Welcome everyone to the 153rd 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 has a 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 skull-clad Henry was a hot gat.
At this time, the original auction is still up without any bids on this certified hot gat. We can only hope someone will find it in their heart to adopt this octagonally barreled gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a custom Pioneer Arms Hellpup AK pistol chambered in 7.62×39. As is tradition, this silver and gold gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $3,200 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
AK Makeover or Cartel Leftovers?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“How many kilos of coke is it?” – Nick C.
“I don’t have dictator money or bad taste, so I’m out on this one.” – Doug E.
“All that opulence spoiled by a cheap plastic repro grip” – Hop
“The gift for when you celebrate your 25th anniversary with your wife and her boyfriend.” -Pete
Selling this gold and silver clad gat is GunBroker seller gfgunsandgold, located in Sothern Pines NC. Let’s see what they had to say about this one-of-a-kind custom AK pistol.
2-3 WEEK WAIT FOR THIS GUN ONCE PAYMENT COMPLETE!!!
CUSTOM GOLD & NICKEL PLATED AK-47 PISTOL.**AUCTION ADD $50.00 FOR SHIPPING AND A 4% CARD FEE. TO AVOID CARD FEE WE CAN DO ACCEPT ” ” .
CALL TO MAKE PAYMENT OVER THE PHONE (WE ONLY ACCEPT CARD OR . NO EXCEPTION!)
I usually have to get close to an AK to see if the rivets have been pressed in too hard. So I guess this one is kind of a win-win? Granted I’ve seen worse, but those rear rivets aren’t looking too hot. Plus, I’m not sure what I expected grip-wise, but it certainly wasn’t whatever plastic that is.
AKs like this are what I recommend people buy, and then re-receiver as an SBR. As someone who owned a 12.5″ donor Draco, I can promise you these aren’t fun to shoot as pistols. Well, unless your goal is to turn money into noise inaccurately. If that’s the case, then these are great at that. This one just happens to take things one step further with, well whatever aesthetic this is.
In recent years precious metals collecting has become more popular, and during this time more and more of these guns have popped up. Do I think this is the way you should invest in precious metals? Absolutely not. Is this gun worth anything close to the $3k price tag? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this custom Pioneer Arms Hellpup a Hot Gat or cringe cartel-looking Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom Gold/Nickel Plated Pioneer Arms Hell Pup is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: