New from Cabot Guns: South Paw and National Standard

Cabot, Pennsylvania – January 10, 2012 – Press Release

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.

comments

  1. avatar CarlosT says:

    So it’s the Ned-Flanders-wins-the-lottery 1911 for over five grand and the Tony Montana 1911, for how much?

  2. avatar feffrey says:

    As someone who shoots left handed I do like it when companies make left handed guns.
    On the other hand, I would not spend 5 grand on a 1911.

    1. avatar Jeff O. says:

      I agree. I could spend 5k on a left 1911, or I can just live with the fact that I’m shooting a righty-controlled gun left handed, and still have 5k…

      …hard choice.

      Especially when an ambi-saftey is so cheap to buy and easy to install.

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        And if you really, really wanted the controls switched over to the other side, the gunsmithing costs to do that are what, a couple hundred?

        1. avatar Drew says:

          And really, the only control that matters is the safety. The mag release and the slide release are actually easier as a lefty I think.

        2. avatar Philthegardner says:

          Not really. In order to keep the muzzle pointed downrange you need Houdini like dexterity to engage the mag and slide release. As a 1911-loving lefty, I found it much easier to simply switch the fa to the right. Oh and I don’t have an ambi safety because it fattens my old iron to the point where it the potential for clothing snags increases too much. This is a rightie biased world. Us folks who use the “right” hand have learned to live with it…

        3. avatar Drew says:

          Really? Because most righties I see swap their grip to drop the mag and reload, whereas I can hit the mag release with my trigger finger no problem without changing up my grip. Then I can either slingshot or hit the slide release with my trigger finger on the way back, all without changing my grip at all. The standard safety, on the other hand (sorry), requires me either rolling my thumb around the gun or shifting my grip quite alot to disengage. Which is the reason I shot Hi-Powers almost exclusively until ambi-safeties for 1911’s became more prevalent. I have pretty small hands though, so it’s not so much of a contortion for me to hit the mag button. I actually can barely reach the mag release with my thumb when shooting righty, and the slide release might as well be in the next state.

  3. avatar spymyeyes says:

    left or right, 5k is better spent than on one friggin pistol!

    I am a lefty and have always fired right handed guns with no problems and alot of guns today come with no safety at all.

    I would buy an AA-12 with a few extra drum mags, now that’s shooting!!!!

  4. avatar Samcro says:

    Joe Chambers is the Best for Building a Custom 1911 … Check out the New Handgunner Mag his Set of Twins are in it .

  5. avatar KYgunner says:

    As a fellow lefty, I appreciate their thought. But for five fricken grand?? Bahahahahaha. Maybe if I win the lottery. Or Trip in a Walmart and get a fat settlement…

    1. avatar Jeff O. says:

      …I’ve always wanted to trip in a Walmart and sue, it’s the redneck dream.

      Not that I’m a redneck…but c’mon why can’t us honest folk trip in a Walmart and get a huge cash settlement? Oh right…that honest part…

  6. avatar Greg in Allston says:

    Nice guns. They come with a lifetime supply of ammo, right?

  7. avatar Aharon says:

    $5K? Thats about equal to 1,300 gallons of gasoline at today’s prices.

  8. avatar carey says:

    As a colleague of mine says: for that much money, there better be an orgasm involved.

  9. avatar Philthegardner says:

    As another lefty, I too appreciate the effort. But for $5K , I think I’ll just go to the local gun store and get a half dozen fully ambidextrous guns and use the tidy change for a *&*%load of ammo.

  10. avatar L33T says:

    It’s not just the lefty that’s expensive, their entire line is very expensive. I’d look into Cabot about a year ago when they first started making announcements. They’re a spin-off from a high end machining company IIRC. So their pistols are probably well made, but the price point is way too high. Especially for a manufacturer with no track record. My impression is that they’re a hobby company for someone who wants to dabble in gun building but isn’t intending to make a real business of it, which is why they’ve deliberately priced themselves out of the market.

  11. avatar Jim Steel says:

    I would have to agree with Samcro above. Joe Chambers of Chambers Custom Pistols did the Lefty/Righty like nobodies business! His cover and feature in the newest American Handgunner March/April edition that is just hitting the selves is off the HOOK!

    Got my copy yesterday and can you believe that his lefty shot a 10 shot group at 50 yards of 1.80 and the righty shot a 10 shop group at 50 yards of 1.55″ out of commander length guns! WOW!

    As for Cabot…lot of hype, a lot of money with not much proof of results…not to mention some seriously outdated styles. If I want to spend $4K plus on a gun I’ll go with a custom smith like Chambers, Rogers, Harrison or a couple of others.

  12. avatar Gossven says:

    Those clear grip panels are pretty cool.

  13. avatar Mark Horning says:

    For that kind of money you could have a nice collectible left handed Randall and have money left over.

  14. avatar DAT85 says:

    Anybody ever hear of Korth?
    It’s called exclusivity people.
    People with MONEY want things that are not in your neighborhood gun store.Rolex,Phillipe Patek, companies like these produce things that are a cut above your average watch companies products yet nobody has a problem when these products are for sale.

    Sounds like a little “class envy” when people complain about a high end product

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      No, it’s called “making fun of people who have more money than taste”. These guns are beyond silly. Skeletonized with stars? Really? You’re paying five grand for Tony Montana’s 1911 with Rainbow Brite’s accents? Honestly?

      Drop multiple thousands on a Barrett and I tip my hat to you. Waste 5K on one of these gaudy toys and you’re a gullible tool.

  15. avatar DAT85 says:

    LOL!

    So you are the “taste” police eh?
    Your line about “making fun of people who have more money than taste”proves my point.
    Envy and jealousy about not being able to afford a product,pure and simple.

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