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drc767
06-18-2010, 17:13
Well, I got my third pistol from Guncrafter Industries from my initial order today. I was so impressed with Brian's (bac1023) pistol, I have been sitting on the fence about whether I was going to sell the 2nd one, or keep if for myself. The pistol showed up today, and it didn't take long for me to make my decision. I grabbed three boxes of ammo and headed out to my shooting area. 150 rounds of flawless, dead on accurate shooting and I am getting more and more convinced that Guncrafter Industries 1911 .45's just may be the best kept secret in the semi-custom market. This pistol is the standard "No Name" except Alex flush cut and crowned the barrel for me. After I finished up with my range session, I cleaned it up and wore it for the rest of the day in my Bullman TSA-HP IWB holster. I realized really quick that the "Shredder" grips that come on the pistol are named that for a reason. They are excellent when shooting the pistol, but they will make quick work of any flesh they come in contact with while wearing IWB. I am convinced if I would have left they on for any longer, I would have exposed a damn kidney in short order. I ended up changing them out with a set of VZ Frag grips in black which really go well with the 15 lpi checkering. I cannot say enough positives about the simplicity, yet total attention to detail on these pistols. Nothing that has not been said before with the other threads on the NN. Here are a few pictures I took after my range session....excuse the lint.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/GINN001.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/GINN002.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/GINN004.jpg

Tactical black
06-18-2010, 17:16
Congrats!

I hate you. :supergrin:

bac1023
06-18-2010, 17:26
Very nice Dave.

I'm glad you decided to keep it. :supergrin:

Quack
06-18-2010, 17:42
Congrats!

I hate you. :supergrin:

+2 :rofl:

glock2740
06-18-2010, 18:01
Congrats! I can't wait to get my hands on one.

Dean22
06-18-2010, 18:05
:drool:



....congrats :)

bac1023
06-18-2010, 18:22
The "No Name" is gettin' pretty popular around here. ;)

Dean22
06-18-2010, 19:08
The "No Name" is gettin' pretty popular around here. ;)

It's Bac's fault, I saw him do it!!!!

Quack
06-18-2010, 19:14
It's Bac's fault, I saw him do it!!!!

:animlol:

and some details.
http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/graphics/pwnn_left_700.jpg

drc767
06-18-2010, 19:30
The "No Name" is gettin' pretty popular around here. ;)

As it should, Brian.....I know you carry a lightweight framed Kimber for ccw, but do you plan on carrying your NN at all? Just curious....I am still laughing at the "shredders". They are about the gripiest (is that a word?) grips I have ever used, but they are brutal as hell for carry! The shredder name is fitting, but they just as easily could have called them the piranhas. :)

bac1023
06-18-2010, 19:35
As it should, Brian.....I know you carry a lightweight framed Kimber for ccw, but do you plan on carrying your NN at all? Just curious....I am still laughing at the "shredders". They are about the gripiest (is that a word?) grips I have ever used, but they are brutal as hell for carry!

Well, let's put it this way...

If I ever decide to carry a full size 1911, the NN is in serious contention. :supergrin:

drc767
06-18-2010, 19:39
Well, let's put it this way...

If I ever decide to carry a full size 1911, the NN is in serious contention. :supergrin:

The melonite finish is good carry finish. I had a HK P7M8 that I had melonited. I carried that thing hard for a couple years and it held up like a champ.

bac1023
06-18-2010, 19:51
The melonite finish is good carry finish. I had a HK P7M8 that I had melonited. I carried that thing hard for a couple years and it held up like a champ.

Yeah, melonite holds up very well.

Its a great finish, albeit not overly pretty.

drc767
06-18-2010, 19:58
Yeah, melonite holds up very well.

Its a great finish, albeit not overly pretty.

I hear ya.....Blued guns are pretty, but don't hold up worth a damn with heavy ccw usage, especially in the heat and humidity in the southeast.

glock2740
06-18-2010, 20:03
Hardchrome my friend. Hardchrome :cool:

bac1023
06-18-2010, 20:04
I hear ya.....Blued guns are pretty, but don't hold up worth a damn with heavy ccw usage, especially in the heat and humidity in the southeast.

Yeah, bluing is the worst for that. A blued finish will show wear immediately.

drc767
06-18-2010, 20:06
Hardchrome my friend. Hardchrome :cool:

Well hell, Joe......Let's git r done!! :)

glock2740
06-18-2010, 20:16
It's a go, I'm just having a hard time deciding between a 4.25" or a 5". :cool: I'll call you tomorrow.

The_Drizzle
06-18-2010, 21:24
Very nice choice of grips. That pistol is all business.

glock2740
06-18-2010, 22:04
Very nice choice of grips. That pistol is all business.
You can always change out grips.

bac1023
06-19-2010, 00:38
You can always change out grips.

The Guncrafter Alumigrips look great on the "No Name" as well. :supergrin:


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/006-4.jpg

jjdubious48195
06-19-2010, 08:42
DRC you are right, Guncrafter Industries are the best GUNS out there. I would put them against any other gun made, semi or custom. I just hope in January when I order mine that I will not have to wait to long. I want 2 Americans.:wow:

Monte#2
06-19-2010, 08:52
Quit it! Killing me here! Dang, I love that No Name! :wow:
Okay...gonna have to talk to the wifey about a new toy Daddy needs! :embarassed:

drc767
06-19-2010, 08:53
DRC you are right, Guncrafter Industries are the best GUNS out there. I would put them against any other gun made, semi or custom. I just hope in January when I order mine that I will not have to wait to long. I want 2 Americans.:wow:

JJ.....I have an American in inventory right now. They are just as nice as the No Names.

Dean22
06-19-2010, 09:12
The Guncrafter Alumigrips look great on the "No Name" as well. :supergrin:


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/006-4.jpg

I know, I know :crying:

awpk03s
06-19-2010, 09:52
Well, let's put it this way...

If I ever decide to carry a full size 1911, the NN is in serious contention. :supergrin:

I think you should carry that EGW :cool:

Tactical black
06-19-2010, 10:44
I think you should carry that EGW :cool:

I agree.

Chonny
06-19-2010, 15:51
Very nice!

I was so impressed with Brian's (bac1023) pistol

Yeah it had that effect on me. I'll be buying one before summer is up.

bac1023
06-19-2010, 17:46
Yeah it had that effect on me. I'll be buying one before summer is up.



Very cool.

The more Guncrafter owners on this forum, the better. :cool:

bac1023
06-19-2010, 18:12
I think you should carry that EGW :cool:

I agree.



Yeah, I probably should once I get some more rounds through it.

I've only ever carried production guns, never a semi custom, and certainly never a full custom effort like this from EGW.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/021.jpg

Monte#2
06-19-2010, 19:15
Yeah, I probably should once I get some more rounds through it.

I've only ever carried production guns, never a semi custom, and certainly never a full custom effort like this from EGW.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/021.jpg

Yep...beautiful!:faint:

bac1023
06-19-2010, 19:25
Yep...beautiful!:faint:

Thanks Monte :wavey:

Its one of my favorites for sure. :)


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/019-1.jpg

glock2740
06-19-2010, 19:30
That's a good looking gun :thumbsup:

willowofwisp
06-19-2010, 19:53
Yeah, melonite holds up very well.

Its a great finish, albeit not overly pretty.

Melonite isn't a finish, its a metal treatment..the blackening of the metal is what happens from the reaction.

I just wanted to inform people of this lol

bac1023
06-19-2010, 19:56
Melonite isn't a finish, its a metal treatment..the blackening of the metal is what happens from the reaction.

I just wanted to inform people of this lol


Well, yeah, so are some others, like parking and bluing.

willowofwisp
06-19-2010, 20:20
I am not sure if i would refer to bluing as a treatment (even though it technically is lol)

i would really like to have my les baer black-t or ionbonded years form now

glock2740
06-19-2010, 20:32
Well, I ordered mine tonight. A Commander No Name with a recessed crowned barrel. And it's going to be hardchromed :supergrin: Now for the wait. :cool: I still have enough time to add a bobtail, but I'll wait until I get my bobbed CDP Pro back from Chuck before I make that decision. If I don't go with a bobtail, I'll get a rounded butt, and if a magwell works on a rounded butt, then it'll have a magwell. Anyone wanting one, definately should contact Dave. He's a great guy to deal with. Looking foward to my new sweety. :cool:

Chonny
06-19-2010, 20:47
Yeah guys the GC NN is one of the best looking guns Ive seen, the workmanship looks great.

Ive been contacted by a dealer on this forum and he was very helpful so I decided to get the ball rolling, lead time on the order is around twelve weeks.

I went with basic specs on a full size with standard frame.

Chonny
06-19-2010, 20:57
and certainly never a full custom effort like this from EGW.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/021.jpg

Yeah Id keep any of your one-offs in totally mint condition. That just seems the right thing to do as a collector.

If I were you Id bring a piece of carpet to the range to sit my guns down on!!!:cool: Dont want any holster wear or table dings!

glock2740
06-19-2010, 20:57
Yeah guys the GC NN is one of the best looking guns Ive seen, the workmanship looks great.

Ive been contacted by a dealer on this forum and he was very helpful so I decided to get the ball rolling, lead time on the order is around twelve weeks.

I went with basic specs on a full size with standard frame.
Cool deal. Our's will be in the same order. :thumbsup:

Chonny
06-19-2010, 21:00
Sweet!

When we get em we gotta swap pics Id like to see the different variations on the NN.

glock2740
06-19-2010, 21:13
Sweet!

When we get em we gotta swap pics Id like to see the different variations on the NN.
Oh, I'll be posting enough pictures on here to make everyone :puking:

:rofl:

bac1023
06-19-2010, 23:22
Well, I ordered mine tonight. A Commander No Name with a recessed crowned barrel. And it's going to be hardchromed :supergrin: Now for the wait. :cool: I still have enough time to add a bobtail, but I'll wait until I get my bobbed CDP Pro back from Chuck before I make that decision. If I don't go with a bobtail, I'll get a rounded butt, and if a magwell works on a rounded butt, then it'll have a magwell. Anyone wanting one, definately should contact Dave. He's a great guy to deal with. Looking foward to my new sweety. :cool:

Congrats! :cool:


Somehow I knew mine wouldn't be the last. ;)

bac1023
06-19-2010, 23:23
Oh, I'll be posting enough pictures on here to make everyone :puking:

:rofl:

:rofl:

drc767
06-20-2010, 06:09
Well, I ordered mine tonight. A Commander No Name with a recessed crowned barrel. And it's going to be hardchromed :supergrin: Now for the wait. :cool: I still have enough time to add a bobtail, but I'll wait until I get my bobbed CDP Pro back from Chuck before I make that decision. If I don't go with a bobtail, I'll get a rounded butt, and if a magwell works on a rounded butt, then it'll have a magwell. Anyone wanting one, definately should contact Dave. He's a great guy to deal with. Looking foward to my new sweety. :cool:

Thanks, Joe. It was great talking to you yesterday. Now to decide what configuration to have for the third pistol of the order. Maybe a Commander with a Bobtail? I will have the answers to your questions tomorrow. Thanks again, guys.....you guys will really like these pistols.

bac1023
06-20-2010, 06:18
Thanks, Joe. It was great talking to you yesterday. Now to decide what configuration to have for the third pistol of the order. Maybe a Commander with a Bobtail? I will have the answers to your questions tomorrow. Thanks again, guys.....you guys will really like these pistols.



Yes they will. :supergrin:

Tactical black
06-20-2010, 13:15
Yeah guys the GC NN is one of the best looking guns Ive seen, the workmanship looks great.

Ive been contacted by a dealer on this forum and he was very helpful so I decided to get the ball rolling, lead time on the order is around twelve weeks.

I went with basic specs on a full size with standard frame.

Well, I ordered mine tonight. A Commander No Name with a recessed crowned barrel. And it's going to be hardchromed :supergrin: Now for the wait. :cool: I still have enough time to add a bobtail, but I'll wait until I get my bobbed CDP Pro back from Chuck before I make that decision. If I don't go with a bobtail, I'll get a rounded butt, and if a magwell works on a rounded butt, then it'll have a magwell. Anyone wanting one, definately should contact Dave. He's a great guy to deal with. Looking foward to my new sweety. :cool:

Congrats guys I look forward to seeing the pics when you get them.

willowofwisp
06-20-2010, 14:28
I took a look at these on their website..and well the gun isn't out of my price range but its not one of the gun I woudl purchase in that range..a few others i woudl like to pick up first.

the msrp is 2400$ or so..but whats the street price?

bac1023
06-20-2010, 14:36
I took a look at these on their website..and well the gun isn't out of my price range but its not one of the gun I woudl purchase in that range..a few others i woudl like to pick up first.

the msrp is 2400$ or so..but whats the street price?

The street price is about the same.

willowofwisp
06-20-2010, 14:42
The street price is about the same.


really? hmm often i find that dealers sell them for 10-13% off of MSRP..i think Im gonna try and get Pro first but this gun is on my list

Chonny
06-20-2010, 14:46
Thanks again, guys.....you guys will really like these pistols.

Were about to need a Guncrafter subforum:rofl:

Looking forward to it!

Take it easy:wavey:

bac1023
06-20-2010, 15:37
Were about to need a Guncrafter subforum:rofl:



:rofl:

jjdubious48195
06-20-2010, 17:02
You guys crack me up :rofl:

saltydog452
07-14-2010, 10:10
Curious about the mags in the various photos. Are they OEM?...aftermarket Tripps?...XP springs?...or ?.

Std 7rd or 8?...are the followers flat?, dimpled?, concave/convex?, plastic?

Are the mag lips full, tapered, or abrupt release?

I tried but could not find any of this information on the GC web site.

The pistol is only 1/3 of the system This one, especially the Cmbt Cmdr, looks dang good. Curious about the remaining 2/3 though.

Thanks,

salty

drc767
07-14-2010, 10:17
Curious about the mags in the various photos. Are they OEM?...aftermarket Tripps?...XP springs?...or ?.

Std 7rd or 8?...are the followers flat?, dimpled?, concave/convex?, plastic?

Are the mag lips full, tapered, or abrupt release?

I tried but could not find any of this information on the GC web site.

The pistol is only 1/3 of the system This one, especially the Cmbt Cmdr, looks dang good. Curious about the remaining 2/3 though.

Thanks,

salty


The No Name comes with 2 Wilson Combat ETM 8-Round mags.

bac1023
07-14-2010, 10:22
Curious about the mags in the various photos. Are they OEM?...aftermarket Tripps?...XP springs?...or ?.

Std 7rd or 8?...are the followers flat?, dimpled?, concave/convex?, plastic?

Are the mag lips full, tapered, or abrupt release?

I tried but could not find any of this information on the GC web site.

The pistol is only 1/3 of the system This one, especially the Cmbt Cmdr, looks dang good. Curious about the remaining 2/3 though.

Thanks,

salty


They're Wilson mags and they work great in the No Name.

glock2740
07-14-2010, 16:25
Yeah, I probably should once I get some more rounds through it.

I've only ever carried production guns, never a semi custom, and certainly never a full custom effort like this from EGW.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/021.jpg
Man, that's sweet. :thumbsup:

bac1023
07-14-2010, 16:28
Man, that's sweet. :thumbsup:

Thanks Joe.

I really love that EGW. :supergrin:

They did a hell of a job with it and its a shame they don't build 1911s anymore.





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glock2740
07-14-2010, 16:30
Yeah, I probably should once I get some more rounds through it.

I've only ever carried production guns, never a semi custom, and certainly never a full custom effort like this from EGW.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/021.jpg

That's a good looking gun :thumbsup:

Man, that's sweet. :thumbsup:
A) I need to reread through these older threads and see if I've already posted.
B) I must really like that gun. :rofl:

glock2740
07-14-2010, 16:34
Thanks Joe.

I really love that EGW. :supergrin:

They did a hell of a job with it and its a shame they don't build 1911s anymore.





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Well, what's next Brian? You gonna tell me that you found one in NIB condition on Gunbroker? :dunno: Gee man, thanks for helping me go broke. :rofl:

Hokie1911
07-14-2010, 17:17
A) I need to reread through these older threads and see if I've already posted.
B) I must really like that gun. :rofl:

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Brian, are you still thinking about carrying it?

bac1023
07-14-2010, 18:39
A) I need to reread through these older threads and see if I've already posted.
B) I must really like that gun. :rofl:

:animlol:

I've done that myself before too.

The easiest way to tell if you've posted is to look for the arrow over the folder icon to the left of the thread. :)

bac1023
07-14-2010, 18:41
HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Brian, are you still thinking about carrying it?

Yes, but I haven't had it to the range enough.

I went last weekend, but took some others instead. :crying:

ctfireman
07-14-2010, 20:30
What a nice guy, my birthday isn't for a few months!

MADBMW
07-15-2010, 09:41
The thing I like so much about GI guns is that they look like they should be attached to a tank. They have a very "construction equipment" look to them, which I really like. Makes you feel like you are looking at a well designed tool, that is made to be used, not just looked at.

bac1023
07-15-2010, 11:16
The thing I like so much about GI guns is that they look like they should be attached to a tank. They have a very "construction equipment" look to them, which I really like. Makes you feel like you are looking at a well designed tool, that is made to be used, not just looked at.

They are very well built 1911s. :)

Cerebrus
07-15-2010, 11:24
So how do you like the 15 LPI checkering on the front strap?

Hokie1911
07-15-2010, 11:28
So how do you like the 15 LPI checkering on the front strap?

15LPI? No problem.

http://www.chainmailguy.com/cmgpix/glove1.jpg

bac1023
07-15-2010, 11:32
15LPI? No problem.

http://www.chainmailguy.com/cmgpix/glove1.jpg

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

bac1023
07-15-2010, 11:33
So how do you like the 15 LPI checkering on the front strap?

I like it, actually. I doesn't feel any worse than the 20LPI I have on some of my others. The checkering is not overly sharp, so it doesn't feel uncomfortable to me at all.

Cerebrus
07-15-2010, 12:06
I really like the looks of it esp. w/ the VZ frag grips.. kinda makes me wonder who else would do 15 LPI checkering, as it seems kinda non-standard

bac1023
07-15-2010, 12:10
I really like the looks of it esp. w/ the VZ frag grips.. kinda makes me wonder who else would do 15 LPI checkering, as it seems kinda non-standard

i don't think any of the semi custom shops do 15LPI.

In fact, I'm not aware of anybody else who makes this a regular practice. The standards are 20, 25, and 30LPI. There are some custom smiths who will take the time to do 40LPI. You don't hear much about 15 though. :dunno:

drc767
07-15-2010, 12:31
I like it, actually. I doesn't feel any worse than the 20LPI I have on some of my others. The checkering is not overly sharp, so it doesn't feel uncomfortable to me at all.

I really like the 15 lpi checkering on the NN. It gives a very distinctive, solid feel to the pistol.

bac1023
07-15-2010, 13:43
I really like the 15 lpi checkering on the NN. It gives a very distinctive, solid feel to the pistol.

Yeah, I agree Dave.

That was one of the things that intrigued me about GI.

glock2740
07-15-2010, 13:46
15LPI? No problem.

http://www.chainmailguy.com/cmgpix/glove1.jpg
WOW! :wow: Hardchromed gloves! :woohoo:


:rofl:

Hokie1911
07-15-2010, 13:48
WOW! :wow: Hardchromed gloves! :woohoo:


:rofl:

Now you can be well accessorized tacticool. :whistling: