The Pistol with No Name

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The best way for us to show our respect for John Browning and his iconic design that is the 1911, was to execute a clean build with just what you need with no frills. Unmarked, carrying no billboards and following the less is more approach makes for a beautiful pistol that is the No Name. The NO Name was the first pistol to feature our highly functional 15LPI x 90º checkering. While to the uninitiated it sounds like “too much of a good thing”, it really is not. The 90º diamonds are more blunt than traditional checkering and we further take the edge off during our “prep” process. The result is a texture that is gentle on your hands yet allows for a secure grip under all conditions. To enhance the shooter’s grip, we offer “Shredder Grips” standard on the No Name pistol. Don’t let the name scare you – while the shredder grips feature an aggressive pattern they feel very comfortable in the hand. The combination of our unique checkering and the Shredder Grips is unbeatable – oil, sweat, even when shooting with gloved hands, the No Name stays put and will not move around in your hand during shooting. Standard with our “Guncrafter Tough” ledge tritium rear sight allows for fast sight acquisition and is indestructible. Built to Guncrafter’s precise standards one at a time to meet the rigors of daily use, starting by mating a forged slide and frame, next comes a forged match grade barrel, all working together to make the perfect foundation to become a custom pistol. Our small band of artisans continue on, fitting each component from the unique build list, until finally coated in Melonite to protect all the hard work from the harsh environment that every pistol is called on to venture into and fulfill the role that you require. After all of the now finished components are assembled, two in-depth processes begin and continue on until perfection is assured and reliability is proven. Final inspection and test fire work hand in hand to make this pistol worthy to be delivered. Our unique approach of combining the two under Alex’s demanding eye shows clearly when you hold the pistol in your hand. The No Name is a beautiful canvas, built like a tank, and it will never let you down!
*Note: The Pistols shown on the pages here may not represent a standard model and may have a number of options. Please keep in mind that we custom build each pistol to order.

No Name Melonite

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MSRP, base model, $2695.00

About This Model

  • Full Size 5” Government .45ACP
  • Frame, Slide, and 5” Match Grade Barrel Machined from Forgings
  • Hammer, Sear, and Disconnector Fully Machined from Tool Steel
  • Slide Stop Fully Machined from bar stock
  • Single Side Thumb Safety and High Sweep Grip Safety
  • Extra Thick Heavy Duty Barrel Bushing
  • Beveled Magazine Well for Improved Magazine changes
  • Solid Match Trigger
  • Front Strap and Mainspring Housing Checkered 15LPI with 90° Diamonds
  • Shredder Grips for confident grip in extreme conditions
  • Slide Top Serrations
  • G.I. Tritium Sights
  • Black Melonite Finish for Extreme Wear and Corrosion Resistance
  • Fully Dehorned
  • Extreme Reliability Work
  • Supplied with Two Magazines Fully Fitted and Tuned all in a GI Logo Cordura Case
  • 38 oz. Empty 5” Steel Pistol



  • Fiber Optic Front
  • Gold Bead Front
  • Brass Bead Front
  • Plain Rear Ledge
  • U-Notch Ledge Rear
  • Adjustable Novak


  • Two Tone
  • Reverse Two Tone
  • Hard Chrome

Magazine Well / Mainspring Housing

  • S&A Functional Blend
  • S&A Fully Blended
  • Bob-Tail
  • Round-Butt


  • Flush Cut Barrel with Counter Sink
  • Flush Cut Slide Stop with Beveled Frame
  • Light-Rail Frame
  • Light-Weight Aluminum Frame
  • Six Inch Long Slide


  • .45 ACP
  • 9mm
  • .38 Super
  • 10mm


Front Strap

  • Chain Link