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.
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.