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Old 01-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Gunslingers Gunslingers is offline
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My new Guncrafter Industries Model 1




Just got my belated Christmas present from Alex today! It is a Guncrafter Industries Model 1 in 50GI caliber.
Specs are:
Hard Chrome finish (great job by Metaloy!)
Flush cut slide stop
Flush cut, deep crown barrel
Naked slide
Solid trigger
GI night sights
Shredder grips







Don't know when I will be able to get out and shoot it. Have to make some more ammo!
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:36 PM
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That's a pretty thing! How much did it run?
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:02 PM
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Hard Chrome finish (great job by Metaloy!)
Is this a finish that Guncrafter offers or was this done outside of Guncrafter?
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:22 PM
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This gun has the hard chrome finish that Guncrafter offers. The hard chrome is done by Metaloy. List price on this would have been $3475.00. With everyone raising their prices lately this is quite reasonable considering the hard chrome finish. I love the feel and look of the Shredder grips. This gun just feels good in the hand.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:40 PM
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Looks awesome George. I now see what my incoming NN will look like in the upcoming weeks. Wish I had the time to reload myself
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:08 PM
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I'm not trying to derail your post here, but is there a particular reason you decided on hard chrome? I am in the process of deciding on a No Name and I can't decide what finish I want - Melonite, hard chrome, stainless, or perhaps having it blued.

This will be a high use (IDPA) pistol and see lots of holster draws, so at the end of the day I'm really only concerned about reliability and accuracy.

As an individual that has seen several Guncrafters (I'm assuming) what's your opinion?
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:18 PM
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Mootpoint, if you plan on alot of holster draws then Melonite will be the right finish for you. I only chose HC because almost every 1911 I own is in a black finish & I don't plan on holstering the NN.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:03 PM
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That's a gorgeous gun! I was thinking about ordering a model 3 but now this has me reevaluating my choice. Let me know if you can get another.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:22 PM
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Hard chroming is pretty durable. I had one HC'ed about 12 years ago. It's had lots of draws from a holster and still looks great.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:11 AM
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I went with the hard chrome because of its durability and I just like the look. It was between the Melonite and the hard chrome. My next GI pistol will probably be a No Name Commander Bobtail with the Melonite finish or a Model 3 Bobtail with the Melonite finish. I haven't owned any Melonite guns so I can't speak of its durability but from what I have read and from what Alex tells me it is a very durable finish. Most of the Guncrafter guns that have passed through my shop have had the melonite finish. Just comes down to personal preference. On a carry gun I would probably go with melonite since a black gun is less noticeable than a hard chrome gun if you happen to have a 'wardrobe malfunction'
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:15 PM
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'Tis a beautiful piece. I have to admit I'm a bit envious. Did you get a .45 conversion as well?

I'd like to ask you another question as well. Being that you deal in high end guns, which other 1911s do you personally own?
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:56 PM
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I didn't get the .45 conversion. Wanted to keep this a dedicated 50. I personally own a Wilson Stealth, Nighthawk Talon, Guncrafter Model 1, and an STI Grandmaster. Currently still waiting on a Wilson CQB in 38 Super and a Nighthawk AAC in 45ACP to go with the AAC Ti-Rant suppressor that I am also waiting on. I see a Volkmann Combat Carry and an Ed Brown Special Forces in my future at some point as the budget allows.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:17 PM
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Nice George !! Congratulations !!!
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:02 PM
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That is a really nice big bore semi-auto. How long did it take to receive the gun from the time you placed the order?
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:40 PM
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Absolutely stunning! Congratulations. I'm filled with envy.

Someday...
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:16 AM
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This gun took about 7 months to get but most pistols from Guncrafters is taking about 20 weeks. Their order volume is growing and I suspect build times will get longer. Well worth the wait!
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:37 PM
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More pictures!
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:53 PM
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Nice gun George. Love that flush crown barrel. I still love my Model 1 I got from you a few years back.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:00 PM
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Melonite finsih

Melonite is a very durable finish, and considered by many, as tough as Glocks tenifer finish.
My personal GI Mod.1, which I have carried for over 7 yrs, has no visible wear marks. And I have shot between 5 and 6 K with it so far.

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Old 01-11-2012, 02:08 PM
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beautiful gun. would love a model 3 bobtail with the 15 lpi checkering. if only I reloaded 50. melonite and tennifer and others are all the same finish. just different industry names.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:26 PM
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thanks to share those nice pictures.
Indeed it's a formidable combo, the 1911 with a .50 calibre.
Strange that no other big player followed.
great muzzle, too.
Never had the opportunity to see, hold or shoot one.
So it's still on my wishlist, your's has shrinked :-)
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