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Guncrafter Industries .50 GI No. 1

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Perhaps the most reasonable approach to the most power in a 1911-size package, the Guncrafter Industries .50 GI caught our attention and our hearts. We loved the superb workmanship, the careful fitting, the big bullets and the reasonable power level, way above the .45 ACP yet easily controlled. The grips are checkered aluminum, and the gun had tritium sights as standard.

Guncrafter Industries .50 GI No. 1

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The only unusual thing here is the big, intimidating hole in the barrel. The front strap was checkered and all edges on the gun were dehorned. The Model No. 1 came with an excellent trigger and two magazines. What’s not to like? We thought you get what you pay for with the .50 GI.
The Guncrafter .50, left, has no front bushing. Also, the G.I. has a guide rod for the slide spring. That’s a Valtro .45 on the right. Notice how the G.I.’s big hole gets your attention.

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