Welcome everyone to the 88th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you, the readers, decided the stars and stripes themed 1911 was pure fudd crap.
At this time, the original auction has ended with the 38 Super 1911 selling for $1,325. After a 30 bid war, buyer joerod2k came out on top. Congratulations on your purchase of what you’ve deemed a hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at an all-gold Colt 1911. As is tradition, this golden gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,050 with No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
The Golden Gun or Cartel Clickbait?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Castor Troy gun buy back?” – Nick C.
“For the discerning cartel stateside drug runner, when that stimmy check hits. #fastandfurious” – Will P.
“Apparently someone found Pote Galvez from Queen of the South’s 1911, can someone please tell him?” – Eric B.
“Like most 1911s, this gun was never intended to leave your safe” – Daniel Y.
“The perfect gun to negligently discharge at your cousins quinceañera” – Matt E.
“Exactly what John Browning didn’t have in mind” – Matt M.
“TWO HOOD WARS!” – Doug E.
Selling this all gold everything gat is GunBroker seller seattle engraving center, located in wait, Brandon, Florida? Let’s see what they had to say about this over the top 1911.
This is an awesome masterpiece 1911 COLT 45ACP. This COLT is partially hand engraved with our Exclusive Flower and Leaf design, done in-house at Seattle Engraving Center. This combination of 24K Gold Plated Frame, Slide, and Accents, and Italian Designer 24K Gold Grips. It is polished to a High mirror finish and 24K Yellow Gold. This is a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Well, I guess if you’re going to gold plate a 1911 it better at a minimum be a Colt. I can’t decide if I like that it’s the older 1911A1 style or if I’d prefer something a tad more modern. Either way, it’s not really my style.
This gun is a showpiece, and I seriously doubt the gun will ever be fired. With that said, I can’t really criticize the gun based on function, but I’ll go ahead and assume jam anyways. I think owning this 1911 is purely a statement. You either have more money than god, work in a questionable industry, or are just in debt up to your eyeballs.
Either way, I could be wrong about this Colt 1911. Maybe someone will scream out something about gold prices and how that justifies this. As always, I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.
What do you think? Is this golden 1911 a Hot Gat or a Fudd Crap retirement piece? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Colt 45 ACP Government 24K Gold is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
Hat tip to Bradley L.