Firearms Friday: A 1911 from Outer Space

If I’d won the Powerball, I’d have to splurge on this– Cabot Guns makes a 1911 out of meteorite.

Parts of the 4.5 billion-year-old Gibeon meteorite that landed in sub-Saharan Africa in prehistoric times have been transformed into guns and pistol grips by Cabot Guns.

Cabot will reveal its meteorite-enhanced guns for the first time next week at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The Big Bang pistol set will ultimately be shown to the public in May. A relatively new company at about five years old, Cabot Guns has been establishing a reputation for luxury weapons. Its focus is on crafting 1911-style pistols.

And I’d carry it and shoot it too. Because the 1911 is a fighting gun, not a show gun. But since I didn’t win the Powerball, I’ll have to be content with admiring from afar.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
This entry was posted in Arms and the Citizen. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Firearms Friday: A 1911 from Outer Space

  1. rustybill says:

    “And I’d carry it and shoot it too. Because the 1911 is a fighting gun, not a show gun.”

    Heh™. From Randall Garrett’s “Lord Darcy”:

    A package was delivered to Lord Darcy’s residence by a King’s Messenger. It was not a large package, but it was fairly heavy. There was a note with it which read:

    My Lord Darcy:

    Again we are indebted to you for your brilliant work in the protection of Our Realm. We understand that you were so unfortunate as to lose the valuable .40 caliber MacGregor which you so obligingly used for the demonstration at Westminster.

    Since we deem it fitting that any weapon of this kind worn in Our presence should be Our gift, We are sending you this package.

    We would have you understand however, that it is not a purely ceremonial weapon, but is to be used in the course of your duties. If We hear that it is hanging on the wall of your trophy room in a golden frame, or other such foolishness, We will personally come over there and take it away from you.  

    JIVR

    Inside the box lay what was probably MacGregor’s finest creation: a handcrafted, man-stopping, .40 caliber handgun. The gold and enamel work on it made it as beautiful as it was deadly.

    * For those unfamiliar with Lord Darcy, the character is Garrett’s expy of Sherlock Holmes. The stories are set in a world where King Richard the Lionheart survived, and where magic has been codified and explained, much like physics today. The Anglo-French Empire rules the British Isles, most of Europe, and a good chunk of the New World.

    See:
    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/LordDarcy
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Darcy_%28character%29

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s