Welcome everyone to ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?‘, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, then this is as good a place as any to start! This is where we usually 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?
In 2019’s final installment of HGFC, our poll showed that you the readers, decided the Custom Glock 37 was overwhelmingly Fudd Crap.
At this time the original auction has ended, but the item has been relisted. We can only hope someone out there will find it in their heart to adopt this Glock.
A week or so back we rounded up the top 5 fuddiest guns that you, the discerning TFB reader has deemed to be maxing out the Fudd factor. This week on HGFC, we look over the past 36 Editions of HGFC to find the hottest gats of 2019. Based on the input you’ve given us, this is what we found!
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Top Five Hottest Gats of 2019
Coming in at Number 5 is the scorpion gripped Les Baer Boss 1911. You, the readers, decided by an 56.9% margin that this was a Hot Gat.
Featured in the very first edition of HGFC was this over the top Les Bear 1911. It seems fitting that this should make the top five as the gun did actually sell.
HGFC has always been about bringing those strange or different guns to light, and this Les Bear was proof that beauty is in the eye of the
cartel leader beholder.
Number 4 was the Browning Hi-Power in the wrong caliber that won by a 70.9% margin.
Make no mistake, this Browning is a hot gat that stirred up all sorts of trouble for caliber purists. When the dust settled there were 174 comments with most feeling the need to justify their own 40 S&W.
Love it or hate it, it’s a beautiful gun created by one of the most legendary firearms designers of all time. Even if it is in the wrong caliber.
The number 3 spot goes to the Olympic Arms OA-93. With a decisive 76.7% of readers declaring it a Hot Gat.
I grew up watching Clear and Present Danger, and remember this gun vividly. In fact, I remember looking this gun up when I built my first AR. Because I could have sworn Willem Dafoe’s didn’t have a buffer tube.
Even with it’s inherently flawed design and strange chambering, the Olympic Arms OA-93 is, and always will be, a hot gat. It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that this was the inspiration for guns like the SIG MCX.
At the number 2 spot, we have the IAI Javelina 1911 chambered 10mm. You, the readers, decided by an 80.5% margin that this was a Hot Gat.
If you would have told me that we’d have two 1911’s in the top five earlier this year, I’d have thought you were crazy.
Apparently the hottest 1911’s come in extra long slide, and the best millimeter. Someone write that down.
At the number 1 spot and at 83% Hot Gat, we have the Gwinn Firearms Bushmaster Arm Pistol.
The Bushmaster Arm Pistol is equal parts strange and incredible. I could see anyone wanting to own one simply as a conversation piece.
With the ability to accept AR pattern magazines this arm pistol has aged very well. Needless to say, if one of these were to become available at the right price, I’d certainly give it a new home.
I’d just like to point out one final thing. Of the GunBroker firearms featured here on HGFC, a total of six were purchased in 2019, for a grand total of $14,464.00!
But what do you think? Does this list reflect what you think was the best? Let us know in the comments below, thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts on the various gats we’ve looked at this year – HGFC will be back in 2020!