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    M1911.ORG Visits Cabot Guns, LLC

    An editor of the M1911.ORG E-zine recently visited Penn United Technologies and Cabot Guns, LLC. You may read about that visit http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?p=521#post521


    Please use this thread to discuss the E-zine article.
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    Last edited by Rio Vista Slim; 31st October 2011 at 07:31.


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    It appears that the aluminimum case is a "Blaze" by Technoframes:

    http://www.technoframes.com/en/index.php

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    Walt,

    You are correct. Per Rob Bianchin at Cabot Guns:

    "Yes, the cases are made for us by Technoframes of Brescia, Italy. They are a customized version of the Blaze cases."
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    I look forward to your Range Report of the T&E gun. It sounds as though the company is appropriately named after the local community rather than one Master Gun Smith. The process you described envisions a team of Master Gun-Part Smiths working independently toward a collective goal of making the very best M1911. One that even J.M. Browning could be proud of.
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    As always, Steve has provided us with a supurbly crafted article. I also had no doubt that Cabot Guns would offer him only the finest experience one could have.

    I also have to say I am a little disappointed Steve could not be more specific with the details or provide more pictures. It is no fault of his or Cabot Gun's, because I understand their necessity to keep there proprietary information secret. I feel that this article still leaves many readers and potential Cabot Gun customers in the dark about Cabot's manufacturing processes, and does not lift the veil of mystery surrounding their products.

    I hope in the future more to be done to rectify this. However under the circumstances I think this is a great review. I look forward to reading more.
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    Frankly, I doubt that there is anything magic about Cabot's processes. The price of the finished product may be a consequence of Cabot's tight toleances, which slow machine time, require freshly sharpened tools, and necessitate a willingness to scrap workpieces that fall short, even if within others' "normal" tolerances.

    Cabot may have proprietary jigs and fixtures, as well as cutting tools and the order of machining operations. I would not be surprised if one aspect of the secrecy is to create an aura of mystery around their product.

    If anyone reading this happens to acquire two Cabot pistols, it might be informative to swap slide assemblies to see if the end product maintains that matching precision seen in the review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio Vista Slim
    An editor of the M1911.ORG E-zine recently visited Penn United Technologies and Cabot Guns, LLC. You may read about that visit http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?p=521#post521


    Please use this thread to discuss the E-zine article.
    Very good report/review. Much better than "the other guy" that recently went there.

    Will be looking forward to the range report on the demo gun.

    Thanks!

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    Nice folks, check.
    Impressive machinery, check.
    Fancy case, check.

    Waiting on the gun.

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    This is pretty lacking considering all of the fanfare, but at least the $350 cases look nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjkuleck
    ...If anyone reading this happens to acquire two Cabot pistols, it might be informative to swap slide assemblies to see if the end product maintains that matching precision seen in the review....
    Walt, I'd love to help out in that regard. But unfortunately, the Cabot guns aren't on the California approved roster, and under current rules could not be added.

    Sorry.

    Steve, an excellent article. Thank you.

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