Built with the precision and engineering excellence for which Cabot is known, the heirloom quality/museum-grade Moonshot is handcrafted with precious stones and crowned with a certified lunar meteorite.
Cabot, PA – -(Ammoland.com)- Cabot Guns, a leading provider of custom 1911 pistols, today announced the release of its latest One of a Kind (OAK) gun: the Cabot Moonshot. The Moonshot is built on the long-serving 1911 platform, designed, and engineered by John Moses Browning and adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911.
Through the painstaking placement of lunar meteorite, small diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and gold inlay, the Moonshot delivers a dynamic view of our solar system—from the perspective of the lunar surface. These and other precious materials fire the imagination as they portray planets and stars racing along their celestial paths.
Cabot Guns Moonshot 1911
Cabot Founder and CEO, Rob Bianchin, notes, “With the Moonshot, we have pushed the boundaries as to the idea of mechanical art in the form of a pistol. The unique use of rare lunar meteorites and extra-terrestrial materials has never been employed in such a manner. It’s a symbol of both an enduring American design and the accomplishments of America on a galactic scale.”
The space-black slide provides the perfect backdrop for planetary orbits, shooting stars, and meteorites, rendered by FEGA Master Engraver Lee Griffiths’ expert touch. The astronauts and Apollo lunar module featured on the grips were cut out of steel plates, sculpted, and then carefully welded into place. “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,” says Griffiths.
For all the design, engineering, and craftsmanship used to create the Moonshot, the Cabot team knew the case in which the pistol would rest must be out of this world as well.
Benoît Miniou, CEO of Les Ateliers Victor, the Parisian design house, recalls the first time Bianchin approached him regarding the Moonshot, “I loved it! I immediately envisioned the unique space trunk we would imagine in order to sublimate this great pistol.” Miniou goes on to describe the final outcome of hundreds of hours design, testing, and creation over the next two years, “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. I had fun imagining every detail that my master craftsmen would then create.”
Cabot Guns is proud to announce the Moonshot, a stunning blend of engineering and art that represents a unique connection between the most iconic firearm on the planet—the 1911 pistol—and the pinnacle of engineering and scientific achievement: the lunar landing. And finally, 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.
About CABOT GUNS
Cabot Guns designs and engineers one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality 1911 pistols to the highest quality and standards. Often referred to as “the Rolls Royce of 1911 pistols,” Cabot’s guns are meticulously designed and engineered utilizing aerospace tolerances. Cabot then marries technology with art to create the most accurate and most beautiful 1911s in the world. Cabot 1911s have won national shooting titles and are coveted by a wide array of ardent enthusiasts. From professional shooters to actors and from discerning collectors to rock stars, all say there is nothing quite like a Cabot. For more information, please visit cabotguns.com/.
About LES ATELIERS VICTOR
Parisian Maison d’Arts founded in 2014, Les Ateliers Victor imagines and creates unique sculptures, tailor-made furniture, and exceptional pieces for enthusiastic clients all over the world. Each piece is above all an encounter with our clients: all the personal stories, anecdotes, and memories are turned into materials to create a truly unique masterpiece, complemented by subtle symbols and hidden details that transform each creation into a piece unique to the owner’s eyes. Learn more about Les Ateliers Victor at https://ateliers-victor.com/ and through www.instagram.com/ateliers_victor/.
About LEE GRIFFITHS
Lee is an internationally recognized and acclaimed Master engraver holding the titles of Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) Master Engraver and Colt Master Engraver. His work is of the highest standards and can be found in museums and private collections around the world. His mastery of complicated scenes and unlimited ornamental styles makes him a rarity in the engraving world and his work in high demand. All types of goldwork and techniques, sculpting, bulino, and intricate scroll and ornamental styles are easily within his repertoire. For more information on Lee, see leegriffithsengraving.com/.