Cabot Guns “American Joe” 1911

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1911 aficionados may get a kick out of Cabot Gun’s new “American Joe” model. It’s distinctly American with the American flag grips, American stars punched out on the trigger, and “USA” engraved on both sides of the slide.

From their website:

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.

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.

www.CabotGun.com.

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.

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Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and an NRA News Commentator. A self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.


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  • Esh325

    A 1911 doesn’t need silly American flag grips and engravings to show off its “American exceptionalism”. At least that’s what I think when I fire my WW2 1911.

  • M.M.D.C.

    I don’t get it. When I hear “American Joe” I think of an average American – an “average joe” – not someone who can shell out seven thousand dollars for an “art gun.”

    FWIW, I would be a little embarrassed to whip that one out at the range.

  • Donkillme

    ‘merica

  • SiloZen

    ‘meri- damnit I was beaten.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Blake/100001091151669 Christopher Blake

    That thing IS fleebin’ gorgeous, but I can agree that it is NOT something you would take to the range. Were I stupid rich, I would own one. But it would be in a velvet lined mahogany box on the mantlepiece in the drawing room.

  • floppyscience

    “…a Web pattern that is traditionally Tattoo on the elbow and is fitting as the pattern on the slide.”

    So the average Joe’s a proud felon?

    • matt maddalena

      Who said anything about being a felon? Spiderwebs and other tattoos are a plenty on lots of law-abiding folks, including myself. I’ve never spent a day in jail and am proud of my tattoos!

      • -V-

        I dunno, the spider on the elbow tattoo usually signifies that someone has done time in prison…

        Yeah looking at that gun with the spider web on the side of it was “what the? a 1911 for ex-con’s?”

      • floppyscience

        Spider web tattoos on the elbow symbolize the person has done jail time.

        • matt maddalena

          Sometimes. I have known “Lifers” in the Marine Corps and other “Jobs” that had tattooed spider webs to symbolize them being “Trapped” in their line of work, too. The most vivd memory was a sniper with skulls in the web representing CKs.

  • ZeCatnip

    Me eyes! It burns!

  • LeatherNeck

    As a Marine Corps veteran, and a regular “Joe” that still carries a 1911 every day, I gotta say….nofugginway..

    The American Joe is simple and effective, and usually sacrifices shine for more ammo, or chow for the kids. He drives a used F150, not a bright yellow Hummer. That thing is all bling, marketing, and Hollywood, and misses the point entirely. In fact, it is the opposite of the intent, unless Joe is now just “the idiot consumer” or a gangsta in Detroit.

    “There’s a sucker born every minute,” comes to mind.

    Give me a break.

    • M.M.D.C.

      It makes more sense if you go to Joe Faris’ website. The guy’s a fashion designer. so that’s why the gun looks so silly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/edgarinventor Edgar Castelo

      I agree, but I’m an European, hell, no, I’m Portuguese!

      Anyway, if I was stinkin’ rich, I’d buy one of these, just to spite a lot of once Portuguese, now Socialist Brainwashed Zeropeans… Yes, they are THAT annoying!

  • http://www.facebook.com/edgarinventor Edgar Castelo

    I’m not American, neither Joe, but I want onathose! =D

  • http://www.facebook.com/edgarinventor Edgar Castelo

    Hey, might as well show off this!

  • Kyle

    I don’t think they understand “American Joe” when it comes to a gun you used to buy 3 SCAR rifles for.

  • Steve Calovich

    Can I get just the grips?

  • Chris Brosnahan

    I could just as easily buy a set of custom RW&B grips from Brownells and put the rest of the money into a new Kimber, or Springfield Armory 1911 and the REST of THAT money into reloading supplies – bullets, primers & powder – I have enough brass to last two lifetimes!!!

    CB in FL

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexandrunicolin Alex Nicolin

    If they wanted to represent Detroit, they should have put sights on the sides of the slide, in order to adapt the gun to the shooting style of some locals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CookerT David Cook

    OMG, seven thousand bones for a 1911 hadgun with a flag painted on it. NO THANK YOU. I will try to hang on to my 1911 that I carried in Viet Nam and as a Police Officer. I am what you call an average Joe who doesn’t need to express my patriotism on the side of a gun. Save your money and purchase a Colt or some other good but inexpensive 1911 and give the rest to the NRA so we won’t have to sacrafice our second amendment to the damn gun grabbers in this country.

  • JoelAC89

    I’m a fan of the Grips and the trigger…That slide is full of WTF.

    There’s nothing wrong with a gun for show, but this takes it way overboard.

  • gunslinger

    Where did the $7000 price tag get mentioned? on the website? still that’s not the price tag for an “american joe”

    the grips/trigger are american. slide? heck no. i don’t know many “joes” with spiderwebs on their elbows.

    i woudl have like to seen an eagle in the hammer or maybe on the slide. and have it cost like… 6-800 bucks. but that wouldn’t fit.

  • Anonymoose

    MURRICA!

  • Big Daddy

    To me when I think about an American Joe M1911 it would be just a simple parkerized looking finish with grips made of a wood common in America for gun making, Hickory or Walnut maybe??. That would say it all without the gaudy crap on it. OK an American flag somewhere but that is hideous and the cost is insulting.