Welcome everyone to the 105th 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 has a 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 knock-off luxury TCPs to be fudd crap.
At this time, one of the original auctions has ended with the pistol selling, while the other Taurus TCP auction remains up. It looks like in the battle between knock-off Gucci and LV, people prefer that LV print. I guess Louis is the new Gucci.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Custom Poseidon themed 1911 in .45 ACP. As is tradition, this trident clad gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $4,000 Starting Bid or $4,995.00 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Poseidon’s Glory or Merman Meh?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“I really want to hate it but it is nice scrollwork. Just could have done without the Murman on it” – Matt E.
“Clever use of a slide born with fish scales… I guess” – Giorgio O.
“More like Poseidon’t” – James Reeves
“For the discerning fudd who lives in a pineapple under the sea.” – Will P.
Selling this God of Olympus themed gat is GunBroker seller IvyPower, located in Tomball TX. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom Smith & Wesson Poseidon themed 1911.
SK Customs is proud to introduce POSEIDON the first creation in the all-new Gods of Olympus Engraver Series.This guaranteed collector’s item will be a limited production run of 200 and was designed in close collaboration with Master Engraver Melissa McMinn, a Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) award winner. Based on the well-known Smith & Wesson Full Size 1911 E-Series (45 ACP), this custom creation was conceived to pay homage to Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea, Earthquakes, and Horses. He was considered one of the most bad-tempered Olympian Gods and known for his violent anger
To immortalize some of Poseidon’s characteristics the slide, frame and grips feature spiral scroll to represent high seas and rouge waves, while the fore and aft serrations on the slide represent fish like scales. Stunning artwork on the sides of the slide adds visual depictions of Poseidon with the right side portraying a 24 KT Gold-plated Poseidon riding on Hippokampoi (fish-like horses) and thunderbolts filling the sky above them while the left side prominently features Poseidon’s infamous Trident plated in 24 KT Gold which legend says he used to control the sea and land. The most eye-catching feature of the slide is a proprietary conversion coating that results in a highly reflective Aqua Marine background in the engraved areas behind the selectively gold-plated artwork, which seems to shimmer off the overall stainless satin finish
To tie the whole design together, Aqua Marine colored Greek key meander and other art adorn the Pearl grips and select hardware has been plated in 24kt Gold and Nickel creating a stunning overall look. Rounding out this creation is the addition of new Novak front sights with a strikingly authentic center set Blue Diamond further embodying grandeur of Poseidon as the Greek God of the Sea
Special Issue Commemorative Coin
When purchasing the Gods of Olympus Poseidon, collectors will receive a Special Issue commemorative coin the observe marks of the Bank of Greece in Athens, the year of production and a profile of the Goddess Athena on one side. The flip side showcases Poseidon aiming his Trident while riding Pegasus, and Arian, his immortal horses. Each coin comes in a protective coin case which is set inside an elegant black velvet coin box labeled in Silver with the “God of Olympus- Poseidon” logo art
While this series has showcased many themed guns, this is next level strange. While I think themed firearms will always be strange, having one that comes with a commemorative coin is next level weird. Who is really this into Poseidon? Maybe a rich yacht owner with more money than taste, but it’s anyone’s guess at this point.
I’ll admit the attention to detail and overall craftsmanship on this 1911 is superb. I do like that they opted for the night sights. Although they do look a little strange being the only black item on this Smith & Wesson 1911 E-Series. Overall, it’s a classy firearm, but with a few too many shirtless Poseidon’s for my taste.
So is a limited edition, highly customized, very specifically themed 1911 worth north of $4k? Or is this one of those guns that’s cursed to roam the pages of GunBroker forever? As always I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Poseidon themed 1911 a Hot Gat or just overpriced strangely themed Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: