Cabot Shooter Takes Gold at NRA National Pistol Championship

Cabot Shooter, Jon Shue. National Pistol Champion 2017
Cabot Shooter, Jon Shue. National Pistol Champion 2017

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -( Jonathan Shue of Cabot Guns, a top manufacturer of American-made precision firearms, stunned military shooters at this year’s NRA National Pistol Championship by taking first place and winning the Gold at the NRA National Matches.

Shue, a former Marine now competing as a civilian for Team Cabot Guns, emerged on top in matches that involved 468 competitors from around the world in the three-day tournament at historic Camp Perry in Port Clinton Ohio.

“We are all super excited about Jon’s incredible performance,” said Rob Bianchin, Founder and CEO of Cabot Guns. “That said, I’m not surprised. Most folks have heard about Cabot Guns as the manufacturer of pistols made from meteorite but first and foremost we have proven time and again that we make the most accurate 1911’s on the planet. A Cabot Gun is the hands of a disciplined athlete like Jon is certainly a Championship combination”

To secure the title of National Champion, Shue finished the tournament with a score of 2638 out of a possible 2700. This included 126 x’s and two points ahead of U.S. Army Marksman Adam Sokolowski. Shue decisively beat the best military and industry marksmen, including competitors from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

“There’s a new Sheriff in town at Camp Perry … and he has a beard,” Bianchin added jokingly about Shue’s recognizable and notable beard.

Cabot Shooter, Jon Shue. National Pistol Champion 2017
Cabot Shooter, Jon Shue. National Pistol Champion 2017

In addition to the overall aggregate Championship, Shue also won the Cabot Guns NRA National Center Fire Championship at Camp Perry.

Award-winning actor and 1911 enthusiast Joe Mantegna said, “Congratulations to Cabot Guns, Team Cabot and Jon Shue for an exceptional tournament at the National Matches. Once again Cabot has proved itself to be one of the most innovative gun manufacturers in the world.

“I’m proud to be a Cabot owner.” Cabot 1911 pistols are described as “The only pistol with the quality of a Rolls-Royce and the accuracy of an atomic clock,” by industry expert S.P Fjestad, author, editor and publisher of the Blue Book of Gun Values.

The tournament also featured a strong performance by Team Cabot. Among 56 teams, Team Cabot was the highest scoring industry team. They placed third overall at the tournament, ahead of perennial contenders from the industry and military. They also won Silver at the .45 Caliber Championship Match. The team members are William Bethards (captain), Jon Shue, Grayson Palmer and Lee Fleming.

The 115-year-old tournament is known as “The World Series of Shooting.” Each year the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines send their top marksmen to compete alongside law enforcement, state organizations, international shooters, industry, clubs and civilians. It involves three stages of fire: Slow fire, timed fire and rapid fire.

Bullseye competition is the pinnacle of accuracy refinement because it is entirely based around accuracy aspects of pistol shooting. Bullseye is the shooting sport where the shooter attempts to hit a 1.7-inch bullseye target at distances of 25 and 50 yards, one-handed.

Each competitor will attempt 270 shots over the tournament where a Bullseye – a shot scored within the ten-ring – counts for 10 points while shots that land in concentric larger circle receive few points. Weather condition were challenging this year as day two of the tournament saw winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour.

“If you want to be the most accurate shooter in the world you need to have the most accurate gun in the world. We are very proud to have two shooters attain the pinnacle of shooting with a Cabot Bullseye gun over our short history,” said Bianchin.

Cabot is known for producing precision 1911 pistols. The 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 famous 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.

The company is renowned for its attitude and pedigree, refusing to settle for anything less than the best of both. Originally, they challenged America’s top engineers, machinists and master craftsmen to build the perfect precision handgun from scratch without compromise. What has resulted is a superior collection of 1911 pistols made from only the finest of materials, technology and minds that this great country has to offer.

For more information, visit their website.


About Cabot Guns:

Situated in western Pennsylvania, Cabot Guns produces aerospace quality 1911 style pistols that are 100 percent American-made by craftsmen and nano-technologists obsessed with feel, precision and purity. Cabot Guns is located at 300 N. Pike Road, Sarver, PA.

Learn more about Cabot Guns on their website.