Guns A Gift for the Person who has Everything Recoil Staff December 23, 2015 Join the Conversation And we mean everything. If you're searching for that ideal gift for that Saudi prince, cartel capo, or African warlord dictator in your life we can guarantee that they won't have one of these. After all, it would be embarrassing to accidentally give someone the same Bugatti Veyron or Lykan Hypersport they got last year. Though to be certain, you'll likely have to be one of their peers to afford it. Cabot Guns makes incredibly nice guns–and they don't go for what anyone would consider “beer money”. They obtained just over 77 pounds of of meteorite. And they're making guns from it. We don't have any pictures of them (they're still being made) but we've seen Cabot Guns before so you can get a good idea of what to expect. Here's what they have to say about it: “We wanted to raise the bar again,” says Cabot founder and President Rob Bianchin, “The pistol set will be a modern work of functional art and the ultimate set of luxury guns.” The out-of-this-world pistol set consists of two precision manufactured guns. The twin right and left handed 1911 style semi-automatic 45’s tentatively to be called The Big Bang Pistol Set. Cabot previously introduced pistol grips constructed from meteorite, but the idea of constructing a complete set of guns from meteor is unprecedented. Earlier this year, Cabot acquired a 35 kg portion of the prized Gibeon meteor which met the size characteristics for the project from famed meteor hunter and expert Robert Haag. The meteor, dated to an age of 4.5 billion years, was first discovered in the sub-Saharan part of Africa now known as Namibia in 1838. It is believed to have landed on Earth during pre-historic times. Not only is the age and metallurgical composition of the Gibeon meteor fantastical, it is considered the Cadillac of meteors in large part because of the aesthetic Widmanstattten pattern exhibited but the meteorites grain pattern once acid etched. Tiny portions of the valuable Gibeon meteor has been used by jewelers such as Rolex, but the scale and complexity of the pistols is ambitious. “It’s both romantic and fascinating to imagine that this meteor traveled across the heavens for four billion years before landing on Earth and is now being transformed into Cabot pistols,” states Bianchin. The pistols will likely be sold at auction and without a doubt will be the crown jewel of any museum or private collector interested in either meteors or firearms. Cabot has been offered $250,000 from a collector based on concept alone but estimates on the value have ranged from $500,000 to over $1,000,000. Prized meteor such as the Gibeon is sought out by collectors and traded by the gram. The scale and use of the material to this extent of making a high precision functional firearm has never been attempted before. Meteorite is hardly an optimum material for firearms, so numerous technical matters have been overcome to construct the pistols using advanced aerospace techniques to make the pistols fully functional. To merely cut the meteorite, a three-dimensional laser scan of the meteorite was created to plan the cuts required to make each component of the pistols in a process analogous to cutting a rare diamond. George Dante, a world renowned taxidermist and environmental artist who has been called Michelangelo of Taxidermy by National Geographic has been retained to create a special gun case and display for the pistols. Additional details about the pistols will be revealed by Cabot over coming months. We're told some of the components will be displayed at SHOT Show next month and the pair of pistols will publicly debut at next year's NRA Show. In the meantime, you can visit Cabot Guns online here, or follow them on Instagram. Explore RECOILweb:SportEAR M-Series Electronic MuffsFirst Look: Luth-AR Sidekick Balance WeightsThe Quiet Cans of Suppressed Armament SystemsGiveaway: Win a Pair of SIG Sauer ZULU9 Binos NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.