Welcome everyone to the 141st 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 custom M1A was a fudd crap.
At this time the original auction remains up with the custom scout rifle still up for grabs. We can only hope someone will find it in their heart to give this M1A a new home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a chrome AR pistol chambered in 5.56 NATO. As is tradition, this very flashy pistol is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $5,000 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Custom Chrome or Terrible Taste Syndrome?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“This reminds me of Captain Phasma from the newest, awful Star Wars trilogy.” -Doug E.
“Only buy if you carry museum curator gloves in your range bag.” -Rusty S.
“Something something shiny and chrome mad max Fury road reference” – Luke C.
“Mirror mirror on the mag well, who is the cringiest one of all?” – Giorgio O.
Selling this chromed-out gat is GunBroker seller dadzilla1028, located in Tucson AZ. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom AR-15 pistol.
Custom built Chrome AR-15.
Only chrome AR-15 pistol in existance. Search the internet this is THE only AR Pistol Chrome in existance. I personally built this to shoot as well as it looks. Its light weight, shoots butter smooth and very consistant. The mag holds 30 rounds 5.56 and is custom. I bought a chromed 30 round mag but the quality was crap so I had to build my own. This mag and rifle has a mirror finish. The rifle will come with a quality rifle bag. I do this to protect it in shipping as well as save the buyer the hassle of finding a bag to store it in. It will also come with a cloth to wipe smudges without scratching the rifle. The lower receiver is made from 7075 aluminum and the upper receiver is 6061 aluminum.
If you’re looking for something rare this is it.
5.56 x 45 NATO
7.5″ SS barrel
Nickel Boron BCG
Custom Upper Receiver
No Forward Assist
Battery Assist Device
Odin Works Adjustable Gas Block
Iron Site (co-witnessed)
When you’re trying to sell a $5,000 chrome AR-pistol, maybe tidy things up first and do your sock laundry. At least you tried to cover this up by using a plush blanket to show off the features. Those features include some new pistol brace I haven’t seen, a bunch of sling attachment points that’ll never get used, and of course the skeletonized pistol grip. Because it’s all about saving weight and looking cool.
Taking a look upfront (and try not to figure out what’s in the background) and we have a random generic red dot paired with an equally random set of iron sights. These “one of a kind” custom builds always seem to run out of money at the same time an optic needs to be purchased.
I wish this gun was made as a joke amongst friends. Then you notice the billet upper receiver and skeletonized trigger guard and realize someone took this far too seriously. Granted the description did indicate it ships with a bag and wipe to protect the finish. I only wish it shipped with a Hi Vis jacket for the full “here comes the sun” effect while shooting at night.
This series has featured a lot of flashy guns, gold guns, but never an all-chrome gun. Even if this is the only all-chrome AR pistol, does that make it desirable? I would think for $5k the answer would be absolutely not. However, and as always, I leave that up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this chrome AR pistol a Hot Gat or flashy overpriced Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Rare Chrome AR-15 Pistol is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: