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.
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.
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.
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