After a lot of deliberation, about three years ago I bought a Cabot 1911; the Gentleman's Carry. From making the decision to delivery-about a week. Now, you can expect to wait about a year. Possibly find one on the Web, but general delivery time for their guns is about a year. And they start at about $4,000. What do you get for this amount of money? Obviously, a beautiful, high quality gun. And a shooter. Mine is an EDC gun with several thousand rounds down range. And customer service that is tops in the industry, in my opinion. And here's the story. I called Cabot about 3 years ago and Rob answered the phone (owner and CEO). Talked to him for about a half hour about the gun I wanted and his ideas. Last week, and several years after selling out a year ahead of time some of the most beautiful and top quality guns in the business, I called Cabot about a question, and Rob answered the phone. Again, we talked in detail about my question concerning cuts for a Red Dot sight, and he was in no hurry to hang up or get on with other business that I'm sure he had to deal with. Try calling Baer, Wilson or Ed Brown and try getting them to come to the phone, let alone that they would answer their own phone. And I read about how customer service is non existent for Glock Store and other such businesses that have been incredibly busy since the "gun rush". So I write this for those that want to knock as they like to say, "over priced guns", safe queens and those that choose to buy them. Before knocking a gun, shoot it. And I will quote from a discussion I had with Jeff Cooper years ago, "it's only too expensive if you don't have it to spend". So in closing, in the case of Cabot, their success has not gone to their head (Rob's), and they are still there to serve those that are interested in purchasing their gun, or have already done so. Rare in this day and age.