The War Hawk form Nighthawk Custom is definitely one of their more head turning 1911s. Reason being is right from the get go it features some very different design language that sets it apart from other 1911s in the same class. Being a Government length pistol the War Hawk certain will feel the same as other standard 1911s but its the details that set it apart.
First off you will notice the slide. The slide itself is their signature Tri-Cut design and this design gives the gun a much needed, fresh look to the traditional rounded 1911 slides we usually see. The top of the slide being flat also allows for some interesting serrations. There are serrations put into the top of the slide that come together like an arrow point at the base of the front sight. This really allows for quicker target tracking and acquisition. Speaking of that front sight, this pistol comes with a red fiber optic front sight. With a fiber front, it just makes keeping an eye on your sights much easier.
Along with the front sight, the rear sight is a great match for it. The rear sight is blacked out and its slightly notched. The rear cut out is in a slight V and U shape which really helps with funneling your vision towards the front sight.
This is a gun preview of the RWA gas version, how whats special about that one? In my humble opinion, I think the RWA version of this pistol will change the land scape of airsoft 1911s. First off, externally it has all of the same features previously mentioned and that is the great thing about being able to find great licenses to work with because we can leverage their real steel design know how and translate that to airsoft. The second and more important thing for airsoft is its internals and I will start by saying, they are in house made, TM spec internals. Meaning, simply, this is pretty much a TM gun that is NOT TM.
The greatest benefit about having TM spec internals is that you can have the ability to interchange parts and internal upgrades for other TM spec parts for even better performance. Adding to this, is the big surprise, this gun is duel power sourced, meaning both able to use green gas AND Co2. The option to be duel powered means you can finally have the flexibility to have 1 gun and just buy separate magazines. While definitely this is not some new innovation but when you put it all together into one package, a 1911, you will realize how much this will change that particular platform.
Finally the best part of this gun, and I am going to steal a cheesy line from Apple, is an amazing price. This gun is planned to be sold under 200.00 USD making it an affordable would allow for this pistol to be available for the masses. An affordable and upgradeable pistol!
This gun is being ramped up for production and more information will be out soon concerning it. We can't wait to share more with everyone when time comes!