Welcome everyone to the 61st 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, actually couldn’t quite decide if the K98k was either a hot gat or fudd crap. This was the first time HGFC has resulted in a tie.
At this time the original auction has ended, and the K98k has sold for $619. We wish it a safe journey to its new home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at skeletonized AR-15 with a mermaid paint scheme. As is tradition, this F1 Firearms aquatic-themed blaster is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2,995 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Mythical Sea Creature or Beached Carcass?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“That looks like a gluten-free, sherbert ice cream, unicorn poop” – Adam S.
“If King Triton were to own a rifle that would be it” – Luke C.
“Gross mermaid sounds about right” – Giorgio O.
“Return it the ocean, now” – Mike R.
“Looks like they ran out of pizzazz by the time they got to the stock” – James Reeves
“1993 called, they want their Super Soaker back.” – Doug E.
“Or you could use that same amount of money on a quality gun that doesn’t look like a drunken sailor’s neon-puke fever dream. Food for thought.” – Will P
Selling this very custom F1 rifle is GunBroker seller manningronld, located in Chatham IL. Let’s see what they had to say about this one-off F1.
F1 Firearms BDRX-15 CUSTOM RIFLE in gloss Mermaid finish
This certainly isn’t the first F1 Firearms rifle to appear here on HGFC. Usually, I don’t like to follow up certain articles, but I will make an exception when something as bizarre as a “mermaid finish” is produced. And just to be clear, that is the official name of this finish, and it has been showcased in other articles on F1 Firearms.
I’ve come to accept the fact that I’ll never understand firearms built purely on aesthetics. Even if I could look past the overly skeletonized exterior, I still couldn’t even begin to understand why we’re calling this finish “Gloss Mermaid”, and I’m oddly upset at the lack of actual mermaids.
I would hope that most of the readers here could understand the desire to own a gun that’s just fun to own. Maybe it’s silly looking, or just something you like to shoot, but it doesn’t matter as you really don’t care what other people think about it. With that said, at just shy of $3k this F1 is too rich for my blood. But as always, I’ll let you, the readers, decide.
What do you think? Is this Mermaid F1 a Hot Gat or just 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 F1 Firearms BDRX-15 Gloss Mermaid is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: