Welcome everyone to the 36th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many excellent series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, where have you been? 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 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 last week’s edition, we looked at the Top 5 Worst Gats of 2019. Of course, there will be a Top 5 Hottest Gats of 2019 edition coming soon. While I get that wrapped up, we have a reader submission courtesy of Robert S. Thank you, Robert!
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at custom Glock 37 chambered in 45 GAP. As is tradition, this highly modified gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $999.99 and No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Improved Perfection or Impellent Excretion?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“When the best feature of a pistol is that it’s chambered in .45 GAP, you know you have a Unicorn” – Giorgio O.
“The slide plate says what the stipple job already told you” – James Reeves
“10 shades of diarrhoea meets a soldering iron” – Eric B.
“This is part of the reason why aliens won’t visit us… no signs of intelligent life here.” – Adam S.
“Night school machine shop Glock” – Mike R.
Selling this obscurely chambered gat is GunBroker seller Bdw222, located in Lake Mary Florida. Let’s see what they had to say about the modifications to this obscure Glock.
Custom Glock 37 with machined and cerakoted slide, Burris Site, Stippled frame cerakoted, custom trigger, custom springs and comes with 3 magazines and a case.
Introduced in 2003 the Glock 37 is roughly the same size as the Glock 17 but with one rather significant modification. It was chambered in .45 GAP. And If you’ve never heard of 45 GAP then you’re probably not a caliber hipster.
At the request of Glock, 45 GAP was designed to have equivalent power to the .45 ACP while reducing the possibility of case blowouts. In the already dwindling .45 ACP market, this was not the rousing success Glock probably hoped it would be. However, the builder of this Glock 37 clearly states his feelings on the slide plate of this custom Glock 37.
HGFC often features heavily modified gun builds that seem as if they were abandoned halfway. This Glock falls straight into that category with a raced out magwell and slide, but with a mid-tier optic and homebrew stippling job.
Oh, what’s that? You like stipping? Don’t worry, we also have stippling on (some) of your sweet 45 GAP magazines, and you’ll be doing tactical reloads in no time. Sure the flared magwell probably defeats this, but hey, it’s the thought that counts.
What do you think? Is this stippled Glock 37 a Hot Gat or just obscure heavily modified Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom Glock 37 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: