If you’ve never racked the slide on a Cabot 1911, you are missing out. There are a lot of good 1911s available these days, and most of them are really well built and mostly reliable. There are some things that set them apart from each other, but mostly it comes down to brand preference. When you are shelling out thousands of dollars for a gun, you tend to get what you ask for. Yet the Cabot line takes things one step further.
To say that the Cabot fit is slick would be reductive. I’ve yet to feel a gun, anywhere, that racked as smoothly. This isn’t an overstatement, or hyperbole–it is the truth. And yet the rumor I’ve been hearing lately is that the Cabot guns are modular. You can swap slides and frames and still get a fit that approximates a matched set. They are hand fit–but not hand forced like some others we won’t name.
But that’s not the news. The real development at Cabot is a more economically priced model. The new guns are not made with as many cosmetic flourishes, and they won’t have unicorn horn grips. But they should work and run like a Cabot. I am confident they will, or Cabot wouldn’t release them. The price tag for the new guns? Somewhere north of $3,000. If that doesn’t seem like an economical 1911, you clearly haven’t priced some of the other Cabots. Just try to keep from drooling over these images below. We have one of the new guns inbound, so we’ll be testing out Cabot’s claims.