I've always been curious about Guncrafter Industries since they came into the market a few years ago with their 50GI 1911s. Quality looked outstanding and they had a unique look to them over the other semi custom builders. As many know, I love unique 1911s and firearms in general. However, as many here also know, I only buy 1911s in 45ACP. Therein lied my dilemma... Of course, Guncrafter always sold their 50GI models in 45ACP, as well. They could also be converted either direction with an optional conversion kit. However, that didn't do it for me. I only want 1911s built for the 45ACP, not "converted" to 45ACP. Believe me, I thought long and hard about this and nearly ordered a Guncrafter Model 1 45ACP a couple of times. Here it is here: http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/model1_45acp.shtml Then Guncrafter teased me with "The American". Here we have a 1911 built for the 45ACP, but with a rail. Many know I don't buy railed 1911s either. http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/american.shtml So, my frustration was at a fever pitch, when I finally saw the "No Name" being introduced. The "No Name" is simply "The American" without the rail, magwell, or billboard. Needless to say, I was thrilled. So thrilled, in fact, that I started this thread on it: http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1215788 Well, its now mine. The only thing I didn't like about the gun is the "Shredder" grips. However, that was easily remedied by the opting for the nice olive GI Alumigrips that come on the earlier models. They're no nonsense grips for a no nonsense 1911. When I say "no nonsense", I mean it. This is a heavy duty gun from the longer solid aluminum trigger to the dark Melonite finish to the coarse 15lpi checkering. Its completely free of rollmarks on the slide. Its also got a thick barrel bushing, a smooth plug, and very solid Heinie Slant Pro sights. There is certainly nothing here that you don't need. This is a rock solid 1911 in every way, handcrafted with impeccable build quality. Just rack the slide or engage the thumb safety and you can feel how tight the tolerances are on this 1911. In that sense, it reminds me of a Les Baer. The "No Name" was worth waiting for and may be the most duty focused 1911 I own. To top if off, the gun came in a very nice soft case, an extra mag, and a GI gun towel. I would like to extend a HUGE "Thank You" to GT member Dave Cote (drc767). Dave was a pleasure doing business with from start to finish. This man got the gun from Alex Zimmermann at Guncrafter to his shop and then on to me in the matter of two days. This was all so I could take it to the range with me this weekend. He also gave me a fantastic deal in the process. Thank you, my friend. Here are some pics of this most recent addition to my high end 1911 collection. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!