THUNDER RANCH COMBAT SPECIAL
Clint Smith, a 1911 expert, selected Nighthawk Custom to build his ideal pistol. After multiple discussions and prototypes, Clint finalized this design as his ultimate version of a handgun. This model 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.
Every detail was discussed and considered and final features and specific components were all deliberately chosen.
In Clint’s words:
“The gold bead front sight is historically used on African safari rifles, as gold is an excellent light gathering material. The large cut cocking serrations are effective, but not overstated, they get the job done without a lot of foolery. Smoked nitride has an eclectic, somewhat used appearance, but it’s a hardcore finish that looks good and isn’t shiny. I think it’s a good way to go. Pistols you fight with should have lanyard rings, and these do. The thumb safety, made specifically for me, it’s not off the wall, it’s just exactly what I want, a functional piece for fighting.”