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By John Taffin

November/December 2009 Taffin Tests Column

Taffin Tests

Guncrafter Industries .50 GI (left) and .45 ACP American right proved to be rugged, reliable and among the top 1911-style pistols John has ever tested.

Sad to say and painful to admit I’m no young buck anymore; in fact if I was a Texas whitetail I would have been culled long ago. So when I get a pistol that performs incredibly my first thought is almost always: “What could a young, clear-eyed, totally unshakeable, invincible shooter really get from this gun?” This pistol which has stirred my emotions so much is the latest offering from Guncrafter Industries, their 1911 American .45 ACP. Actually this is the third offering from Guncrafter Industries, which started first by offering the Models 1 and 2 in .50 GI and then a .50 GI Conversion Unit for the Glock Model 20 or 21. Let’s take a look at the .50s before we look at the latest creation.

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The following are loads Taffin used to test the Guncrafter Industries .50 GI 1911, .45 American and .50 GI Glock conversion unit

45 ACP Cast Bullet Loads
Load MV 5 Shots/20 Yards (Inches)
H&G #68/6.0 gr. WW452AA 1,028 1-1/8
H&G #68/5.0 gr. Bullseye 856 1-3/8
H&G #68/7.0 gr. Unique 1,057 1-1/4
H&G #68/9.0 gr. AA#5 1,040 5/8
Oregon Trail 200 SWC/7.0 gr. Power Pistol 938 1-1/8
Oregon Trail 200 SWC/6.0 gr. WW452AA 998 1-5/8
Oregon Trail 200RN/5.5 gr. WW231 867 1-1/8
Oregon Trail 200 RN/4.5 gr. Bullseye 772 1-1/8
Oregon Trail 230 RN/6.0 gr. WW231 876 1-3/4
.45 ACP Jacketed Bullet Loads
Load MV 5 Shots/20 Yards (Inches)
Hornady 185 XTP/8.5 gr. Unique 1,096 1
Sierra 230 FMJ/6.8 gr. Power Pistol 806 1-3/8
Sierra 230 JHP/6.8 gr. Power Pistol 857 1
Sierra 200 FPJ/7.2 gr. Power Pistol 866 1-1/4
Sierra 185 JHP/7.7 gr. Power Pistol 942 1
Sierra 185 JHP/8.5 gr. Unique 1,090 1-1/4
Speer 200 GDHP/7.0 gr. Unique 957 1-1/4
.45 ACP Factory Loads
Load MV 5 Shots/20 Yards (Inches)
Buffalo Bore 200 JHP 1,038 1
Buffalo Bore 230 FMJFP 966 1
Black Hills 230 FMJ 804 1-1/8
Black Hills 230 +P JHP 948 1-1/8
Black Hills 230 JHP 832 3/4
CCI Blazer 230 FMJ 851 1-1/2
CCI Blazer 200 Combat Match 940 7/8
CCI Blazer 200 JHP 915 5/8
Cor-Bon 230 Performance Match 725 1-1/2
Cor-Bon 200 +P JHP 1,028
Cor-Bon 165 JHP 1,200 1-1/4
Double Tap 230 FMJFP 897 1
Test-Fire: Guncrafter Industries .50 GI Glock Conversion Unit
Load MV 5 Shots/20 Yards (Inches)
GI 275 JHP/750  Load 762 2-1/2
GI 275 JHP/875  Load 895 1-7/8
GI 300 JFP/700  Load 714 2
IMI 300 JHP/725  Load 736 1-7/8
IMI300 JHP/875  Load 835 1-3/8
GI 300 TMJ/875  Load 874 1-1/2
GI 240 LSWC 703 2
Test-Fire: Guncrafter Industries Model 1 .50 GI x 5
Load MV 5 Shots/20 Yards (Inches)
Factory 240 LSWC 731 1-1/2
Factory 275 JHP 922 1-1/2
Factory 300 FN 717 1-1/4
Factory 300 IMI JHP 868 1-1/4
Factory 300 TMJ 910 1-1/2
Factory 300 Speer Gold Dot JHP 878 1-1/4
240 LSWC/6.0 gr. Unique 853 1-7/8
240 LSWC/6.0 gr. HP38 796 1-7/8
240 LSWC/6.0 gr. Universal 856 1-1/2
275 JHP/6.0 gr. Unique 725 1-1/4
275 JHP/6.0 gr. HP38 651 1-3/4
275 JHP/6.0 gr. Universal 713 2
300 FN/5.5 gr.TiteGroup 747 1-3/8
300 FN/6.0 gr. Unique 717 1-3/8
300 FN/7.0 gr. Unique 848 1-1/2
300 FN/8.5 gr. AA#5 644 1-3/4
300 FN/6.0 HP 38 717 1-3/4
300 FN/6.0 gr. Universal 680 1-3/4
300 FN/7.0 gr. Universal 837 3/4
300 FN/10.0 gr. Blue Dot 762 1-1/2
300 FN/11.0 gr. Blue Dot 839 1-3/8
325 Speer JHP/5.0 gr. TiteGroup 642 1
325 Speer JHP/5.0 gr. Universal 725 1-1/2
325 Speer JHP/6.0 gr. Universal 773 1-3/4
325 Speer JHP/9.0 gr. Blue Dot 647 1

For more info:
Guncrafter Industries: (479) 665-2466 www.guncrafterindustries.com

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