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lawdog734
07-01-2010, 21:58
I finally got enough money to get a nice semi custom gun. I have never handled either one but I was hoping you guys could help me make up my mind. Either the No Name by Gun Crafter or Springfield Pro. Thanks for your time.

Ruggles
07-01-2010, 22:07
Tough one. The No Names are a hot ticket lately but I have never heard a bad word about the Springfield Pros either. I would go with the Pro but would be 99% as happy with the No Name. Not much help am I? :)

ctfireman
07-01-2010, 22:08
I don't know alot about GC's but all i've seen are gorgeous & a i love springfields.......that's a coin toss for me.

WellArmedSheep
07-01-2010, 22:10
Maybe bac will chime in.

lawdog734
07-01-2010, 22:13
Thanks guys. I am leaning toward the pro but they are both so nice.

Quack
07-01-2010, 22:30
I like the Pro, though I've never fondled a NN

glock2740
07-01-2010, 22:35
No Name. Hands down. And, in about 12 weeks, I'll show you why. :cool:

Quack
07-01-2010, 22:38
Another good point 12 months vs.12 weeks.

glock2740
07-01-2010, 22:46
Don't get me wrong. I'm not knocking the Pro AT ALL. I'm just really high on the Gun Crafter hands on quality right now.

lawdog734
07-01-2010, 23:03
The gun will be a carry gun for when I am on the bomb squad and certain off duty jobs. If I go with the pro I will be looking for someone who has it in stock. 12 months is a little to long of a wait for me.

Rinspeed
07-02-2010, 04:32
The PRO has a well respected proven track record.

drc767
07-02-2010, 06:27
Nothing against the Pro (it is an awesome pistol), but I am a huge fan of the GC pistols. For those that have never seen or handled one, I can understand the skepticism, but the GC pistols are incredible builds. Alex Zimmerman is a perfectionist and will not allow a pistol out the door that does not meet his high standards. Mine has become my everyday carry pistol over quite a few other 1911's. I like it that much....Either way you go, you cannot lose, though...

Monte#2
07-02-2010, 06:57
Wow! Tough call...I like them both...A LOT! The SA is outstanding! And from what I am hearing form the good folks on here...the GC is outstanding as well! I would lean towards the SA, only because I have no expereince with dealing with GC...and when I have dealt with SA customer service, and the SA weapons I own...all are top notch! SA is sometimes the "forgotten" in the semi-custom world...they are outstanding! I usually never say this...but it might just come down to personal preference, looks, etc. Couldn't go wrong with either! Okay...I rambled and offered really no help at all!:embarassed:

zhix
07-02-2010, 07:49
I just priced a SA Pro last week. My dealer said $2500( I thought they were closer to $2250?) and his wholesalers currently do not have any. I don't have experience w/either but IMO I'd go with the CG since every other company can't keep from putting rediculous rollmarks on their slides.

Quack
07-02-2010, 07:57
$2500 is the going rate.

Dean22
07-02-2010, 08:00
:drool:

Sorry....was thinking about Bac's No Name again...I think either way you'll be happy! :wavey:

lawdog734
07-02-2010, 09:39
Thanks guys for the help. I guess I just have some thinking to do, makes my brain hurt.

majette
07-02-2010, 10:00
i vote pro, just because of springfield's support. the no name may be nice but the pro is PROven.

Quack
07-02-2010, 12:29
if we ever go shooting, i can bring the 2 Custom Shop guns so you get a feel for it. i don't have a NN...yet :supergrin:

rsxr22
07-02-2010, 13:18
i have never handled a GC NN, but i think it would be pretty tough to be better than a Pro. SA arguably has the best custom shop out there

willis68
07-02-2010, 13:23
I would go with the Guncrafters, I just can not imagine paying $2500.00 for the Pro when it has MIM parts, that is why I do not own one

MD357
07-02-2010, 13:27
I would go with the Guncrafters, I just can not imagine paying $2500.00 for the Pro when it has MIM parts, that is why I do not own one

Everytime I say this someone wets their pants so be warned. :cool:

I'm going to say that I was REALLY impressed by the GCs that PT partners had at the last Wanenmacher show. However, when it comes to the SA Pro's history and support, they are tough to beat. I'd never pay for one new because I hate the lack of undercut on the triggerguard and of couse, the MIM.

drc767
07-02-2010, 15:05
I would go with the Guncrafters, I just can not imagine paying $2500.00 for the Pro when it has MIM parts, that is why I do not own one

Hey Willis68, if you ever want to shoot the No Name, let me know where you want to meet in Nashville to shoot it. You will love it.

bac1023
07-02-2010, 18:13
A tough decision for sure. As many of you know, I don't own a Pro. I do, however, own a TGO1 and have handled the Pro before. Springfield Custom is top notch. Guncrafter is getting some very well deserved praise on this forum in the recent weeks and the "No Name" was a terrific idea for them, in my opinion.

The guns are different. I like the "No Name's" looks better, as I was never a huge fan of Springfield's roll marks. That being said, the Pro is still a great looking gun and has more standard features.

I'd probably go with the Guncrafter, just to have something different. While they aren't proven in comparison to Springfield Custom, I know they're the real deal and then some.

Since I have a "No Name", I still would like to get a Pro some day. :)

Sorry I couldn't be more decisive, but its a very tough call.










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Todesengel
07-02-2010, 21:20
I'd look into a Baer...you won't find a nicer 1911 for your hard earned cash.

lawdog734
07-02-2010, 23:22
Thank you every one. I am leaning toward the No name after chating with drc767. I would like to get a Baer in about a year to shoot PPC distinguished matches. He makes a gun just for that that looks pretty sharp.

Ruggles
07-02-2010, 23:45
Not like you can screw it up going either way!

lawdog734
07-02-2010, 23:48
Not like you can screw it up going either way!
I agree

bac1023
07-03-2010, 04:32
Thank you every one. I am leaning toward the No name after chating with drc767.

Cool :cool:

The more NNs, the better. :)

lawdog734
07-03-2010, 11:39
After deep soul searching, I have decided to go with the No Name with a flush cut crowned barrel. Now comes the fun part. Waiting.:upeyes:

drc767
07-03-2010, 13:32
After deep soul searching, I have decided to go with the No Name with a flush cut crowned barrel. Now comes the fun part. Waiting.:upeyes:

You will be very happy with it! The waiting is the toughest part.

glock2740
07-03-2010, 13:54
I heard that, but it's going to be worth the wait.

bac1023
07-03-2010, 16:54
After deep soul searching, I have decided to go with the No Name with a flush cut crowned barrel. Now comes the fun part. Waiting.:upeyes:

Wow, yet another NN sold! :wow:

How many is that in the last 30 days? ;)

Congrats on a great 1911, by the way.

drc767
07-03-2010, 17:25
Wow, yet another NN sold! :wow:

How many is that in the last 30 days? ;)

Congrats on a great 1911, by the way.

Actually, this is the fourth (from me, anyway). You got the first, I got the second, Joe got the third and Lawdog gets number 4. I am thinking I am going to change the last pistol of this current order to a full size Gov't from a Bobtail Commander. I am really curious to see how Joe's turns out. I saw a Model 1 in hardchrome when I was at Alex's shop and it was sweet! Chris at Metaloy did one hell of a nice job on the HC.

bac1023
07-03-2010, 18:02
Actually, this is the fourth (from me, anyway). You got the first, I got the second, Joe got the third and Lawdog gets number 4. I am thinking I am going to change the last pistol of this current order to a full size Gov't from a Bobtail Commander. I am really curious to see how Joe's turns out. I saw a Model 1 in hardchrome when I was at Alex's shop and it was sweet! Chris at Metaloy did one hell of a nice job on the HC.

Very cool Dave.

Metaloy hard chrome is great. I believe that's who does Nighthawk as well.