The Alchemy Classic Carry 1911 by master gunsmith Rob Schauland. Strengthened by a steady diet of bald eagle protein shakes and steroid-fortified bacon, Schauland brooks no deviation from his high standards—the Classic Carry 1911 is ample proof of ACW’s near-fanatical devotion to the purity of the 1911 design.

Continuing a 30-year quest, Rob Schauland strives for one thing: to create a 1911 pistol that is everything you need… and nothing you don’t. His guiding principle is to remain true to a design that has endured for 100 years and will endure for (at least) 100 more. The blood, sweat, and tears that go into every ACW 1911 is simply not found in a mass market pistol.

On the surface, the ACW Classic Carry looks very much like a John Browning-designed original. Upon closer inspection, Schauland’s ethos becomes more apparent. ACW has crafted the ergonomics of this new pistol to feel perfect—to feel exactly how a gun should feel in your hand. The result of this exhaustive effort is a pistol frame and slide designed the way they should be, which results in the highest 1911 grip in the industry.

Key features and refinements:

  • Caliber: .45 ACP 
  • Wearability: Carry-sized platform (the Classic Carry is built with a 4.25-inch barrel).
  • Controllability: The Classic Carry features unique checkering on the front strap and main spring housing. Unlike most traditional 1911 pistols that come with grips fully checkered across all grip surfaces, Schauland’s design offers both maximum comfort and grip with full checkering at the peaks of the front strap and mainspring housing, while the edges are only checkered horizontally.
  • Shootability: The Classic Carry offers the highest 1911 grip undercut in the industry. This small but important refinement allows the shooting hand to settle very high on the pistol. This is just one of the many small but fantastic ergonomic tweaks designed by Schauland over his 30-year career.
  • Additional features include custom-designed ACW rear sights, tritium front sight standard, traditional bluing, ball cuts on the slide, a unique round hammer, and a variety of grip options including checkered, ironwood, American Holly, and Ebony.


Our Classic Carry 1911 pistol reflects vintage styling cues combined with modern firearm performance enhanced by state-of-the-art ergonomics. The Classic Carry is a top-grade 1911 build that delivers the hand-crafted fit you would expect from an elite gunsmith, available with either traditional bluing or a hard chrome finish.

John Browning, known as the Father of Automatic Fire, created the 1911 design and Rob Schauland continues his life’s pursuit: devotion to improving the craft of the 1911 pistol.

Learn more about the construction of our guns by checking our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page.

Price : $2795

Lead time is 3 to 4 months

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  • Elite Gunsmith Crafted Commander Size 1911
  • Classic Styling Cues
  • Hand Fit Frame and Slide designed by Master Gunsmith R. Schauland
  • Ring Hammer
  • Tritium Front Sight
  • Ball Cut Slide
  • ACW High Grip Ergonomics
  • 3.5 to 4.0 lb. Trigger Pull
  • Front Strap and MSH Custom Bordered Checkering
  • Hand Beveled Edges for Comfort and Style
  • Hand Fit Match Grade 4.25” barrel and bushing
  • Hand Polished Ignition Components
  • Hand Polished Blued Finish
  • Accuracy guarantee of 1.5 inches at 25 yards
  • Available Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Frame and Slide Machined from Forged 4140 Carbon Steel
  • Beveled Magazine Well
  • 25 LPI Checkered Front Strap
  • 25 LPI Checkered Flat Mainspring Housing
  • Tuned and polished extractor
  • Hardened Steel Pin Set
  • Forged Steel Slide Stop
  • Lowered ejection port
  • Extended Billet Steel Pinned Ejector
  • Polished feed ramp
  • Throated barrel
  • ACW Fixed Rear Sight with Serrated Blade, Lo Profile Tac Hook and .140” Wide U-Notch
  • Cylinder & Slide Single Side Thumb Safety
  • Serrated Black Front Sight with Blended Dovetail Fit
  • Traditional guide rod and cap.
  • Checkered Walnut Grips
  • Two – 8 Round Blued Magazines with Steel Followers