Designed for concealed carry, the T4 may be the best of both worlds when it comes to muzzle controllability and magazine capacity in a 1911 carry pistol. The T4 contains some of the most evolutionary features offered by the company. The T4 resembles the popular T3, but on a 3.8”-barrel platform. Reliability was the most important consideration when plans for the new pistol began, hence the 3.8" Nighthawk Custom match grade barrel over the more popular, but less reliable, 3.5" or shorter barrel. Additionally, the Nighthawk Everlast Recoil System was modified to fit into the smaller T4 frame, thus reducing felt recoil and decreasing recovery time between shots. The frame is thinned just like Nighthawk Custom's popular Lady Hawk. The proprietary barrel is crowned and recessed with the slide. On the outside, the front of the slide has cuts designed to reduce weight. They taper in towards the crowned barrel, giving a unique look to the T4 like no other handgun produced by Nighthawk Custom. Grips are like the T3 and are thinned for less bulk.