Cabot shows off meteors, mammoths, and affordable luxury at SHOT Show
Las Vegas, Nevada - High quality firearms and Cabot Guns go hand-in-hand. Cabot's President Rob Bianchin has a simple philosophy when it comes to high quality guns. "Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun," he says with a laugh. Utilizing 100% American-made products, the company strives for excellence in every aspect. From the time Cabot starts with raw 4140 billet American steel to the time one of their custom 1911s are complete, it takes a total of four months. Creating the slide and frame alone takes 30 hours per gun. With that time, however, comes extreme precision.
Using CNC machines in their Pennsylvania factory that are accurate to thousandths of an inch allows for an incredibly precise fit. The guns are further inspected using CMM machines that examine tolerances accurate to 40 millionths of an inch. It doesn't get any more precise than that.
Some of the materials used in Cabot Guns' 1911s are truly extraordinary. It's nothing to see grips made from long-extinct wooly mammoth teeth or a well-documented meteorite that crashed to Earth, landing in Africa four billion years ago. Remember the scene from "Jurassic Park" where they showed the old man's amber-topped cane? Well, Cabot has a gun with amber grips - minus the bug, of course.
Cabot's bluing and polishing are unmatched, and for good reason. Unhappy with the commercially-available bluing on the market, they built their own bluing facility. They also employ master hand polishers who have spent years honing their craft - and it shows.
Just a couple weeks ago, a very special product from Cabot arrived at NRA Headquarters. Nestled inside a custom-made case from Italy was a Jones Deluxe model 1911 with a very special serial number - NRAMUSEUM. As one of the museum staff members who got to see the gun when it arrived, I can tell you that everyone in our office was amazed by the beauty of the craftsmanship that went into the gun. If you swing by the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia, you can see the gun on display in our "Artistry in Arms" display. "We are happy to have something there in the museum," Bianchin said. "We want to show people state-of-the-art beauty."
Cabot's firearms are truly high class. Some of their clientele include Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snyder, solo musician Kid Rock, and actor Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds, The Simpsons, and Midway USA's Gun Stories.
For those of us who cannot afford the super high end models, Cabot has come out with a more affordable line: the S-Class. The S-100 is a government length model and the S-103 is a commander length piece. Those new releases, as well as the truly amazing custom models, are on display at SHOT Show this year. Be sure to stop by booth #508 and see the guns for yourself. There's really nothing else out there right now that compares to what Cabot is producing.