Cabot Guns Showcases their Hardened Damascus Finish on the New Apocalypse 1911

Will your EDC stand up in an apocalypse? (Photo: Cabot)

Cabot Guns, famous for their aerospace engineering approach to bespoke and boutique work, is gearing up for anything with the new Cabot Guns Apocalypse. Designed to be a classic, fancy 1911 with options that go all the way up to a modern fighting 1911, the Apocalypse lets users kit out their pistol exactly how they want it.

The Apocalypse showcases Cabot’s etched stainless steel finishing process that gives the slide the look of layered Damascus steel without any compromises to its strength and rigidity. The frame has a simple matte charcoal finish with black machined G-10 grips and black accents to match the tones of the Damascus slide.

“The Cabot Apocalypse is built around a deeply-etched stainless steel Damascus slide that is as durable as it is striking,” said Cabot. “[Our] proprietary Heritage Finish brings out the intricacies of the aggressively patterned steel, while shielding the parts with a rock-hard exterior. Front and rear angled cocking serrations further highlight the dazzling surfaces. Like a fingerprint, each slide’s pattern is unique.

Just about everything else can be customized. Starting with the chambering, the Apocalypse can be had in 9mm Luger or classic .45 ACP. It comes with two magazines, holding 8 rounds in .45 and 9 in 9mm. Additional matching magazines are $35.

The slide length can be either full-length at 5 inches long or Commander-style at 4.25 inches long. Stainless steel match barrels are offered either flush-cut and crowned or extended and threaded for use with a suppressor, or frankly, just for looks, since the Apocalypse looks fantastic paired with the longer barrels and thread protectors.

The Apocalypse can be configured much like a traditional 1911 or decked out with all the modern bells and whistles. (Photo: Cabot)

A number of sight options are available with the Apocalypse. Front sights are tritium night sights standard, with optional white dot, gold bead, and suppressor-height sights.

The standard rears are fixed combat sights, with optional tritium rears, low-mount adjustable rears, and adjustable tritium rear sights for extra. Also available for the Apocalypse is a red dot mount with ledge-style sights that will lower-third cowitness with Trijicon optics and a standard front sight.

The Apocalypse has three different trigger options. The standard trigger is medium-length with a flat, serrated face. Other available triggers are the Cabot Tristar or Icon triggers. Likewise, the manual thumb safety can be standard right-handed or optionally ambidextrous.

Even the accessory rail is optional with the Apocalypse, though, like the extended, threaded barrel, it’s safe to say that the rail just looks good there. Buyers getting the rail and mini red dot mount can also opt to include either a SureFire X300, a Trijicon SRO or both with their pistol.

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As with just about everything else, the extended, flared magwell is optional. While it is the default, buyers can get a traditional standard magwell if they’re going for an all-original look with the gorgeous Damascus slide finish.

Things that come standard with all Apocalypse pistols include a full-length guide rod, extended beavertail grip safety with memory button, cross-checkered front- and backstrap and flat mainspring housing. All the controls are machined from billet steel including the “Idiot Scratch-proof” scalloped slide stop.

With the Apocalypse Cabot’s saying they can give shooters everything they want — or don’t want — using their amazing manufacturing process. That comes at a price of $7,495, including many of the above options. And while a lot of people will turn away at that price point, plenty of people are putting down their deposits. Currently Cabot has an 18- to 24-month wait time on the Apocalypse, and it’s brand new.

For more information about these and the rest of Cabot’s head-turning firearms portfolio, visit them online.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Jesse Scott January 29, 2021, 7:01 am

    Beautiful weapon. Sadly, no lottery winnings this month.

  • Kalashikov Dude January 29, 2021, 4:18 am

    Looks cool and probably is quick to the target with the optic. The threaded barrel might be cool if it worked well with a suppressor. I’d have one in a hot second if, I had the cash, and if, I could get it in a private sale, or 80% form and if I could be certain that it was a flawlessly functioning firearm. I’d carry it. I do not have that kind of cash. And I just am at the point where I no longer wish to acquire firearms under the watchful, vindictive eye of Big Brother. No more serial numbers, no more 4473’s, no more changing regulations that can make me a felon overnight for what was purchased legally the day before. Even for fine art in the medium of steel like this.

  • Ken Rose January 29, 2021, 3:33 am

    I may or may not have the income or I may have had the income to buy a work of art like that. In any case past, present or future I have and will not own a firearm that, I am afraid to drop, get wet, or have it experience holster ware. I also do not have any problem with other people being tickled pink to own such a weapon/device/tool. If I were to purchase a pistol like that it would be in a case. However, for me commemorative guns belong in a case. Like a 1911 that was at actually at Remagan (circa WWII) or a rifle from the Battle of the Frontiers (circa WWI) or my SKS with the Bakelite jungle stock my uncle brought back home from Vietnam. I can’t see any use in purchasing something that I’d be reluctant to shoot the living crap out of it. Unless it had historical value.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) January 27, 2021, 3:51 pm

    I have had the rare opportunity to handle some Cabots and they have always been fine handguns.

    It just sickens me every time y’all write an article about a fine, high-end bit of firearm art (so, you know, not an MSR) and the internet people take to the comments to complain because their $500 mass-produced pistol shoots the same bullets just fine. If these guys aren’t drinking Keystone and Natty Lite, then they are hypocrites when they complain about the existence of these higher end firearms.

    • Nicks87 January 27, 2021, 5:28 pm

      Really? Says the rich white guy that uses pronouns in his screen name, hilarious…

    • Mark N. January 28, 2021, 1:45 am

      Just because I can’t afford them doesn’t mean I do not appreciate firearms as art that come with sky high price tags. I salivate over a fine rifle with gorgeous wood and fine engraving just like the rest. but this particular pistol grates on my nerves. Cabot’s asteroid gun was better looking. I remember reading reviews about it, and always wondered if they ever got it to fire reliably.

  • Mark N. January 27, 2021, 1:57 am

    Huh, looks pretty much like my $400 Kahr after I polished the slide….
    Personally I do not like the looks of this particular Cabot, and can’t imagine why anyone would pay $7500 for it. But each to his own.

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