PITTSBURGH –-(Ammoland.com)- Cabot Gun Company, LLC, one of the top manufacturers of precision firearms in the United States, announced today that it has won the “Most Innovative” #1 spot on the Blue Book of Gun Values Top Ten Firearms Industry Awards. They received the award for their “Cosmic” 1911 pistols coined as The Big Bang Pistol Set, which was machined out of an actual meteorite. Cabot Guns was presented with the award at the 2016 NRA Convention.
“We are very honored to be recognized for our innovation and craftsmanship,” said a spokesman for the company. “We are always trying to push the boundaries of precision and quality. The meteorite project gave us an opportunity to test our skills to the maximum, so it’s very gratifying to earn this kind of praise from such an esteemed industry publication.”
To create the “Cosmic pistols,” Cabot acquired a large metallic meteorite. The age of the meteorite is estimated to be greater than that of the Planet Earth. Using advanced machining and 3D visualization technology, Cabot’s gunsmiths were able to produce a functioning 1911 gun out of the meteorite. The guns have been unveiled and can be viewed at cabotguns.com.
Cabot is known for producing 1911 guns. A 1911 style pistol is a popular .45 caliber handgun that was in use by the US Army from 1911 to 1986. The company now offers the world’s first aerospace quality 1911. The Cabot 1911 is renowned in the gun industry for setting a new standard in precision tolerances and quality and is the world’s only producer of a fully inverted left-handed 1911 style pistols.
Cabot pistols have earned numerous prizes. Brian “Gunny” Zins received the 2012 NRA National Pistol Championship when the Cabot 1911 debuted at the competition. He won again in 2013.
The Blue Book of Gun Values Top Ten Firearms Industry Awards recognize innovation and excellence in firearms and related accessories. Judges awarded Cabot Gun after touring the booths and speaking with manufacturers at the 2016 SHOT Show. According to the Blue Book, “This [Cabot Cosmic] is so advanced, such a milestone in manufacturing, that no one was even able personally view the entire firearm at SHOT, just a sample of part of a frame that had been machined.”
The SHOT Show is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.