise.

The Firehawk features some new digs in the way of a revamped commander length spring and reverse plug system which Nighthawk says “maintains the standard recoil impulse.” The company added the addition of the compensator will ensure shooter’s better stay on target with follow-up shots.

The pistol comes in either .45 or 9mm. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

“We got the new Firehawk model which is a single port compensated pistol,” Bob Reeves from Nighthawk Custom told “Obviously, your felt recoil and muzzle rise will be reduced with the comp.”

As always, the Firehawk opts for a classy, high-end look in keeping with the Nighthawk look. Though the pistol offers a compensator, it’s packaged in a way that speaks to the elegance of the overall look. Nighthawk said it chose the bull nose closed front end to increase drawing functionality in addition to boasting a sleek aesthetic.

The Firehawk measures a total 8.47-inches in length with a width of 1.30-inches and a height of 5.6-inches. The 1911 offers a total magazine capacity of 8-rounds.

The Firehawk ships in the shooter’s choice of 9mm or .45 ACP with a nitride or stainless-steel finish. Get ready to throw down some coin, though, this beauty retails for a hefty $4,199.

The 1911 features a single ported compensator on the front. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

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