Cabot Guns to Debut Left Handed and Stainless 1911 Pistols at 2012 SHOT SHOW

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Cabot Gun Company, LLC will debut two new gun models at the Media day and SHOT SHOW on January 16 through 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV – the South Paw, a left-handed 1911, and the National Standard, a 420 stainless steel 1911.

Cabot Gun Company, LLC will debut two new gun models at the Media day and SHOT SHOW on January 16 through 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV – the South Paw, a left-handed 1911, and the National Standard, a 420 stainless steel 1911.


The South Paw is a true left-handed 1911. Cabot Gun has produced a left-handed model that is a truly inverted 1911. The South Paw is the only left-handed 1911 style pistol available in the market.

"Twelve percent of shooters are left handed" said Cabot Guns President Robert Bianchin. "The industry has ignored the left-handed gun cohort and, while we do not make mass-produced guns, we will do our part to provide a true left-handed shooting experience for a select number of gun enthusiasts". Added Bianchin, “Innovation motivates us. Innovation is exciting.”

The South Paw is precision constructed from 4140 billet steel to extreme tolerances. The South Paw, like all Cabot Gun firearms, is designed to exceed National Match accuracy standards right out of the box. This model is distinguished both aesthetically and mechanically from other 1911 pistols. A new gray-tone color was developed for the pistol and several custom grip options are available. Grip options include California olive wood, box elder and locally-harvested walnut which is milled on the Jones family farm located behind the shop where Cabot Guns are produced.

The South Paw features a new front sight called the Rozic blind sight. Rather than staked from the top of the slide the sight dovetails from the front of the breach face providing seamless integration into the slide. The sights are available with white dot, tritium or gold dot. A limited number one-hundred South Paw pistols will be produced for 2012. The cost of a South Paw pistol is $5,250.


Cabot Gun’s second model is our 420 stainless-steel 1911 style pistol, the "National Standard". The National Standard is a 420 stainless pistol available in two grades: our standard and the meticulously hand-polished “Deluxe.” Both grades of the National Standard feature unique and distinctive striping on the slide and incorporate an innovative stainless-steel trigger pad dubbed the “Tristar” trigger. Unlike other trigger pads which have a flat front, our engineers have rounded the front of the pad and went a step further to develop a gnarling process on a rounded and radius component.

"This is our ‘dare you’ trigger", commented Bianchin, "while others might be able to cast or hand file such a component, I'm certain no other gun company can reproduce this". Noted Bianchin, "It's a small detail but one that sets us apart from even the finest pistols. The ergonomics and feel on your trigger finger are quite unique.” Skeletonized with three stars, the Tristar trigger is a work of both engineering excellence and art.

Twenty-five deluxe grade National Standards will also be produced. With an almost mirror finish, the National Standard Deluxe is an investment-grade pistol polished by hand to a stunning 2 micron finish. Embellishment is minimal. The design is focused on simplicity and elegance in order to emphasize how stainless steel is capable of looking. This state-of-the-art pistol also combines all that is new with that which is old: grips of mammoth-tusk ivory adorn the pistol. However, other options such as innovative clear acrylic grips which show off the grip and magazine are also available. The investment-grade National Standard Deluxe debuts at $7,450.

Both of Cabot’s two new gun models have been subject to months of extensive research and development. Both models offer unique innovations and – like other Cabot Guns – are built with state-of-the-art precision technology.

Pistol sets of right and left-handed National Standard Deluxe packages will be available as pinnacle collector items.

Photographs of both the South Paw and National Standard will be viewable on the Cabot Guns web site, on January 16, 2012 to coincide with Media Day in Las Vegas, NV.

Cabot Guns produces a limited number of 1911 which makes Cabot Gun owners part of an exclusive club. Cabot owners will benefit from exclusive offers and services – one example is an owners' weekend planned for June of 2012 featuring extensive training by ten-time NRA Pistol Champion Brian Zins. Brian, a Cabot Spokesman and Ambassador, holds more than 30 national records in NRA Indoor and Outdoor Conventional Pistol Shooting. Brian is also known from History Channel's “Top Shot” Season Two.

A short history on Cabot Guns: The Cabot trademark was launched on April 26, 2011. Cabot Guns are the first 1911 National Match Grade pistols that are built without hand fitting. This is possible because all components within a Cabot gun are standardized to exacting specifications. This means that all parts are interchangeable without gunsmithing. This is a feature Cabot Guns refers to as “clone technology”.

Cabot Guns is collaboration between Cabot Guns and Penn United Technologies Inc., a world-leading precision manufacturer. Together, they design, build and market six model 1911 handguns.

Cabot guns are machined from solid blocks of 4140 billet steel to within tolerances of 2/10,000th of an inch. Cabot believes our frames and slides are the most highly-engineered components ever made for a 1911. Penn United Technologies' proprietary technology allows the frame and slide of a Cabot 1911 to be completely interchangeable with other Cabot 1911 frames and slides. This is unheard of in our industry.

To see Cabot Guns while we're exhibiting, you can find us at the 2012 Shot Show, the Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas, the Eastern Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, the IWA Classic in Nuremburg, Germany and the NRA National Convention and Exhibit in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cabot Guns by Penn United Technologies, Inc. is located at 799 N. Pike Road, Cabot, PA. Please visit and

Contact: Robert Bianchin
Telephone: 724-602-4431
Email: info(at)cabotguns(dot)com

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