A New Line of Cabot 1911s–SHOT Show 2015

The new line will be commander length guns, but they have full-sized rails to improve reliability.

The new line will be commander length guns, but they have full-sized rails to improve reliability.


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.

Cabot 1689
Cabot 1692
Cabot 1694
Cabot 1693
Cabot 1695
Cabot 1696
Cabot 1697
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  • Jay May 5, 2017, 6:51 am

    I’m sorry but Cabot 1911’s are flat out Ugly! I’d rather pay those prices for a G.I. 1911 with a history.

  • Glenn January 15, 2017, 10:17 pm

    Beyond a certain price point, I don’t know if I’d recognize any difference, but I’ll take the American Joe or a S100! They are beautiful..

  • RogueBlackheart February 27, 2015, 8:25 pm

    I think I just had a gun gasm.

  • Gary January 29, 2015, 11:12 am

    I have three 1911’s a Citadel Officers model. a Para Ord P16-40 LTD (great target gun), and a plain Jane Para Ord P14-45 I carry back forth between it and the Citadel. They all will do 1.25″ -1.75′ @ 25yds if I do my job. I can’t seem to get that out my friends Glock 17

  • ron January 29, 2015, 10:34 am

    I bought one of the first Cabots, the range master and yes it will shoot 1.5 inch at 50 yards.

  • AFCop January 28, 2015, 5:14 pm

    I like the looks of them and I’m sure they are accurate and function flawlessly. They are beautiful. How many of you have a commemorative gun you’ve never fired? I can’t afford one but still appreciate the quality of the product. I carry a modified Rock Island 1911 clone and it shoots better than any of my 4 Colt’s.

  • rory gibbons January 28, 2015, 2:00 pm

    I’ll stick with “Colt.” to me it’s still the genuine article, all others are simply copies

  • Bob Smithson January 28, 2015, 1:36 pm

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess. That being said, I still think they are pimp guns.

    • Russ January 28, 2015, 2:04 pm

      Of course they are Bob.
      Someone should start a TV show called ” Pimp my Piece ”

      Joking at 1st, this idea is starting to sound good to me.
      Imagine coming home to your old worn out firearm and seeing it pimped or overhauled.

  • Tim January 28, 2015, 11:32 am

    Beautiful looking pistols. I really like finish on #5. I love gun art.

    I don’t know why folks have to be hateful to anything they don’t like / understand.

    • joe joe January 28, 2015, 6:31 pm


  • Douglas Gifford January 28, 2015, 11:27 am

    These are a beautiful statement of where we have come to. Artistry does not stop with one painting or one sculptor. A Colt or Kimber I can afford and I’m thankful for that. My thought is the purchaser has other pistols available to take care of business and one of these would be their Mona Lisa.


  • Dan January 28, 2015, 10:36 am

    Why do people have to knock something just because it is better than what they have or they can’t afford it. These firearms are indeed beautiful and are meant to show the ability of the company to produce unique firearms. Maybe when you grow up you will realize that.

    • Daniel January 28, 2015, 10:47 am

      Well said brother!

    • Russ January 28, 2015, 11:35 am

      Tell em Dan.
      They’re old fashioned pistols….1911s lol
      I wouldn’t even want one unless it had some cool factor.
      These are artful and very cool
      I’ll take that American Flag one.

  • Gym January 28, 2015, 10:08 am

    I have owned a Ferrari, and a dozen Porshes, but this is just throwing money away for what looks like what someone else mentioned, “a Pimp Gun”. Show me the groupings at 25 yards. Pretty colors don’t impress. Also a big draw for thieves, and if you ever need to use it, it will be destroyed by Law Enforcement on general principals. Concealed means you want to draw as little attention to your weapon as possible, not have neon lights on it.

    • Carry king January 28, 2015, 12:13 pm

      Pretty colors don’t impress? And you’ve owned a Ferrari and how many porches? Lol
      Bottom line, there nice looking and Im guessing function well but the truth is you can probably match the accuracy and reliability at half that price. Just saying. I’ll stick with my colt.

  • hANNAbONE January 28, 2015, 9:09 am

    It looks to me you’d hafta shoot these at 45-90 degrees one handed to be accurate…ie : gangsta-style

  • Carl January 28, 2015, 8:22 am

    Well they certainly are pimp guns. I like really nice engraved pieces too but when it comes to a carry piece I carry my Wilson Combat. No it’s not engraved and all shiny but it is the absolute most reliable 1911 I have ever carried…and that has been since 1965..and through 4 years total in SE Asia

  • Uly January 28, 2015, 7:51 am

    Why do you people always comment on the functionality of some thing like this or anything that is for recriational use. Its like saying if someone has a Lamborghini, oh that’s a horrible car to run errands in how will all my groceries fit in there! That’s just dumb! Just saying..

    • RJ January 28, 2015, 9:58 am

      Hear hear. These are indeed works of art.

    • Señor Druglord January 28, 2015, 10:14 am

      Haha so true

  • ed malinas January 28, 2015, 7:29 am

    would like to have weight ect. on this gun the cosmos 1911

  • ed malinas January 28, 2015, 7:28 am

    would like to have weight ect. on this gun the cosmos 1911

  • Bernard Corbin January 28, 2015, 7:09 am

    ridiculous garbage built for show offs who probably couldn’t shoot anyway

    • Tim Smith January 28, 2015, 11:18 am

      Your statement is simply not true Bernard.
      If you looked at the “S” class in person you’d never go back to any other high end 1911. If you do your homework you will see the Brian Zins took the 1911 class at the NRA Nationals two yeas in a row shooting a Cabot. The gun was right out of the box using match ammunition. http://cabotnrapistol.com/project/gunny-zins/

      I own a Cabot 1911 and true it is a work of art; however at the new price point and Cabot build in quality you will see Cabot giving less Baer and Wilson a run for their money. I also own a Les Baer 1911 Anniversary model and I can tell you their is no comparison in build quality and the Les Baer is no slouch!

  • Nick January 28, 2015, 6:50 am

    They look fit for a Mexican drug lord. Do they come with a 1 1/2″ guarantee at 50 yards at that price? Didn’t think so.

    • Gary January 28, 2015, 8:11 am

      Nick, if you want to take a look at an Accu-lock. They will.

      • Tim Smith January 28, 2015, 11:01 am

        My Cabot will shot 1.5″ groups all day long.

  • David January 28, 2015, 6:42 am

    Who am I leaving this comment with?
    Please tell me about number three down here with the dark finish.

  • Will Drider January 28, 2015, 12:24 am

    Works of Art, but the smooth grips kinda set the tone as far as use goes. If I hit the lottery….. Or if you need someone to do a 6 month EDC Review with one let me know. I have the holsters and ammo!

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