One of the cool things I had the opportunity to take a look at while wandering the floor at the NRA Annual Meetings this past weekends was Cabot Guns’South Paw 1911. Being a left-handed shooter is becoming easier, as firearms like the M&P and many AR platforms are rolling out ambidextrous or easily convertible options. However, finding a good 1911 has always been somewhat difficult.
The ambidextrous safeties that many manufacturers offer on 1911s as a way of making them available to left-handed shooters are prone to breaking and are more easily flipped off by accident when the gun is in the holster. Cabot took the 1911 platform and completely redesigned it from the ground up to provide a reliable and easy-to-use 1911 for left-handed shooters, even the rifling in the barrel has been mirrored.
At the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Cabot had several of these left-handed 1911s on display and they are extremely good looking guns. With wood grips and many custom options the top-tier left-handed gun is a cool piece to have, but you have to be ready to pay for it, since MSRP is at $5,750. With that kind of price point most of us will have to settle for drooling over them at booths at the NRA Annual Meetings.