Cabot’s Pistol is Out of This World… Literally!

So, here is this 77-pound hunk of Gibeon meteorite from Namibia.  What exactly is one to do with this prehistoric brick of iron-nickel alloy from the outer reaches of the universe?

Pistols, anyone…?

Cabot Guns, a custom gunmaker based in Sarver, Pennsylvania, decided that was exactly the case and brainstormed a pair of 1911-style, caliber .45 pistols. 
Really?  And what the heck is a 1911…?

If you are guessing the year had something to do with it, you would be correct.  In March of 1911 the U.S. Army officially adopted this sidearm as standard issue.  The design, a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine fed pistol with the .45 cartridge, served as standard issue for the military in various incarnations until 1986. 

So back to the space rock…  The folks at Cabot literally forged a pair of the 1911s from the extraterrestrial ore.  “From a space-rock, we crafted a complex and precise mechanism. We unlocked the ancient secrets of a lifeless hunk of iron-nickel alloy, formed it and gave it breath with which to speak, showcasing an other-worldly creation to the world. Billions of years through time and space are perfected now into an ultimate achievement of American design, willpower, and can-do spirit.”
The resulting pistols are stunning in both look and manufacturing artistry, let alone the jaw-dropping fact that they are from space.  Test fired and prepped for sale, Cabot is currently listing this one of a kind set at a cool 4.5 million…!

If you happen to be both a gun collector and space enthusiast, this is just the ticket.  You can kill two birds with one… meteorite!
Truly out of this world…!