Nighthawk Custom Drop-In Trigger System for 1911 Pistols

BERRYVILLE, Ark. — Nighthawk Custom is announcing the release of a first-of-its-kind Drop-In Trigger System for the 1911 platform. Debuting at SHOT Show 2020, the Drop-In Trigger System (DTS) is a true drop-in part that offers shooters a high-quality trigger job that can be installed in the time it takes to complete the routine cleaning of a 1911. The crisp, clean break of a quality trigger job installed right at home by any shooter with minimal gunsmithing experience.

“Nighthawk Custom has invested heavily into R+D for the 1911 platform over the last 15 years,” said Mark Stone, owner and CEO of Nighthawk Custom. “We are very excited about our new Drop-In Trigger for the 1911 because this is something I have always dreamed of, and it is one of the biggest areas that can be improved upon for many factory-built 1911’s.”

An all-inclusive unit, the DTS replaces the existing hammer, hammer strut, sear, disconnector, and sear spring. The traditional three-legged sear spring is replaced with a single-leg grip safety spring, the only part of the system not built into the housing. The existing sear and hammer pins will be retained, but no other parts are necessary for installation. A steel housing secures all Fully Machined (FM Series™) stainless steel internal components. Precision CNC machined from premium-grade 416 stainless steel billets, each component of the DTS is designed to perform reliably round after round for an unmatched service life.

“This is an incredibly innovative product that has been in development with Mark Dye for almost a decade,” Stone added. “Over the last two years we have thousands of hours of prototyping, research, development, and testing that allows a 1911 user the ease of improvement that has been available on other pistols and rifles for years.”

Never has a high-quality trigger job been this simple for 1911 shooters. The Drop-In Trigger System is designed for use in most 1911 models, and installation is simple enough that minimal gunsmithing skills are necessary. With a proper safety check and minor gunsmithing skills, our Drop-In Trigger System can give most 1911’s the high-quality trigger job every 1911 shooter desires.

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About Nighthawk Custom:

Four talented individuals from Berryville, AR formed Nighthawk Custom in 2004 with the vision to build the finest 1911 pistols on the market. As the company grew from those original employees to approximately 65 full-time employees today, our selection and assortment of 1911s has also grown. Nighthawk Custom has expanded the product line from the original two models to over 40 unique and custom versions of the 1911. The company launched a series of top-of-the-line tactical shotguns before a collaboration with Korth-Waffen of Lollar, Germany added a line of top-tier revolvers in 2016. Our pursuit of offering the finest firearms on the market continued into 2020 as we partnered with the prestigious Cosmi Shotguns of Ancona, Italy.



Craig Enloe

Nighthawk Custom

(870) 929-6216