HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

Austin R
by Austin R
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

Welcome everyone to the 199th 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, by a massive margin decided the golden Draco was fudd crap.

HGFC - Golden Draco or Just Say No? - Poll Results

At this time the original auction remains up with the Golden AK still up for grabs. We can only hope that some responsible person will find it in their heart to give this one-of-a-kind AK a forever home.

In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a custom LAR Manufacturing 1911 chambered in 45 Win Mag. As is tradition, this oversized gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,026 Current Bid or $2,454.54 Buy It Now.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?

Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

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

“Hot gat.” – Nick C.

“40k psi Hot gat in pit-iful condition” – Rusty S.

“Can someone please inform the previous owner that you’re supposed to use your shoulder to cover your face when you sneeze, not your gun.” – Benjamin F.

“Throw in a CT scan of the slide and we can talk about it” – Giorgio O.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

Selling this very oversized gat is GunBroker seller KGB Customs LLC, located in Leipsic OH. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom LAR Manufacturing Grizzly 45.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

–This gun is in shooter condition, with some of the Hardchrome looking shabby from poor storage/care. But, I think for a couple hundred bucks and a trip to the Spa at APW it would look stunning, I even tried to urge the client to do that, but he said we are here to sell! Gun is still tight and smooth, other than the finish issues, it presents nicely, and would IMO refinish nicely. Comes as shown, one mag no box. Don’t miss out on this beauty!

–Check out the pictures, very cool little gun here! Any questions or want more pictures of anything, just ask! NOW Set up to take CC Processing thru Gunbroker! For the convenience of my customers I can now accept CC payment directly thru the Gunbroker Order portal, Winning bidder will see an option for Proceed to Checkout when the auction is over. THANKS!

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

–As I have had a rash of buyer’s lately that expect a seller to track down their FFL,you need to reach out to them to request they send it as you are the customer on that end, it is prudent you contact them directly so they know who you are, what you ordered etc, to avoid confusion or rejection of the package when it arrives there, I have had this happen before and it makes thing messy. I feel it very important for the buyer to arrange the transfer with their local FFL Dealer, versus me blindly sending emails to other FFL’s that have no idea who I am or why I am requesting their FFL.

–KGB Customs LLC Proudly Building and Dealing in fine Firearms for over 6 years, and over 15 Years experience! Feel free to ask any questions! Just like everyone else selling on here we are forced to collect sales tax from all MPF states, if you don’t know what that is or if you live in one, search that answer out with Gunbroker. PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS IS LEGAL IN YOUR JURISDICTION PRIOR TO BIDDING!! + 3% for all major CC!

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

Generally, this series tries to stay within the realm of ammo you’ve actually heard of, but sometimes exceptions have to be made, especially when you come to the realization that they made a 45 Win Mag. I didn’t know there was a cartridge that was sending 230-grain projectiles downrange at 1,600 fps, but I do now.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

Granted I’m not the biggest fan of the “custom” finish or massive muzzle break, but at least the muzzle device serves a purpose. I dunno if I’ll ever see 45 Win Mag on a shelf, but I doubt that’d be enough to dissuade any potential buyer. If you buy a gun like this, you’re going to have to handload for it.

What do you think? Is a gun like this worth it for just over 1k starting bid or are you better off buying something a little more common? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Ultimate 1911 or Another Caliber Lemon?

What do you think? Is this LAR Grizzly a Hot Gat or overcompensated Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this LAR Manufacturing Grizzly 45 Win Mag Hardcrome 1911 Pattern is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

Austin R
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 gmail.com

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