Cabot Guns “Big Bang Pistol Set” Heavenly 1911s

Cabot guns has always been known for making the highest quality 1911 pistols but this new set called “The Big Bang” takes the Cabot guns to a new level. The set of two 1911 pistols are being made from a small portion of the Gibeon meteor which was found in what is now Namibia, Africa in 1838. The meteor is said to be 4.5 million years old.

I can only imagine how much they paid for that material! The composition is 87% iron and 8% nickel. Most iron meteorites are of a similar composition. The iron meteorite I have is about the size of a larger mans hand and it is very heavy. The Gibeon appears to have a higher nickel content since it’s color looks fairly light. Mine is a dark blue black with the usual surface indicating the usual high temps it was subjected to on reentry.

The Gibeon Meteorite

The Gibeon Meteorite

Yes I like meteors but lets get back to the 1911s. The set will be photographed and the photos released in the near future. However, those attending SHOT 2016 will be able to see these unique pistols on display at the Cabot booth. You can bet I’ll be at the Cabot booth for the unveiling!

These will be the highest valued guns ever offered. They will be offered at auction with a starting bid said to be about $500,000. The patterns in the surface of these pistols should be amazing to say the least.

A more common earthly 1911

A more common earthly 1911

Cabot sent this press release earlier today.

Founded in 2011, Cabot Guns has been producing premiere, state-of-the-art 1911 style pistols constructed to aerospace precision standards.  Now the company has commenced work on extra-terrestrial pistols.  Building on their success from setting a world record earlier this year for the highest price ever paid for a new pistol, Cabot is now set to shatter records with an offering of a mirror image set of pistols constructed from a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite.

“We wanted to raise the bar again,” says Cabot founder and President Rob Bianchin, “The pistol set will be a modern work of functional art and the ultimate set of luxury guns.”  The out-of-this-world pistol set consists of two precision manufactured guns.  The twin right and left handed 1911 style semi-automatic 45’s tentatively to be called The Big Bang Pistol Set.  Cabot previously introduced pistol grips constructed from meteorite, but the idea of constructing a complete set of guns from meteor is unprecedented.

Earlier this year, Cabot acquired a 35 kg portion of the prized Gibeon meteor which met the size characteristics for the project from famed meteor hunter and expert Robert Haag.  The meteor, dated to an age of 4.5 billion years, was first discovered in the sub-Saharan part of Africa now known as Namibia in 1838.  It is believed to have landed on Earth during pre-historic times.  Not only is the age and metallurgical composition of the Gibeon meteor fantastical, it is considered the Cadillac of meteors in large part because of the aesthetic Widmanstattten pattern exhibited but the meteorites grain pattern once acid etched. Tiny portions of the valuable Gibeon meteor has been used by jewelers such as Rolex, but the scale and complexity of the pistols is ambitious.

“It’s both romantic and fascinating to imagine that this meteor traveled across the heavens for four billion years before landing on Earth and is now being transformed into Cabot pistols,” states Bianchin.
Cabot will display a sampling of gun components made from meteorite at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the industry’s major trade show from Jan 19 to 22, 2016. The Big Bang Pistol Set will make their public debut during the NRA Annual Meeting and Convention in Louisville, KY, in May.

The pistols will likely be sold at auction and without a doubt will be the crown jewel of any museum or private collector interested in either meteors or firearms.  Cabot has been offered $250,000 from a collector based on concept alone but estimates on the value have ranged from $500,000 to over $1,000,000.

Prized meteor such as the Gibeon is sought out by collectors and traded by the gram.  The scale and use of the material to this extent of making a high precision functional firearm has never been attempted before.

Meteorite is hardly an optimum material for firearms, so numerous technical matters have been overcome to construct the pistols using advanced aerospace techniques to make the pistols fully functional.

To merely cut the meteorite, a three-dimensional laser scan of the meteorite was created to plan the cuts required to make each component of the pistols in a process analogous to cutting a rare diamond.  George Dante, a world renowned taxidermist and environmental artist who has been called Michelangelo of Taxidermy by National Geographic has been retained to create a special gun case and display for the pistols.   Additional details about the pistols will be revealed by Cabot over coming months.

Cabot pistols have already garnered an elite following of owners who include royalty, prominent foreign heads of state, celebrities, rock stars, and 1911 enthusiasts alike.  As a precision shooting instrument, Cabot 1911’s have been employed by Brian “Gunny” Zins to win two consecutive NRA National Pistol Championships and the Cabot NRA National Center Fire Championship in the shooting discipline of Bullseye.

Cabot Guns were first described as the “Rolls Royce of 1911’s,” by S.P. Fjestad, Author and Editor of the Blue Book of Gun Values, the “bible” of gun reference.  Fjestad has also taken the position that a set of Cabot mirror image pistols, The Presidentials (2014), were the finest non-engraved pistols ever built in the United States.

The Cabot Guns team takes pride in workmanship and obsessive perfection to the most extreme levels of the American can-do attitude.  “We’ve had a meteoric rise to the top of the luxury firearms industry, and it’s only appropriate that we now make pistols made from a meteor,” says Bianchin tongue in cheek.
Photos and additional information on The Big Bang Pistol Set will be posted on Cabot’s Instagram page, @cabotguns.

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Im waiting for the REALLY good ones to come out.
    Theyre made out of the Shroud of Turin and George Washingtons steel teeth melted down.

    • ostiariusalpha

      The grip panels are made from the heart of the oldest bristle cone pine tree after we chopped it up, and each one is case hardened by burning sections of the Constitution.

      • Nashvone

        Nah, they’ll be made with wood from the keel of Noah’s Ark.

        • Evan

          Triceratops ivory.

        • raz-0

          Remnants of the true cross?

    • LOL–right!

    • Sulaco

      Wooden teeth

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I mostly just drew pictures of naked ladies in history class.

        • ostiariusalpha

          The back of my schedule sheet is a juvenile embarrassment to this very day. Of course, I also get in doodles of guns (and naked ladies with guns).

        • Sulaco

          Lost a note book to my 5th. grade teacher for just that reason…ah good times.

      • Evan

        Actually they were made of hippopotamus bone

        • Sulaco

          One set was yes, others for “show” were wood and gold wire if I miss remember correctly…

          • Evan

            I’m not gonna argue. All I know is that the teeth he actually wore were hippo bone, I wasn’t aware there were any other sets. I’ve only ever read one biography of Washington (book was called His Excellency, don’t remember the author’s name), and don’t claim to be an expert by any means.

    • Andrew

      “However, those attending SHOT 2016 will be able to see these unique pistols on display at the Cabot booth. You can bet I’ll be at the Cabot booth for the unveiling!”

      Well, you’re gonna be disappointed, because they won’t be there. From Cabot’s press release (which you quoted in your article):

      “The Big Bang Pistol Set will make their public debut during the NRA Annual Meeting and Convention in Louisville, KY, in May.”

  • Darkpr0

    Doesn’t take AR15 accessories. Pass.

    • Nope but it does have a hidden phaser coil.

      • Kyle

        I heard it comes with a resonance recombinator and a 11 spline recalcinator.

        • MR

          If a spent case pops up and hits your shooting glasses, the resulting cracks will form a map to where John Moses Browning hid the power converters.

  • Edeco

    I’d just like a Jericho 941 made of rhodium, non-meteoritic is fine, with grips and guiderod made from Attila’s “Sword of God”. The case can be eagle-beak composite.

    • Jolly

      Needs more eagle.

  • PGConley

    *YAAAaawwwnn* wake me up when they make one out of Unobtanium 😉

    • MR

      I guess I’m just a simple man, don’t need all that “only example in existence” gobbledygook. Depleted Uranium will be fine for mine, thanks.

      • MR

        “Three Mile Island” edition.

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  • Lance

    Cool .45 beats all the girly plastic sissy guns tacti cooler like.

    • KestrelBike

      Until they’re taken out of the safe and put to work.

  • Sulaco

    Invica watches (meteorite watch faces selling for 2K) and other retailers keep selling things made of the meteorite, telling us how expensive it is, how hard to get pieces, this is the last sections that will be sold the government has stopped allowing sales etc etc. What a con. Still I remember the old Jim Bowey Disney TV shows in the 50’s where the black smith that made the knife for him dropped a chunk of meteorite into the melted metal saying you would have knife with a little hevean or hell in it…

  • Badwolf

    “Cabot…constructed from…meteorite.” “We’ve had a meteoric rise to the top…” I see what you did there. But if I were you i wouldn’t use that metaphor. Meteors are fast and brilliant when they enter earth. But they don’t rise, they fall and crash quite spectacularly.

  • Laserbait

    The grease for the slide was even blessed by the pope.

    • Edeco

      Rendered from only the nighest-sapient and most critically endangered of whales. …for use with cleaning patches made of the Bayeaux Tapestry.

  • Fruitbat44

    I’m not sure whether this is awesome or decadent.

    Mind you, my first thought when I read the headline was that it was going to be a 1911 with Sheldon Cooper’s likeness engraved on the grips . . . .

    • MR

      Starting at $500,000 for a handgun… made from a meteorite… exactly what does it take to be “definitely” decadent, in your estimation? It may also be awesome, but it is most certainly “decadent”.

      • MR

        And it should be a politically-incorrect depiction of “Penny” on the grips…

        • Fruitbat44

          Oh come on, everyone knows that it’s Amy Farrah Fowler that’s the hot one on that show . . .

          • MR

            Compromise… one on each side.

          • MR

            And Pria on a special edition Webley .455 top break revolver.

          • iksnilol

            Nah, Melissa Rauch is the hot one in that show.

          • MR

            They’re just gonna have to find more meteorite and make a whole “Girls of the Big Bang Theory” series of firearms. Then you’ll be saying that we shouldn’t leave out women and homosexuals. Fine, fine, add another series- “Men of the Big Bang Theory”. Let’s see, Walowitz would be a Desert Eagle…

    • Bill

      Can’t it be both?

      • Fruitbat44

        Or so decadent it’s awesome?

  • t_reese

    Wow! I bet the operators manual requires you to sterilize your bugger digger, before placing it in the bang switch..

  • JK

    At least they had the good sense to leave Ted Nugent’s name off of it… unless that’s one of the other details to be released in coming months.

    • JK

      * Cabot checks the comments in the Republic Forge article, reflexively grabs dremel.*

  • MR

    I’m just waiting to see how they handle the requisite slide banner. Something like “To Infinity and Beyond!”, maybe?

  • BrandonAKsALot

    Add some case hardening using John Browning’s bones, Bakelites grips crafted with Kalashnikov’s ashes, and barrel blackened using Stoner’s blood and I’m totally in.

    • MR

      Wow. Sounds more like the “Witches and Warlocks” edition.

  • DangRight

    Interesting, but a bit silly, yes?