Welcome everyone to the 17th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you missed any one of our other articles, 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 just strait 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 thought the Akimbo 1911’s from Colt to be nothing more than Fudd Nuggets.
It is no surprise then that dynamic duo is still up for grabs on GunBroker for $13,499.97. A very special buyer will need to come along before these matching gats can find their true home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we try and figure out if a Limited Edition Taurus Rifle is desirable. This rifle is currently up for auction on GunBroker with a starting bid of $265.00 and No Reserve.
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Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“The only good Taurus is a discontinued Taurus” – James Reeves
“I actually have one of these. I don’t recommend it.” – Hop
“Discontinued. By the time Brazil will host the Winter Olympics, it will be a valuable collector’s piece” – Giorgio O.
“Return to sender” – Rusty S.
“Limited edition, but many, many remain” – Mike R.
Selling this akimbo friendly set of 1911’s is GunBroker seller sarah15, located in Frederic Wisconsin. Let’s see what they had to say about this Limited Edition Taurus.
RARE TAURUS CT9 G2 RIFLE 9MM MADE FOR 1 YEAR ONLY….SHIPS IN HARD CASE….FLAMING PIG LIKE SUPPRESSOR…..NON-NFA….EXTREMELY RARE TAURUS 9MM….2 MAGAZINES….. ONLY MADE FOR 1 YEAR
If you were confused by the “flaming pig suppressor” part of the description. It appears the seller attempted to add some value by placing a knockoff Noveske Flash Hider on the end of the Rifle.
On the surface, these appear to be Colt Style magazines. Sadly they are not. A quick google search will show that Taurus opted to make their own proprietary magazines. Looks like you’ll be stuck with just those two ten rounders.
Features and furniture are where things get really interesting. A quick glance at the handguard and it feels like this is more of an MP5/UMP type clone.
Even the rear stock resembles the civilian legal H&K USC. I think the only reason to copy this compliant design was to make it appear more like an H&K.
Everything about the CT9 feels like a knock off of something else. Maybe this was Taurus’s attempt at trying and corner some part of the U.S. Market.
So what do you think? Is this Taurus Rifle a Hot Gat or just terrible Fudd Crap? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to cast your vote and let us know if this Taurus Rifle Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: