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Noir Looks at ‘Big Bang’ Set of Meteorite 1911s

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You don’t need to be a fan of firearms to appreciate Cabot Guns. I say that because they don’t just make guns, they make works of art.

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting their booth at both SHOT Show and the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits over the years and I have to say that I always leave impressed.

Cabot Guns founder Rob Bianchin has an uncanny knack for pushing the boundaries and standards for quality, materials, and craftsmanship.

Whether it’s a quest to build 1911s out of recovered samples of the 4.5-billion-year-old Gibeon meteorite or to introduce a line of knives made from Tungsten Carbide, a material that no other knife maker has used nor ever attempted to use as a blade material, Cabot continues to deliver jaw-dropping products that redefine industry expectations.

In the video above, NRA news commentator Colion Noir had a chance to talk with Bianchin about Cabot, and specifically about the work, money, and creativity that went into producing the Big Bang 1911s.

For me, what’s most rewarding and inspiring about watching the video was not the matching pair of meteorite 911s (although they are stunning and beautiful), but Bianchin’s way of thinking.  He is a guy who refuses to settle for the norm.  He never stops creating and dreaming and thinking of new ways to raise the proverbial bar.

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  • Steve November 18, 2016, 2:41 pm

    the link in your article that says, “4.5 million years old meteorite” is wrong. it is actually a 4.5 billion year old(the age of our planet/solar system) meteorite.

    • S.H. Blannelberry November 18, 2016, 3:08 pm

      Yes, thank you. I knew that but somehow wrote “million” instead of billion. Thx!

  • Dave November 18, 2016, 8:58 am

    First to make knives out of tungsten? Not unless he ha done it for many years.
    I remember a guy at Fort Knox who made knives out of it back in the early 70’s.
    He used a sabot round from an M-60 tank.

  • NativH November 18, 2016, 5:33 am

    I’d have one of these in my safe, or on my strong side, in a minute if I had the wallet. Now where is that winning lotto ticket?

  • DRAINO November 17, 2016, 12:19 pm

    I’m not a huge 1911 fan, but these are some seriously sexy pistols!!!! Holy Crap!!! The term “Work of art” doesn’t do them justice. I REALLY like the ones you only get a glimpse of that have the blue-ish tint. AWESOME!!! Would probably pee my pants if I got to hold one of these…lol!!

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