The “VIP” in Nighthawk VIP here stands for “Very Impressive Pistol,” and we couldn’t agree more.

This heirloom-quality Nighthawk 1911 in .45 ACP is dripping with some of the finest upgrades, which include a classic antique nickel finish, a crowned National Match barrel, a 14-karat gold bead front sight and giraffe bone grips. (Yeah, giraffe bone.)

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All of the engraving here is done by hand. The frontstrap and mainspring housing, as well as the “memory bump” on the beavertail grip safety, all have matching vertical serrations.

To complete the package, the gun comes in a custom cocobolo presentation case.

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MSRP on the VIP is $7,995. Sure, the price might be steep, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better 1911 to pass down to your children and their children.

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