Cabot Guns makes some incredible custom firearms, but now they’ve even outdone themselves. I don’t know how I didn’t hear about this sooner, but it seems about a year ago, they rolled out their most incredible creation yet. For the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, they introduced their matched set of 1911s made from meteorite iron.
Yes, meteorite iron. The meteorite they used for the metal was the Gibeon Meteor, which landed in Africa millions of years ago. I don’t know how they got their hands on this space rock, but they cut a chunk out of it and built a pair of .45s from it.
These might be the coolest guns I’ve ever seen. Here’s a link to Cabot’s page about the Big Bang Pistol Set, if you want to see them. Cabot left the meteorite’s rough outer texture intact as much as they could, so the guns actually look like they were made out of meteor metal.
I’m sorry I didn’t let you know about them sooner, when you’d have a chance to bid on them if you were looking for a distinctive pair of 1911s. Then again, maybe there’s still time. It’s not clear from Cabot’s website whether they’re still available or not, but in order to find out for sure, I would have to sign up to “register my intent to bid on the Big Bang Pistol Set,” and I’m a little short of the asking price. If you have four and a half million dollars you don’t need for anything else, maybe these awesome guns could be yours. If you get them, let me know, and I’ll help you test their accuracy.