Cabot Firearms


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MrInquisitor
April 23, 2013, 01:00 AM
Does anyone have any experience with them? They fancy themselves the ultra-premium manufacturer of 1911 pistols. Their prices reflect that.
Can't imagine the average Joe buying something so expensive.

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JohnBT
April 23, 2013, 09:21 AM
I've only looked at a handful of them in the case at a local range. They really are a sight to behold just for the finish alone.

I wonder if Cabot would refinish one of my Pythons? :)

tarosean
April 23, 2013, 10:02 AM
For their asking prices I want a known gunsmith, not Joe Bob machinist.

Olympus
April 23, 2013, 05:31 PM
Does anyone have any experience with them? They fancy themselves the ultra-premium manufacturer of 1911 pistols. Their prices reflect that.
Can't imagine the average Joe buying something so expensive.

I don't believe Average Joe is their target audience. Especially considering Joe Montenga from CBS's Criminal Minds owns one.

I happen to have been lucky enough to be contacted by the president of the company and contracted to make a few hundred sets of grips for their guns. I have a good professional relationship with their president and chief engineer.

Olympus
April 23, 2013, 05:34 PM
For their asking prices I want a known gunsmith, not Joe Bob machinist.

Their guns are far from being made by Joe Bob Machinist. Their machinists are likely some of the most skilled in the industry. They do a lot of work for the aerospace industry.

Teachu2
April 23, 2013, 06:03 PM
So if Dennis Rodman owned a Boeing 1911 with a set of Brown Custom grips, would that be superior to a Cabot? :D

Olympus
April 23, 2013, 06:20 PM
So if Dennis Rodman owned a Boeing 1911 with a set of Brown Custom grips, would that be superior to a Cabot? :D

Probably not considering the bearish trends of Boeing stock which had been affected by the problems associated with 787 Dreamliners. But we'll just have to see how the market plays out and whether Boeing can recover and whether investors can be calmed. :rolleyes:

tipoc
April 24, 2013, 02:08 PM
I have to admit I've never heard of Cabot.

Is there a link?

tipoc

tarosean
April 24, 2013, 02:20 PM
^

http://cabotgun.com/

tarosean
April 24, 2013, 02:29 PM
Their guns are far from being made by Joe Bob Machinist. Their machinists are likely some of the most skilled in the industry. They do a lot of work for the aerospace industry.


While you have a biased working relationship with them...The below pic of a 6k + gun on their website... Like I said machinist vs. gunsmith.. I know which one I want.

http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj507/tarosean/319d636d868eda5c85139c36bed7aa9c_zpsd22a728e.jpg

Here is a comparison with one of mine which cost half what that one does.
http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj507/tarosean/EC1C7A39-3874-4A43-8E1F-F1039E190153-1934-0000028B5C0E0B4C_zps1e442d87.jpg

jimbo555
April 24, 2013, 02:29 PM
4,750.00 for the G.I.!

tipoc
April 26, 2013, 03:39 AM
They are looking to market to a particular niche. I wonder if there is a market for what they're selling among the people they're targeting?

Look at the fellas in their ads. They want to sell expensive, upscale looking 1911s to folks to whom the ads appeal.

The folks who spend 5 grand on a watch may also want a 5 grand 1911 and for the same reasons. At a certain point the extra money is not buying increased performance, it's buying the perception of increased performance and of a certain lifestyle. I think that's the case here.

tipoc

TennJed
April 26, 2013, 03:54 AM
Gun folks are a tough crowd. Hi-Points are cheap junk and cabots are overrated. :)

No one here seems to actually have shot one. I will not comment on their quality or performance, I will say I personally do not like the looks of the strange designed serrations on most of the ones picked, but they do look like they have nice finishes

Old Shooter
April 26, 2013, 07:24 AM
The folks who spend 5 grand on a watch may also want a 5 grand 1911 and for the same reasons.

And to some people 5 grand is chump change and if the gun tickles their fancy they don't hesitate a moment.

I do wonder about this gun's performance, is it very tightly fittted and perhaps ammo sensitive or is it designed to work as good as it looks?

smalls
April 26, 2013, 09:32 AM
The folks who spend 5 grand on a watch may also want a 5 grand 1911 and for the same reasons. At a certain point the extra money is not buying increased performance, it's buying the perception of increased performance and of a certain lifestyle. I think that's the case here.

Similar to the Grey Goose story. Triple the price and people will come and buy it.

Olympus
April 26, 2013, 10:27 AM
They are looking to market to a particular niche. I wonder if there is a market for what they're selling among the people they're targeting?

Look at the fellas in their ads. They want to sell expensive, upscale looking 1911s to folks to whom the ads appeal.

The folks who spend 5 grand on a watch may also want a 5 grand 1911 and for the same reasons. At a certain point the extra money is not buying increased performance, it's buying the perception of increased performance and of a certain lifestyle. I think that's the case here.

tipoc

I think you've hit the nail on the head.

HarcyPervin
April 26, 2013, 12:15 PM
I'm not even close, in experience or bankroll, to commenting on Cabot 1911's, but I did want to say, Olympus - you make some beautiful grips.

Olympus
April 26, 2013, 02:01 PM
Well thanks. I appreciate you saying so.

JohnBT
April 26, 2013, 07:07 PM
"to some people 5 grand is chump change"

5 grand won't even cover a full month of my mother's $8k/month nursing home bill. She's been there since 2/07 if you'd like to contemplate saving your $5k and how far it will take you.

Spend it now. :)

John

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