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The Gran Torino SS
Is there a more iconic symbol of 20th Century American manufacturing than the Gran Torino? If there is, it’s the 1911 handgun. Four decades ago, both stood at the top of the mountain. The American Muscle Car and the custom 1911. Race car and race gun. The big block and carburetor, the single stack and hardball. Chrome and steel. Times have changed but these symbols endure. Cabot Guns melds these two classics into a single retro-themed handgun with the Gran Torino SS 1911.
Inspired by a one-of-a-kind custom project, the original Cabot Gran Torino 1911 was met by such enthusiasm by our customers that the decision was made to produce this new American classic, The Gran Torino SS . From muzzle to magazine well, this 1911 exudes speed, power and motion.
The Gran Torino SS is constructed completely from stainless steel, with the notable exception of the chatoyant carbon fiber grips. This exclusive material was crafted specifically for use on the Gran Torino SS and, like the metallic paint jobs of the 70s muscle cars, contains flakes of luminescent silver. As the gun moves, the light from the grip panels dazzles.
The vector-style racing stripes that graced the flanks of the classic automobile are milled into the handgun’s slide as cocking serrations with the gun’s flats hand-polished to a level of visual perfection that no machine can match. Like all Cabot Guns, the Grand Torino is built to exacting tolerances by some of America’s most talented craftsmen. This full-size 1911 is available in the customer’s choice of .45 ACP or 9x19mm with functional upgrades that maximize the best elements of the unsurpassed design.
The Gran Torino is designed to shoot the way that it looks, with performance that will turn heads. Every Cabot Gun is built with the precision and accuracy that has made the company’s name a dominant force in national matches. The extended beavertail grip safety puts the gun high in the hand to control recoil and the safety is right where the subconscious mind wants it to be. The impeccably textured Rhombus front strap mainspring housing are inspired by automotive tire tread traction control design to provides a solid grip surface. Every detail has been carefully considered.
Like all Cabot Guns, the Gran Torino was born from a block of 100% American made hot rolled billet steel. The steel that built both Detroit’s automobiles and America’s historic gunmakers with unapologetic grit. This 1911 represents the end of an era, before analog became digital, before steel became plastic. There are no powdered metal parts, no polymer components, no cut corners. This gun was built by shooters, not accountants. The golden era of 20th Century American craftsmanship endures in the Gran Torino SS.
Current Delivery Time: 6 Months
The Gran Torino SS
- Modern 1911 styling, .45 ACP or 9 mm
- Cabot Frame and Slide, From 416 Stainless Steel Billet
- Proprietary Hardening
- Hand Polished Flats to Jewlers Cloth Finish
- 5 in. Match Grade Barrel, Hand-Fit, Crown Cut, Flush Fit
- Polished Feed Ramp
- Racing Vector Slide Serrations
- Top Slide Serrations
- Lowered and Flared Ejection Port
- Cabot Aluminum Tristar Trigger
- Rhombus Cut Front Strap Checkering 24 LPI
- Rhombus Checkered Billet Made Main Spring Housing
- Cabot Machined-In-Place Perfect Fit Ejector
- Cabot Billet One Piece Full Length Guide Rod
- Billet Thumb Safety
- Billet – Idiot Scratch Proof – Slide Stop
- Billet Magazine Release
- Billet Beaver Tail Grip Safety
- Billet Barrel Bushing
- Cabot Reverse Dovetail Front Sight
- Low Mount Fixed Rear Sight, Black or Optional Tritium Bar
- Optional Low Mount Adjustable Rear Sight, Black or Tritium Bar
- Beveled Magazine Well
- Chatoyant Carbon Fiber Grips with Inlaid Cabot Medallion
- Reverse Crowned Barrel
- Engraved Star at Front of Guide Rod
- Two 8 Round Magazines
- Cabot Bushing Wrench and Gun Lock
To place an order, select your pistol options below. On checkout you will be given the option to pay in full OR place a $500 deposit to begin your build. Once we receive your deposit, we will confirm your options and start your Cabot.