There are three new 1911s from Nighthawk Custom: the Thunder Ranch Edition, the Counselor, and the Fire Hawk. The Thunder Ranch pistol is a unique collaboration between two legendary companies. Nighthawk Custom is well known for building excellent 1911 pistols using its “One Gun, One Gunsmith” approach, and Thunder Ranch, led by Clint Smith, has been a popular firearms-training facility for more than 25 years. Smith selected Nighthawk to build his ideal pistol, which features newly designed front and rear cocking serrations, a lanyard-loop mainspring housing, a GI-style nub thumb safety, custom engraving, and a gold-bead front sight. The gun is finished with a unique smoked nitride finish and green linen/micarta scales.