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Doug Turnbull & Nighthawk Custom Collaborate for a Browning Hi-Power Turnbull VIP 2

This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com

Nighthawk Custom is known for their firearm masterpieces that are borderline pieces of artwork. An equally prestigious arms maker in his own right is Doug Turnbull of Turnbull Restoration. If you combine the ability and craftsmanship of these two entities, you could get something truly incredible. Like, the Browning Hi-Power Turnbull VIP 2, which is the newest pistol introduced through Nighthawk Custom’s VIP Line of firearms.

This is a truly one-of-a-kind, customized Browning Hi-Power. For those who are not familiar with what is quite possibly John Browning’s crowning achievement in firearms, let us get you acquainted.

Browning Hi-Power Turnbull VIP 2 – specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 13 Round Magazine Ambidextrous Safety
  • Rear Sight: Heinie Black Slant Pro
  • Front Sight: Nighthawk (14K) Solid Gold Bead
  • Frame: Color Case-Hardened
  • Slide: Polished & Charcoal Blued

For those who may be tempted to add this to your collection, there will not be many made. Nighthawk Custom expanded on as to why this is going to be the case:

Because Browning is no longer manufacturing the Hi-Power, these are 50 of the last Hi-Powers to ever be produced. To celebrate this venerable pistol design and the long history it has enjoyed, we made sure to make it the most beautiful and unique Hi-Power to ever be customized by Nighthawk Custom.

[Photo Courtesy of Nighthawk Custom] Doug Turnbull of Turnbull Restoration collaborated with Nighthawk Custom to produce 50 Browning Hi-Power Turnbull VIP 2 pistols

The premium craftsmanship and detail labored into all of these pistols is impressive to say the least. An expanded listing of the quality features can be seen below.

Browning Hi-Power Turnbull VIP 2 – features

  • Nitre Blued Controls
  • Hand Stippled Poplar Burl Grips w/ Nighthawk Medallion
  • Custom Display Box
  • Hand Textured (Stippled) Frame & Trigger Guard
  • Custom Extended Beavertail
  • Contoured Magwell
  • French Border
  • Crowned Barrel
  • 25 LPI Serrated Mag Release
  • Competition Steel Hammer, Improved Sear Lever & Trigger
  • Custom 4 Lbs. Crisp Trigger Job

The last thing that is likely on your mind is the price tag… Well, not to purposefully leave you in suspense, but Nighthawk Custom is not openly listing or stating the bankroll you are going to need for one of these.

You can call Nighthawk Custom though at (877) 268-4867 and speak with the good folks there to see if this is something that will fit into your budget.

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