Tucked away in a corner of the ground floor of the SHOT show was a small but visually impressive display by Cabot Guns. I thought I had struck gun blogger gold and immediately took some photos of the some of the most beautiful 1911s I had ever laid eyes on. Of course, when I mentioned my achievement to Nick Leghorn a few hours later, he rolled his eyes and informed me that our very own Robert ‘Tex” Farago had blogged the latest Cabot ballistic eye candy a few days earlier. Undaunted, I am posting these pics anyway, because I hate to see perfectly good images go to waste . . .
I would have never guessed that fossilized Mammoth teeth would make such stylish 1911 grips. I asked how much the above pistol retails for, but the reply was that it’s not for sale. Cabot president Robert Bianchin did mention, however, that if it were for sale, it would fetch somewhere north of 35K. At that price I’m sure the Department of Homeland Security will order 1000 of them next week. The sequester is over, after all.
And for a mere 10K, here’s another pretty gun from the Cabot collection:
Finally, this very nice young lady named Britt volunteered to hold another 1911 in the light for me. Sigh. What a pretty handgun.