Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take for delivery once I order my Alchemy 1911.

The delivery time is from 3 to 5 months from the time of order.  

Do you offer gunsmithing services?

No. Rob Schauland does not accept gunsmithing requests on third party pistols. Mr. Schauland dedicates his time to designing and building his vision of the 1911, the Alchemy Custom Weaponry 1911 ’s found here on this website.

What components are ACW pistols crafted from?

Mr. Schauland has designed or hhand-picked each and every component. All components are made in the U.S.A.

What frames and slides do we use?

ACW frames and slides are unique! ACW frames and slides are designed by Master Gunsmith Rob Schauland and incorporate both traditional styling cues with ergonomic features such as a high cut front strap designed for comfort and control perfected over many years of building custom 1911’s.  ACW frames and slides are not used by any other 1911’s! ACW frames are made from U.S.A. sourced forgings machined here in America to our proprietary ACW print specifications. ACW slides are constructed in the U.S.A. from bar stock steel to ACW print specifications.

Does Mr.  Schauland do all of the work on ACW?

Rob Schauland indeed builds ACW but has also trained other high-skilled and experienced gunsmiths that work by his side. Every ACW pistol is extensively reviewed and test fired and inspected by Master Gunsmith Rob Schauland.

How are ACW barrels and bushings made?

ACW barrels are made in the USA from 416R certified hammer forged stainless steel. Bushings are turned from 416 SS bar stock stainless steel.

What kind of ignition components do we use?

ACW ignition components are constructed in-house from 420 grade stainless steel billet. The hammer, sear and strut are made precisely using EDM Wire technology machining. Disconnectors are constructed from tool steel.

What is the grip safety made from?

The ACW grip safety is machined from USA sourced 4140 grade bar stock steel.

What kind of trigger do we use?

The trigger used in an ACW 1911 is the best available trigger, at any price, according to Master Gunsmith Rob Schauland and a favorite among elite custom gunsmiths.  The trigger design allows for a set screw set at the back of the trigger pad so there’s no hole in the face of the trigger to irritate your trigger finger.

What kind of thumb safety is used in an ACW pistol?

ACW pistols use a Cylinder & Slide Single thumb-safety.

What type of ejector and extractor and is used in an ACW 1911?

The ejector and extractor are made from 4140 bar stock steel. Both are made in the USA from an industry supplier considered to be “the best money can buy.”

Is the magazine well beveled?

Yes, magazine well is beveled. ACW  pistols are meticulously gunsmith crafted 1911’s!

Is the plunger tube staked?

The Inside of an ACW frame where the plunger tube is installed is countersunk for strength and the plunger tube is staked.

What is the weight of the trigger pull?

The trigger pull weight is set at 3.5-4# or higher if desired. A 4.5# trigger is available for duty/carry use.

Is the rear of the frame, slide and extractor blended?

Of course! Barrels are hand fit and the rear of the frame and slide are blended by hand.

How many lines per inch is the checkering on an ACW?

The front strap and mainspring housing are checkered at 25 LPI.

Are other options available that are not listed on the product pages?

No. The only available options are those listed on the product page.

What is your accuracy guarantee?

Alchemy Custom Weaponry are guaranteed to have a minimum accuracy of 1.5 inches at 25 yards.   Accuracy of any 1911 is dependent on the quality and consistency of the ammunition used.

What does Master Gunsmith Rob Schauland Eat?

It has been reported that Rob Schauland’s diet is American AF and consists entirely of bald eagle protein shakes and steroid fortified bacon.T his is 100% true and verifiable! Sincerely, Rob Schauland.


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