I picked up a GCI No Name Yesterday thanks to David Cote. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, so here's some pics and first impressions. While some guys here have clearly owned more and fancier 1911's than I, I've owned a few. No safe queens. My 1911s do a lot of training/working and get carried daily. So I pick carefully. My last 1911 was one of the first Ed Brown Special Forces (Carbon Steel/GenIII). I had roughly 20K rounds through the Brown. In a coupla weeks when I get back from traveling, I'll do a full comparo of it with my Berryhill AFP, plus some rounds through both. Not having shot it yet, I do like the design philosophy of the No Name. It's just the new evolution of the 1911 fighting gun. The attention to detail is where it should be. All gun, no crap. The finish is similar to Bruce Gray's Superblack. The checkering is aggressive but not overly so. The EGW style bushing and nice barrel crown are nice touches. The grip safety is perfectly fit. It's tight but not ridiculous. I've owned guns that were so tight out of the box it was ridiculous. I remember when I first got the EB, I put a dent in my thumb getting the bushing off (don't own any bushing wrenches, and maybe I'm old fashioned, but don't think you should need them). I'm usually not a fan of slide top lines, but these are different. Usually, these are shallow, high LPI that'll get ****ed up if you hit a door or something with them. These are deep, low LPI, heavy cut lines that look like a plowman and a machinist got together for some steel work. I think they'll take strikes without getting flattened. The serrations on the sides are fine. And no crazy stuff on the slide is nice. I was always a little oddly embarrassed by "Special Forces" rolled on the slide of my EB. Sights are great. I have Heinies on almost all my guns. Trigger dry fire is pretty much on par with any nice 1911 like EB, Les Baer, Wilson, yadda. I really like the 15 LPI, they're tough. They also look like thei won't get easily flattened bouncing off hard ****. I also like the no-lanyward MSH. So, so far so good. The only thing I DON'T like are the grips. They're a little over done both in looks and grip for my tastes. I switched to some 10-8 VZ's that I had, and had softened with 400 grit. I also bought some nice new leather. A Milt Sparks VM2 and a coupla Del Fatti Mag holders. Two embedded photos. And links to a bunch of hi res. Links: IMG_3510.JPG IMG_3511.JPG IMG_3512.JPG IMG_3513.JPG IMG_3514.JPG IMG_3515.JPG IMG_3516.JPG IMG_3517.JPG IMG_3518.JPG IMG_3519.JPG IMG_3520.JPG IMG_3522.JPG More to come!