Interviews With Some of Our Talent
The Cabot 1911 pistols are more than pieces of steel and wood, they are icons of passion, dedication and the belief that “good enough” is never enough. Cabot Guns are the physical representation of the engineers, machinists and craftsman who poured their energy and beliefs into the design of these history-making 1911 handguns. We’d like to introduce you to the team behind these guns. Check back often, as we will continue to post new interviews.
Ed Strange, Wicked Grips
With the eye of an artist and the attention of an engineer, Ed Strange of Wicked Grips was a perfect fit for the Cabot Guns design team. Possessing the same entrepreneurial spirit as the folks at Cabot, Ed started Wick Grips because he says, “no one was making grips that I wanted to buy.” And with that spirit, Wicked Grips began to fill an important niche in the custom pistol world.Continue reading >>>
Tom Pierce, Thomas Pierce Architecture and Interior Design
As the Cabot /Penn United design team was imagining their 1911 pistols, they wanted the guns to reflect the company’s foundational beliefs— a strong belief in family, God and country, and the philosophy that you should never stop striving to become better at what you do. That’s when Cabot turned to Tom Pierce an architect and fellow committee member at The Light of Life Rescue Mission, a Christ-centered ministry providing food, shelter and life-saving programs for the poor, homeless and addicted. Continue reading >>>
Brian “Gunny” Zins, Retired Marine
Look up “straight shooter” in the dictionary and you’ll likely find a photo of Brian “Gunny” Zins. Not only because he’s won the NRA Pistol Championship a record-breaking 10 times, but also because he speaks openly, from the heart, and always with a smile on his face. Continue reading >>>
John McNally, Five-Time Olympic Speed Shooter
For many, competing once in the Olympics is a career pinnacle but for John McNally, the 5-time Olympian and 14-time NRA champion, excellence is a lifelong pursuit. John is driven to constantly perform, improve and perfect—values shared with the team at Cabot Guns and Penn United Technologies. Continue reading >>>
KC Crawford, Bullseye Pistolsmith
“Easy” is not a word you’ll find in the vocabulary of Cabot Guns or KC Crawford. Just the opposite—it’s only worth doing if it’s a challenge. With this shared philosophy, it’s no surprise that KC, an expert bullseye pistolsmith since 1984, quickly became a friend of Cabot Guns.
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