Nick Johnson Apache Watchtower Special Edition Pistol





Forged from American battlefield history and a much-anticipated collaboration between expert competition and trick-shooter, Nick “PewView” Johnson, and WATCHTOWER Firearms, the 9mm Apache 1911 Double-Stack Pistol delivers the most revolutionary transformation the 1911 platform has undergone since its inception. Under Johnson’s perfectionist eye and guided by WATCHTOWER’s leadership, teeming with boot-on-the-ground special-operations combat experience, the Apache is miles further down the high-stakes-shooting road than any of the 1911 platform’s predecessors. Read on to discover why the WATCHTOWER Apache 1911 Double-Stack Pistol is unlike any other, and how you can take advantage of our Apache pre-order opportunity.

Precision-machined at the WATCHTOWER headquarters in Spring, Texas, and boasting premium performance parts showcasing today’s most advanced technologies, WATCHTOWER Apache 1911 Double-Stack Pistols feature pre-hardened 4140 and 416R stainless-steel frames and 4.25-in. slides, complete with wide, tactical-profile grips and double-stack magwells. Every Apache also includes an integrated compensator, ambidextrous safety, 2.2-lb. match-grade trigger, 4.6-in. Clark/Para ramped 416R threaded barrel, Dawson Precision toolless recoil system, and aggressively styled, meticulously machined and polished slide serrations and .75-in. compensator port for positive manipulation and mitigated muzzle flip. The result is enhanced accuracy, faster follow-up shots and mitigated recoil.

Understanding the Devil is in the details, WATCHTOWER holds fast to a zero-tolerance defect rate and backs it up with a lifetime manufacturer-defect warranty. A key ingredient to Watchtower reliability is found in our PVD (Physical Vapor Disposition) coating. Our proprietary PVD coating process permeates metal to establish exceptional durability and ultra-smooth surface areas for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Make no mistake, each WATCHTOWER Apache 1911 is manufactured and hand-assembled to exacting standards and then meticulously inspected and tested by our discriminating team of expert builders. The result is uncompromising American quality, performance, and reliability you can trust – the best 1911 pistol you have ever owned. WATCHTOWER Apache 1911 options include adjustable rear and fixed front sights, or an RMR, SRO and Holosun 507C compatible optic plate. Every Apache 1911 will ship with one each of 126mm 17rd and 140mm 20rd magazines.

WATCHTOWER Firearms Lifetime Warranty

WATCHTOWER Firearms offers a lifetime manufacturer product warranty on all firearms to protect our customers against any manufacturing defects. If your firearm does have evidence of such defects, WATCHTOWER Firearms will accommodate fixing, repairing, or replacing your product.


Slide 4.25" tri-top cut slide with .75" Compensator, front and rear serrations, RDS Optic cut and .300/.060/60 deg front sight cut
Barrel 4.6" Clark/Para ramped 416R threaded barrel with compensator
Recoil system Dawson Precision (trademarked) Tool Less Recoil System with 7/8/9lb springs included (shipped with 8lb spring installed)
Trigger Medium length with 2.2lb trigger pull and Ambi safety
Grip Watchtower Polymer Grip Module
Magwell Available with or without tactical magwell
Sights Available with rear adjustable iron sight/front sight combination or with Optic plate for RMR/SRO/Holosun 507C
Coating Watchtower Firearms proprietary PVD coating on frame, slide, barrel, and all major components
Magazines Ships with (1) 126mm 17rd and (1) 140mm 20rd

WATCHTOWER Firearms Ambassador Nick Johnson

About Nick Johnson

Nick “Pew View” Johnson
Age: 29
Nick is Iowa born and raised.
Nick is a proud father of two 6 - year - old twin girls named Hayden and Hanna and a 2 - year - old boy named Harley

Nick grew up on a farm in northern Iowa with one older brother and a bunch of free time to learn how to become efficient shooters and hunters. Nick became infatuated with firearms at a young age, getting his first 22lr revolver and 16-gauge shotgun at eight years old.

His family supported the safe use and practice of firearms. They had seen the early potential and supplied ammo and firearms to get me used to more platforms and different types of shooting. Nick shot his first skeet shooting competition at 14, taking the trophy and a new love for competitive shooting. Soon after, Nick started doing trick shooting at 15.

Nick worked my blue-collar jobs on the weekdays and shot thousands of rounds on the weekends; eventually, in 2018, he started an unorthodox way of shooting and posting it on social media, reaching over 1 million followers on TikTok and slowly progressed to other social media like Instagram and YouTube, where Nick now employs other people and supports his family and others by doing what he loves shooting and testing firearms, winning competitions, recording TV shows and firearms related commercials, keeping the American people entertained and well informed about the firearms community.

Nick has tested and shot thousands of firearms and counting every day. His favorite gun to shoot will always be the 1911/2011 platform, and soon, we will perfect the platform for the world to enjoy.