"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.