Alchemy Custom Weaponry is now accepting custom commissions
Alchemy Custom Weaponry (ACW) is a maker of handcrafted 1911’s. The handguns are designed by Rob Schauland – a master gunsmith. ACW is now offering limited availability full custom build projects. This could provide some much-needed variety for people who are bored with cookie-cutter firearms.
Alchemy Custom Weaponry strives to bring unique, quality firearms to their customers. Rob Schauland doesn’t believe in “off-the-shelf” firearms. Rob is an artisan and it’s his belief that his customers deserve more than just the basic offerings out there.
ACW’s currently available models—the Prime, Anomaly, Brimstone, and Classic Carry—are each custom designed and hand-crafted for discerning 1911 enthusiasts.
Even with the custom offerings, Schauland still felt that another step needed to be taken. He then opened up his door to customers to speak with them personally about their dream 1911’s. He is now working directly with customers to take their dreams into reality. These are highly limited in availability as Rob Schauland is only accepting two or three independent commissions per year.
“Challenge us. Size. Caliber. Capacity. Features. Materials. Each gun will be a unique combination of engineering and art,” says Schauland. Every commission will deliver a unique full-out custom 1911 build. Wait times will vary from one to two years, depending on current projects and level of detail required.
Cost and Lead Time
The baseline price for an ACW custom 1911 build will be $7,000, with the final cost being determined by the specifications agreed upon between the client and Schauland. Rob Schauland will personally handle every aspect of the project. Customers can fill out the form on the ACW website. All custom commissions come with a 12 month lead time.
Submissions should include as much detail as possible so that Schauland can clearly envision the dream gun. The select few will be those custom builds that he finds uniquely interesting or that present a true challenge to produce. ACW will contact those whose requests are chosen.
Rob Schauland – Master Gunsmith
Master gunsmith Rob Schauland is devoted to perfecting the craft of the 1911 pistol. The ACW 1911s are loaded with special features and custom-designed enhancements. Schauland’s 30-year career focusing on the 1911 pistol has resulted in fine-tuned gunsmithing skills, which are evident in the superb blending elements in his creations. He continues to offer elite features that take the 1911 platform to the next level.