HOT GAT OR FUDD CRAP? Sweet 1911 in 30 Carbine or a Fudd’s Wet Dream?

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HOT GAT OR FUDD CRAP? Sweet 1911 in 30 Carbine or a Fudd's Wet Dream?

    Welcome everyone to the 40th (WOW 40th!) edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many 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 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, decided that Taurus was some trash best left in the toolshed.  

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    At this time the original auction remains up while that Taurus awaits a new home.   

    In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a 1911 pattern AMT Automag III chambered in 30 Carbine. As is tradition, this hand cannon is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,026 (current bid at the time of writing) and No Reserve. 

    HOT GAT OR FUDD CRAP?

    Sweet 1911 in 30 Carbine or a Fudd’s Wet Dream?

     Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HGFC – AMT AUTOMAG III in 30 CarbineLet’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:

    “2 world wars and repetitive strain injury!” – Matt M.

    “1911 + 30 carbine = 3 world wars!” – Pete

    “Would totally rock that in a USPSA match. LOL” – Nick C.

    “Disproportionate. Ugly. Pointless. Likely unreliable. Hot gat. I want it.” – Giorgio O.

    “Got an excess of .30 Carbine ammo and pinball bumpers? Why not combine them?” – Doug E.

    “Feeling cute. Might go to war later.” – Tom

    “Hot gat, price is crap. One for the price of two?” – Rusty S.

    “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” – Will P.

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HGFC – AMT AUTOMAG III in 30 Carbine

    Selling this massive gat is GunBroker seller sarah15, located in Frederic WI.  Let’s see what they had to say about this rare 1911.

    EXTREMELY SCARCE AND SELDOM SEEN AMT AUTOMAG III SEMI AUTO PISTOL CHAMBERED IN THE RARE .30 CARBINE WITH 3 MAGAZINES AND SCOPE MOUNT!….ALSO EQUIPPED WITH CUSTOM SLIDE PULL KNOB MAKING SHOOTING AND RACKING THE SLIDE VERY COMFORTABLE…..A MUST OWN PIECE FOR ANY AUTOMAG COLLECTION!

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HGFC – AMT AUTOMAG III in 30 Carbine

    For those of you that have been dreaming of a 30 Carbine companion gun, look no further.  The 6.5in barrel on this monster even has a rear adjustable sight for landing those long shots.

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HGFC – AMT AUTOMAG III in 30 Carbine

    The AMT AUTOMAG series has been featured on HGFC before, but with the side charging handle and strange chambering, this family of handguns needed to be featured again.  With that said, this one does seem to be in very good condition for an early 90’s era pistol.

    While it does include a scope mount, but finding a holster is going to be tricky business.  Was there any real reason this gun needed to be created?  Absolutely not, and I’m sure there’s a reason they don’t make them anymore. Still, if I were sitting on a stockpile of 30 Carbine ammo, I’d be watching this auction a little more carefully.

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    AMT Automag III with all the trimmings

    What do you think?  Is this custom 30 Carbine AMT AUTOMAG III a truly Hot Gat, or just obnoxious over the top Fudd Crap?  Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this custom AMT AUTOMAG III is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

     

    Austin R

    The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at gmail.com


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