Alchemy Arms Spectre - Why'd It Fail?

Alchemy Arms Spectre - Why'd It Fail?

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    Alchemy Arms Spectre - Why'd It Fail?

    Hello,

    I was looking through some old gun rags I have laying around. I came across an ad for an "Alchemy Arms Spectre," which looked like a 1911 crossed with a Glock.



    I think it looks kinda' cool, and it could be had in .45acp.

    What I'm not understanding is, why did this design fail? The Springfield XD has a pivoting trigger, something some 1911 enthusiasts hate, and it has only the grip safety.

    The Spectre thing, if it functioned well, looks like it should have been at least as successful as the XD.

    I can't find much about these on the 'net? It looks like Alchemy Arms has gone under (no web page any longer), and the only real info is on someone's blog, here: Be Wary and Carry: Alchemy Arms Spectre

    What can you tell me about this thing, and what happened to it?

    Thanks,

    Josh <><


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua M. Smith
    What I'm not understanding is, why did this design fail? The Springfield XD has a pivoting trigger, something some 1911 enthusiasts hate, and it has only the grip safety.
    Probably because it was neither fish nor fowl and it was very unattractive in real life. I think if you research them a little, I believe you'll find they did in fact have a thumb safety. Alchemy Arms 45 ACP Spectre 45ACP : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
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    I'd have seriously considered buying one of the above; the pic in the auction link: yowsa is that an ugly firearm.

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