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Hey guys & gals,

First let me say that I don't own a Guncrafter 1911, never handled one, and never shot one. I have a used GI 38 Super in the works but I've never seen anything but the pictures so I'm still in the dark. I've been thinking of buying a new GI Commander in 9mm and would like some opinions about Guncrafter firearms.

How are the Guncrafter's in build quality compared to the big three, NH, WC, & EB? If you've owned & shot a GI, would you purchase another one? Are there any downsides to the Guncrafter excluding price? How do they shoot compared to the big 3, accuracy, smoothness, & function? Speaking of function, are there any reliability issues with different models?

One of my main concerns/questions is about the 15 LPI checkering on the front strap & backstrap. Compared to the 25 or 30 LPI that others offer on their firearms, is the 15 LPI on the GI overly aggressive? Does it hurt your hands to shoot 200-300 rounds without gloves on?

I will appreciate any comments or opinions on Guncrafter's or of GI's in comparison to other quality 1911 firearms. Your thoughts, comments, & opinions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to all of you addicts and have a safe wonderful week & BUY MORE GUNS!

BTW, I wanted to add this, if you have anything else that you'd like to add, on or off subject, the firing line is open & clear!

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I have more than one . I would say they're pretty hard to beat for quality and function . Excellent value !
Issues ? Likely as not you won't have any but , lifetime guarantee takes care of that .
The 15 lpi was a concern of mine too ….initially . I don't notice it at all . I shoot my Guncrafter usually twice a week , between 100 -300 rounds per session.
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I just felt that I needed to ask some questions before shelling out almost 4 grand. Thank ya'll a bunch.

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I liked my GI NN bobtail commander 45acp so much I bought the matching 9mm to go with it, and no the 15lpi pattern is not bad and I like it very much.
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They’re as good or better than the others.
My order on what I own is.
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GI
Wilson
EB
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I've had muitiple GI's and have multiple WC's and NHC's.
I would rank them GI=NHC with both having a slight edge over WC in attention to detail and finish options. I have never owned an EB so I won't comment.
The 15 LPI looks aggressive but is very comfortable IMHO. But I like aggressive
FS checkering.

All that said, I have as many WC's as I have of NHC. Only have one GI.
I like them all.
 

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Thanks again guys!

I like you rating your firearms in order of the top 4 or 5. Looks like NH has the lead in the race!

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Guncrafter is even with Nighthawk. Both are better than Wilson.

The point is this, they are all good. The differences are build philosophy. The GI is more of a high quality, work tool. They go have more flashy models but the No Name is simply phenomenal.

My Commander 38 Super/9mm is actually at the mothership getting a few mods done.
 

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Compared to the 25 or 30 LPI that others offer on their firearms, is the 15 LPI on the GI overly aggressive?
The points are rounded off on the 15 LPI. It's not aggressive at all. Shooting bare handed is not a problem.

If you have any issues with the gun, GI will warranty it. Their guns come with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
 

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Between my Wilson X Tac and GI No Name, I shoot the No Name better. I haven't figured out why yet.

If I put up a B8 target at 25 yards, I can do a mag dump with the No Name and keep it in the black. With the X Tac, I have to be much more careful with my grip and trigger control. In my hands, the X Tac just feels more squirrely.

If you're going to be passing by Philly, you're welcome to come shoot mine and see how you like it.
 

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I think you will be satisfied once you receive yours. Build quality seems to be great. The checkering has never been an issue for me. If you have to call their shop, you will get a "live" person. I owned 3; currently still have 2 of them; and would not hesitate to purchase another Guncrafter. They will build with nearly any option you would want even if it is not listed on their site.
 

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I have owned several NHC, and one GI. Both are about equal in my opinion. One thing that NHC offers is one smith does all the work on an individual gun.

NHC Custom Classic. The grips are hand checkered ivory by Nutmeg Sports.
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Guncrafter Industries in Turnbull blue. The finish is spectacular in person.
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I have a few GI’s; if I were to buy another 1911 it would be a GI.
 

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Thanks again guys!

I like you rating your firearms in order of the top 4 or 5. Looks like NH has the lead in the race!

BCD 45
Guncrafter is even with Nighthawk. Both are better than Wilson.

The point is this, they are all good. The differences are build philosophy. The GI is more of a high quality, work tool. They go have more flashy models but the No Name is simply phenomenal.

My Commander 38 Super/9mm is actually at the mothership getting a few mods done.
What they said ^^^^^^

NH & GI =
WC *
(*) exception.... My Wilson POOP Gun is the finest gun I own.
 
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