Price : $3350

The Prime is Alchemy’s take on John Browning’s most beloved design whose enduring legacy continues to grow after more than a century of service. Arguably the world’s most respected handgun, its impeccable reputation for longevity, versatility and performance remains unmatched to this day. Which is why we packed this pistol with everything you need and nothing you don’t. Our exclusive Comfort Carry checkering and high cut give you a firm grip on this piece of Americana; while our brushed blued finish reveals the beauty underneath. The Prime is ready to rock right out of the box…are you?

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Please note: there may be minor cosmetic differences as the design of our parts evolves over time.

Steeped in tradition, the Prime is the archetype of what a full-size 1911 is all about; everything you need and nothing you don’t.  These pistols start with forged 4140 steel frames and billet slides with oversized rails and then they are hand-fit by our gunsmiths to ensure a tight frame-to-slide fit and optimum performance.   The addition of the trigger guard undercut allows the shooter to have a higher grip purchase than on traditional 1911 frames without changing the classic lines of the pistol.

Please see the gallery to view the different options available on Alchemy 1911’s.

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ACWs are not available in CA or MA. All pistols are shipped to an FFL for 4473 and background check.  Sales tax will be added for orders shipped to PA, IN and NC


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