HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    Welcome everyone to the 130th 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, decided the tactical Remington 1100 was a fudd crap.  

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HGFC – Fresh Tactical or Terrible to Table? — Poll Results

    At this time the original auction has ended without the shotgun selling.  Shortly after the shotgun was relisted and eventually did sell for $800.  Congratulations to GunBroker Buyer Alg406 on what you’ve deemed is a hot gat.  

    In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Colt Government Model 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. As is tradition, this gold and skull-clad gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $3,501 Current Bid.  


    Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:

    “Is this Fast and the Furious but in reverse? Mexico is sending their guns to us?” – Nick C.

    “Caution: may result in stolen valor accusations from cartel members” – Daniel Y.

    “The gold really brings out the… skulls” – Matt M.

    “Ready for a safe it’ll rarely come out of, or an evidence tag it’ll never take off – you pick!” – Will P.

    Selling this gold engraved gat is GunBroker seller guncrewllc, located in Old Hickory, TN.  Let’s see what they had to say about this 24 karat custom 1911.  

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    Up for auction is a brand new Seattle Engraving Center 24K Gold Skull Engraved Colt 1911 Govt chambered in .45 ACP with Pearl style grips. This Colt was only ever opened for photographing purposes, never racked, never dry fired, never fired since leaving the factory. Handled with EXTREME care. This Colt comes as photographed. The gun photographed is the one the winner will receive. Please view photographs. Ships with one magazine and bottle of lubricant. Ready to ship upon payment.

    This is an awesome masterpiece Colt Government 1911. This Colt is master engraved with a Skulls and Flowers pattern, done in-house at Seattle Engraving Center. It is polished to a mirror finish with 24K Yellow Gold Plated Frame, Slide & accents.

    This is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

    This Government 45 ACP is a semi-automatic handgun, that is supplied with 1 magazine, a blue Colt carry case, owner’s manual, lock, and hang tag. This Colt is brand new and is unfired.

    The Colt Government are direct 3rd and 4th generation descendants of the “often imitated but never duplicated” Colt M1911 classic automatic pistol. It was selected as the U.S. military service sidearm in a head to head competition. The superior Colt was found to be, more reliable, more durable, more easily disassembled, less fatiguing and more accurate.

    MODEL: 45ACP Government TYPE: Pistol, Semi-Auto
    CALIBER: 45ACP FRAME: High Polished 24K Gold Plated
    SLIDE: High Polished 24K Gold Plated GRIPS: Pearlized Polymer
    SIGHTS: 3-Dots SIGHT TYPE: Fixed
    WEIGHT: 4.45 lbs. CAPACITY: 7 + 1
    # OF MAGAZINES: 1 ADDL INFO: Service Hammer, Long Trigger; Flat  Mainspring Housing
    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    This series has featured a few golden gats over the years, but never one so posh that it’s never been racked. Judging by the item description I’m doubtful that anyone at the shop (aside from the engraver) was even allowed to look at it after it was finished.  Now golden guns can be, let’s just say interesting, but I have no idea how skulls and roses seemed like a good idea.

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    The pearl grips are oddly fitting on a gun this bougie.  I can’t help but think that it may be the perfect retirement gift for a cartel boss, or maybe a desk ornament for the owner of a payday loan company.  I mean who else thinks something as visually vulgar as skulls and roses is a good look?

    Regardless of how I feel about this golden Colt, the gun is poised to sell at this point.  So is this 24 karat gold 1911 worth it for the money?  As always I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.

    Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

    HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Classy Carry or Cartel Ready?

    What do you think?  Is this gold clad 1911 a Hot Gat or gaudy over engraved and overpriced Fudd Crap?  Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Cold 1911 Government 24K Gold is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

    Hat tip to Bradley L!

    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