Premium custom 1911 maker Cabot Guns bought Alchemy Custom Weaponry in 2016. Now they’re re-launching the brand in advance of SHOT, featuring three hand-tuned and fitted 1911 pistols in the mid to upper $2000 range…about half the starting price of a Cabot. Here’s their press release . . .
Cabot Guns Launches Legendary Alchemy Custom WeaponryCommences production of reliable precision pistols, returning to a tradition started by 1911 gunsmith Rob Schauland
PITTSBURGH — December 4, 2017 — Alchemy Custom Weaponry (ACW), acquired by Cabot Guns in 2016, is relaunching the brand of custom 1911 pistols, the company announced today. Founded by the acclaimed gunsmith, Rob Schauland, ACW has long been known for handcrafted pistols featuring elite fit elements, classic styling cues and precisely fit match-grade barrels.
“We acquired Alchemy Custom Weaponry in 2016 for the purpose of bringing legendary 1911 gunsmith Rob Schauland into the Cabot family, said Robert Bianchin, President of Cabot Guns. “The construction approach of the ACW pistols is quite distinct from Cabot Guns. It uses the time-honored method of traditional hand fitting and artisan gunsmithing techniques. The pistols are hand crafted at our facility by elite gunsmiths and each model is designed by Rob Schauland himself.”
The revitalized ACW is now producing three 1911 models: The “government length” (5”) ACW Prime, the commander size ACW Anomaly and the “Officers concealed carry” size ACW Brimstone. All three are priced in the mid to upper-$2,000 range. They are tuned for total reliability and dehorned for carry. Each model features a tuned and polished extractor, high grip modification and drill steel pin sets. A lower and flared ejection port smooths the firing process. Other features include a polished feed ramp, throated barrel and hand-polished ignition components. ACW 1911s offer an accuracy guarantee of 1 inch at 25 yards.
ACW 1911s will be on display at SHOT Show in Las Vegas at the Sands Convention Center from January 23 to 28, 2018, at the Cabot Guns exhibit at Booth 508.
Cabot is known world-wide for producing elite, luxury 1911 pistols, the venerated .45 caliber handgun holstered by all branches of the military through two world wars and up until its military retirement in 1986. The 1911 has become the quintessential semi-automatic handgun and highly revered enthusiast, collectors, and historians. The company is renowned for its attitude and pedigree, refusing to settle for anything less than the best of performance and provenance. Cabot started by challenging America’s top engineers, machinists and master craftsmen to build the perfect precision 1911 from scratch, without compromise. What has resulted is a superior collection of investment grade 1911 pistols made from only the finest of materials, technology, and minds that this great country has to offer. The launch of ACW serves to broaden its offerings to the firearms community.
For more information, visit https://Alchemy1911.com/