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The Nighthawk Custom 1911 PDP, 1911 .45ACP

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Nighthawk Custom 1911 PDP

5" Fullsize government 45 acp

If you’ve been a builder of custom 1911 handguns for 40 years you’ll have learned what works and what doesn’t. You’ll have also learned what savvy customers willing to wait years for a defensive handgun desire. When Richard Heinie decided to partner with Nighthawk Customs, he had an eight-year order backlog. Many of those customers were waiting on one of his Personal Defense Pistols - the PDP.


The Richard Heinie PDP is now available from Nighthawk. It is a mixture of everything you want in a 1911 and nothing you don’t. Though some may consider it a minimalist approach, it is everything Gunsite Academy founder COL Jeff Cooper said a 1911 should be. It has sights you can see, a trigger you can manage and is devoid of sharp edges.


A mixture of restraint and stunning craftsmanship, the Heinie PDP is configured for fighting. In the lockbox beside your bed, it will feel like the blanket your grandmother quilted, in your holster it will feel like Excalibur. Do not go gently into that good night – take a Heinie PDP with you.



  • Forged frame with 4.25" or 5" slide
  • Rear of slide hand serrated
  • Serrated slide top
  • Heinie scalloped front strap and mainspring housing
  • Magazine well beveled and contoured for carry
  • Ejection port wider and lower than normal
  • Extended combat safety
  • Heinie match hammer and sear
  • Heinie match grade barrel
  • Heinie thick bushing and plug
  • Heinie aluminum trigger set to 3¾ pounds
  • Tactical magazine release
  • Highly polished feed ramp
  • Tool steel firing pin stop with a slight radius
  • Tool steel extractor
  • Cocobolo grips with Heinie logo
  • Heinie logo on rear of slide behind cocking serrations