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.