Welcome everyone to the 196th 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 Chameleon Robinson XCR was a hot gat.
At this time the original auction has ended after a 22-bid bidding war with a closing price of $2,025. Congratulations to GunBroker buyer Heckleberryhound692 on the purchase of your certified hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a very custom Glock 23 chambered in .40 Smith & Wesson. As is tradition, this hydro-dipped gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for a $1,750 Starting Bid or $2,500 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Hundred Dolla Bills or Hundred Dollar Skills?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“My finger was hovering over the BIN button until I saw that this came with 10 round magazines.” – James Reeves
“A Glock trying to be a Hi-Point? The gun community’s self-satirization may have gone too far.” – Will P.
“Well made, robust, classy, although a bit flamboyant. We’re taking about the Negrini case, right?” – Giorgio O.
“The owner of that gun is probably named Chad, but wants to be referred to as Young Pup or Weezy.” – Adam S.
“Just what every aspiring street pharmacist needs.”- Nick C.
“Pretty fly for a .40 guy” – Rusty S.
Selling this gold-clad gat is GunBroker seller TPF Guns, located in Malabar FL. Let’s see what they had to say about this dollar bill-themed Glock23.
CUSTOM GLOCK 23 GEN 4, 24K GOLD PLATED SLIDE & BARREL $100 BILL HYDRODIPPED
This one of a kind Glock comes to you in a custom Italian Negrini case, featuring combination locks and leather trim. The gun itself has 24K gold plating on the slide, barrel and slide release. All assembly pins and takedown buttons are also gold plated. Trigger and magazine release, as well as bottom of magazines are in anodized gold. The frame of the gun is hydrodipped in $100 bills and the back of the gun is laser engraved “It sucks to be poor.” Without a doubt, a one of a kind gun with super high quality work. Take time looking at all the photos – it is hard to truly capture the on the slide. Bidding begins at $1750 – buy it now for $2500. Will ship fully insured to protect your investment. No resereve.
It’s always interesting to see my least favorite version of a product that’s been heavily customized. To me, the Glock 23 is the Porsche Boxster of the gun community. While the Boxster is still a Porsche, in the back of my head I’m wondering why you didn’t buy a 911 instead. Is the Glock 23 a bad gun? No, but it’s also pretty far down the list of favorite .40 Smith & Wesson guns I like to shoot.
This gun reaffirms the fact that this series will always be relevant. From time to time I’m forced to consider the idea that the well of weird/terrible/interesting firearms might eventually dry up. Then something like this pops up on GunBroker, and of course, the seller is from Florida. I’m not trying to stereotype, these things just fall into place all by themselves. I’m now forced to consider the “But Why?” factor while also considering any redeeming factors guns like these once have. So to that end, at least it’s still a Glock? So while I may not agree with the finish, it’s probably still reliable.
Of course, that’s not what we’re here to answer. What do you think? Is there some redeeming quality that I’m missing that makes this Glock worth $1,750 – $2,500? Or would you rather keep your hundreds than shell them out for this? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Gold Glock a Hot Gat or Hydro-Dipped Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom Glock 23 Gen4 23K Gold Plated Slide & $100 Bill Hydro dipped is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
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