Cabot Guns makes 1911s with aerospace precision. Their pistols are tighter than tight. They guarantee that the slide to frame fit is 0.001 of an inch or less. Cabot has made what is a one-of-a-kind Damascus 1911. President and CEO Robert Bianchin said it might be the toughest task they have taken on to date. The Damascus steel that was provided by Chad Nichols, a pattern welded steel maker popular with jewelers and blade-smiths, is extremely hard and is a challenge to machine. It is even harder to work with when you are trying to hit Cabot’s standards. And if the stainless Damascus isn’t enough to look at, the gun is dressed up with mammoth tooth grips and titanium coated parts.
Cabot also has an interesting mirror image pair of 1911s they are calling The Left and The Right. Each pistol has scrimshawed ivory grips that depict famous people from the liberal left and the conservative right. The left has President Obama and Piers Morgan while the right has President Bush and Ted Nugent. The detail in the scrimshaw work by Darrel Morris can be appreciated by people from both sides of the isle.
Check out Cabot Guns, if you haven’t already. They just might be the pinnacle of the 1911 market. And they shoot even better than they look.