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

Cabot, Pennsylvania
January 10, 2012

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 is a true left handed 1911 and the only left handed 1911 style pistol available in the market.  The second model to debut is a 420 stainless steel 1911 style pistol to be known as the “National Standard.”  The two new gun models have been under subject to extensive research and development for several months.  Both models offer unique innovations and like other Cabot Guns are built with state of the art extreme precision technology.

“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.”

“Innovation is what excites and motivates us,” added Bianchin.

The Cabot Guns left handed pistol is a truly inverted 1911.  Aptly named the South Paw, it is constructed from 4140 billet to extreme precision tolerances and designed to exceed National Match accuracy standards right out of the box.  The model is distinguished both aesthetically and mechanically from other 1911 pistols.   A gray tone color was developed for the pistol and several custom grip options are available such as California olive wood, box elder and locally harvested walnut milled on the Jones family farm located behind the plant where Cabot Guns are produced.  The gun also features a new front sight called the Rozic blind sight.  Rather than staked from the top of the slide it is dovetailed from the front of the breach face providing for 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.

The “National Standard” is a 420 stainless pistol which will be available in two grades; standard and deluxe.  Both grades of the National Standard features a unique and distinctive striping on the slide and incorporates an innovative stainless steel trigger pad to be known as 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 for 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.”

“It’s a small detail but one that sets us apart from even the finest pistols in the world such as the German company Korth” added Bianchin.  The ergonomics and feel on your trigger finger is quite unique.  The Tristar trigger is skeletonized with three stars.  The component itself is a work of both engineering excellence and art.

Twenty-five deluxe grade National Standards will also be produced.  Inspired by six 1911 style pistols Tiffany & Co. produced decades ago, the National Standard Deluxe is an investment grade pistol meticulously hand polished to a stunning 2 micron finish which is almost mirror-like.  The aesthetics of the pistol emphasized the elegance of stainless steel and what it is capable of looking at in it’s most refined state when brought out by the art of hand polishing.  The state of the art pistol also combines all that is new with that which is old.  Mammoth ivory grips adorn the pistol, however, other original options such as clear acrylic grips are also an option which provide a see through view of the grip area and polished magazine.  The investment grade pistols are priced at $7,450.

Pistol sets of right and left handed National Standard Deluxe packages will be available as trophy collectibles.

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 is produces limited number of 1911s making 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 which will feature extensive training by Brian Zins, Cabot Spokesman and Ambassador. Brian is a ten-time NRA Pistol Champion and 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 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.

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.

If you’d like 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. are located at 799 N. Pike Road, Cabot, PA.  Please visit and

If you’d like more information about Cabot Guns or to schedule and interview, please call Rob Bianchin at (724) 602-4431 or e-mail