Hot Gat or Fudd Crap – 1911 Footlong or Fuddwrong?

    Welcome everyone to the 21th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’ 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 only have 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 found the flower powered Deagle to be none other than Fudd Crap.

    With this last week’s HGFC entry our two week success spree, which saw the previous two entries find a new home, has sadly come to an end. Here at HGFC we hope that you will find it in your heart to adopt one of these gats. Until such a time, items like the flower powered Desert Eagle will be homeless, and thus remain for sale on GunBroker.

    In this week’s edition of HGFC we look at an ultra-long slide 10mm-chambered 1911. As is tradition, this pistol is currently up for sale on GunBroker with a starting bid of $1,450.00 and No Reserve.

    Footlong or Fuddwrong?

    Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:

    “Perfect for if exactly 8 feral hogs run into your yard and you only have time to clear 3-5 failures.” -Benjamin F.

    “It looks a bit front heavy, but I actually like it. Something tells me I didn’t get all the details.” -Eric B.

    “My Tec9 is more reliable.” -Nick C.

    “Does it include a clown nose, cause it requires a clown nose” -Mike R.

    “Not only is it awkward to look at, but it performs equally awkward AND free rectal exams upon impact.” –Adam S.

    “A javelina is basically a pig.  Just sayin’…” -Doc

    “Any longer and that barrel will give Jack Nicholson’s Joker an excuse to switch to a semi-auto” -Luke C.

    “That rare moment where gun size isn’t inversely proportional to penis size.” -Pete

    “Extremely hot gat. Ring of fire Hot. If you keep it saturated in bacon grease it might not even gall!” -Hop

    “So hot it apparently causes blisters on your hand…” -Giorgio O.

    “Finally, something I can compensate with” – Matt M.

    Selling this ultra-long 10mm IAI Javelina is GunBroker seller huggytree, located in Friendswood Texas.  Let’s see what they had to say about this hunters take on a long slide 1911.

    Rare IAI/AMT Javelina 10mm w/ matching box and original schematic. Mint condition/barely fired. I test fired it and it shot nicely. Only 2000 made and this is the nicest one I’ve seen for sale. I sold my Automag collection and this is the last gun in the group. Collector grade.

    Behind every gun store counter or at every range there is the “1911 guy”.  For no specific reason (other than two world wars and stopping powah) he needs to own them all.

    When you’ve reached this level of 1911 ownership the regular stuff just won’t do anymore. Then, and only then, can you start chasing down wild gats like this. Gotta catch’em all!

    What goes great with that mega long-slide? Some sweet adjustable target sights, and a massive oversized hammer. Perfect for cocking your gat quietly after you’ve snuck up on your prey.

    Sight Radius? You’ve got sight radius for days on this sweet gat. This slide is so long in fact, that even a slight rustling might shift your sight picture.

    I guess there are some among us that just need to own all the 1911 variants they can get their hands on.  Or maybe you just really need a 1911 in 10mm for even more “stopping powah”. Either way, 1911’s are a blast to shoot (when they work) and can be incredibly accurate. Hopefully this 10mm fits the bill for one of you.

    So what do you think?  Is this long slide 1911 a Hot Gat or some all too strange Fudd Crap?  Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to cast your vote and let us know if this 10mm IAI Javelina 1911 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

    Austin R

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