Cabot Gun Company, LLC will debut two new gun models at the Media day and SHOT SHOW on January 16 through 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV – the South Paw, a left-handed 1911, and the National Standard, a 420 stainless steel 1911 . . .
THE SOUTH PAW The South Paw is a true left-handed 1911. Cabot Gun has produced a left-handed model that is a truly inverted 1911. The South Paw is the only left-handed 1911 style pistol available in the market.
“Twelve percent of shooters are left handed” said Cabot Guns President Robert Bianchin. “The industry has ignored the left-handed gun cohort and, while we do not make mass-produced guns, we will do our part to provide a true left-handed shooting experience for a select number of gun enthusiasts”. Added Bianchin, “Innovation motivates us. Innovation is exciting.” The South Paw is precision constructed from 4140 billet steel to extreme tolerances.
The South Paw, like all Cabot Gun firearms, is designed to exceed National Match accuracy standards right out of the box. This model is distinguished both aesthetically and mechanically from other 1911 pistols. A new gray-tone color was developed for the pistol and several custom grip options are available. Grip options include California olive wood, box elder and locally-harvested walnut which is milled on the Jones family farm located behind the shop where Cabot Guns are produced.
The South Paw features a new front sight called the Rozic blind sight. Rather than staked from the top of the slide the sight dovetails from the front of the breach face providing seamless integration into the slide. The sights are available with white dot, tritium or gold dot. A limited number one-hundred South Paw pistols will be produced for 2012. The cost of a South Paw pistol is $5,250.
THE NATIONAL STANDARD
Cabot Gun’s second model is our 420 stainless-steel 1911 style pistol, the “National Standard”. The National Standard is a 420 stainless pistol available in two grades: our standard and the meticulously hand-polished “Deluxe.”
Both grades of the National Standard feature unique and distinctive striping on the slide and incorporate an innovative stainless-steel trigger pad dubbed the “Tristar” trigger. Unlike other trigger pads which have a flat front, our engineers have rounded the front of the pad and went a step further to develop a gnarling process on a rounded and radius component.
“This is our ‘dare you’ trigger”, commented Bianchin, “while others might be able to cast or hand file such a component, I’m certain no other gun company can reproduce this”. Noted Bianchin, “It’s a small detail but one that sets us apart from even the finest pistols. The ergonomics and feel on your trigger finger are quite unique.” Skeletonized with three stars, the Tristar trigger is a work of both engineering excellence and art.