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January 24, 2008

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Custom Holsters

Nighthawk Custom is a small, innovative custom manufacturer of 1911 semi-auto pistols. I first saw their wares at a SHOT Show a couple of years ago. It’s good stuff. The samples I handled appealed to me in the same way that a Porsche 911 grabs the attention of the performance-minded automotive enthusiast. This car is not about ostentatious display—no wheel spinners, no garish cladding. Just sleek lines and the ability to outrun the competition.

So, if you’re a Porsche 911 owner, would you park it in the first available slot on the street? Of course not. Then why would you jam your custom-made model 1911 in some off-the-shelf injection-molded or leather holster? That’s the thinking behind Nighthawk’s premium Ostrich Companion full-quill ostrich holsters and magazine pouches.

Crafted with top-of-the-line materials and benefiting from the same strict attention to detail as its entire line of handcrafted model 1911s, the new holsters are designed to protect the semi-auto in high style. Available in a rich mahogany or deep black, the holsters are custom cut to fit Nighthawk Custom’s Government-, Commander- or Officer-frame sizes. Each holster is also reinforced stitched, ensuring years of reliable and comfortable use. $199.95

The Ostrich Companion magazine pouches are offered in both single- and double-magazine configurations. The premium pouches are specially designed with a forward cant to allow for a smoother draw. $99.95.

–Slaton White