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The American Joe, A Collector Grade Pistol

The American Joe, A Collector Grade Pistol

New for 2013 we introduce the “American Joe” from Cabot Guns.  The American Joe is an art gun crossing the rubicon between firearms and art.  Cabot commissioned rock star designer Joe Faris to design the art which is engraved on the American Joe.  We asked Joe to design art for a 1911 which represents Detroit and Americana and the result is a limited edition run of a new iconic 1911, the American Joe.

America was built on hard work, innovation and freedom !

The American Joe 1911 is forged out of the same principles. This gun is a symbol of “American exceptionalism” at it’s finest. The tire tread “USA” represents the speed of the bullet leaving barrel as well as the Detroit Automotive innovative spirit which is at the heart of America. The wings embody a burst of Freedom as the tire peels out shifting into a Web pattern that is traditionally Tattoo on the elbow and is fitting as the pattern on the slide. (the elbow of the gun) A spiders web in nature is one of the most complex patterns and is broken-down everyday but built back up every night. In America we continue to build just as our forefathers did for generations. The American Flag hand grip represent the strength of this country as the hand wraps around the magazine with fortitude and resilience. This gun is built purely in America and shaped out of the finest block of steel. The American Joe is a true Red, White and Blue representation of the Glory, Romance and Legend of the 1911.


What’s better than an American Joe?  How about a mirror image set of left and right handed American Joe’s with custom finish details.


  • modern full size 1911 styling
  • stainless steel frame and slide from billet steel
  • stainless national match grade barrel
  • polished feed ramp
  • lowered and flared ejection port
  • 16.5 lb. Recoil spring
  • tristar trigger
  • rear slide cocking serrations
  • top slide serrations
  • right-hand thumb safety
  • checkered main spring housing
  • 20 lpi front strap checkering
  • novak adjustable rear sight
  • blind front sight
  • 8-round magazine
  • aluminum flag grips

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PRICE: $7,450  |  ORDER: 1-855-THE-1911



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The American Joe 1911 is a collaborative design effort with Cabot Guns and Joe Faris. Joe is a Fashion Designer and Project Runway Alum from Detroit. Joe started his career as a denim designer in the late eighties and has taken the first step towards establishing an apparel industry in Detroit with the creation of “Motor City Blues” a Denim Brand “Born in Michigan” and made entirely in U.S.A. Joe is passionately committed to bringing the garment industry back to the U.S. And Metro-Detroit.


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