Word comes from Robert Bianchin of Cabot Guns of a new high end heater they’ll be introducing at SHOT. Called the National Standard and inspired by guns Tiffany (yes, Tiffany) made a few decades back, you’re not likely to see anyone pumping out 230 gr. ball with one of these babies at the the range. Here’s the skinny…
The National Standard deluxe is a 420 stainless steel that is hand polished to a 2 micron finish (the highest possible) and you could easily mistake the end result as chrome. It almost looks like a mirror. This model will also feature an innovation we are calling Thompson trigger. Rather than a flat front pad it is both rounded and gnurled (difficult to see on the attached photo). The ergonomic feel to the touch is quite unique. We also skeletonized the trigger with stars rather than simple round holes.
This will be an investment grade pistol which will have mammoth ivory grips and a new front we have designed which will be called the Rozic blind sight which is seamlessly integrated into the receiver from the front of the slide rather than staked from the top and finished with a gold dot. A standard National Standard model will also be available which has more typical stainless finish.
The National Standard will be available in both right and left hand models. It is likely the pistol set with a left and right will be fit for collection at the highest level.
Actual ivory? Probably not. And that looks like a pretty aggressively textured fore-grip. Anyway, all we have is Bob’s cell phone pic (above) now, but will share the beauty shots as soon as we get ’em. They’ll also be debuting a truly left-handed gun they’ll be calling (oddly enough) the South Paw. More on that when available, too.