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Guncrafter American .45

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by drc767, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. drc767

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    Today I received pistol number 2 from my initial order from Alex at Guncrafter Industries. The GI American is a railed 1911 in .45 and a 5" slide/barrel with a black Melonite finish. I am really quite impressed with the quality of these builds. This pistol is very similar to the "No Name" that is mentioned on a couple of other recent threads, but has a couple additional features including the integral light rail, one-piece magwell/lanyard loop and the ambi-safety. The more I hold these pistols with the 15 lpi checkering, especially with the shredder grips, the more I like them. This pistol allows the shooter to gain an incredible grip on the pistol to help control recoil. I cannot say enough postitives about these pistols....I am really surprised they are not getting more ink than they are. They are just a solid, solid pistol for their price point.

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  2. Cerebrus

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    man but I just love that 15 lpi checkering.. how much is one of those models going for?
     
  3. drc767

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    The American retails for $2,695 but can be had for less than that. :)
     
  4. Tactical black

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    It looks well built I just don't like the look of a 1911 with a rail but I'm glad to here their quality is consistent.

    Are you planning on keeping this one? :dunno:

    If I ever decide to get the NN I will definitely get in touch with you.
     
  5. drc767

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    I would love to keep it, but I just put out a good amount of money for the initial Guncrafter order and for the Wilson Combat Premier Dealer program (ouch), if I keep everything that shows up, my wife will, for sure, toss me out on my a**. I will, however, add one of the NN's to the safe very soon. I am not a huge fan of railed 1911's, but this one would make an excellent pistol for someone who is a LEO or someone who wanted to use it as a primary home defense pistol.
     
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  6. Tactical black

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    I agree if the light serves a purpose then who cares about looks. I think the NN is a great looking gun I wouldn't mind picking one of those up myself sometime.
     
  7. Monte#2

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    Wow that is a VERY nice pistol for less than what I expected! Those 1911's are built for busines for sure! Congrats! Me likes!:supergrin:
     
  8. bac1023

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    Looks great Dave.

    Like we both said, its the No Name with a magwell and a rail. It also has a standard ambi safety.











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  9. Congrats Brian! I never heard about Guncrafter Industries until recently. Alex seems to build some no nonsense 1911s that are closer to full custom than semi, IMHO. What sights are on yours, Heinie Slant Pro or Ledge? I'd love a Model One .50. I'd probably be the only one in my county with one. :cool: Although I'm sure the county judge would take a deep breath before signing over my amended license for this one. :whistling:
     
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  10. bac1023

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    Thanks!

    My No Name has the Heinie Slant Pro sights. :)
     
  11. bac1023

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    Another difference the American has is the ball cuts on the slide vs the traditional cuts on the No Name.
     
  12. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    That explains it. I normally don't like railed 1911s either, but this one didn't look that bad. Railed 1911s need those ball cuts, makes it look 1000 times better.
     
  13. Yep, I agree completely. At first I didn't even notice the rails. Looks VERY clean.
     
  14. bac1023

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    It's probably the cleanest railed 1911 on the market.
     
  15. drc767

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    I agree 100%. It is much lower profile than the MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail you see on some other frames like some Caspian's I have seen. It is pretty clean for a railed 1911.
     
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