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New Guncrafter Industries "No Name" :):)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Jun 11, 2010.


  1. bac1023

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    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. :faint: 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. :wavey:





    Here are some pics of this most recent addition to my high end 1911 collection.


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    One feature this gun does have is serrations on the top of the slide. I always love those.

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    A range report is in store for this weekend, but I know this gun is going to shoot very well. :)

    I'm very interested to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks!
     

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    Looks great, I was checking out the threads and looked online when I heard about it. I'm definitely leaning towards getting one as my first 1911...of course after a bit more saving :)
    Congrats!
     
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    Brian.....You don't know how hard it was to send that thing out yesterday (I wanted to keep it!). It is a very, very cool pistol. I didn't get that much time to even look it over because the UPS guy did not drop it off here until after 2:00. I will say this for sure....I agree with the comparison to the Les Baer fit. This thing is put together very nice and it hurt real bad to have to let it go so soon.....I do have another one coming next week, as well as an American, so I won't have to wait too long. It is definately a keeper.....Alex hit this one out of the park, IMHO. Glad you like it....
     
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    Those grips totally change the entire "aura" of the gun. Definitely more in-tune with its no-nonsense purpose and styling.
     
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    Congrats!!!

    i like the checkering. i like to bleed when gripping a gun :rofl:
     
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    :animlol:

    Actually, the 15lpi isn't bad, because its not overly deep. In fact. it feels the same as my 20lpi Springfields. :)
     
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    I can only imagine Dave. :supergrin:

    I'm thinking I may take my Baer SRP with me to the range as the pistol to conmpare it to. When I do reports, I like to do comparison reports.

    I'm not with which, but it may be the Baer. :cool:
     
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    Super Congrats! :thumbsup: Looks great! Can't wait to hear how it shoots.
     
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    i like the 20lpi (none of this sissy 30lpi), so the 15lpi might be nice too. :animlol:

    so it seems that there will be a few range reports this weekend :supergrin:
     
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    I like it. No frills, no bling, no nonsense. Looks great. :thumbsup:

    The "Summer of Bac" is off to a great start.
     
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    No, just this one. :)

    I'll probably bring the Desert Eagle along, but I'm not writing up two. I will post briefly on how it does if I take it.

    That's the problem with getting so many new 1911s so quickly. :embarassed:








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    I wish I had that problem. :supergrin: I bet you're gonna really like the GC.
     
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    Very nice! :thumbsup:
     
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    Different, so I'll bet it makes a nice addition to your accumulation. :cool:
     
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    Congrats Bac! Another nice one.:wavey:
     
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    :rofl:

    Well, its not going to be many more, maybe one or two and the Morris. :cool:
     
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    Very nice. I look forward to hearing about it.
     
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    I really dig these guns..... that's a really good looking, no BS fighting gun you have there. Definately a nice aquisition. Terry @ PT has a commander I've been pondering so lemme know how it shoots.
     
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    Damn thats the cleanest 1911 Ive ever seen!