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genmeagher
March 12, 2015, 22:08
Anyone ever own or handle one of these? I haven't...just drooled over the pics.

I love the 1911. I love old, military 1911s with flavor. I'm not fond of narco 1911s with the golden Jeebus on the grips or any other fancy schmancy pistolas, but these are works of art!

Pricey, too.

http://cabotgun.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/LMP_0546_ŠLissaMarsolek2012-X2-1024x691.jpg

Thundermaker
March 14, 2015, 12:38
It's pretty, but it ain't $6,500 worth of pretty.

L Haney
March 14, 2015, 12:45
The cuts on the front of the slide strike me as gratuitous, the stars on the trigger border on pimp like, the grip slabs are quite nice. They did rectilinear checkering on the front strap. For their price point I would expect something more artistic.

6500? No phuckin' way.

Thundermaker
March 14, 2015, 13:11
Considering that not even an Ed Brown custom begins to approach that price point, I'd say they're nuts. They claim that their tolerances are within .001". That's a downside to me on anything other than a bullseye gun.

ByrnieMac
March 14, 2015, 20:07
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Couldn't agree with you two more....

TXMoose
March 14, 2015, 21:05
Barbecue gun

L Haney
March 14, 2015, 21:19
Barbecue gun

Yep, needs leather.

ByronF
March 15, 2015, 05:26
I handled one. Felt exactly like a 1911. They're made maybe 40 minutes down the road. Nice looking pistol, fit and finish was very nice. When you gotta look this cool only a Cabot will do. BLAP BLAP

http://cabotgun.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/IMG_2933-e1345560711337-798x250.jpg

richbug
March 15, 2015, 09:55
I have a friend who is their banker(also an obsessed gun guy). Been listening to the story of this company from the beginning. Nothing but good. Obviously not for all budgets.

Thundermaker
March 15, 2015, 11:46
If I was a millionaire, I still wouldn't buy a $6500 1911 if a $3000 one was just as good. Maybe there is something special about them that warrants the price. I just can't imagine what that would be. There's only so much you can do to a 1911.

richbug
March 15, 2015, 12:08
If I was a millionaire, I still wouldn't buy a $6500 1911 if a $3000 one was just as good. Maybe there is something special about them that warrants the price. I just can't imagine what that would be. There's only so much you can do to a 1911.

Their entry level gun is about $3500. Once you go above that it is all about how much vanity you want to pay for.

ByrnieMac
March 16, 2015, 07:11
Their entry level gun is about $3500. Once you go above that it is all about how much vanity you want to pay for.

Would I have to pay more to get one without stars on the trigger?:whistling:

mpnv
March 16, 2015, 07:19
Would I have to pay more to get one without stars on the trigger?:whistling:

+1 :facepalm:

Invictus77
March 16, 2015, 08:01
If I was a millionaire, I still wouldn't buy a $6500 1911 if a $3000 one was just as good. Maybe there is something special about them that warrants the price. I just can't imagine what that would be. There's only so much you can do to a 1911.

Ditto

No military collectable significance and my Gold Cups and Kimber can way out perform the sight aligner for shooting. Maybe I am missing the boat but I just don't "get it".

Roland
March 17, 2015, 18:46
If I was a millionaire, I still wouldn't buy a $6500 1911 if a $3000 one was just as good. Maybe there is something special about them that warrants the price. I just can't imagine what that would be. There's only so much you can do to a 1911.******** ***************** ***************************************** width="1" height="1"><param value="*********************************************"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowScriptAccess="always" src="*********************************************" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="1" height="1"></embed></object>
Same here. I couldn't agree more...

richbug
March 22, 2015, 16:52
My secondhand info on these is that they are not "gunsmith fit", they are machined that perfectly. Bonus there is that you can call them to order a replacement or upgrade part, which will be a perfect fit every time.

K.O.A.M.
March 23, 2015, 14:29
While I admire people who put a lot of skill into their product, $6500 would buy me two top-shelf 1911's from anyone else. Or, 13 of the Filipino/Turkish ones.

I'll have to pass. If, however, one of you buys one, I'll happily shoot it for you.

DYNOMIKE
March 23, 2015, 15:35
I sold one at the shop a couple years ago, it's been awhile but they did have two or three others on display...
From what I can recall they (Cabot) developed, and perfected a means/method that uses stones to get the incredibly tight fit. What's different about that is the stones are on machines and not in a smiths hands..
The Guns really are nice but my comments always mimicked those already posted.. For that kinda $$ one could get a full custom 1911 from a number of different builders and have enough $$ left over to go on a nice vacation..
Last year I chatted at the booth they had set-up at Shot.. Had a nice chat with Brian Zinns about the guns as well as revisiting the conversation he and I had a year or so earlier regarding his little goof up with the FAL during one of his matches on TOP SHOT.. :devil:

homelandprotector
March 24, 2015, 01:30
http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy12/rz401/146_zps056f3278.jpg (http://s773.photobucket.com/user/rz401/media/146_zps056f3278.jpg.html)

homelandprotector
March 24, 2015, 01:32
My favorite.....

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy12/rz401/45_zpsv32wsfsm.jpg (http://s773.photobucket.com/user/rz401/media/45_zpsv32wsfsm.jpg.html)

D P Six
March 24, 2015, 16:42
http://w.mawebcenters.com/static/ecommerce/176/176160/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/1/0/10734_2.jpg

I would never fault a person for spending a bundle on a gun if that is what floats one's boat. The Cabot gun does nothing for me but if I had a fat bank account I would reduce it down for a 1st year Colt 1911 in about 95% condition.

L Haney
March 24, 2015, 18:44
My secondhand info on these is that they are not "gunsmith fit", they are machined that perfectly. Bonus there is that you can call them to order a replacement or upgrade part, which will be a perfect fit every time.

I don't KNOW we're there today. But we'll get there.

brunop
March 24, 2015, 21:26
No matter how nice, it still looks machine made. When the machines can make a gun that looks like Jason Burton made the gun, we're all in trouble.

Meanwhile, that kind of money will get you a full-house custom from Burton, Morris, Yost, and (the few) guys like them on the planet, so it is kind of a neat thing, but not worth it - even if one has the means to justify buying a $7K handgun.

Check this page out: http://americanhandgunner.com/excellence-defined/ Make sure you 'click' on the "read more on Heirloom Precision" link before the "WEB BLAST" thing in red. You're looking at a full-house custom that Burton has done for Roy Huntington, which he has also done for Clint Smith and other customers. Then you'll see what $7K buys, and my opinion is that it is superior to the machine-made guns.

morris' page is here:

http://www.morriscustompistols.com/pistol%20gallery.htm


I'm just trying to help you spend your money wisely, genmeagher. I don't want you to miss out on the full custom experience for your 7K clams. :angel:

nopec
March 25, 2015, 17:23
I look at them as functional art, like a Porsche gt4. Are there other ways to go fast or look good? Are there cheaper ways to grind away the miles from home to office?

4x401
March 26, 2015, 19:17
I look at them as functional art, like a Porsche gt4. Are there other ways to go fast or look good? Are there cheaper ways to grind away the miles from home to office?

Sorry, IMHO the name "Porsche", and the word "Art", have no business occupying the same Universe let alone the same sentence..http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m44/4x401cj/FMA/anim_puke_zps55a34aa0.gif (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/4x401cj/media/FMA/anim_puke_zps55a34aa0.gif.html)

L Haney
March 26, 2015, 20:01
I look at them as functional art,...

A Velvet Elvis will keep the sun out of your bed room during a hangover.

Then after you sober up, you got a Velvet Elvis over a window.

genmeagher
March 30, 2015, 21:56
I'm just trying to help you spend your money wisely, genmeagher. I don't want you to miss out on the full custom experience for your 7K clams. :angel:

Thanks, B-op!

I spend my money willy nilly on bad decisions, poor horse picks, fast women, .mil firearms and silly things like saucy brunettes and cases of Jamo.

I did admire that custom 1911 but would never drop the cash on one of those, even if I won the lottery. I'd rather have an original Henry rifle or an all matching 1860 Colt Army than that pistol; I just loved the fit and finish of that sidearm.

I just got into 1911 builds so whatever turd I turn out compared to a custom piece is night and day. Long time listener, first time builder.

12 hours into this 80%er on a Sarco kit; turned this one out part time on a weekend. The frame to slide fit is like glass. I fumbled the small parts kit and lost two pins, so my vacuum will be hiccupping and bitching for the next twoi weeks.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/genmeagher/IMG_0420_zps4aeao9n2.jpg

andresere
April 01, 2015, 07:23
Thanks, B-op!

I spend my money willy nilly on bad decisions, poor horse picks, fast women, .mil firearms and silly things like saucy brunettes and cases of Jamo.

I did admire that custom 1911 but would never drop the cash on one of those, even if I won the lottery. I'd rather have an original Henry rifle or an all matching 1860 Colt Army than that pistol; I just loved the fit and finish of that sidearm.

I just got into 1911 builds so whatever turd I turn out compared to a custom piece is night and day. Long time listener, first time builder.

12 hours into this 80%er on a Sarco kit; turned this one out part time on a weekend. The frame to slide fit is like glass. I fumbled the small parts kit and lost two pins, so my vacuum will be hiccupping and bitching for the next twoi weeks.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/genmeagher/IMG_0420_zps4aeao9n2.jpg

That's a good looking build. I really want to try that one of these days.

You need to send that to GP and have him put a finish on it like this one.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll166/andresere/RIA/RIA%20DONE%20004_zpsk5h356v7.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/andresere/media/RIA/RIA%20DONE%20004_zpsk5h356v7.jpg.html)

genmeagher
April 01, 2015, 20:41
Thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate that.

That finish on that 1911 is gorgeous. Gunplumber does some seriously nice work. That's your piece, right?

The 1911 build was frustrating, addictive, fun, enlightening and humbling. I would race home to continue the build and also lose sleep chasing down gremlins that popped up. I gained a few new scars, a healthy respect for gunsmiths and my love for the 1911 has increased tenfold. There is still some fitting and polishing to do, but the build is fully functional. I feel like the time I was a Boy Scout and just finished my first Soap Box Derby racer. Some things never change!

I think I'll leave this build in the rough as a reminder and as a memento. Definitely a learning experience and there is literally blood and sweat in that piece.

andresere
April 02, 2015, 07:20
Thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate that.

That finish on that 1911 is gorgeous. Gunplumber does some seriously nice work. That's your piece, right?

The 1911 build was frustrating, addictive, fun, enlightening and humbling. I would race home to continue the build and also lose sleep chasing down gremlins that popped up. I gained a few new scars, a healthy respect for gunsmiths and my love for the 1911 has increased tenfold. There is still some fitting and polishing to do, but the build is fully functional. I feel like the time I was a Boy Scout and just finished my first Soap Box Derby racer. Some things never change!

I think I'll leave this build in the rough as a reminder and as a memento. Definitely a learning experience and there is literally blood and sweat in that piece.

Mark does flawless work. I have had several friends that I was in the Army with say it looks like it came out of the rack.

brunop
April 02, 2015, 18:49
Thanks, B-op!

I spend my money willy nilly on bad decisions, poor horse picks, fast women, .mil firearms and silly things like saucy brunettes and cases of Jamo.

I did admire that custom 1911 but would never drop the cash on one of those, even if I won the lottery. I'd rather have an original Henry rifle or an all matching 1860 Colt Army than that pistol; I just loved the fit and finish of that sidearm.

I just got into 1911 builds so whatever turd I turn out compared to a custom piece is night and day. Long time listener, first time builder.

12 hours into this 80%er on a Sarco kit; turned this one out part time on a weekend. The frame to slide fit is like glass. I fumbled the small parts kit and lost two pins, so my vacuum will be hiccupping and bitching for the next twoi weeks.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/genmeagher/IMG_0420_zps4aeao9n2.jpg

"Turd"?!!

That thing is bitchin'. I'd carry that bad boy with pride - finish or none.

Keep building 'em, man. These *are* the Good Ol' Days, and they won't last long...

L Haney
April 02, 2015, 19:09
genmeagher, have you tried the hand feel with a flat mainspring housing?

I got hooked on those when I was 17. Change 'em all out now.

genmeagher
April 09, 2015, 18:27
Thanks Brunop and LHaney...I appreciate the comments and suggestions! This has seen the side of my hip a few times. Fun stuff.

LH: I tried a friend's 1911 with the flat mainspring housing and while I didn't think I would like it I have to say the feel is growing on me. I just ordered one the other day.

This was a fun project, aside from the cussing and late nights. I am ready to start another one!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/b_man/a5d948d5-72a2-4ddd-b1e0-eabdeedd135c_zps2nn5he2m.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/b_man/media/a5d948d5-72a2-4ddd-b1e0-eabdeedd135c_zps2nn5he2m.jpg.html)