November 10th, 2005 07:10 AM
Be Wary When You Carry
Here is a "Carry" related Blog that I just stumbled upon...on the web.
Yuk Yuk "Be Wary When You Carry" Great Name.
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Anyway...on that blog is a photo of this pistol:
I can't copy the picture....Scroll down to The Alchemy Arms Spectre.
OK...I grabbed this pic off of GunsAmerica: This is an odd bird pistol.
Which actually looks decently interesting. Did anybody ever see one of these before. The Alchemy Arms SPECTRE
"Alchemy Arms has an odd new contribution to the pistol world. At first glance, I wasn't at all sure of what I was looking at. It was as though a Commander-sized 1911 had sex with a Glock, only they happened to be first cousins. Which is an unkind thing to say about what could turn out to be an excellent pistol. First impressions are only impressions and beauty is skin deep. The overall package of the Spectre is disorientingly familiar in two different directions, but it draws on the aesthetic strengths of both. Mechanically, it seems to be very Glock-ish, but with a 1911 style trigger and safety.
(It's a little difficult to understand why there's a "beavertail" grip safety on a pistol without a hammer.)
Obvious inspirations for the Spectre include:
The frame dimensions, barrel lock-up, extractor, finger grooves, take-down lever, stockless grip, slide release (which looked stunted), and the accessory rail on the dustcover all scream Glock.
However, the frame-mounted safety, slot trigger and trigger-guard shape, "beavertail" grip safety, and grip angle all are reminiscent of John Moses Browning's 1911. The Spectre also has a fairly short-stroke trigger, ala 1911.
I saw one listed on gunsamerica.com for $800, an older version without the polish of these newer iterations. It lacked the accessory cuts in the frame and the finger grooves. The slide was oddly blocky; the new slide is much more naturally radiused and looks strikingly Glock-ish. The new version looks a lot smarter. The pistol is manufactured from stainless steel and aerospace aluminum.
The new Spectre has it's work cut out for it carving out a niche; but so did the Croatian IM Metal HS 2000, which went on to become the wildly popular upstart known as the Springfield XD. Whether the Spectre will get off the ground is still anyone's guess; those who shoot Glock and those who shoot 1911's are of distant and differing opposing camps; whether a pistol combining features from both these guns will appeal to shooters is still to be seen."
Last edited by QKShooter; November 10th, 2005 at 08:00 AM.
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November 10th, 2005 12:10 PM
Other pic was shown HERE and it certainly is an interesting gun.
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November 10th, 2005 12:37 PM
It almost looks like a toy. you have to look to make sure the barrel end isn't orange! Doesn't look bad though.
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November 10th, 2005 01:06 PM
November 10th, 2005 07:07 PM
I'm not real fond of the look on that pistol, its got 1911 character, but is damn ulgy.
Won't let me put the pic up either
November 10th, 2005 07:29 PM
wow, I think the pistol is kinda ugly. As for the blog site, seems someone is a Glock lover and nothing else is as good. The guy just seems too opinionated to me.
November 10th, 2005 07:38 PM
The Pistol Is Ugly
But, it's ergonomically ugly!
November 10th, 2005 07:47 PM
looks like a glock half breed
November 10th, 2005 09:46 PM
Ditto on the ugly.
If tickets were issued for being UGLY that pistol would get one...
November 10th, 2005 10:30 PM
man o man.....Im a Glock lover and that thing is just ugly!
November 10th, 2005 10:46 PM
yuk.....looks like a glock, davis, and a colt mated....
November 11th, 2005 12:41 AM
There was an article on thisd gun in Combat Hanguns March 2001.
It noted that the bevertail was to prevent hand bite from the slide.
November 11th, 2005 01:59 AM
Wasn't "Spectre" James Bond's arch enemy? Is that pistol for real?
November 11th, 2005 06:47 AM
The guy also sez : why would you have a beavertail grip safety without a hammer ? Well let me see ?? Golly! Just can't seem to explain it. ------
November 11th, 2005 12:27 PM
As I remember, I think it's similar to a High Point.......looks VERY similar in design and lines.....might be an offshoot to the High point.
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