Cabot Guns CEO Robert A. Bianchin sent me a terse email announcing a recent accolade, and the fact that Cabot Guns has named Top Shot competitor Brian Zins as its official spokesman. Doing my best Grease imitation, I asked Mr. B to tell me more, tell me more. And so he did . . .
“I was in Denver the week of October 24th with my family and paid an impromptu visit to our prime dealers. [NB: we have two prime dealers: Gunsmoke and Griffin & Howe.] As I entered the shop there was some mayhem; the Discovery Channel was filming an episode of American Guns. ‘Hi Rob’ a voice boomed from the back. ‘Go on back,’ Rich Wyatt told me. ‘I have a couple of visitors I want you to meet. You need to show them your gun.’
I proceeded to a small meeting room at the back of the store. At the table: S.P. Fjestad, publisher, author and editor of the Blue Book of Gun Values; and R.L. Wilson the noted author and gun historian. I provided them with an overview of our guns and how we build them. I safety checked and then passed around our pistol.
They examined the gun intensely. As we continued to chat, one of the staff at Gunsmoke entered the room. ‘Check this out,’ Fjestad said. ‘This is the Rolls Royce of 1911’s.’ R.L. Wilson chimed in. ‘Really, this is more like a Swiss watch.’
A few days later, I called Steve Fjestad to thank him for his kind comments. During our conversation Steve told he was going to feature one of our 1911s as his Gun of the Week. It was the first time he’s featured a new company as his GOW.
We’re honored. Having a Cabot compared to Korth and some of the finest pistols in the world is humbling experience. We will continue to do everything we can to live up to this distinction.”
Now, Rob, what’s an “anti-piracy sniper,” does it involved field testing your gun and when can we talk to Mr. Zins about that gig?