Welcome everyone to the 170th 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, deemed the modified 1917 American Enfield was a hot gat.
At this time, the original auction ended with the Enfield selling for $405 after a 19-bid bidding war. Congratulations to GunBroker buyer bgyinn on the purchase of your certified hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a tricked-out Springfield Armory 1911 Super Comp chambered in 38 Super. As is tradition, this raced-out classic is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2,195 with No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Super Comp or Overcompensating?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“This would be great as a USPSA open division race gun except you have low cap mags which make you less competitive against the people running double stack race guns. Still hot gat” – Nick C.
Selling this old school competition gat is GunBroker seller Heritage Guild Easton, located in Easton PA. Let’s see what they had to say about this optic equipped 1911.
This is a 38 Super 1911 Factory Comp from Springfield Armory. included is the original box.
This whole aesthetic to me just screams 90s race gun. To that end, it is sort of an endearing look in the grand scheme of things. I’m sure when this pistol was built, there weren’t a couple hundred optic footprints for red dots, and this was probably a pretty sweet setup. I’m not sure if 38 Super still has the same cult nowadays, but it certainly was popular for meeting certain power factors in the late 80s or early 90s competition shooting.
Guns like this are a great reminder of where technology was at a certain point in time. Sure the owner of this handgun could put some new high-speed optic on it, but I think that sort of ruins it. While I can’t imagine wanting to buy a 38 Super 1911, I think whoever owns this in the future should leave it exactly as it is. Like a sort of time capsule from the past. I bet it’s even a blast to shoot. That is if you can find ammo for it.
What do you think? Is an old factory race gun like this worth it for just over $2k, or do you lean more towards “the future is now old man”? As always, I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Super Comp a Hot Gat or 90s leftover Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Springfield Armory 1911 38 Super Factory Comp with Ultradot 30mm is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: