Nighthawk Custom, makers of some of the finest 1911 platform handguns on the planet, has just announced a collaboration with four other firms. The result: Their new Agent 2 pistol.
Few handguns carry as well as a 1911. And while packing 2.5 pounds of steel isn’t for everyone, the weight combined with a government-length sight radius mean excellent accuracy and recoil that won’t degrade your follow-up shots.
Sure, most people aren’t going to drop almost $4500 on an everyday carry gun. But when you shoot a custom 1911 that’s made to these exacting tolerances, you’ll understand why there are those who do. Here’s Nighthawk’s press release . . .
Berryville, AR – Nighthawk Custom, in partnership with Agency Arms, Railscales, Cerakote, & Hillbilly 223, releases the Agent 2.
The Nighthawk Agent 2 is the next evolution of collaboration between Nighthawk Custom, Agency Arms, Railscales, and Hillbilly 223. This continued partnership has given rise to the sleek, tough, expertly engineered and styled Agent 2; the successor of the highly coveted Agent 1 released at the NRAAM in 2017.
Every element of this gun is meticulously designed with emphasis on function and aesthetics. Modeled after the popular Agency Arms Urban Combat slide, the Agent 2 combines the functionality of Agency Arms and the artistry of Nighthawk Custom to include the following features:
- Faceted Slide to Reduce Weight
- “DNA Collector” Front & Rear Cocking Serrations
- Side Windows
- Revised Fiber Optic Sights
- Heinie Ledge Rear Sight
- Available in 9mm & 45acp
It’s all about the details! The faceted design carries down into the frame creating a consistent sleek style throughout. A lightened and stylized rail incorporates the agency accelerator cut while still allowing for mounting of standard lights and lasers, making this a fully functional modern firearm made to run hard and fast.
The one-piece magwell, barrel bushing, grip safety, thumb safety, and slide stop, all continue the faceted flat edged profile and aggressive serrations with an incredible level of detail for both look and more importantly enhanced grip.
Railscales newly released grips are made from G10 material specifically for this pistol. These grips are ultra slim for reduced printing and shooters with smaller hands. The press check serration design has been incorporated into the grip panels to maximize grip texture without being overly aggressive or rough. An enhanced thumb scoop near the magazine catch offers maximum relief and makes releasing the magazine without breaking your shooting grip easier.
The trigger has also been updated to a variation on the Agency Arms Flat Faced Trigger with an enhanced toe. While the Agency Arms trigger has been popular in making pivot-based triggers like the Glock feel more like a 1911 trigger, the new 1911 version of this trigger is an experience that needs to be felt.
Media, dealers, and attendees of SHOT Show can come to booth #12579 to see the gun on display starting Tuesday morning. We are taking orders for this gun starting today with shipments leaving Nighthawk Custom early February with an MSRP of $4495