HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

Austin R
by Austin R
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

Welcome everyone to the 230th 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 TiN-coated Colt Python was just fudd crap.

HGFC - Customized Classic or Hopelessly Tragic? - Poll Results

At this time the original auction remains up with the classic gold revolver still up for grabs. We can only hope that someone will find it in their hearts to give this gold classic a new responsible home

In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a custom Springfield XD-45 Mod2 chambered in .45 ACP. As is tradition, this little green gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $345 Buy It Now.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?

Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

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

“The gun from the Incredible Hulk.” – Doug E

“When someone drops a Springfield in the sewer and it gets adopted by a samurai rat” – Giorgio O

“The Hulk called and he wants his personal prison carry piece back.” – Adam S

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

Selling this two-world war chambered gat is GunBroker seller timh88, located in Las Vegas NV. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom green Springfield XD.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

Custom cerakoted springfield xd-45 mod 2. Working condition. Will only ship to an FFL via UPS ground, signature required. Comes exactly how you see it, firearm with one magazine and one streamlight TLR3. Custom cerkaote job by Marengo Guns, Marengo Illinois.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

Zombie green, battle worn with blood splatter on frame and slide. H170 titanium barrel. Estimated 500 rounds through this firearm. Comes with IWB Alien gear holster. Barrel is rust free. Cleaned and oiled regularly while in the safe. Internals are all stock.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of the Springfield XD series of pistols. It’s all the features I hate about a 1911 (namely the grip safety) rolled into a polymer frame. So when I see something like this, it’s hard to know where to start. Yeah, I don’t like the XD, but seriously, why put even more money into a gun that wasn’t worth much to begin with?

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

I seriously doubt it was worth it to put a titanium barrel in this. I’ve never liked the XD trigger, and I doubt the groups got better after that was installed. But hey if you like having a gun chambered in a caliber where the loaded mag is 1/3 the total weight, I guess this is the gun for you. For me, yeah I think I’ll pass.

What do you think? Is this subcompact Springfield worth it for $375 or would you rather save those funds for a rainy day? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Green Machine or Hopelessly Obscene?

What do you think? Is this Green Springfield XD-45 a Hot Gat or vomit-colored Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Springfield Armory XD-45 Mod2 .45 ACP custom 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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  • Dave Pryor Dave Pryor on Mar 30, 2024

    I'm not a fan of the color green. FUDD,

    Sorry.

  • Jose Nivlag Jose Nivlag on Apr 01, 2024

    Perfect self defense firearm in the perfect up close and personal caliber for Kermit the Frog to EDC in DeBlasio/Adam's NYC. I have this very underrated firearm in black.

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