There’s no mistaking it. Everyone who’s ever driven knows the sound of a Harley alongside of you. When stopped at a light and you almost feel that distinctive, throaty “potato-potato-potato” growl, you don’t have to look to know it’s a hog. That’s seems to be the concept behind Cabot Guns’ efforts to give their ultra high end 1911s their own “auditory signature.” So when you rack the slide on a S103 Commander, it won’t sound like the slide on any other gun in the world. Press release after the jump . . .
Sarver, Pennsylvania – November 9, 2015 – Cabot Guns, the premier purveyor of state-of-the-art advancement of the 1911 platform, is proud to announce another industry first – acoustical engineering as a part of the 1911 shooting experience.
In the few short years since their founding in 2011, Cabot Guns has continually proven that they cannot shy away from innovation in any facet of the work they so passionately adore. Today, Cabot is announcing it has taken steps to secure intellectual property protection of their latest endeavor – expanding the sensory pleasure of handling the 1911 pistol.
Inspired by the “feeling” created by certain sounds, Cabot Guns introduces an auditory signature to its already unmistakable workmanship. Audiology is the study of hearing – Psychoacoustics, the study of the perception of sound. There are things in this world readily identifiable solely by their auditory presence; the vault-like heavy engagement of a Mercedes door, the tell-tale “ping” when opening a T.S. DuPont lighter, and even the “flick” when unlocking an iPhone. Each of these sounds was specifically engineered into their respective designs. Cabot Guns again breaks new ground by bringing this technology to the firearms industry with an acoustically engineered 1911.
Described as akin to the high-speed clean shutter sound of a DSLR camera, Cabot’s acoustic engineering is now a feature made manifest upon racking the slide of their S103 Commander pistol. Cabot President Rob Bianchin states “I can’t stop racking the slide,” as a smile spreads from ear to ear.
Just as photography cannot fully capture the elegantly deep shine of Cabot’s Deluxe polished finish for one’s eyes, audio recordings cannot fully replicate the psychoacoustic perceptions created by the racking of the S103 slide. While not a substitute for “the real thing,” a peek into the captured auditory bliss is available at sound.cabotgun.com. The full auditory experience of the S103 truly must be experienced first hand.
Committed to the strict control of variables, and the implementation of perfection, Cabot Guns expects to soon offer acoustical engineering options to other models of their 1911 line.
President Rob Bianchin and the Cabot Guns team take pride and obsession to levels of American can-do. From their expanding operation in the rolling hills of Sarver, Pennsylvania to their new center for excellence in the State of Indiana, Cabot takes price in the superiority of American craftsmanship to create the “ultra-premium” 1911 models for which they have become famous.