Welcome to ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, which may turn into a new regular series on here at TFB. As you could probably gather from the title, this column is going to look at different guns that are actually for sale and pose the question – is this a nice gun or just overdone Fudd garbage? TFB staff will weigh in, but readers will get the final say through a poll at the bottom of each article. Today we’re looking at this VERY custom Les Baer Boss 1911, currently up for auction on GunBroker with a starting bid of $2,000 and No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? A Very Custom Les Baer Boss 1911
Let’s see what the Staff had to say:
I think it looks like Scarface meets Liberace. This is straight up Fudd garbage.” – James Reeves
“Who broke into the EDNY evidence locker and stole El Chapo’s 1911?” – Benjamin F.
“Status statement for the veteran pimp.” – Mike R.
“Your perfect Cocaine Cowboy BBQ gun.” – Pete
“Does it come with its own Narcocorrido?” – Rusty S.
Kittery Trading Post, the seller of this particular firearm, thinks it’s a steal at any price. Stating the following in the auction details.
THIS OVER THE TOP LES BAER BOSS COMES WITH A DISPLAY CASE, TRIJICON NIGHT SIGHTS, CUSTOM GOLD SCORPION GRIPS (AND WOOD GRIPS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TONE IT DOWN A NOTCH) AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL MAGAZINES AND HARDWARE. RIDICULOUS LOOKS ASIDE THIS 1911 HAS A VERY SMOOTH ACTION AND AMAZING TRIGGER. THE GOLD WORK ON THE SLIDE IS EXTREMELY WELL DONE AND THE CUSTOM GOLD SCORPION GRIPS JUST SEND THIS THING RIGHT OVER THE TOP. DON’T DELAY, BECOME THE SCORPION KING TODAY!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s a gun with features so incredible they should be shouted from the rooftops or in this case, typed in bold and in all caps. We’re not sure if the gold is real or fake, but there definitely is no shortage of it or anything else flair related on this gat.
All of this aside, there are wood grips available as part of the package. So yes, I’ll play devil’s advocate and say you could still take this ridiculous piece to the range and shoot it comfortably. Unless you really want those scorpion shaped hand abrasions.
Still, this definitely isn’t your average over the top 1911. It’s something you’d expect to be seen seized from a Colombian drug lord, and not in the lane next to you at the gun range. No matter how “Boss” this handcrafted Les Baer Boss may be, it’s a little too over the top Fudd Walter White for me.
Who knows, maybe this might be the perfect piece to prove to your friend that any gun, including his tricked out Glock, can be too over the top. Still, at $2k, there are cheaper ways to get that point across.
So what do you think? Should this be your next coffee table talking piece or are you nauseous just looking at these photos? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to cast your vote and let us know if this custom Les Baer Boss 1911 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap.