Welcome everyone to the 65th 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 the gold plated Beretta was just fudd crap.
At this time the original auction has ended and the Beretta 92FS has sold. After 21 bids were placed, buyer gunbrokerjoshua was able to scoop up this golden Beretta for $1,136. Congratulations to him on the purchase of his new hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a self-proclaimed Active Shooter/Home Invader response S&W 460 XVR. As is tradition, this magnum response package is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,500 Starting Bid or $1,800 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Ultimate Boomer Response Edition
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Why just shoot the invader when you can also deafen, blind him, and set him on fire?” – Giorgio O.
“Officer Guiterrez and I showed up on the scene of an active shooting whereupon we viewed a man with an OD green revolver. Thinking this man to be the shooter, we began to engage. That is until we saw the Sheepdog™ patch that he was wearing. We realized that we had almost shot a citizen “Active Shooter / Home Invader Responder”. Officer Guiterrez and I are reporting back to threat assessment training this month.” – James Reeves
“If ‘get off my lawn’ was a Gunbroker auction…” – Will P
“For the sheepdog mutt puppy in your life” – Mike R
Selling this magnum defense gat is GunBroker seller pmckinney, located in Bloomington, IN. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom S&W 460.
There is a 3.5% CC Fee for using credit cards. You are bidding on a new custom S & W Active Shooter / Home Invader Response Kit. The kit includes 1. New S&W 460 VXR 5″ Hand Gun (Custom coated OD Green and Black)(Cerakote)with an extra muzzle break and Hogue extension cylinder release lever. 2. Smith & Wesson SWF6CP Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife 3. Custom Flat Black Shoulder Holster. 4. 2-speed loaders and pouch, 5. S&W Tactical Pen 6. S&W Tactical Flash Light. 7 Shooting Glasses 8. A “SheepDog” Patch set. 9. HI ViZ Shooting System Front Sight. 10. An “Active Shooter Training Guide” Everything you need to stay safe. Please ensure you get proper training on all aspects of handgun safety and use.
Smith & Wesson have famously touted that the 460 S&W is the highest velocity revolver in the world. With a full length 8.38″ barrel, the gun will send a 300 gr Buffalo Bore projectile downrange at 2,060 ft/s with 2,309 ft-lbs of energy at the muzzle. Commonly the 460 S&W attracts hunters, or maybe the daring target shooter looking for an adrenaline rush. It seems they forgot to include home defenders and/or active shooter responders in the brochure.
Gotta hand it to this guy though. Between the Hogue extended cylinder release, custom shoulder holster, and speed loaders, he’s given this gun quite a bit of thought. Not to say this thought was of any real value or in any way practical.
Home defense guns are what you choose and some choices are better than others. The debate about what gun is best is something that will go on forever. Do I think a five-shot magnum revolver chambered in 460 S&W is your best choice? Absolutely not. Do I think this custom 460 is a hot gat? Well, that’s not my decision to make. As always I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.
What do you think? Is this S&W 460 a Hot Defensive Gat or some overkill boomer Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this S&W 460 XVR is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: