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Thread: Pistol Review: Cabot Guns CGI/Classic

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    Phew, it works, what a relief.
    Don't you just hate those magazine articles where they have to make excuses for guns that don't shoot?

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    As always, a great review Steve.

    I am delighted to see that they opted to go with Kart barrels... a fantastic choice, and I really believe it will help in the long run as most consider Fred Kart's to be among the best of the best.

    Pistol aside... I think the thing I am most impressed with is the case... it is simply gorgeous. Contemporary, yet classic. A fine choice, and very fitting.

    Grips look great.

    All of the edges on the front of the pistol seem to be broken well, however they look a little harsh on the top of the frame tangs. Nothing major though.

    The only things I would like to see a little more attention given to are the machine marks on the very front of the slide, around the bushing, and a little more dressing to the thumb safety so that it matches the contour of the frame when in the "fire" position rather than protruding passed the radius (at least that's the way I interpret the photo... but it is entirely possible my eyes are playing tricks on me).

    The one thing that I was really looking forward too are measurements and spec'ing of the parts. I am intrigued by their clone technology and would like to see just how consistent it really is. Alas, we can't have it all! Ideally, that would include a couple different pistols as well to test the interchangeability as well.

    Thanks for the review Steve, and thanks to Cabot Guns for providing a specimen.

    Oh... last question... what is the other end of the bushing wrench used for??? Do they offer different style bushings, similar to EGW's?

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    Excellent review my friend.

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    Great review. Highly anticipated, I'd venture to say.

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    Excellent review and glad you got a chance to shoot one

    I wish I had been as fortunate during my visit to the factory!

    DAT85

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Watson
    Don't you just hate those magazine articles where they have to make excuses for guns that don't shoot?
    Jim, our review protocol indicates (and we make sure that the manufacturers know that) that if a pistol has any issue when we try it, we'll report the issue. You can check our Umarex Regent review. We of course give the manufacturer the choice to either send us another sample, or to take back the one we have in our hands and fix it. But rest assured that if we see a problem, you will read about it in the review.
    John Caradimas SV1CEC
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    VERY nice review. Enjoyed going through it - reading it will probably be as close I get to one of these beauties. Thanks for doing such a thorough great job on it.
    John B
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    Well done, Slim.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." - Jeff Cooper

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    Great review Steve.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxxis
    The one thing that I was really looking forward too are measurements and spec'ing of the parts. I am intrigued by their clone technology and would like to see just how consistent it really is. Alas, we can't have it all! Ideally, that would include a couple different pistols as well to test the interchangeability as well.
    The measurement tools I have here at home (calipers, micrometer) are rudimentary, at best. While I took several pictures of the frame and slide disassembled, without the readings of an actual precise measurement tool to verify what you're seeing, these would only have been "window-dressing".

    During my visit to Penn United Technologies and Cabot Guns, I saw how these pistols are made. I was also impressed with the integrity of everyone I met, and their commitment to excellence. I truly believe that I could have taken a non-blued slide, and it would have fit a random frame in the same manner as the multitude of finished slides did, when I was invited to do this in Ray Rozic's office.
    Steve
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