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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by faawrenchbndr, Jan 9, 2013.
One of the Three Amigos! :biggrin1:
Guncrafter Industries stainless steel No Name 45
A bit of background. I have owned a few Les Baers, two Ed Browns, a
Springfield Pro, a melonite GI No Name & several production pistols.
I currently own a Colt tweaked by Chuck Rogers, a Springfield Compact 45
full house build by Chuck, & I have a Springfield getting a facelift by Joe Chambers.
I traded a Springfield Professional for this Guncrafter Industries,
stainless steel No Name 45. It was one of three made, & the only
one with polished slide flats.
More on the stainless No Name......
Frame, slide & components are absolutely void of machine marks!
I have seen these present in Baer, Brown & most production guns.
Fitment is tight, but very, very, smooth. Slide could not be fitted any
better. Thumb safety aft radius matches frame very nicely. Slide stop
has the "idiot proof groove" machined in to avoid the dreaded mark! I will
continue to use a tool to depress the plunger regardless. Trigger is very
crisp, would estimate slightly below four pounds. I did replace the factory
trigger with a Harrison Extreme, short, solid piece. Internals are some of
the best I've seen to date,....no MIM parts in this masterpiece!
Overall,........dare I say it? It's a better built, better finished 1911 than
any production or semi-custom I have ever handled.
The Three Amigos together..........
Nice pistol,but if I had to choose it would be the Pro.
The Pro was very nice, but, the quality was not what I expected
after all those years of drooling over them. In the end,....a BIG let down.
THAT is a beauty! On my drool list.
Regardless of quality(which I've read is VERY HIGH) the Guncrafters I've seen here and other forums are TOP 3 in the 1911 looks department In my opinion.
They just look RIGHT!!!!
I'm not a SS fan as far as looks but GC even makes those look great.
Congrats...hows she shoot?
I couldn't be happier with my Stainless GC NN CCO.
It ate everything that I fed it today.
As mentioned not a tool mark anywhere. The fit is perfect.
I have to add that I shot my SA Pro for the second time and it was flawless as well. Ate everything like a hungry dog.
I see small differences in Joe's HC CCO and the Stainless one. The pic where he stacked them rocks!
That sucks.Hope you like the NN better.
I just cleaned her again because I'm shooting again in an hour. It was a dirty thing. I'm happy to see it and know that there wasn't a single issue earlier.
It basically confirms what I believe about a 1911. If it's made right, it is a pleasure and performs as one expects.
I don't think that should include several trips back to the manufacturer. This gun has everything that it needs and nothing that it doesn't IMO.
I love my GI American. I've been thinking about a CCO, or Commander Bobtail and that stainless option sure looks tempting. What grips are those? Nice match!
Sawgrass,.....have you looked into Alex's credentials yet?
Grips are VZ Operator II, planning on replacing those. Looking at
ordering a set of carbon fiber ETC-Frag grips.
Well, I guess you could count me in as a Guncrafter fan.
Here's my Guncrafter family photo...
I also own one of the "Three Amigos" and am actually the last standing original owner who still has one. GREAT gun!
Congrats on that one Greg.
Very nice family!
I see you have all three 4.25" versions. That would be a way to get around my indecisiveness!
But do you have any preference or advice for someone about to order just one?
I don's see this one going anywhere!
I hope not. I wish I had bought that SA custom (Miller or Harrison) when you sold that. Who ended up with that thing anyway? I don't know what is so special about those 3 SS NN's, but Alex really did them right. Dave has pawed all three and said they were identical other than looks and were as good as any 1911 he's ever held. I'm sure you can tell a difference between this one and the other NN you had. And that's no knock on your other NN. These are just better. I can't describe it, but you know what I'm talking about. And IMO, these are built better than the SA Pro and by a good bit. And the SA Pro is no slouch by ANY means.
A collector in Arizona bought it......he has a few of Miller's pistols.
Kinda good to know you feel the same way about the GC vs Pro
Quite a few actually seem to think I'm nuts.
Simply put, the Springfield Pro is a GREAT 1911,..... but this stainless No Name is better!
Very nice, Greg