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Old 04-25-2013, 16:16   #1
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Cabot Guns

"Not another one of THESE!"

Well, hear me out. The threads I found in searching for the topic got out of hand pretty quickly.

So, let's talk about them in a friendly way.

The first thing everyone (including me) asks is, "Are they worth 8 thousand dang dollars!?!?!?"

Don't know. Never held one. Don't know what an 8k pistol is supposed to feel like. But, I think we can have this part settled easily by saying, "Are they selling them for 8 thousand dollars?" Answer: Yes. "Are people buying them for 8 thousand dollars?" Answer: Yup. They are. Enough that Cabot is still open for business, folks. So, that takes care of that question.

Here is the question I want to ask all of you folks who know your 1911s: What is it that sets Cabot apart from other semi custom gun manufacturers?

I've read around about them. I've read that the tolerances were amazing. I've read that the grip safety was hung in there very sloppily. I've read good and bad. I'm just asking here in the off chance that some of you have handled or purchased one of these guns.

All I know for sure about them is that they sure look pretty on the website for Cabot.
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Old 04-25-2013, 17:04   #2
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Nope,.....saw pictures from what they had at Shot Show.
Quality materials, innovative designs but poor fitment & craftsmanship!

Not worth even 1/3rd what they are asking for them to me.
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Old 04-25-2013, 17:50   #3
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If I can get a full custom from some of the biggest names in the business for less, I'm certainly not going to pay more for an unknown brand. I think BAC payed less than that for his Liebenberg/PD beauty.
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Old 04-25-2013, 23:57   #4
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If I can get a full custom from some of the biggest names in the business for less, I'm certainly not going to pay more for an unknown brand. I think BAC payed less than that for his Liebenberg/PD beauty.
Much less, in fact.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:09   #5
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To me it seems like a bolt together assembly gun made on expensive equipment. Nothing handfit, nothing special. I would buy a Les Baer or something like that first. Actually, I would rather buy a Springer or Colt and send it to Chuck Rogers.
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Chuck or Joes Chambers can do a heJJ of a lot more for less!
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:29   #7
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Chuck or Joes Chambers can do a heJJ of a lot more for less!
No doubt Greg

So can quite a few others.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:31   #8
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Saw a couple at a big range about an hour and a half away from me. They were 4-5k and seeing them in person I was impressed. Very high quality and beautiful finish. Even if I could afford one the lack of a rail is a deal breaker.
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Grip safety fit, slide to ejector gaps, thumb safety fit.....all very poor
for a manufacturer demanding premium pricing.

It's a pig in a prom dress!
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Oops.......double tap!

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Saw a couple at a big range about an hour and a half away from me. They were 4-5k and seeing them in person I was impressed. Very high quality and beautiful finish. Even if I could afford one the lack of a rail is a deal breaker.
Interesting

I would like a to handle a couple of them.
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Old 05-01-2013, 16:30   #12
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I wasn't impressed with the Cabot's at SHOT. They would never say what the accuracy was, just "they shoot pretty good".
For the money that you are spending on it, the grip safety is fit poorly, the barrel fit was all over the place, they said they invented the front sight installation (actually Paul Liebenberg has been doing it for a while), the slide/frame fit wasn't as tight as i was expecting (from the numbers they are bragging about). The one thing that was nice about it was that a dry frame/slide cycled nice and smooth.

Here's some pics:

nice grip safety fit, eh?
also look at the corner of the grip hanging over near the MSH
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This is from Cabot's website. either it's the same gun they had at SHOT, or it's just showing that they can't fit a grip safety.
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here's the sight they said they innovated
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I didn't notice it, but one of the guns on display, the grip safety didn't work.
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also the gun that Brian Zins used to win Camp Perry was a Cabot frame and slide that was built by a gunsmith and not Cabot.
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