Nighthawk Custom PDP Commander
1911 45 acp 4.25
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″ 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