Welcome everyone to the 30th (wow 30 already!) edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many fine 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 essential question – is this Gat a sweet deal or does it 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 tacticool 870 to be overwhelmingly Fudd Crap – shocker.
This was a landslide defeat for this tacked out 870, and I don’t think we’ve ever seen results this bad. At this time the overly tactical 1 of 1 custom 870 remains for sale on GunBroker. The seller has lowered the price to $550, and maybe that’ll be low enough for someone to give it a new home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we have a cowboy themed F-1 Firearms AR-15. As is tradition, this country themed gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker with a starting bid of $3,480.00.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? True Grit or Rhinestone Cowboy?
Before we look at the listing let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
Is it bull shit or a rifle? – Eric B.
Now we just need to find the Good and the Bad. – Giorgio O.
Brokeback Mountain called… – Will P.
I’d love to see someone shoot that suppressed… – Rusty S.
Someone didn’t read the cowboy action rules – Matt M.
Bubba went to the machine shop, and something died – Mike R.
Gunbroker rodeo: See if you can shoulder this gun for more than 8 seconds without getting bucked by overwhelming shame – James Reeves
Ah, finally a rifle fit for Dallas Cowboys fans – Luke C.
Just three men enjoying their riding experience – Matt E.
Whoever made this gun should ride into the sunset before it happens again – Hop
Unexplained Cattle mutilations are up this year, apparently – Pete
By the current cattle market prices, a rancher would have to sell about 26 cows to buy this BS themed rifle. – Doug E.
Selling this raced out cowboy gat is GunBroker seller Guns world USA, located in Glendale Arizona. Let’s see what they had to say about this cowboy themed AR-15:
VERY LIMITED QUANITIES!!!!
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ITEM DESCRIPTION BEFORE BIDDING:
HELLO AND THANK YOU FOR VISITING GUNS AND TACTICAL USA AUCTION.
WE’RE F-1 FIREARMS MASTER DEALER, BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!
WE OFFER 100% FINANCING, PLEASE CONTACT US TO SEND YOU THE FINANCING APPLICATION IF INTERESTED
WE OFFER UP TO 4 MONTHS FREE LAYAWAY, MONTLY PAYMENTS ARE REQUIRED.
NO CREDIT CARD FEES!
SHIPPING AND INSURANCE $45 ONLY!!
WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL F-1 FIREARMS MODEL UDR-15-35
RECEIVER SET: $2050
HANDGUARD: C7 14″ $10
TRIGGER SET: H 24C $145
BARREL TYPE: .223 LIGHT BLACK NITRIDE $25
BOLT CARRIER GROUP: 5.56 DLC $165
BUTT STOCK: MFT MINIMALIST $45
GRIP: STYLE 2 WITH PC $85
MUZZLE BRAKE: DRAGON SLAY DLC $55
COLOR OF RIFLE: RANCHER SILHOUETTE $900
In the era of modern AR-15s there’s a trend of both trying to save weight while standing out. This takes both of those ideas to the absolute extreme.
I’m not sure what kind of cowboy needs a race gun, but apparently they do exist. Either way I hope you brought your own friends to the range, because neighboring shooters might not take too kindly to the blast from that muzzle brake.
In all honesty, I really don’t understand the appeal of skeletonized firearms. Maybe I’ve just watched too many mud testing videos over the years. Either way, it appears there’s a market for these. Who knows, maybe I’ll shoot one one day and change my mind. Until then I’m going to keep my dust cover closed.
What do you think? Is this Cowboy Themed AR-15 a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap that should be put out to pasture? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this F-1 Firearms AR-15 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: