When it comes to craftsmanship so often we think of Swiss watches, handcrafted furniture, or even great wine/whisky. Its not everyday that making firearms would be held in the same regard as the previously mentioned items. However, when it comes to Nighthawk Custom, not only can they be mention in the same breath as companies like Rolex but their meticulous attention to detail can rival even the finest of Swiss or German watch makers. Thus it comes to no surprise that the cooperation between RWA and Nighthawk Custom works so well together as both companies strive to bring the best of both worlds to its customers.
Nighthawk Custom was formed in 2004 by a group of four talented individuals who had a true passion for the 1911 platform. As the company grew from those original employees, so did their selection of 1911s. Nighthawk Custom expanded the product line from originally two models, the GRP and Talon, to over 40 unique and custom versions of the 1911. In addition to 1911 pistols, Nighthawk also manufactures top-of-the-line tactical shotguns based on the world’s most popular shotgun platform, the Remington 870. Nighthawk Custom began offering a line of revolvers in 2016, these top-tier revolvers were the result of a collaboration with Korth-Waffen of Lollar Germany. Because Korth revolvers are known worldwide for their unrivaled quality and value, a partnership between Nighthawk Custom and Korth was a natural fit. Finally in 2017, Nighthawk Custom unveiled their latest collaboration with Agency Arms, crafting one of the most unique and beautifully made 1911s, the Agent 1.
The relationship between RWA and Nighthawk Custom has spanned many years and through this relationship RWA has brought many awesome airsoft guns to the community. The great thing about this
relationship is the incredible diversity of styles and designs that Nighthawk Custom has made over the years while ensuring that its all related to one pistol platform. It take true craftsmanship to make a single platform, the 1911, not only function and perform well but look unique and different between its many models. It is though this process of constant designing and redesigning that has made Nighthawk Custom one of the premier makers of the 1911 which has inspired RWA to do so as well.
Over the years, RWA has not only produced Nighthawk Custom 1911s for the masses such as the RECON or Cover Ops but has gone to extreme lengths to to produce some of the most realistic, BEST performing airsoft pistols every made in the GRP Recon and GRP Stainless Steel. These two pistols are not only faithful replications of the fabled 1911s in the real steel world but are also marvels of manufacturing and production quality in terms of being an airsoft product.
While writing this overview, it hits very close to my heart as over the years I have been able to develop a closer relationship with the great folks over at Nighthawk Custom. I have had the pleasure of visiting their facilities more than once and have gotten the great honor to have met Mr. Mark Stone (CEO) several times. So often we hear that "you should never meet your heroes" and in many situations its true but there is something genuine about these people. There is a genuineness about their passion and a genuineness about their approach to truly wanting to make the BEST 1911s there are. This makes hearing things like how they stamp their guns with the gunsmith's seal of approval comes from a place of pride and quality, not being a fancy gimmick. Relating this back to airsoft, when you open the beautiful piano black wooden case that houses the GRP Recon or Stainless Steel, there is an aura of quality and prestige, its quality that you can feel in your hand as you grip it and pull the trigger.
It is quite safe to say the partnership between Nighthawk Custom and RWA has been an industry leading example of how a firearm company can work in such close partnership with an airsoft manufacturer. Being able to align philosophies and core values when it comes to quality and craftsmanship, these can be at odds with each other at times. However, to put all doubts to rest all you need to do is hold the RWA GRP Recon or GRP Stainless Steel in your hand and everything becomes apparent. Its One Gun, One Gunsmith.
Find the GRP Recon and GRP Stainless Steel here:
GRP Recon - http://tinyurl.com/k4d8nsv
GRP Stainless Steel - http://tinyurl.com/gvefpe8