Guncrafter Colt Crafter

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Dwe, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    Both beautiful guns, though I have to say that the nighthawk appeals to me more. Just because it seems to stay within itself as to what it is supposed to be. It still looks like the classic colt the 70 series has come to represent.

    The guncrafter version is basically a noname with colt on the slide. It is a better gun for sure, but it costs more and I think in the process has lost something along the way.

    Both are BEEYOOTIFUL guns, but the Nighthawk version has more appeal to me(and thats saying something considering I will soon have owned 4 guncrafters to only 1 NH)
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  2. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Still hoping for an official build sheet.
    Here is the build description from @Cajun Concealed web page.

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  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  4. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Today I took the Colt Crafter to the range.
    100 rounds of Remington 230 grain ball ammo were fired.
    The only anomaly was on the first mag,
    the slide stop engaged on round 4. It never happened again.
    This was probably was a failure caused by me inadvertently thumbing
    the slidestop during recoil, so I wont’t call it a failure or malfunction.
    The gun seemed more Guncrafter and less Colt in the
    hand no doubt due to the 15 LPI front strap checkering.
    The trigger was a tad heavier than I like at 4.5 #, but it is crisp.
    I would like the trigger pull to be tweaked to about3.5#.
    The gun was smooth but solid in cycling and is as accurate and
    reliable as my .45 and 9\38 Superb Hellcats.
    Overall I am very pleased with this Colt/Crafter.
    Although it’s says it’s a Colt on the outside,
    this firearm’s DNA is certainly Guncrafter.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2020
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  5. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    She looks & shoots pretty sweet, Dwe!

    Congrats on yet one more outstanding 1911!
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  6. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Today I field stripped, cleaned and inspected the Colt Crafter.
    I have to say I’m pleased with what I saw.
    There were no burs or tool marks to speak of. The hammer hooks were right at .020
    and the sear had been tuned. I made a small adjustment to the
    middle finger of the sear spring which reduced the trigger to just
    over 3.5# on average of 5 pulls.
    She’s clean and ready for the next trip to the range.
  7. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    That's an impressive gun and shooting!!!

    I am curious, how this gun compares to your other no names? Superior? Equal?

    Just curious if there is anything extra to this gun for you.
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  8. awmp

    awmp Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Apr 27, 2012
    Wow, I'm really impressed with the Colt Crafter. I carry a GI NN full size on a regular basis and has really become one of my favorites, but that Colt is something I'm going to have to look into, thanks for sharing.
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  9. Nick Rice

    Nick Rice Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2017
    That's a real sweet .45. Big Congrats to you !!...

    Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
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  10. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    The slide to frame fit is not quite as tight but much better than your typical Colt.
    Other then that it’s very comparable to my other Guncrafters.
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  11. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    A bit of Mammoth Ivory for this
    Colt Crafter seemed called for.
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  12. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
  13. Mtek

    Mtek Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Damn that’s nice
  14. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Love the grips, perfect on that ;)
  15. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
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