Welcome everyone to the 209th 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 custom Mossberg 500 was outrageous fudd crap.
At this time the original auction remains up with the brass knuckle-clad gat remaining still up for grabs. We can only hope this modified shotgun will find its way to a new home in the near future.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Roman-themed Glock 48 MOS chambered in 9mm. As is tradition, this white and gold gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $3,600 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Roman Inspiration or Current Degradation?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“King pharnaces would not approve of that quote on the slide” – Luke C.
” ‘Sights: Glock OEM Gold Plated’ is the perfect encapsulation of what this gun is all about.” – Daniel Y.
“How often do you think about the Roman Empire?” “Yes.” – Will P.
“Still better than 23 knife stabs in the back” – Giorgio O.
Selling this Roman-themed gat is GunBroker seller Bloucreationsllc, located in Phoenix AZ. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom Glock creation.
Author’s Note: The item description has been truncated in order to accommodate the format of this article. For the full item description please visit the listing linked here.
Custom firearm done in house. Let me know if you want anything done to your firearm. Laser engrave, gold/nickel plate, polish and Cerakote.
Glock 48 MOS 9mm Compact -Purchased new then customized.
ROME THEMED with Julius Caesar, Colosseum, Lions, Bears, Horses, Chariot, Leaves, and Roman Design Border “VENI VIDI VICI”
-Deep laser engraved slide and frame
-24K bright gold plated
-Cerakote stormtrooper white
-Plated gold Glock sights, brass mag floor and slide back plate.
-Two 10-Round Magazines (1 with polished brass mag floor)
-Bore Brush & Cleaning Rod
-Keyed Cable Lock
– Hard Case
NO CREDIT CARD FEES
Description (from Glock website)
Chambered in 9×19 the G48 MOS features slide cuts designed for specific micro-optics and the GLOCK Slim Mounting Rail for mounting accessories. The perfect tactical partner with increased concealability.
The G48 MOS is of similar length and height as the compact size G19 but has the well-known GLOCK Slimline design with the reduced width of the pistol for perfect carrying comfort.
The frame features the GLOCK Slim Mounting Rail for mounting tactical accessories and incorporates elements of the Slimline series such the short trigger distance, a frame with a built-in beavertail, a reversible magazine catch and the incredibly accurate, match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) of the Gen5 series. The G48 Rail also features precision-milled front serrations.
The slim magazine is built in reliable GLOCK style, it has an orange magazine follower for higher visibility and is specifically developed to ensure the 10rds magazine capacity.
Note: The G48 with the Modular Optic System (MOS) does not come with adapter plates
- Manufacturer: Glock
- Model: 48
- Caliber: 9mm
- Color/Finish: White / Gold
- Barrel: 4.17″ Cold Hammer-Forged, Match-Grade, Polygonal Bore, Recessed Crown
- Frame: Glock Highly-Resistant Non Fiberglass-Reinforced Polymer, Laser Stippled
- Safety: Glock Safe Action
- Sights: Glock OEM Gold Plated
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.28″ x 1.10″ x 5.04″
- Weight: 20.74 oz (Empty Magazine)
- Capacity: 10
NEW listings are coming soon, check back often! I will surely be selling some amazing firearms!
This series has seen plenty of custom Glocks. While the themes have had little to no consistency, the formula remains the same. Take a basic idea, turn it into an obsession, and produce something heavily modified and grossly overpriced. Now that’s not to say that the engraving job on this gun isn’t incredibly well done, but to me, it looks like the gun version of a McMansion.
When the price of a pistol exceeds $3k, I’d expect to be looking at a custom 1911, 2011, or some flavor completion handgun. Not in a million years would I expect to be looking at a Glock 48 MOS. That’s not to say it’s a bad firearm. Quite the opposite actually. So I guess this was built for someone who frequently finds themselves flying private or spending time at the yacht club. I guess we’ll see if anyone from that elite community needs a new CCW piece, but I seriously doubt it.
What do you think? Is there any way a custom job like this could be worth just under $4k? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Glock 48 a Hot Gat or overpriced gaudy Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom Glock 48 MOS is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
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