Welcome to this week’s edition of the Gun Doctor!
Shooting Illustrated put out a report on a new handgun from Cabot Guns who is known for making heirloom-quality, collectible firearms.
Cabot is now offering a one-of-a-kind Moonshot 1911, hand-crafted museum-grade pistol with inlaid precious stones and crowned with a certified lunar meteorite. The Moonshot is a blend of engineering and art that represents a unique connection between the most iconic firearm on the planet—the 1911 pistol and one of the greatest engineering and scientific achievements, the lunar landing.
With a detailed and precise placement of lunar meteorite, small diamonds, rubies, sapphires as well as gold inlay, the Moonshot delivers a dynamic view of our solar system, from the unique perspective of the moon’s surface. These precious materials will fire up your imagination as they portray planets and stars racing along their celestial paths.
The space-black slide provides the backdrop for planetary orbits, shooting stars and meteorites as rendered by Master Engraver Lee Griffiths’ expert touch. The astronauts and Apollo lunar module modeled on the grips were cut out of steel plates, sculpted and then carefully welded into place. Griffiths “says from an engraver’s perspective it was an absolutely delightful mind-bending challenge to unite heaven and earth. The creation process was a personal and unique way to experience a moon landing vicariously”.
The Cabot team knew the case in which the pistol would rest must be out of this world as well. It is a unique masterpiece shaped out of a massive block of space grade aluminum, with screws redesigned and reshaped to look like SpaceX capsules, a titanium solar system grid that features moving planets, which lock and unlock access to the pistol through a secret astronomical code, and a laser engraved hieroglyphic formula enchanting the case and protecting the Moonshot 1911.
In addition to this, Cabot will mint an NFT of Moonshot as the company launches into the Metaverse to initiate a digital collection of Cabot 1911s on the blockchain.
Well this gun has some interesting features, skilled art and design, and definitely cool that parts came from a meteorite. But I must be honest it looks like a kid’s gun that was buried in the yard and found a year later and with a price tag of $250,000 probably not a gun you will ever find in my collection.
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For the Gun Doctor, I’m Tim Bivins