Welcome everyone to the 59th 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, found the InterArms Win Mag to be atrocious fudd crap.
At this time the original listing remains up, and we can only hope that someone can find it in their heart to rescue these two bolt actions.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Louis Vuitton etched Springfield XDM. As is tradition, this knock-off gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker with a starting bid of $1,050 and No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Louis Vuitton Blaster or Faux Fashion Disaster?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“The Official Bogdonoff Springfield Special”
“Grip zones are back in fashion?” – Matt M.
“Ever wondered how a Croatian Louis Vuitton counterfeit looks like?” – Giorgio O.
“I feel like a Great Value logo pattern would’ve been more apropos, but equally as terrible.” – Will P.
“James is selling his XDM?” -Tom R.
“If this is high fashion I’m glad I don’t get it.” – Doug E.
Selling this overly flashy gat is GunBroker seller combloc64, located in Albuquerque NM. Let’s see what they had to say about this posh XDM.
This is a Springfield Armory Model XDM .45 that has been beautifully laser-etched design added to the frame and slide and grips. (See Pictures!). Most unusual, unique, and attractive. Not known to be factory done. Pictures speak for themselves and feel free to ask questions. Comes in the original box with extra magazine and paperwork and lock. No sales to California or where restricted or banned. Know your local laws. Sold from my FFL to yours.
As the listing indicates, these pictures truly do speak for themselves. I’ve never been the biggest fan of the XD family of firearms. I guess if you had to pick one to put Louis Vitton print on, it might as well be a match series XDM.
As “interesting” laser etching goes, this actually looks like good work. Carrying the pattern over onto the slide was a nice touch, but I’m not sure if etching the trigger was a good choice.
What I can’t seem to figure out is why this was done to a full-size competition series handgun. Typically handguns with that posh aesthetic are compact carry guns (often found in colors like Tiffany Blue). Making this full-size handgun chambered in 45 ACP look even stranger.
I’ve certainly seen weirder things this year, and you’re probably more likely to run into 45 ammo over 9mm these days. So is this XD-M worth $1050? As always, I’ll let you decide.
What do you think? Is this Louie V themed XD a Hot Gat or just overpriced try hard Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Springfield XDM is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: