Guncrafter Industries, LLC. has announced the release of its 17th pistol model based on the 1911 platform, the "BC-17 Hellcat." The name centers on the new BattleCrown, which consists of an extremely heavy duty barrel bushing that precisely follows the outside contour of the slide, with an angled bottom, for a distinctive and clean look. The front of the BattleCrown has a large and extra deep flare that is expertly blended to the countersunk, crowned barrel. Functionally, this oversized flange protects the muzzle crown to an unprecedented level while the front is nicely beveled without any sharp edges, for easy holster insertion.
"We pride ourselves on crafting unique one-of-a-kind firearms," said Alex Zimmermann, president, Guncrafter Industries. "Seeing the idea for the BattleCrown come to fruition is remarkable. This is the next generation of fighting Guncrafter Industries 1911 pistols."
New features introduced on the BC-17 "Hellcat" pistol include an extra stout thumb safety and slide stop, both machined from bar stock chrome moly steel, a new tool steel hammer with a solid web for added strength and optimized hook geometry, making for a crisp, safe trigger pull. Great emphasis was given to ergonomics and functionality, deep serrations ensure no-slip manipulation while the heavily beveled exterior remains hand friendly.
The BC-17 "Hellcat" 1911 is available in Government and Commander configurations in 9 mm, .38 Super, .45, and 10 mm (Government only). The BC-17 has an MSRP of $3,595.