you for your interest in Guncrafter Industries, makers
of cutting edge 1911 style custom pistols and accessories.
Our products lead the industry in quality, engineering
and innovation so you can be confident in your purchase.
Our skilled craftsmen have specialized in the 1911 field
for more than 20 years and have come to know what professionals
around the world expect from their hardware. Our new
50GI/.45ACP Model No.1 is breaking new ground in the
ever popular 1911 market with its hard-hitting 50GI
round, and we are also introducing new and innovative
parts and accessories for the 1911 market.
our products inside and out to any on the market, you
will feel good knowing that you are getting the most
for your hard earned dollars. We never settle for second
best and neither should you. We look forward to the
opportunity to share our products with you and in establishing
a strong relationship in the future.
About the Maker:
I was born in Denmark in 1962 and followed the natural
progression of boyhood interest, knives, bows and arrows,
airguns and finally "real" firearms.
into competitive handgun shooting in my early twenties, I
started a decade long pilgrimage travelling to the US
to participate in big matches such as The Steel Challenge,
Second Chance, American Handgunner World Shoot Off...etc.
to necessity I started to do custom pistolsmithing and
also ran my own firearms business; this helped to support
me as I completed my BA degree in Mechanical Engineering.
one of my visits to the US I met with Bill Wilson and
was offered a job at Wilson Combat. I spent over 8 years
as the Director of Research and Development at WC and
had the opportunity to work with some of the best 1911
pistolsmiths in the country, a very rewarding period
in my life.
idea to make a 50 cal. 1911 pistol came to me while
studying for my engineering degree in Denmark, but with
the very strict legislation on handgun ownership in
most of Europe I never took it any further. However,
it never left my mind - a 50 caliber pistol that was
controllable and executed according to John Moses
Browning's classic 1911 design would be a truly great
self defense pistol.
In 2002 I resigned from WC to pursue my dream and
formed Guncrafter Industries. Contrary to what many
people might think, the shooting industry is rather
small and with many behind -the-scenes collaborations.
I discovered that I had built up a lot of goodwill
over the years and this was now being returned
to me as all the pieces of the puzzle came together.
2 years of prototyping and R/D work, we were ready
to "go public" and the Model No. 1 in 50 GI cal. was
introduced at the 2004 Shot Show, the Model No. 2
followed about 6 months late.
response was overwhelming, a classic case of "be careful
what you ask for - you might get it". Starting
a new company is hard work, but whenever time
allows I continue to shoot competitively; among other
shooting accomplishments I have won the National
IDPA Stock Revolver Championships 7 times consecutively.
believe my background as a pistolsmith, mechanical
engineer and competitive shooter gives me an edge
when applied to the design and making of firearms
Guncrafter Industries expands its repertoire the focus
will remain on innovation, quality and top notch