New Nighthawk Turnbull VIP

To paraphrase Ali, grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand, and Nighthawk Custom makes really nice 1911s. The latest to come from the Arkansas-based gunmaker is a collab with Turnbull Restoration dubbed, logically, the Turnbull VIP.

Using a high polished and charcoal-blued slide paired with a matching slide stop, magazine release, pins, and thumb safety, the guns come standard with a DLC-coated match grade barrel, case-hardened frame, and set of mammoth ivory grips– which are exotic enough to be banned in nine states even though nobody has poached a mammoth in around 4,000 years. Sights include a 14K gold bead front and Heinie Slant Pro rear.

Cost? Well, if you have to ask…

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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