Welcome everyone to the 220th 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 large margin decided the custom Mossberg 500 was just fudd crap.
At this time the original auction remains up with the modified Mossberg still up for grabs. We can only hope that someone will find it in their heart to give this modified pump action a responsible new home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Harley Davidson-themed 1911 Government Model chambered in .45 ACP. As is tradition, this open road gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,800 Starting Bid or 2,799 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
American Hog or Steamy Log?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Much like the average Harley, this will be looked at a lot and used a little.” -Daniel Y.
“I own 2 Harleys and I need to vomit and kill something” -Mike R.
“When your bike didn’t get your ex-gf back so you switch to this rad gat to be cool in front of your boys.” -Adam S.
“This is great, now they can complete ‘the look’ with their Harley jacket, Harley shirt, Harley chaps, and Harley boots.” -Doug E
Selling this motorcycle-themed gat is GunBroker seller ColdDeadFingersArmory, located in Butler PA. Let’s see what they had to say about this Harley Davidson-themed 1911.
THIS GUN IS BUILT AND READY TO GO NOW !
This is one of 3 custom built 1911 Harley Davidson themed gun. Our gunsmiths fight over who gets to build these beauties, lol . This one is the government version with a 5″ match grade barrel. All internal components are high end Wilson Combat, Les Baer and Ed Brown. All external components are brushed stainless steel. The slide is 2 tone black Cerakote on top, polished SS on sides and Harley orange Cerakote
in deep engraving. This gun comes with a acrylic display case and one magazine. SHIPPING IS FREE ! Please look at all our custom built guns here on Gunbroker.
Thanks for looking.
Hot Gat or Fudd Crap started with a custom 1911, and it always feels like going back to my roots when I feature another one. The 1911 market is oddly fascinating in that way due to its almost cult-like following. The first edition of this series featured 1911 with gold scorpion grips that looked like a cartel special. To my surprise, the gun actually sold. From there, the series grew.
We’ve featured a little of everything when it comes to 1911s, and strangely enough, I’m surprised I’m just now seeing a Harley Davidson-themed 1911. When you think about die-hard Harley owners and what handgun they’re probably interested in, it’s probably a 1911. Yes, I know I’m stereotyping. There’s a certain pride in American-made and American engineering that seems to drive that brand and the 1911 fanbase.
Personally, I’m rather indifferent when it comes to 1911s. I’ve shot some absolutely amazing hand-built ones that ran like a Swiss watch, and others that jammed so often that clearing jams became almost instinctual. From the description, this one sounds like it’s built from quality parts. Being a custom gun, I’m still a little wary. I don’t really care for Harley Davidson motorcycles (minus a couple specific models) and really despise red accents on firearms. To that end, I absolutely wouldn’t be in the market for this pistol. However, I’m curious to see what the combined cult of 1911 fanboys and Harley Davidson owners think about this.
What do you think? Is this Harley Davidson-themed Government Model 1911 worth it for a shade under $2k? Or are you better off getting a custom 1911 that lacks a theme? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Harley Themed 1911 a Hot Gat or a road rash of Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this 1911 Harley Davidson Government is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: