Guncrafter Industries "No Name"

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NFK, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. My first trip to the range with my new "No Name" and I have only one real complaint: I did not know about Guncrafter Industries before.
    This may be the class of the field for the group known as Semi-Custom. The gun has a classic look and feel, is well balanced and as accurate as the shooter from round one. The only curiosity and one confirmed in a telephone conversation with Alex is that is does not like Tripp mags. It does not feed the last round. Odd but true. It works fine with McCormick and ACT and of course the Guncrafter mags. Aside from the Tripp FTF I did not experience one problem in 200 rounds of WWB FMJ, Federal 230 Gr. FMJ and Remington Golden Saber 230 Gr. JHP.
    The Shredder grips and the aggressive front and back strap are not as bad as one might expect and amazingly seem to reduce felt recoil. If you are planning to carry this gun IWB without a shirt between you and the grips you might want to donate your own blood as this may be a problem. A set of Alumagrips offered by GI should solve the problem.
    The Melonite finish is reportedly very durable and a light coat of oil should be all that is needed to keep the gun looking fresh.
    The 50 Cal is a stretch for those of us who do not load our own ammunition, but I think two GI's (Govt. and Bob Tail Commander) would fill most every need at a reasonable price with absolute reliability. It is also very comforting to be able to pick up the phone and get to talk to Alex. In my experience the only other one to do this is Les Baer and when you can talk to the guy who designs and can build the gun, if you have a problem it will be solved in short order. Anyone thinking of buying a 1911 in this class should give careful consideration to Guncrafter Industries.

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  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Congrats! I can't wait until mine arrives.

  3. You will not be disappointed and I would be interested in hearing what your experience is after you take it to the range.
  4. Damn you and all of your No Name owning cronies. I want one of these BAD.
  5. You have the right idea to want one.
  6. The clock is ticking for me. Was pretty deadset on a KobraCarry, but it sounds like extra few hundy are well worth it from all the love you knuckleheads keep spewing. Want a commander length, bobtail (or maybe roundbutt - can't wait to see Joe's), with some LD Horned Lizards. Perfect carry pistola. Will be next year before I can afford it, but well worth the wait. Congrats on yours.
  7. Hey welcome to the No Name Club:wavey:
  8. I don't know what the discounts are on the KC, but I don't think you will have to pay that much more for the GI. I'm not sure what the GT rules are about promoting sellers, but I know a guy who had a Commander a week or so ago. I will be happy to give you his name.
  9. Thanks. I believe it is going to be a very large group. Someone should start giving out numbers.
  10. :welcome: to the No Name club. :)

    Its a great 1911. I believe I was the guinea pig on GT and I'm glad to see so many happy with them. :wavey:

  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    I can't wait to be an official member of the club. :supergrin:
  12. Its a great 1911. I believe I was the guinea pig on GT and I'm glad to see so many happy with them.

    I see that you removed the Shredder grips in favor of the Alumagrips. I would be interested in your opinion of the difference it makes.
  13. Haven't seen a commander or a bobtail other than on GI's website. Anyone have one aside from Joe's HC on order?
  14. I ordered mine with the Alumigrips, so I can't speak on the differences.

    I do love the Alumigrips, however. :supergrin:

  15. The gun is much more impressive in your hand, but here it is:
  16. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Yeah.....I am really missing mine (glad to see Lawdog is giving it some love). I talked to Alex today and I am still on track for my next three pistol order. Probably some time toward the end of next month, beginning of September....I told him to get mine finished before Joe's because Joe really wanted to open his rug on Christmas morning. :) BTW, Joe.....Alex did confirm to me that your Commander will be the first Commander No Name with round butt and Hardchrome that he has done....
    #18 drc767, Jul 22, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  17. That's freaking awesome. Trendsetter. :thumbsup:
  18. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Yeah...he said he would have done one before, but Huggybear cancelled his order. :)

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