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Nighthawk Custom Border Special Commander IOS .45 ACP

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Nighthawk Custom designed the Border Special model in collaboration with Sheriff Jim Wilson, the legendary border patrol officer, and county sheriff in Crockett County. Wilson was responsible for keeping our southern border secure during the cartel era of the ’80s, spending 15 years patrolling the Rio Grande, and the formation of a narcotics unit in Denton County. With over 40 years of carrying a 1911, dating back to the early ‘70s, Wilson formulated many ideas on what a fighting pistol should be. Those ideas have come together in the creation of the Border Special. It was built on a Concealed Carry Cut, Commander-sized frame and slide with the standard chambering in .45 ACP. The frame and mainspring housing have been carry optimized with scallop texturing for minimal slippage. We outfitted the slide with a Heinie Slant Pro rear sight, a Gold Bead front sight, and the slide top is serrated for improved sight acquisition. Whether you’re protecting the border or protecting your home, you can bet your hide this pistol will get the job done.


  • Black nitride finish
  • Forged commander size frame and 4.25" barrel
  • Hand fit frame and slide
  • Hand fit match grade .45 ACP barrel
  • Crowned barrel flush with bushing
  • Fluted barrel hood
  • Throated barrel
  • Polished feed ramp
  • Smooth recoil spring plug with thick barrel bushing
  • Contoured carry cut
  • Scalloped front strap and mainspring housing
  • Hand blended magwell
  • Hand blended grip safety
  • Serrated top of the slide
  • Only rear cocking serrations
  • Tuned and polished extractor
  • Hand fit firing pin stop
  • Heinie black Slant Pro rear sight with solid gold bead front sight
  • 40 lines per inch serrated rear of slide to match rear sight
  • Cocobolo double diamond grips with Nighthawk logo
  • Lightweight, short, solid aluminum Nighthawk Custom trigger
  • Hand polished ignition components
  • Custom trigger job set with 3.5 to 3.75 pound trigger
  • Completely dehorned for comfortable carry
  • Hand beveled edges
  • Ultra Hi-Cut Front Strap
  • Includes two 8-round magazines