Nighthawk Custom debuted a brand new 1911 style pistol at TriggrCon held in Bellevue, Washington last week. The Counselor, touted as a concealed carry pistol, comes chambered in 9mm with a 3.5-inch barrel.
Measuring 5.12-inches in height, the Counselor features an overall length of 7.01-inches. The Counselor doesn’t come with a light rail, but the company has packed it with other features to appease concealed carriers.
The pistol has been outfitted with thin G10 Scales Grips to reduce its size, bringing it to a smaller size for concealed carry. The gun maker says the grips are the thinnest available to 1911 consumers. The grip area also comes sporting a grip safety under the beavertail. This grip safety brings an added layer of protection to those that prefer an external safety of sorts.
Boasting an 8+1 capacity, the Counselor offers an aluminum frame with new slide serrations the company calls “positive serrations.” Nighthawk Custom explained to Guns.com at Triggrcon that “positive” serrations introduce protrusions from the slide that offer a more unique look and feel while granting users more purchase for press-checks.
In addition to the new serrations, Nighthawk Custom bestows a Flush-Fit Magwell onto the design. The Flush-Fit Magwell allows the Counselor to measure the same length as an officer frame, but with a magwell. The Counselor’s design is finished with an ultra-high undercut triggerguard allowing a multitude of hands to fit the frame.
The Counselor from Nighthawk Custom is available now with a hefty MSRP of $3,799.